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    Country Club Manor
    1705 Floribunda Avenue
    Hillsborough, California, 94010
    United States
    1705 Floribunda Avenue Hillsborough, California, 94010 United States

    1705 Floribunda Avenue
    Hillsborough, California, 94010 United States

    • Mark Kaprielian
    • Lisa Karson
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    Property details

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      Single Family Homes

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    • Year Built


    Elegant Remodeled Country Club Home

    Elegance and quality craftsmanship radiates throughout this thoughtfully remodeled ranch style home sighted on a completely level 23,244 square foot lot in the highly coveted Country Club neighborhood. Paved, circular driveway with three-car garage. The idyllic open floor plan includes five bedrooms, four bathrooms with a spacious and voluminous Primary Suite. The redesigned public areas are open and bright, and the newly remodeled gourmet kitchen is fitted with top of the line Hestan appliances, 9 foot island with waterfall edge and seating for four is ready to please when entertaining family and friends. Stepping outside you will revel at the resort like professionally landscaped grounds. The masterful use of hard surfaces seamlessly wrapping around the sparkling pool, fireplace with pergola, bocce ball court, she shed/artist studio, outdoor kitchen equipped with top-of-the-line Viking appliances and grill including a Lynx pizza oven all designed to provide the ultimate in entertaining spaces and outdoor enjoyment.

    About The Area

    Unlike some high-end Peninsula towns that began as rough-and-tumble frontier outposts, Hillsborough has always been Hillsborough. Way back in 1910, on the eve of Hillsborough’s incorporation, one San Francisco newspaper writer called it “the perfumed city.” That perfume smells just as rosy today. Hillsborough traces its modern origins to the Burlingame Country Club, established in 1893 by a group of early landowners led by Frances Newlands. In fact, Hillsborough was on track to become part of Burlingame until its wealthy residents decided they wanted no part of their neighbor’s sidewalks, shops and other urban perks. They banded together, voting almost unanimously for incorporation on April 25, 1910. At the time, Hillsborough had 750 residents. Today, most of Hillsborough’s original estates are gone. A few, like Carolands, the 98-room mansion completed in 1916 for Pullman heiress Harriett Pullman Carolan, and Tobin Clark’s “House-On-Hill,” built in 1931, are still privately owned. W.H. Crocker’s Skyfarm and Templeton Crocker’s Uplands are now centerpieces of The Nueva School and the Crystal Springs Upland School, respectively. A hundred years ago, estates like these were the norm in Hillsborough. Over time, they were sold off and their land subdivided to make way for – slightly – less grand housing. The smallest house in Hillsborough – as determined by city code – has 2,500 square feet of space, but the “average” Hillsborough house, be it a 1930s Tudor, a sprawling 1950s rancher or a brand-new French chateau, is twice that size. City code also limits individual lot size. No one can have a plot smaller than a half-acre. Nor can there be any apartments, condominiums, or townhouses within the town limits. One other thing: other than its four public schools, one park and single golf course, there are no businesses in Hillsborough, as per city law. The city’s founders weren’t kidding in 1910 when they said they wanted nothing that would “detract from the rural atmosphere” of their home. Without businesses to regulate and manage, Hillsborough is free to concentrate on the well-being of its residents. Hillsborough has a population of just over 11,000. It’s not a stretch to imagine that most of them are very, very content. What brings people to Hillsborough? Let’s begin with its schools. The Hillsborough School District, which consists of three elementary schools – West, East, and North – and Crocker Middle School, consistently ranks among the state’s best in Academic Performance Index (API) scores. Hillsborough parents take a keen interest in education. The Hillsborough Schools Foundation has raised over $66 million for local schools since its 1980 founding. “Community” is an important idea to Hillsborough residents. You’ll see it expressed at one of the town’s annual events, like the Memorial Day Parade and Carnival, or the Concours d’ Elegance car show, or every day in the way locals stop and greet each other on the street, volunteer their time at schools and organizations like the Beautification Foundation or the Newcomers Club or in the way they passionately participate in local politics. Hillsborough has always had more than its share of prominent residents – William Randolph Hearst famously lived here and old-timers still tell stories of seeing Bing Crosby strolling down Hillsborough’s shady lanes. 101 Robin Road, one of Crosby’s two Hillsborough homes, sold in recent years. In 2010, Hillsborough celebrated its Centennial, with tours of its grand homes, a polo match, an antique car show, and finally a parade and a carnival at North School. The entire town came out to celebrate with friends. Like all the Bay Area, Hillsborough continues to change, welcoming new neighbors, overseeing the construction of new homes and watching as generations of locals grow up. What this “perfumed city” keeps as a constant is what was on display at t

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    Amenities & Features

    • Listing Details
      • Property ID
      • MLS#
      • Property type
        Single Family Homes
      • Marketed By
        Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty
      • Status
      • Listing Price
      • County
        San Mateo County
      • School District
        San Mateo Union High
    • Utilities & Building
      • Year Built
      • Style
        1 Level Ranch
      • Lot Size Unit
      • Lot Size
      • Parking
        3 Car Garage
      • cooling
        Central Air Conditioning
    • Interior
      • Amenities
        2 Fireplaces, Breakfast Bar, Pool, Tile Flooring, Walk-in Closet(s), Hardwood Flooring, Outdoor Kitchen, Terrace / Outdoor Space, Washer Included, Dryer Included, Artist Studio, Outdoor Pool, Marble Flooring, Vaulted Ceilings, Wine Bar
      • Full Bathrooms
      • Bedrooms