The crown of the Tobin Clark neighborhood is the vast, aristocratic Tobin Clark Estate, a 35,000 s.f. Cotswold style Tudor mansion completed in 1931 that now occupies a 5.9-acre property. The surrounding land that was part of the original 250-acre estate was subdivided in the 1970’s, and most of the area’s newer homes date from then until today. More recent construction tends toward large luxury homes, many with inspirational Bay views.
- This home, regally perched above the street on a half-acre corner lot, provides impressive views of the bay waters, twinkling city lights at night, San Mateo/Hayward bridge and Mount Diablo from almost every room upstairs & downstairs. It has been upgraded with a new kitchen, Andersen windows, fresh paint and a seismic retrofit of the foundations. The home offers hardwood floors on the ground floor and carpeted floors on the upper level.
An impressive double-door entrance leads to an open, bright entrance foyer. To one side of the entry is a wide opening to the sunken living room with a bay window at one end and sliding glass doors allowing access to the sparkling pool and expansive patio at the other end. A cozy wood burning fireplace with marble tiles and a classical wood surround completes the room. On the opposite side of the entry is an identical opening to the formal dining room.
Spacious kitchen beyond the dining room has porcelain tile flooring, granite counter tops and backsplash, center island, breakfast bar, custom built solid-wood cabinets and recessed lighting. Professional equipment includes a Thermador® 48-inch wide stove with two ovens including a convection oven, six burners, a griddle and a vent hood, a double door high-capacity refrigerator with an icemaker and freezer drawer, and a Thermador® stainless-steel dishwasher. A roomy eat-in breakfast nook offers sliding doors opening to the pool area. Adjacent to the kitchen is a capacious family room with cathedral ceiling, fireplace with a fieldstone surround and built-in
- shelves and sliding doors to the patio. Also, on the ground floor is an en-suite bedroom and a laundry room.
Past the laundry room on the upper floor above the garage, a substantial bonus room might be utilized as anything from a rec room to a second family room with a view of the bay and offers lots of storage space on both sides of the room.
Upstairs, there are three comfortable bedrooms that share a hall bathroom with his-and-hers sinks, and, in a separate room, a shower over a tub. The master bedroom suite has a high ceiling, recessed lighting, sliding doors leading to a private balcony to enjoy panoramic bay views, walk-in closet and a private sitting room with hardwood floor, fireplace and bookshelves. The master bathroom features matching marble floor tiles on the floor, counter tops and shower. The large walk-in steam room/shower has two nozzles, and the oversized bathtub has jacuzzi jets. The bathroom is complemented by a skylight, his-and-hers sinks and, in a separate room, a commode and a bidet.
The front landscaping is predominantly native plants that will save on precious water use and the back garden comes with a sparkling black bottom pool, flagstone patio and fruit trees. The neighborhood offers access to the top-rated Hillsborough schools and Aragon High School nearby, and is situated conveniently close to Downtown San Mateo, Hillsdale Shopping Center, and Highway 92.