Dennis Mayer Photographer
Hidden beyond gates, a retreat of enchanted destinations awaits. From one of Lower North Hillsborough’s most in-demand, charismatic streets, this Baileyana home fuses Hollywood Hills-style glamour with a thoroughly updated modern livability. From outdoors to indoors, this singular design statement thrives as a living gallery. Elaborate stone terraces and garden vignettes delight at the courtyard approach. You will marvel at the timeless patina of specimen foliage, elegantly walled planter beds, and the epic swimming pool. The landscape unfolds with a panorama of secret destinations, Zen-like resting spots, and far-reaching emerald vistas. Al fresco entertaining comes alive in the spirit of the French Riviera, where architecture, garden, and scenery seamlessly intersect. The resort-like ambiance outdoors is matched by an equally sophisticated interior design.
Stepping into the marble foyer, a rare copper and iron balustrade by esteemed artist Jefferson Mack Metal sets the tone of connoisseurship. The main living areas are positioned above the staircase to take full advantage of the lofty greenbelt views and open airy floorplan. Lighted art niches, imported reclaimed mantelpieces, and custom antique-finished maple flooring radiate artistic panache. The open living/dining room inspires smooth entertaining out to an enviably perched party terrace. Here, the elevation creates a scenic backdrop for open air dining and congregating. The interiors have been exquisitely customized in recent years, boasting an array of handpicked details that enhance the circa-1939 European flair. The totally remodeled chef’s kitchen is a top-of-the-line example of the recently updated amenities. The soaring ceilings, bay window breakfast nook, and adjoining barbecue center make a statement of aesthetic livability. Flowing out from the kitchen, don’t miss the tucked away family media room, intimately scaled for movie night or library musings.
The grand-scale master suite, which occupies its own spacious wing of the home, features an antique French limestone fireplace mantel, as well as a tucked-away library alcove, romantic pool-view veranda, and oversized spa-like bathroom. Two additional bedrooms make perfect guest or family accommodations privy to the magnificent garden surroundings. Other attractions include the lower level bonus office/playroom, an impressive 3-car garage, sauna, and exceptional pool terrace. Whether relished in the spirit of a hidden piede-a-terre, or maximized as a family haven, this home will be treasured as one of Hillsborough’s most unique.
Baileyana Road, with its quaint streetscape of unforgettable architecture, is just minutes from downtown Burlingame, North Elementary, Crocker Middle, and commutes into SFO, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley. Capture the savoir faire emblematic of San Francisco style, while still availing of the Peninsula’s very best schools, weather, and downtown Burlingame proximity. Voila!