The newly constructed Spanish Colonial-inspired home features an L-plan, low-pitched mission clay tile roofs, exposed wood rafter tails, and broad expanses of thick white-washed stucco walls. Masterfully designed and meticulously built with attention to detail and quality, Casa El Cerrito is contemporary and refined, yet rustic and Old World in appearance. The surrounding Mediterranean landscape features native California oaks, boxwood hedges, French lavender, Mexican bush sage, and rosemary.
Casa El Cerrito was built to the enduring quality and beauty of European homes of long ago as evidenced in the craftsmanship throughout this multi-level residence. It’s inspiration was drawn from the rich simplicity of Spanish Colonial architecture and then translated into a contemporary home with amenities coveted for a modern lifestyle. The generous wall space and clean neutral interior are perfect for the art-savvy collector. An elegant material palette includes white plastered walls, timber beams, wide plank white oak floors and pale travertine. Distinctive features thoughtfully created are the stunning walnut front entry door framed by stone, a sweeping staircase with rustic wrought iron railing, graceful archways and barrel-vaulted ceilings, a floating Italian vein-cut travertine bench/fireplace hearth, and the beautiful stone-paved motor court crafted in a radiating pattern. The home is adorned with French doors and large casement windows throughout with turquoise accent trim reminiscent of the color of patinated copper used in Spanish colonial architecture.
The lavish master bedroom suite and adjoining study occupies its own separate wing, opening to a beautiful private cobblestone patio with artistic stone wall fountain and lovely landscaped retaining wall. The spacious walk-in closet, with a dressing vanity is flanked by custom-built wardrobes. The spa-like master bathroom boasts a Jacuzzi bathtub, large walk-in shower with dual rainfall shower heads and a dual sink floating vanity in rift white oak with a travertine countertop. A tranquil ambience is present in all four bedrooms suites achieved with the thoughtfully designed recessed lighting coves and large windows and doors illuminating the peaceful outdoor vistas.
This exquisite property is tucked away in one of Hillsborough’s exclusive neighborhoods, privately surrounded by natural oak woodlands, suggestive of a Mediterranean country villa. Casa El Cerrito is in close proximity to San Francisco and Silicon Valley commute corridors, superb public and private schools, the spectacular San Mateo County beaches and just 5 minutes from downtown San Mateo popular for its variety of top restaurants, entertainment and shopping.