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Striking detail and design in San Mateo County

November 23, 2018

Where: 570 Remillard Drive, Hillsborough CA 94010

Built with striking craftsmanship and design, this home ideal for both formal entertaining and comfortable everyday living. The stunning property boasts Craftsman details from top to bottom, as well as Australian spotted gum hardwood floors, Italian Murano glass lights, and onyx countertops. Other designer details in the custom home include tiles from Ann Sacks, Venetian plaster walls and high-end Rohl fixtures. Outside, an expansive deck and two patios unfold on this beautiful setting of one-half acre with stunning park-like grounds. Built with privacy in mind, this incredible property reflects the best of living in San Mateo County.

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See the custom Craftsman home for yourself during this weekend’s open houses, running Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

The home is listed at $3,788,000 by Julie Baumann of Alain Pinel Realtors’ Burlingame office.

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Guignécourt at 891 Crystal Springs Road in Hillsborough

January 6, 2017

 A hidden treasure on the San Francisco peninsula

891 Crystal Springs Road in HillsboroughWhere: 891 Crystal Springs Road, Hillsborough, California (listing | website | tour)
Built circa 1912, Guignécourt is a Mediterranean estate located on 47+ acres with sweeping, panoramic San Francisco Bay views. This historic estate was originally designed by Bliss & Faville, architects renowned for the St. Francis Hotel and Pacific-Union Club in San Francisco. It’s gracious interiors—redesigned by Anthony Hail—have been featured in Architectural Digest and other notable publications. Privately held by the de Guigné family for over 100 years, the estate has hosted many society galas, U.S. presidents and dignitaries.

Guignécourt’s 16,660 square-foot home and lush property features:

  • Four levels with 6 primary bedrooms, 8 full baths, and 1 half-bath
  • 7 original staff bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
  • Ceiling heights reaching almost 20 feet in the ballroom, and many with carved relief ceiling moldings and triple layers of crown moldings, some with gold leaf detail
  • Gated and deer-fenced grounds with private hiking trails, canyons, and reservoir
  • Pool and pavilion, designed by renowned landscape architect Porter and Steinwedell
  • Detached 3-car garage, 8-car carport, tremendous motor court parking, and ample, discreet staff parking in lower car area

The first level offers an exquisite space for entertaining, with a grand foyer and galley hallway leading to:

  • Ballroom with fireplace
  • Banquet-scaled formal dining room with fireplace
  • Library with fireplace and concealed bar
  • Cloak room and formal powder room
  • Breakfast room with fireplace
  • Butler’s pantry/china room
  • Professional kitchen, pantry with pastry room, and service courtyard
  • Separate chef’s quarters with 2 bedrooms and 1 full bathroom
  • Pool pavilion with fireplace and 2 full bathrooms with dressing rooms and closets

The second level offers an elegant and comfortable living space, including:

  • Master bedroom suite with fireplace and 2 baths
  • 3 bedrooms, two with fireplace, plus hall bath
  • 2 bedrooms, each with en suite bath
  • 4 original staff bedrooms and one bath
  • Laundry room

On the third level, find a play/recreation room and two large storage rooms. The basement includes a professional flower arranging room, wine and liquor cellars, a laundry center, a bedroom and bath, additional storage and the eight-car carport.
Guignécourt is located:

  • Less than 2 miles to downtown San Mateo and 3 miles to downtown Burlingame
  • 8 miles to San Francisco International Airport
  • 13 miles to Pacific Ocean beaches
  • 13 miles to Facebook and 18 miles to Google headquarters
  • 16 miles to Stanford University
  • 20 miles to downtown San Francisco
  • Excellent Hillsborough public schools: South Hillsborough Elementary (API 956); Crocker Middle (API 961); Aragon High (API 849) (buyer to confirm enrollment)
  • Hillsborough private schools include Crystal Springs Uplands (6-12) and Nueva (pre-K to 12)

Listed at $29,850,000 by Mary and Brent Gullixon of Alain Pinel Realtors.
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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
The property has already garnered attention from national and local news outlets including USA Today, MarketWatch, Mashable, Los Angeles Times, International Business Times, CurbedSF,, and more.

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OPEN HOUSE: 101 Fallen Leaf Drive in Hillsborough

June 19, 2015

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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Featured Home: 224 Ridgeway Road in Hillsborough

January 10, 2014

Where: 224 Ridgeway Road in Hillsborough (listing | virtual tour)
A Classic Colonial beautifully renovated in the finest materials with impeccable taste is situated on approximately .84 acres of gorgeous gardens with tennis court, pool and cabana in Hillsborough. This gracious 7 bedroom, 6 bathroom with 2 half-baths has an elegant formal living room, dinning room and front room plus a solarium and an upstairs sleeping porch.The home also features spacious sun-infused rooms with access to lovely grounds and terraces.
The home is listed by Anne Riley and Andrew Greenman of the Alain Pinel Realtors Burlingame office.
Offered at: $5,850,000
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