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FEATURED HOME: 418 Albion Avenue in Woodside

December 18, 2015

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CENTRAL WOODSIDE ESTATE
Where: 418 Albion Avenue in Woodside (listing | virtual tour)
Located on one of the most sought after streets in Central Woodside. Gated property with cypress bordered entry, completely private 3 acre parcel with lawns, rose garden, tennis court, hilltop views, mature fruit orchard, vineyard site, pool.Impressive entry with large entertaining spaces including a living room overlooking the grounds with dramatic high ceilings. Private garden views from every window, separate family room/bonus room with fireplace, kitchenette and full bath.
This home is listed by Judy Citron of Alain Pinel Realtors Menlo Park.
Offered at: $6,595,000
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Notable Listings / Sales

FEATURED HOME: 333 Fletcher Drive in Atherton

October 16, 2015

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EXCEPTIONAL WEST ATHERTON HOME
Where: 333 Fletcher Drive  in Atherton (listing | virtual tour)
This expansive, newly built 5bd/5.5ba Atherton home is centered on a sprawling, full acre. Extremely private and quiet end of cul de sac. Huge chef’s kitchen open to family/media room, formal dining room, formal living room natural light abounds. Office with built-in cabinetry. en suites bedrooms and spa-like master suite. Kids bedroom with play area. Unique tile work in all bathrooms. Sprawling flat lawns and lush landscaping.
This home is listed by Mara McCain of Alain Pinel Realtors Menlo Park.
Offered at: $11,888,000
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APR in the News Notable Listings / Sales

Alain Pinel Realtors Represents Private Equity Firm in Purchase of Bay Park Plaza

October 5, 2015

Two Class-A Office Buildings on 13 Waterfront Acres in Burlingame Purchased for $90 Million

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BURLINGAME, CA – Represented by Sandy Comaroto and Jeff Diodati of Alain Pinel Realtors (APR), H&Q Asia Pacific (H&QAP) has closed on the purchase of 555 & 577 Airport Boulevard in Burlingame, also known as Bay Park Plaza, for $90 million. The transaction involves two class-A office buildings totaling approximately 260,000 square feet on 13 acres of waterfront property. The seller in the off-market transaction was Hudson Pacific Properties.
This is the second major purchase in which APR has represented H&QAP in Burlingame, having represented a joint venture involving H&QAP in the purchase of Burlingame Point, which is directly to the south of Bay Park Plaza, earlier this year. The Burlingame Point project, which involves converting 18 acres into a four building, 767,000 square foot office space, is the largest upscale development of office space on the Peninsula waterfront in more than a decade.
“The Bay Area is globally recognized as a thriving business center and appealing destination for international investment,” explained Comaroto. “This area at the heart of the Bay Area has previously been underdeveloped and has the potential to become a center for global innovation.”
The properties are located just two miles from the San Francisco airport and are across from Highway 101, providing excellent visibility and access to transportation both locally and globally.
“Waterfront properties like this are very much sought after in other parts of the world,” said Diodati. “This represents a tremendous opportunity for H&QAP.”
“This project represents the culmination of 30 years of cross-border technology investments by H&QAP and our portfolio of relationships with governments, technology parks, leading technology companies, financial and academic institutions, and technology service providers,” said Dr. Ta-lin Hsu, chairman and founder of H&QAP. “Our goal is to create a unique ecosystem to foster innovation and provide growing technology companies with access to crucial relationships and value-added services.”

APR in the News Notable Listings / Sales

Iconic Hillsobrough “Flintstone House” Listed by Alain Pinel Realtors

September 3, 2015

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The iconic Hillsborough landmark at 45 Berryessa Way, seen from Interstate 280 and affectionately known as the “Flintstone House,” will be listed for the first time in 19 years next week by Judy Meuschke of the Alain Pinel Realtors Burlingame office for $4.2 million. Designed in 1976 by Bay Area architect William Nicholson, the single family home received its nickname for its unique exterior which boasts multiple stone domes in an organic flow.
The unique appearance of the home is the result of Nicholson’s use of experimental architecture and non-traditional building materials. The bubble-like domes were constructed by spraying shotcrete onto steel rebar and mesh frames over inflated aeronautical balloons. Originally painted off-white, the one-of-a-kind building was painted orange in 2007 and now includes a purple accent dome. Nestled into the hillside overlooking Crystal Springs Reservoir, the exceptional residence has been admired by tourists and travelers alike. However, as San Francisco builder Wayne Da San Martino, who managed the project in 1976 explains it wasn’t always loved and initially met resistance in the community.
The current owner, in the spirit of the home’s style, made a number of enhancements to match her esthetic. She commissioned world-renowned Emeryville architect Eugene Tsui to design her kitchen. Tsui implemented his signature “biologic” design with lighted niches and appliance enclosures, glass countertops encased with diagonal metal spines, swinging wood cutout doors, drawers, and cabinets. Famed Burning Man artist, Dan Das Mann, fabricated a beautiful steel door with rectangular coils protruding from the surface. The intimate living room with its domed ceiling has a sunk-in conversation pit with circular seating, a fireplace, and an amoeba-shaped window cut specifically to hide the freeway while showcasing Crystal Springs Reservoir. The owner enhanced the intimate setting with specially made orange colored plaster for the seating area and tangerine accents.
“This Bay Area treasure is truly a world-class work of art,” explains Meuschke. “This is an amazing opportunity for any buyer who can appreciate the artistry of the architecture and design.”
The three bedroom, two bathroom house will officially be listed on the market next week. More information is available at www.FlintstoneHouse280.com.
The property has already garnered attention from national and local news outlets including USA Today, MarketWatch, Mashable, Los Angeles Times, International Business Times, CurbedSF, DailyMail.com, and more.

