LISTED FOR $1,698,000
Welcome home to 2519 Carmelita, ideally situated in the hills of Belmont—in the heart of the Peninsula. This area once hosted vacationers from San Francisco and summer retreats began popping up on Belmont’s bucolic hillsides to supply respite and relaxation as well as an escape from the cool city fog.
This home, with its charming curb appeal and well-designed circular driveway, retains that feeling of being away for a weekend retreat and at the same time living serenely with contemporary amenities. A private mostly level rear yard—landscaped to mimic a Sonoma homestead—offers minimalistic gardens with walkways and brown outcroppings of bedrock that gently give way to the name Carmelita. The exceptionally expanded floorplan allows for privacy from the living areas and expansive views from upstairs.
The first floor hosts the split-level main living area with a living room and wood-burning fireplace, a remodeled kitchen, dining area, and up a small flight of stairs—the original two bedrooms and updated bath. The kitchen features gorgeous cabinetry and modern appliances such as a stainless Bosch® dishwasher, Whirlpool® refrigerator, Dacor® oven and gas stove with tiled backsplash and pot rack. A cozy eat-at breakfast bar overlooks the backyard and gardens. The attached single-car garage provides convenient access for transporting items and is only steps away from the kitchen.
The uppermost floor consists of a grand owner’s ensuite with a second fireplace, coffee bar, spacious walk-in closet, and doorway leading outside to a view deck. A part of this level is also what was originally a family room and now used as a duet office with built-in cabinetry.
This location is coveted for its beauty, relative seclusion, access to open space, and hiking trails. Not far is the Carlmont Village Shopping Center which offers a variety of retailers, restaurants, and popular gathering spots, such as Starbucks, Vivace Ristorante, and Waterdog Tavern featuring craft cocktails and pet-friendly outdoor dining. Other businesses include Chase Bank, Bank of America, Hassett’s ACE Hardware, and the upscale Lunardi’s Grocery. For shopping, Hillsdale Mall is a short drive away and has almost completed an entire renovation, with stores such as Nordstrom, Macy’s, Williams-Sonoma, Sephora, and Trader Joe’s. One can savor dining options at the new Dining Terrace, Paul Martin’s American Grill, The Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen, and The Counter.
Belmont is ideally positioned on the Peninsula between the Silicon Valley and City of San Francisco. The location is popular because of its proximity to major travel arteries–Highways 101, 280, 92. Caltrain, San Francisco International Airport, and Coastal towns are conveniently nearby.
|Address:||2519 CARMELITA AVENUE|
|Lot Square Feet:||5,460|