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Burlingame's Easton Addition

by Geoffrey Nelson

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The Easton Addition tells the story of Burlingame. From quaint turn-of-the-century bungalows, to today's marvelous new constructions, this peak-performing neighborhood defines the architectural heritage of the "City of Trees." Burlingame's Easton Addition now represents one of the ultimate, and most sought-after residential neighborhoods in the entire Bay Area, boasting a rare combination of top-rated schools, architecture that is both beautifully preserved and passionately updated, and a small town family feeling with an ideal commute to world-class centers of business, culture, technology, and learning.

Looking back some 100 years to the origins of the Easton development, we nostalgically reflect on comfortable homes being handcrafted in this suburban idyll after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Burlingame growth benefited as San Francisco's quintessential suburb, and the homes of the Easton Addition emerged with a pride of craftsmanship equally country charming and city sophisticate. Longtime Burlingame landowners the Easton family were the namesake for this picturesque subdivision. Surveyor Davenport Bromfield organized the building parcels by 1906, and by 1910, the Easton Addition was incorporated into the city of Burlingame. This timeline parallels the City of Burlingame's own incorporation in 1908.

Easton Addition real estate is a time capsule, with every architectural trend of the 20th century reflected along the storybook "explorer-named" avenues (think Balboa, Cortez, Cabrillo, De Soto, Drake etc.). From Arts & Crafts homes in the style of Craftsman pioneers Greene & Greene in the early 1900s, to the romantic European revival homes and Americana Colonials of the 1920s and 1930s, to the post-war traditionals of the 40s and 50s, culminating with today's sparkling luxury homes that typically sell upwards to $3,000,000 and beyond. Noteworthy landmarks of the neighborhood include the circa-1914 Kohl Mansion, a magnificent Tudor mansion that is now Mercy High School. The mission-style Easton Branch of the Burlingame Public Library was originally the headquarters of the North Burlingame Women's Club opened in 1927. The current use as a library annex began in the 1940s. The Easton branch library enjoyed a beautiful renovation in 2004.

As San Francisco's most illustrious suburb, Burlingame continues to be a magnet for those seeking the good life not far from the big city. The Easton Addition holds a significant share in this real estate desirability. The prime location west of El Camino offers close proximity to Burlingame's highest rated schools including Franklin Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary, and Lincoln Elementary, as well as nearby Burlingame Intermediate School and fine private schools, such as Our Lady of Angels (K-8) on Cabrillo Avenue. Burlingame School District Boundaries include Burlingame Elementary School Assigments by Street Name. Unlimited shopping and dining opportunities await in the quiet village settings of Broadway and Burlingame Avenue.

Beginning around the 1990s, a profusion of grand new constructions emerged. Built by developers to satisfy demand for larger luxury homes, this new trend resulted in dozens of 2,800+ sq. ft. state-of-the-art homes shouldering the modest bungalows still remaining. Prices skyrocketed with the desirability of the imposing, luxury-clad homes. By 2015, it was not uncommon to see "tear-down" properties fetch $1,500,000 - $1,750,000, and new homes to command $2,750,000 - $3,100,000, and even $3.7 - $4.5 in the newly defined ultra high-end of 2015. But amidst this flurry of robust real estate and million-dollar dirt, the Easton Addition always comes back to its timeless foundation: a safe and attractive family neighborhood that is a great place to call home...the small-town good life not far from the big city.

Please contact Geoffrey Nelson to tour this wonderful neighborhood, and to benefit from the expertise of one of Burlingame's top producing Realtors:  (650) 455-3735 geoffrey@geoffreynelson.com

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Noteworthy landmarks of the neighborhood include the circa-1914 Kohl Mansion, a magnificent Tudor structure that is now Mercy High School

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Architecture that is both beautifully preserved and passionately updated...this 3,000+ sq. ft. home on Vancouver Avenue embodies the trend of large expansions in the Easton Addition.

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