Featured Open Homes

OPEN HOUSE: 10250 Magdalena Road in Los Altos Hills

August 21, 2015

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CUSTOM HOME WITH WESTERN HILL VIEWS
Where: 10250 Magdalena Road in Los Altos Hills (listing | virtual tour)
OPEN: Saturday, August 22nd, from 1:30 – 4:30 pm and
Sunday, August 23rd, from 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Unparalleled luxury awaits at this spacious custom built home with glorious western hill views. Set at the end of a gated, tree-lined driveway with abundant privacy from the street, the stunning residence evokes a European chateau. Approx. 6,595sf (not verified by APR). First floor approx. 2,330sf. Second floor approx. 2,208sf. Basement approx. 2,057sf. Library, recreation/media room, two bonus rooms. Gorgeous gated grounds with level lawn, glorious western hill views, fenced play area with custom playhouse.
The home is listed by Kathy Bridgman of Alain Pinel Realtors Los Altos.
Offered at: $5,495,000
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Featured Open Homes Notable Listings / Sales

OPEN HOUSE: 101 Fallen Leaf Drive in Hillsborough

June 19, 2015

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TIMELESS ESTATE IN HILLSBOROUGH
Where: 101 Fallen Leaf Drive in Hillsborough (listing | virtual tour)
Open: Sunday, June 21st, from 12:30-3:00 pm
This timeless and elegant estate is situated in sought after lower Hillsborough – and contains all the luxury perks you’ve dreamed of. The home itself features high ceilings, great light, lots of storage, media room, a laundry room, front and two back staircases, and many upgrades. The resort inspired amanitas include a pool, pool house, spa, tennis court and outdoor fireplace. It also includes a Tesla charging station. The home also includes an apartment, accessed from a private staircase, perfect for guests that includes a living room and kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom.
The home is listed by Janice Woods of Alain Pinel Realtors Burlingame.
Offered at: $7,995,000
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Notable Listings / Sales

Featured Home: 132 Isabella Avenue in Atherton

April 24, 2015

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LUXURY DEFINED IN ATHERTON
Where: 132 Isabella Avenue in Atherton (listing | property site)
Presiding over 3+ acres with sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay, sits this modern high-tech home. The home’s abstract contemporary architecture immediately draw you in to a world of luxury. The home features a 2-story living room with walls of glass looking out to the Bay, an extraordinary staircase, customized library and office, four bedrooms and two multi-room apartments. Luxury features include an elevator, 21kw solar system, underground garage, 12’ ceilings in basement with tremendous unfinished commercial grade space ideal for the “maker” culture, infinity pool, putting green, fire pit and terraces.
The home is listed by Mary Gullixson and Brent Gullixson of Alain Pinel Realtors Menlo Park.
Offered at: $18,350,000
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Featured Open Homes Notable Listings / Sales

OPEN HOUSE: 3383 Oak Knoll Drive in Redwood City

April 3, 2015

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STUNNING CONTEMPORARY IN EMERALD HILLS
Where: 3383 Oak Knoll Drive in Redwood City (listing | virtual tour)
Open: Saturday, April 4th, from 2:00-4:00 pm and
Sunday, April 5th, from 2:00-4:00 pm
Newly built in 2007 this home is the perfect expression of contemporary style with modern lines. High ceilings with expansive windows throughout home including patio doors that open fully.Grand scale common rooms, lavish master suite including dual closets,wood and stone flooring throughout the common rooms, 2 fireplaces, 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, chef kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Resort inspired rear grounds with firepit, built in BBQ center, spa ,stunning gardens on over 2 acres.
This home is listed by Judy Citron of Alain Pinel Realtors Menlo Park.
Offered at: $3,198,000
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Notable Listings / Sales

