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160 Elm Ave

Burlingame, CA




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Circa 1910 Colonial Just Moments to Downtown

This magnificent circa 1910 home is distinguished by the refined grace and character that comes only through the passage of time. Lovingly owned by the same family for more than 60 years, the classic Colonial architecture is exemplified by shingled siding, traditional window shutters, and an impressive peaked portico.

Inside, extensive crown moldings and fine hardwood flooring recall the home’s early heritage, while generous expanses of true divided light windows fill the rooms with natural light. Beyond the formal living room and dining room, a spacious and bright breakfast room and kitchen present Carrara marble countertops and extensive built-ins for china and crystal storage. A separate family room provides everything needed for today’s lifestyle and includes wonderful storage for library needs. A period-style Dutch door opens from the family room and the kitchen for indoor/outdoor living with an extra-deep rear yard complete with entertainment deck and patio. 
The home’s sizable dimensions of more than 3,800 square feet comprise 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths arranged over two levels and include two options for a master suite upstairs. Completing this enchanting home on almost one-quarter acre is its superb location just blocks away from all the fine amenities of downtown shopping and dining on Burlingame Avenue. 
--Summary of the Home--
-Circa 1910 Colonial lovingly owned by the same family for more than 60 years
-5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms arranged over two levels
-Approximately 3,870 square feet of living space
-Classic Colonial architecture with shingled exterior, window shutters, and front portico framed with columns
-Tall hedges frame the lushly planted front gardens and provide abundant privacy from the street; an expansive patio precedes the front door with sidelights
-The home begins with the spacious living room, which includes a receiving area and classic staircase with split access from the rear of the home; fine hardwood flooring is introduced and continues throughout much of the home
-The grand living room is outlined with extensive crown moldings with integrated picture railing; a wood-burning fireplace with elaborately carved mantelpiece is flanked by true divided light windows and banquette seating to one side
-Double doors in the living room open to the formal dining room, also accessible from the hallway; extensive picture frame moldings create a coffered pattern on all of the walls and the ceiling; sconces provide subtle lighting
-A separate breakfast room offers a walk-in pantry plus two built-in china cabinets, each topped with a Carrara marble slab counter
-The updated kitchen is bright and light with painted white cabinetry, Carrara marble slab counters, and full-height backsplashes; white tiled flooring continues into the breakfast room and a Dutch door opens to the rear deck and yard
-Appliances include a GE electric cooktop, 2 GE ovens, GE dishwasher, and Maytag refrigerator
-Generous family room features floor-to-ceiling cabinetry and library shelves on three walls plus a Dutch door opening to the deck and rear yard
-Two main-level bedrooms, one with carpeting, each have direct access to a full bath that also serves the living areas; features include a pedestal sink and tiled shower
-Large upstairs bedroom has a wood-burning fireplace, carpeting, walk-in closet, and direct access to a hallway bathroom with pedestal sink and tub with overhead shower
-Additional bedroom has carpeting, wainscot paneling, and separate reading/desk alcove
-An upstairs bedroom suite begins with a foyer area lined with shelves plus a walk-in closet with operable skylight; the bedroom has a vaulted ceiling, banquette seating, and a separate room ideal for an office overlooking the rear grounds; the en suite tiled bath has a single-sink vanity and shower
-Concealed laundry area behind bi-fold doors in the family room
-Detached 2-car carport with adjoining storage room
-Extra-deep, fully fenced rear yard has a large deck, spacious patio, and level lawn all in a very private setting
-Lot size of almost one quarter acre (approximately 10,045 square feet)
-Excellent location just blocks away from downtown Burlingame shopping and dining
-Top-rated local schools