215 41st AVE, San Mateo, CA 94403
Crowning the main floor is full floor studio with uninterrupted views of the Bay, the City and the gardens below. The open concept living/dining/kitchen lined with windows also boasts two window seats, Zebra wood veneer casework, cove lighting, heated kitchen/dining floors, limestone counters, and 6 Burner Dacor range. Three bedrooms on the main floor all lookout onto the lovingly landscaped tiered garden. An expansive bonus studio on the upper level with kitchen, full bath and walk-in closet provides a practical solution for a home office, playroom, guest quarters or exercise studio. An edible landscaped garden offers defined areas for entertaining and relaxing. Property attributes includes bamboo floors throughout, 3-zoned heating and air conditioning, solar panels, and an enclosed dog run.
What Makes This House Special
This house has been fully remodeled with abundant features designed to support relationships and cultivate community, connect people to the garden, adapt to changing family needs, and take advantage of the gorgeous views offered by the site.
The most-used gathering spot in the house,
family and friends are drawn to this seat to hang out with the cooks, have a
cup of tea and enjoy the view, read or work, watch the birds in the fountain,
or wave to neighbors out for a walk. A bit larger than a twin bed, it is a cozy
spot for friends to sleep over.
The open floor plan connects the action in the living
room to the kitchen and dining room. Being two steps down from the main
level creates a sense of intimacy for family and friends to all hang out
together. The gas fireplace offers cozy warmth anytime, at the turn of a key.
This lovely area is a part of the living room
but feels like it is “in” the garden. A great place for a good conversation, or
to do your own thing, this little sanctuary doubles as a guest bed for an adult
or 2 kids toe-to-toe.
There is a narrow 8-inch opening in the wall between the
kitchen and the hallway. This tiny “window” creates a visual and auditory
connection between the kitchen and the rest of the house. And, if you
happen to be engaged in Nerf skirmish, you can tag your friends without
getting hit yourself.
This room has incredible views from north west to east. It
is light and bright and expansive. With its own beautiful bathroom, walk-in
closet, kitchenette (with small fridge, dishwasher and microwave) and
additional built-in storage, it could be a deluxe master suite or a flexible
family room. The curtained nook on the back wall is perfect for a roomy
desk, a murphy bed or traditional bed. The balcony overlooks the back
garden and is a great place to read or have a cup of tea. This is an
incredible space and often seen as the best room in the house.
o From the main level, you can see San Bruno Mountain, San Francisco
skyline, the Bay Bridge, Oakland, Alameda and the San Mateo Bridge.
o The views from upstairs are even broader. On the Fourth of July, you
can see fireworks from across San Mateo and across the Bay.
o The bedrooms all look out on the beautifully landscaped back garden.
From the Master bedroom, you can see the garden in the foreground
and the sunrise across the bay.
The west side of the house is a fully enclosed garden space that
functions as a secure 30-ft pet run accessible through a pet door in the
laundry room. This gives cats or small dogs a safe outdoor space of their own.
Climbing shelves could be installed on the fence for even more cat-friendly
The spacious and fully remodeled 2-car garage has a beautiful
built-in workbench, abundant built-in storage, excellent bright lighting and
numerous accessible electrical outlets. Translucent glass garage doors
provide diffuse natural light, making the space is perfect for projects and
hobbies as well as cars.
The utility area on the side of the house provides a dedicated
space for trash and recycling containers.
A large solar array on the roof keeps your environmental
impact low and makes electricity bills almost zero.
The kitchen and dining room as well as the master
bathroom have electric heated floors. With the wall mounted controller, you
can set the floors to be warm before you walk out to get your coffee. This is a
wonderful way to heat the room and delightful to feel on your sock feet in
winter. The solar panels provide the power, so the impact on the environment
(and your power bill) is minimal.
o Front Garden: Lush and full of fragrant and edible plantings, the
garden is designed to attract birds and butterflies and delight your
senses. Enjoy the quiet bubbling of the fountain and watch birds dip in
for a drink or a bath. Abundant fragrant lavender greets visitors and
invites butterflies. The mature loquat tree attracts hummingbirds in
the fall and winter and offers delicious fruit in May. Pick your own
huckleberries, kumquats, pink lemons and pineapple guava. Enjoy
fragrant white rhododendron when you get in and out of the car. The
walk to the front door is a journey through a beautiful green
o Back Garden: Great for entertaining, the Back Garden has 3 distinct
outdoor living spaces. About the same size as the house itself, the
outdoor living areas double the functional space of this home. Just
outside the kitchen door the patio has built-in bench seating and room
for a patio table and BBQ for beautiful outdoor dining. Pick your own
blueberries in the spring, boysenberries in the summer, snip a few mint
sprigs to garnish a dish, or enjoy the fragrance of the pink jasmine or
coral-colored climbing rose. Need a lemon or lime for that recipe? The
mid-level patio has Meyer lemons, limes, oranges, mandarins,
kumquats, alpine strawberries and pineapple guava as well as
gorgeous daffodils in the spring and flowers that attract hummingbirds
all year round. It also has a removable extra-large spinning clothes
drier. The upper deck has plums, persimmons, passion fruit, pears,
apples and rhubarb and most beloved, the porch swing.
o Porch Swing: The built-in Porch Swing at the top of the garden is a
cherished perch to enjoy the incredible views. Covered by fragrant
purple wisteria, it feels quiet and secluded and everyone is drawn to
marvel at the view and sit for a while. It has a built-in power outlet, so
that you can work from the best home office in the world.
o Vegetable Bed: The Vegetable Bed is 5’x25’ and offers plenty of room
to grow your own annual vegetables. The climate here supports year-
round harvests of salad greens, radishes, herbs, tomatoes, potatoes,
cucumbers, squash, and more!
o Irrigation: Front and back yard are on automatic irrigation systems
zoned appropriately for existing plants.
o Limestone countertop
o Dacor double-range and hood
o Dacor refrigerator
o Miele dishwasher
o New garbage disposal
o New water heater
o Bamboo flooring and tile flooring throughout
o 3 zones for heating and air conditioning
o 2 zones of electric floor heating (kitchen and master bathroom)
o Fruit Trees
o Shrubs & Vines
2,290 Sq.Ft. LIVING AREA
0.12 Acres lot
With nearly 15 years of real estate experience, Mary Ann has acquired those intuitive skills that are crucial to negotiating, communicating and navigating through what has become a very sophisticated real estate market. During that time, she has earned the respect of her peers, and developed a huge list of past clients creating a very successful referral business.