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Hillsborough

HILLSBOROUGH: A History of the Good Life. By Geoffrey Nelson

The fabled residential enclave founded by some of California's most illustrious business icons, Hillsborough presents a unique heritage of distinguished living. Grand mansions of the early 20th century designed by renowned architects such as Willis Polk, Angus McSweeney, Gardner Dailey, and William Wurster, stand amidst today's handsome mix of traditionals, contemporaries, and new constructions...most properties boasting over half-acre parcels in private country seclusion. The circa-1890s Burlingame Country Club parallels the evolution of Hillsborough, as well as the historic Mission-style Caltrain depot ("prettiest station on the line") at the east end of Burlingame Avenue, which offers village-style amenities to Hillsborough residents.

Historic Chateau Carolands, a circa-1915 French mansion, has been renovated to breathtaking beauty. In 2006, "Three Women and a Chateau" premiered, a feature-length documentary on the rise, fall, and rebirth of one of America's largest and most illustrious private residences.Incorporated in 1910, the town of Hillsborough is a purely residential hamlet, noteworthy among the most affluent towns in the United States. One of the main attractions Hillsborough has for home buyers is its charm. Hillsborough still offers its escape from the pressures of the city. In addition to its generally quiet atmosphere, Hillsborough has excellent, award-winning public schools, police and fire protection and public works service. These are the qualities that have formed the character of the Town and have remained stable for over 100 years.

DIRECTORY LISTINGS

Location Cubed

MBA Real Estate Appraisal

Local veteran appraiser with a passion for detail and extensive nuanced knowledge

  • (650) 348-5798
  • Burlingame, CA 94010

TRG Architects

  • 650.579.5762
  • Burlingame,

Charlie Barnett Associates

Recently exectued a brilliant renovation for a client on Eucalyptus Avenue, Lower Hillsborough, seamlessly blending elements of traditional and modern. 

Winges Architects

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

First Republic Bank

Regional Managing Director who has helped flawlessly with many of my clients from the Private Equity field, among others. 

First Republic Bank

Senior Managing Director and a pleasure to deal with at any price point. 

With Fencing

Scott With

  • 650-222-4774

Dean Icardi

First, Last & Always

Premium high-end specialist who executed beautiful walnut flooring in a Hillsborough modern I represented, among other architectural showcase homes

  • 415-541-7978
  • San Francisco, CA 94107

State Farm Insurance

Impeccable personal service and immersed in the local community.

Wiseman Group

Award-Winning Designers for the most discriminating projects. 

Ken Fulk Design

  • 415-285-1164
  • San Francisco, CA

Blue Sky Designs

Fitzgerald Landscapes

  • 650.548.0145

Michael Callan, Landscape Architect

Fabulous reputation and track record working with high-end projects across the Peninsula and many in Hillsborough, Burlingame, and San Mateo

Terra Ferma Landscapes

Brian is a licensed landscape architect and will provide expert guidance from design to build. 

  • 415.929.0333

Celtic Moving & Storage Co.

  • (415) 307-8699
  • San Francisco, CA 94124

Budget Movers & Storage

Recently moved my clients from a 5,500 Hillsborough home to a downtown Burlingame condo. 

  • 650-637-1277
  • San Carlos, CA 94070

Wilkinson Construction

One of Hillsborough's top-tier custom builders, having executed extraordinary new constructions recently on streets such as Roblar, El Cerrito, and Parkside. 

  • 650.333.7607
  • San Mateo, CA 94402

All Wood Construction

Strong portfolio in Hillsborough, San Mateo, Burlingame, for expansions and renovations. Excellent personalized family service. 

  • 650-366-9521

Peninsula Custom Homes

Grand scale custom projects throughout Hillsborough and surrounding areas. 

A&R Termite

30-year veteran and highly regarded in the Realtor community. 

  • 650-347-9512
  • San Mateo,

North American Title Company, Inc.

Fidelity National Title