427 Highland AVE
427 Highland AVE
427 Highland AVE
427 Highland AVE
427 Highland AVE
427 Highland AVE
427 Highland AVE
427 Highland AVE
427 Highland AVE
427 Highland AVE
427 Highland AVE
427 Highland AVE

427 Highland AVE

427 Highland AVE, SAN MATEO, CA 94401


A stately Grand Dame Foursquare built in 1915 and seeking restoration. If you have vision, a love for old architecture and are looking for a project, this is your home. Located on a quiet and neighbor-friendly street, mid-way between downtown Burlingame and downtown San Mateo, 427 Highland is a jewel. However, she needs work. Bring your contractor, your architect, and your hardhat. We are open this weekend for you to take a peek.

1915 Turn of the Century Grand Dame Seeking Someone to Love Her

Imagine another century sitting out on the covered front porch watching the morning sun rise over the neighborhood while sipping coffee and taking in the world from your perch. This stately two-story Foursquare home sits atop charming Highland Avenue, located midway between the downtowns of San Mateo and Burlingame

This home is looking for someone who loves old architecture and is looking for a restoration project.

The entry foyer opens to a large living-dining room lined with oversized double hung windows and large commanding plaster fireplace.  Double French doors lead to the glass-lined sun porch.

Original cupboards line the outer wall of the kitchen, with a small butler’s pantry.  Also, there is a small service porch downstairs and a small commode room.

Upstairs are three generously large bedrooms with double hung windows, and a sleeping porch is located off the back bedroom. One bath with shower bath combination serves the bedrooms.


Building Inspection Report



  • entrance to basement below grade

Dry rot

  • Siding on garage


  • Several are painted shut
  • Broken panes: upper front bedroom, back patio room
  • Broken counterbalances
  • Dry rot sash of front bedroom
  • Dry rot several windows, back patio room

Exterior doors

  • Dry rot entry to basement
  • Dry rot Garage door
  • Garage jamb


  • Rafter front of garage dry rot

Evidence of water staining

  • Ceiling back patio
  • Living room
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry
  • No current leaks found

Cracks in Plaster


  • Water damage living room floor
  • Kitchen/ laundry floor damaged
  • Crowing and sloping , uneven floors


  • Upstairs patio room is non-conforming height

Upper level landing

  • Is not supported


  • Damper is not working

Kitchen appliances

  • were not tested


  • main panel is 200 amps
  • Sub panel in laundry room

Circuit Wiring

  • Knob and tube, armored cable, and nonmetallic sheathed cable
  • SHOULD BE SERVICED; connectors inside main panel lacking anti-oxidant paste
  • Lights in patio room inoperable
  • Garage door operator has no electrical outlet
  • Non grounded duplex outlets
  • Extension cord used to service patio room
  • Splices not contained within a junction box


  • SHOULD BE SERVICED:  angle stop at kitchen, dissimilar piping, upper level bathroom water sink was turned off

Drainage Pipes

  • SHOULD BE SERVICED:  drainage pipe at waste standpipe is incorrect design

Hot Water Tank

  • 40 gallons SHOULD BE SERVICED: adequate flue to handle flue gasses and Proper seismic strapping AND proper seismic strapping


  • proper, however, no heat register at individual rooms upstairs


  • no attic insulation, ventilation is minimal, evidence of previous leaks, but not presently

Foundation / Basement

  • No floor insulation
  • Cracks in foundation @ rear and front of building larger than normal
  • Foundation spalling, suggested that specialist be called in
  • No foundation bolts
  • Evidence of minor moisture infiltration
  • Evidence of minor moisture infiltration
  • Evidence of rodents

Structural Members

  • SHOULD BE SERVICED: because one of the floor support beams is damaged, should be corrected
  • Wood to earth contact with support posts
  • Span between support posts is wider than current standards





1,870 Sq.Ft. LIVING AREA

0.104 Acres lot

Mary Ann Teixeira

Mary Ann Teixeira

Features & Amenities


  • total bedrooms3
  • Total bathrooms1.5
  • full bathroom1
  • half bathroom1
  • KITCHEN Hookups - Gas
  • Laundry room Washer / Dryer
  • Fireplace Wood Burning

Area & Lot

  • Status Sold
  • Living Area1,870 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Area0.104 Acres
  • MLS® IDML81880844
  • YEAR BUILT1915
  • Architecture StylesOther
  • View DescriptionPublic Utilities


  • Garage Space2
  • water SourcePublic
  • utilitiesPublic Utilities
  • roofConcrete
  • lot featuresGrade - Sloped Up
  • parkingDetached Garage
  • HEAT TYPEForced Air
  • sewerSewer - Public
  • SubstructureStucco, Wood Frame


  • Sales Price$1,602,000
  • Zoning R20000

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