Ideally located near the famed “White House of the West” mansion, built by William Chapman Ralston circa 1867, and host to many dignitaries including Ulysses S. Grant, this famed location was chosen for its idyllic surroundings. Of course, there’s been considerable updating over the past 93 years, including a second story Owner’s ensuite and family room additions.
This stylish home offers serenity, functionality, and value. Its large living area is ideal for having guests visit or managing all members of the household. Its coveted location known for its “Banana Belt” microclimate—insulated from the cooler Western Hills exposure it also benefits from its proximity to both downtown areas of Belmont, as well as convenient travel corridors.
The lower level is adorned with new and refinished Oak hardwood flooring, generous use of crown molding and recessed lighting. One will find a grand living room with gas insert fireplace, two ample bedrooms and full hall bath. There’s also a sizeable den with half bath, easily serving as another bedroom, office, or craft room.
The spacious kitchen with garden window features a center island with an undermount retractable hood, and six burner modern induction stove top—the new elite in range appliances–stainless Bosch® dual oven, quietstyle dishwasher. Just off the kitchen is a separate breakfast area, and adjacent is a formal dining room, ideal spots for casual dining and festive entertaining.
Beyond the kitchen is a fantastic family room addition with soaring vaulted ceilings, a wood burning stove fireplace, and built-in laundry area. The rear patio and raised sunny flat grassy backyard is also accessible through Anderson® French style doors. This amazing rear yard is perfect for eveningget-togethers and outdoor enjoyment.
The upper level addition features an Owner’s ensuite with expansive walk-in closet, jetted tub, separate shower, dual sinks, private commode, window sill seating and storage area. On the ground level is a two-car garage, and bonus workshop or storage area enjoying its own private entrance.
A few blocks away you will find Barrett Community Center Park with its many recreational activities,childcare, dog park and socializing. This beloved area offers level streets with sidewalks for evening strolls and is near the Carlmont Village Shopping Center, who retains a variety of retailers,restaurants and popular gathering spots, such as Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Vivace and WaterdogTavern highlighting modern food, cocktails and pet friendly outdoor dining. The Eastern area nearEl Camino is host to the new Dog Haus Biergarten, The Greedy Ant Gourmet, and casual upscale dining at Farm House Restaurant, Divino’s or Rangoon Ruby. Belmont is ideally located on the Peninsula between the Silicon Valley and San Francisco. It’s popular because of its close proximity to major travel arteries—Highways 101, 280, 92. Caltrain and San Francisco International Airport are also conveniently nearby.
|Address:||1604 Francis Avenue|
|Lot Square Feet:||6,400|