3085 Ralston Ave, Hillsborough, CA 94010 | Rela
3085 Ralston Avenue
$17,995,000
5beds
6full 1halfbaths
10,495sqft
2acre lot
Overview
  • Approximately 2 acres in the heart of Hillsborough with panoramic Bay views
  • Amazing main residence with 5 bedroom suites
  • Timeless architectural appeal restored by Teevan of San Francisco
  • Approximately 10,495 square feet of living space (buyer to confirm)
  • Parquet hardwood floors, tall cathedral ceilings and walls of glass framing the views
  • Flowing main level with an expansive living room, formal dining room, breakfast room, sun-room, wood paneled library, family room, gourmet kitchen, and billiards room
  • Spacious chef’s kitchen with top-quality appliances and nearby butler’s pantry
  • Gorgeous master bedroom suite with 2 dressing rooms, 3 additional bedroom suites, plus a convenient 1-bedroom 1-bath staff apartment with kitchenette
  • Fully finished attached 3-car garage with storage
  • Excellent indoor/outdoor flow to the sparkling swimming pool and pool house
  • Amazing grounds with towering redwoods, walking paths, multiple terraces and a lush level lawn, all with panoramic Bay Views
  • Other features include a laundry room with washer/dryer, top-of-the-line security alarm system with pressure sensor plates for artwork, fire sprinklers and gallery lighting
  • Located in the coveted Hillsborough Public School District, which offers a nationally rated private school environment at public facilities (buyer to confirm enrollment)

A rarity in Hillsborough, this elevated, east facing 2-acre property enjoys stunning panoramic views of the bay. Perfectly situated to enjoy these vistas is a fully restored, grand estate manor surrounded by stretches of lush level lawn and towering redwoods for shade and privacy. Originally built in 1929 and restored by Teevan of San Francisco in 2019, a firm known for their work completing extensive historic renovations, split-level residence is as elegant as it is comfortable. Finishes include inlaid parquet walnut floors, extensive gallery lighting for the display of fine art and walls of glass framing iconic Bay views. Relax in the sun-room with built-in seating, enjoy a casual meal in the breakfast room, play a game of pool in the billiards hall, then settle in for a productive day of work in the refined executive’s office. Formality and traditional panache unfolds in the expansive living room with manorial wood-burning fireplace then continues into the formal dining venue with views. The central hub will surely be the family room, which segues directly from a tremendous gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances for the aspiring chef. Five bedroom suites arranged over multiple levels provide ample accommodations for guests, staff and family members. Equally impressive are the surrounding grounds, fully landscaped with grand oaks and redwoods, expanses of croquet-worthy lawn, and an elevated terrace overlooking the views and a swimming pool. All of this just minutes from shopping, dining, golfing and parks.

ENTRANCE

Located behind a privacy gate, the home is introduced by a large motorcourt and a European-inspired façade creates a warm welcome. A covered entry porch shelters a solid wood front door with casement window. The lush grounds are shaded by towering redwoods and privacy trees. Vine covered walls, slate roof tiles and copper downspouts add timeless appeal.

 

FOYER & POWDER ROOM

 

Inside, the foyer introduces the amazing inlaid parquet walnut floors found throughout. Architectural details include faux finished walls, exposed ceiling beams, deep crown moldings and a lantern light fixture. A powder room is convenient to the main living areas and has a granite single-sink vanity.

 

LIVING ROOM

 

Expansive and filled with natural light, the spacious formal living room continues the walnut flooring and boasts subtle fabric wall coverings, two sets of double French doors to the terrace, custom draperies, a hand-finished plaster ceiling and a manorial wood-burning fireplace with stone surround. Steps lead up to a reading area with bookshelves, French doors to the grounds, a candelabra and a separate wood-burning fireplace with stone surround.

 

FORMAL DINING ROOM & BUTLER’S PANTRY

 

Pocket sliding doors open from the foyer into the elegant and brightly lit formal dining room, which has windows with Bay views, faux finished walls, a dazzling brass candelabra chandelier, and walnut flooring. A double French door opens to the rear terrace. A beautiful dining table fills the space out nicely and is negotiable with the sale price. A nearby butler’s pantry has a prep sink, KitchenAid dishwasher, paneled Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer and abundant storage cabinetry.

