Featured home: 354 Encinal Ave. in Menlo Park

An endearing estate in Menlo Park

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Where: 354 Encinal Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025 (Listing | Tour)

Charming, updated and expanded with a lovely backyard, this single-family home in San Mateo County offers vaulted ceilings, beautiful hardwood and travertine flooring and an abundance of space. A granite peninsula counter and stainless steel appliances highlight the incredible kitchen, which also opens to a lush backyard. The breakfast bar and dining area make for the perfect place to entertain family and friends. A secret, bonus room upstairs provides the owner of this home with a customizable area for whatever hobby they choose. A close drive to Stanford University and all of Silicon Valley, this estate offers comfort and luxurious living fit for any family.

The 2,679 square-foot home and property include:

  • 4 beds
  • 3 baths
  • Attached 2-car garage
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • High, vaulted ceilings
  • Hardwood and travertine flooring
  • Bonus hobby room
  • Master suite and master bath with heated floors and steam shower

Listed as $2,928,000 by Maggie Garside Heilman of the Menlo Park office

Featured home: 201 Surfbird Isle in Foster City

A waterfront oasis in San Mateo County

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Where: 201 Surfbird Isle, Foster City, CA 94404 (Listing | Tour)

With an unmatched end-of-island location in Foster City, this stunning home sits on a wide waterfront with ideal sun exposure. Extensively remodeled in 2005, this energy-efficient property offers luxurious amenities and a low-maintenance space ideal for entertaining and today’s active lifestyles. Gleaming bamboo and fine carpeting cover the floors, including a spacious master suite, office with prime water vistas and a tech-friendly home movie theater. The contemporary kitchen is the heart of the home and features a cathedral ceiling, opening skylight, custom white oak cabinets, natural stone surfaces and sliding doors to the outside deck. The master suite is its own sanctuary having access to a private deck and spa.

An expansive waterfront deck with bench seating allows you to entertain a crowd or to hold smaller, more intimate gatherings with close family and friends. From here you can watch passing boats or enjoy the beautiful nature of the area. Foster City provides small town ambiance with big amenities, and being just minutes away from freeways, shopping and San Francisco attractions, this estate is its own convenient oasis.

The 2,290 square-foot home and property include:

  • 3 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 2-car garage
  • Direct access to waterfront
  • Boat docking and water sports equipment storage
  • Bamboo flooring and vaulted ceiling
  • Energy-efficient and low-maintenance space
  • Home theater system

Listed as $2,428,000 by Sue Dickey of the San Mateo office