755 Bowhill Road

Hillsborough, CA 94010

Status: Sold

Loft-like Urban Architectural Drama and Solar-Efficient Linear Design in Lower South Hillsborough.

Extraordinary Modernist Retreat

Geoffrey Nelson Presents...

Hillsborough's leading voice in Bay Area Modern, 755 Bowhill Road brings loft-like urban architectural drama to the rustic seclusion of Lower South Hillsborough. A modernist masterpiece, this innovative total rebuild yields an architecturally significant home that harmonizes with its forested natural surroundings. Clean lines inspired by renowned twentieth century architect Richard Neutra and ground-breaking designers Charles and Ray Eames define the brilliant indoor ...

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Extraordinary Modernist Retreat

Geoffrey Nelson Presents...

Hillsborough's leading voice in Bay Area Modern, 755 Bowhill Road brings loft-like urban architectural drama to the rustic seclusion of Lower South Hillsborough. A modernist masterpiece, this innovative total rebuild yields an architecturally significant home that harmonizes with its forested natural surroundings. Clean lines inspired by renowned twentieth century architect Richard Neutra and ground-breaking designers Charles and Ray Eames define the brilliant indoor/outdoor living spaces. The exacting standards of construction and detail articulate the cutting-edge chef’s kitchen, stunning living/dining great room, glass-walled office, and tranquil resort-caliber master bath. Walls of glass capture a mature forest and greenbelt of indigenous trees in serene gated privacy. Despite the Shangri-La ambiance, this location is just 5 minutes from downtown San Mateo and downtown Burlingame, less than 5 minutes from South Elementary School, and about 10-15 minutes from San Francisco International Airport.

As published in an acclaimed 2006 architectural book, Berkeley architect David Avila interprets this solar-efficient design with a remarkable linear approach revealing a marvelous meeting of home and site. A panorama of outdoor verdancy becomes one with the interior palette. Barely visible from the road, the home emerges beyond a stone-paved walkway. Stepping inside, volume, vistas, and light create ultimate entertaining atmospheres. Strategic gallery-quality lighting accentuates the open flow and seamless transitions. The living room commands the center of the home with its exotic Anigre wood cabinetry and dramatic art display space. A cantilevered fireplace hearth echoes the pure lines with minimalist beauty. The formal dining area is sheathed in floor-to-ceiling glass including frameless-edge vertexes and sliding doors opening to scenic balconies. Perhaps the home’s piece-de-resistance is the ultra-chic chef’s kitchen. This space redefines both style and practicality for modern living. A solid walnut seating island for four emphasizes the inviting gathering flair, while the commercial-caliber amenities reflect connoisseur aesthetics. As found throughout the home, interaction with the outdoors is optimum. Tranquil open air destinations heighten each room, such as the dining deck off of the kitchen. Views extend through the trees to an open meadow beautifully terraced by the current owners. Many rooms open to wraparound decks, which become intuitive extensions of the living areas amidst the trees.

The floorplan balances sophisticated entertaining spaces with everyday flexibility. The dedicated glass-walled office overlooks the front garden courtyard and makes an ideal executive hideaway. Down the hallway, the library with customized built-in shelving also inspires a guest retreat looking out to the forest. The master suite achieves both understated privacy and resort-like indulgence. The master bath is a true conversation piece with its lofty ceilings and unique walk-in shower spa area. Downstairs, a game room precedes a stunning multi-use wing suitable as guest suite, teen respite, or media room.

The rarity of this offering is magnified on the grounds. The current owners have incorporated a greenhouse ecosystem complete with koi pond. An expansive new vegetable garden adorns a raised terrace. Newly integrated walkways provide Zen-like passages to a usable flat terrace for campfire soirees. Hosted by a prime Lower South Hillsborough location, this extraordinary lifestyle is only minutes from downtown San Francisco, the Bay Area’s finest schools, and San Francisco International Airport. Irreproducible to this scale and detail, 755 Bowhill is an unrivaled design perfectly paired to a pristine setting. Timeless.

At a Glance

  • 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms + dedicated office with built-in workstations
  • Home is approximately 3,519 sq. ft. of renovated living (per appraiser’s sketch)
  • Private grounds are approximately 31,500 sq. ft. (.72 acre) per county record
  • Original home built in 1960 and totally rebuilt and expanded as-new in 2001
  • Attached 2-car garage with industrial-style glass doors plus generous off-street gated parking.
  • Dual-zone furnaces and central air conditioning on upper level
  • Solar panels newly installed by current owner with exceptional efficiency and monitoring system
  • New Landscaping by current owners includes walkways, picnic terrace, vegetable garden, and greenhouse koi pond
  • Many designer appointments including walnut plank flooring, solid core full-height doors with flush-mount casement detail, programmable lighting systems and designer light fixtures, frameless-edge floor-to-ceiling windows, and many more premium quality custom details

 

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Sale Price $2,875,000

List Price $2,998,000

Beds 4

Baths 3.5

Sq. Ft. 3,519

Lot Size .72 Acre

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Geoffrey C. Nelson

Senior Partner, Luxury Real Estate Group

Contact

Email: geoffrey@geoffreynelson.com

Phone: (650) 455-3735