 

BREAKFAST ROOM & SUNROOM

 

Perfect for casual dining, a breakfast room is fully lined in windows and truly captures the Bay views. A limestone slab floor with inlaid design unfurls underfoot. Operable windows and a French door flow out to the terrace and grounds. Steps descend from the breakfast room into the sunroom, which has stone flooring, operable crank-style windows with custom shades, convenient pass-through to the kitchen, lantern light fixtures, built-in seating banquettes with custom cushions, a tall cathedral ceiling with ceiling fan, a French door to the grounds and imported Moroccan inlaid door panels.

 

KITCHEN

 

The chef’s kitchen has stone flooring, granite slab counters, a two-part sink, center island, built-in desk station and a secondary prep sink. The appliances include a Thermador Professional 6-burner range with copper-lined overhead ventilation hood, Viking Professional double wall oven, GE Monogram refrigerator, GE microwave and Bosch dishwasher.

 

FAMILY ROOM

 

With a tall coffered ceiling, stone floors, a media niche with built-in cabinetry, and a stone wood-burning fireplace, the family room is ideal for everyday get-togethers and has plenty of space for casual dining. Two sets of double French doors open out to the front grounds.

 

BILLIARDS ROOM

 

A plush billiards room has walnut flooring, a marble finished wood-burning fireplace with iron log rack and spark screen, a wet bar with marble counter and Sub-Zero under-counter beverage cooler and built-in stereo speakers. The room is anchored by a professional sized Brunswick billiards table.

 

EXECUTIVE’S OFFICE & WINE CELLAR

Located at the top of a stairwell off the foyer, the executive’s office has carpeting, built-in desk stations, library shelving and windows for natural light. At the bottom of a stairwell off the foyer is a lower-level temperature controlled wine cellar with racks for hundreds of bottles.

BEDROOM SUITE 1

Bedroom suite 1 is located at the top of a stairwell near the living room, enjoying excellent privacy. Features include hardwood flooring, a wardrobe closet with mirrored door, Sony wall-mounted HDTV and access to the grounds. The en suite bathroom has single-sink vanity, heated floors and a glass-enclosed shower stall.

 

STAFF APARTMENT

 

A full guest quarters located above the garage has bedroom with walk-in closet, kitchenette with electric range and sink, plus a full bathroom with single-sink vanity and tub/shower.

 

MASTER BEDROOM SUITE

 

The master bedroom suite has a two-part bedroom with dressing area, bay views, a sitting area with wood-burning fireplace, built-in stereo speakers, two walk-in dressing rooms with abundant storage and built-ins. A double French door opens to a private viewing balcony. The master bath has stone flooring with inlaid carpet, two separate single-sink vanities, a large glass-enclosed shower, a crystal light fixture and a deep whirlpool tub with Bay views.

 

BEDROOM SUITES 4 & 5

 

Located on the upper level, two family bedroom suites each have carpeting, windows with garden views and wardrobe closet storage. Each en suite bathroom has stone flooring, a single-sink vanity and a glass-enclosed tub and/or shower.

 

POOLHOUSE & GROUNDS

 

A poolhouse has excellent indoor/outdoor flow with two sets of double doors to the grounds. Stone flooring extends to a serving counter with seating and Sub-Zero under-counter refrigerator. The space is anchored by a stone finished wood-burning fireplace. A sparkling swimming pool with spa is surrounded by privacy trees and a vast level lawn. A pool changing room with facilities adds convenience. Walking paths intertwine throughout the lovely surrounding 2 acres of grounds, meandering past redwoods, Japanese maples, oaks, roses and various specimen plantings. A rear entertainment terrace fully encompasses the gorgeous Bay views.

Pierre Buljan

Compass
650.400.1188
DRE #00697572

Alex Buljan

Compass
650.438.0886
DRE #01920904
Address

3085 Ralston Ave
Hillsborough, CA 94010

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