2915 Ralston Ave Hillsborough, CA 94010

$5,395,000 4 Bedrooms4 Full / 1 Partial Baths3,230 sq. ft.

2915 Ralston Ave Hillsborough, CA 94010

Enchanting Residence in Magical Setting
Total # of Rooms: 8
Year Built: 1974
Interior: 3,230 sq. ft. (approx.)
Land: 2.27 acres (approx.)
Web #: 00811042
MLS ID: ML81792100

Situated in the heart of one of the San Francisco Peninsula’s most exclusive communities, this property is a true escape from the fast pace of the Bay Area while still enjoying proximity to town convenience. The setting is classic Hillsborough in the sought-after Carolands area with nature’s beauty all around and extraordinary privacy. The enchanting two-story home unfolds beyond a gated entrance and motor court that allows for off-street parking for many. The covered entrance, with columns and corbels and half-timbering on the walls, it is the dramatic central living and dining rooms that feel as if the home has been lifted from the English countryside. Here, a towering cathedral ceiling with exposed beams and trusses crowns the room encompassing skylights at one end and a library loft at the other.

The entire ambiance has been recently refreshed with crisp white walls that contrast beautifully with espresso-hued wood millwork. This, combined with divided light French doors and circular clerestory windows, creates a setting that is bright and light with a design for fresh-air living. The kitchen is ready to cater grand entertaining with high-end appliances and ample room for friends and family to join in with the chef. At every turn, openings to the deck invite outdoor living – a true signature of this very special home. For added leisure, the lower-level recreation room doubles as a central hub for three of the home’s four bedrooms. The master suite is conveniently arranged on the main level and offers deck access with tranquil views plus two individual en suite bathrooms, one with spa-like steam shower.    

Outside, the grounds are exceptional, with one venue after another revealed for myriad options of recreation, relaxation, and entertaining. A pool and spa are tucked away to one side on a sun-swept terrace, walking paths lead down to a vast level meadow for play and sports, and a footbridge crosses the creek to the perfect spot for quiet meditation.    


Among the Bay Area’s most prestigious communities, there is no other that offers the privilege of privacy amid the magnificence of nature and yet only 25 minutes to downtown San Francisco and 10 minutes to an international airport. Hillsborough, one of America’s most affluent communities and known as the “municipality of millionaires,” provides the ultimate in convenience for domestic and international travel. It is not only home to many notable business, sports, and entertainment figures, but is also characterized by its prominent homes that dot the hillsides, many with the utmost in privacy. This home is located in the Carolands neighborhood of Hillsborough, which has one of the most prominent homes in the entire Bay Area. Located less than one mile away, the Carolands Mansion is a 98-room estate dating back to 1912 and today a California Historical Landmark and part of the National Register of Historical Places.  The town comprises only residential single-family homes, while the adjacent town of Burlingame offers all the amenities one would expect for such a premier community with fine boutique shopping, gourmet dining, and an esteemed golf course and country club. In addition, both public and private schools are sought-after for their reputation throughout the San Francisco Peninsula. Bordered by two major commute routes, the location is ideal for accessing workplaces in either San Francisco or Silicon Valley. All of this, combined with spectacular views across the San Francisco Bay, makes Hillsborough an unrivaled place to call home.    

Bernadette Lamothe

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Interior Features

Total Rooms
# of Rooms: 8
Bedroom Information
# of Bedrooms: 4
First Floor Master
Bathroom Information
# of Full Bathrooms: 4
# of Half Bathrooms: 1
Kitchen Information
Chef's Kitchen
Design Features
Fireplace(s): 1
Granite Countertops
Hardwood Flooring
Plaster Walls
Stone Countertops
Additional Rooms
Spa / Hot Tub
Home Office
Laundry Features
Washer/Dryer in Unit
Other Features
Security System

Exterior Features

Type of Property
Single Family Home
Garage Bays: 2
Other Features
Deck / Patio
Electronics Gates
Inground Pool
Level Grounds
Outdoor Shower
Architectural Style
Split Level
Rolling Grounds
Wooded Grounds
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