Alain Pinel Realtors Represents Internationally-Backed Joint Venture Firm in Purchase of Burlingame Point

March 19, 2015

Leading US Private Equity Firm and Chinese Real Estate Firm Will Convert 18-Acre Historic Drive-In Site Into Largest Upscale Office Development on the Mid-Peninsula

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BURLINGAME, CA – Represented by Jeff Diodati and Sandy Comaroto of Alain Pinel Realtors (APR), internationally-backed Burlingame Point LLC closed on 300 Airport Boulevard, also known as Burlingame Point, last week. The buyer, a joint venture of H&Q Asia Pacific (H&QAP) and KYLLI, INC (KYLLI, which is 100% owned by Genzon Property Group of China), intends to spend approximately $300 million to build the largest upscale development of office space on the Peninsula waterfront in more than a decade.
“The Burlingame Point project will further cement the mid-Peninsula as a center for business and natural sciences. The proposed plans, including open spaces, is a tremendous win for businesses, residents, and visitors,” said Joanne Wondolowski, APR Vice President and Burlingame Manager, whose agent helped broker the deal.
KYLLI is a Palo Alto based real estate firm backed by Genzon Property Group, a successful Chinese real estate development firm with a portfolio of approximately $5.0 billion. H&QAP is an international private equity firm based in Palo Alto with 30 years of experience in cross-border technology investments.
The purchase reflects larger trends in the market according to Ron Gable, APR Vice President and San Mateo Manager. “In both residential and commercial real estate, the Bay Area is a destination for international investment. People from all over the world recognize this as a universally appealing and thriving business center.”
The property, once home to the Burlingame Drive-In before it was demolished a decade ago, was sold by Millennium Partners. The real estate developer, most known in the area for building San Francisco’s Four Seasons Hotel and Millennium Tower, had previously purchased the suburban site in 2006 and began plans to develop the site. Under their planning, the site was approved by the City of Burlingame for construction of four buildings with 767,000 square feet of office, technology, and life sciences space, along with a retail center, food services, a separate amenities building as well as structured and below-ground parking. The plan also calls for relocating an existing section of Airport Boulevard away from the Bay shoreline and into the site itself, allowing for new open space along the waterfront and a new segment of the Bay Trail. The project will now be implemented by the new buyers.
“Burlingame Point is an important addition to our growing Bay Area portfolio,” said Mr. Hok-Kan Dang, the founder and CEO of Genzon Property Group, who with KYLLI also own 225 Bust Street, a historical Class A office tower in San Francisco’s Financial District. “We look forward to working with the City of Burlingame and H&QAP to leverage our existing real estate development experience and technology-related service track record to bring global innovation to this strategically located space.”
Genzon and H&QAP have a long-term relationship having previously partnered in developing a premier office complex in Shenzhen, China with tenants including global technology leaders such as Microsoft and Tencent, one of China’s leading internet and social media companies.
“We have enjoyed a highly successful partnership with Genzon Group over eight years characterized by shared vision and deep mutual trust. We are truly excited to develop Burlingame Point into a destination for global technology companies” said Dr. Ta-lin Hsu, Chairman of H&QAP.
For the real estate agents involved, the transaction also was a personal one. “Jeff and I grew up in the area and went to the Burlingame Drive-In as teenagers. We always wanted to see a wonderful development here, and being able to play an instrumental role in making that a reality is an honor,” said Sandy Comaroto of APR. “The location is fantastic – on the water, close to transportation hubs and equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
“This is a very exciting project that will transform the Peninsula waterfront and take advantage of this site’s untapped potential,” explained Jeff Diodati of APR.
The transaction was backed by the City of Burlingame, local politicians, and the Burlingame City Council

Notable Listings / Sales

Featured Home: 240 Cinnabar Road in Woodside

January 30, 2015

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MAGNIFICENT WOODSIDE CONTEMPORARY
Where: 240 Cinnabar Road in Woodside (listing | property site)
Presiding over 3+ acres with sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay, sits this modern high-tech home. The home’s abstract contemporary architecture immediately draw you in to a world of luxury. The home features a 2-story living room with walls of glass looking out to the Bay, an extraordinary staircase, customized library and office, four bedrooms and two multi-room apartments. Luxury features include an elevator, 21kw solar system, underground garage, 12’ ceilings in basement with tremendous unfinished commercial grade space ideal for the “maker” culture, infinity pool, putting green, fire pit and terraces.
The home is listed by Mary Gullixson and Brent Gullixson of Alain Pinel Realtors Menlo Park.
Offered at: $13,800,000
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