44 Chester Way
San Mateo and San Mateo Park
A true Craftsman-inspired masterpiece. Lovingly designed and built by the current owners less than five years ago, this approximately 5800 sf home features a simple, timeless design aesthetic paired with modern convenience and usability. A stone’s throw away from downtown Burlingame Avenue with its shops and restaurants, yet a world unto itself tucked on a quiet side street just one block long. This spacious home features every possible amenity for both quality family time and ease of entertaining. A unique wrap around deck with twin inset folding doors allows for an unsurpassed indoor/outdoor flow and sweeping views of the large, landscaped yard.
Sheltered by leafy trees, the home’s exterior facade speaks to its Craftsman roots: a front gabled roof, distinctive tapered square columns with stone base, and signature Craftsman-style windows and front door. An inviting step-down Connecticut bluestone walkway leads to a deep, charming covered porch running the front length of the house.
A wide and gracious entryway flows to a central landing area and reveals the first glimpse of the stunning property beyond. Memorable yet classic finishes flow consistently throughout property and include knotty hickory hardwood floors, crisp white wainscoting, thick baseboards and crown molding, intricate ceiling designs, custom lighting and built-ins.
Formal living room has a traditional box beam ceiling with gas fireplace, custom mantle and window coverings.
Formal dining room features ¾ high wainscoting and both recessed and custom drop chandelier lighting. An adjoining butler’s pantry includes built-ins for storage and a deep countertop area for entertaining ease.
Beautiful formal powder room has sophisticated grass cloth wall covering, Carrera marble countertop and classic polished chrome fixtures.
Glass-paned French doors lead to a large office with garden views and full-length built-in bookshelves that conceal a secret room designed to house all componentry.
The kitchen is an entertainer’s dream. Wide and open, the huge Carrera marble-topped island with counter seating and custom pendant lights is perfect for gathering around. A built-in Miele espresso machine can handle any coffee order, with a unique pull out drawer microwave just below. Stainless steel Thermador appliances include a professional six burner gas stove, double ovens, generous refrigerator/freezer and dishwasher.
The open kitchen, adjacent informal dining area and massive family room combine to create an incredible and unique “great room” space. Details include 10’ high ceilings plus an even higher tray ceiling, recessed lighting, and built-in window seats flanking the gas fireplace. Matching bi-fold sliding doors on two sides allow the walls to “disappear” and expand the room seamlessly out to the beautiful wrap-around porch overlooking the garden and bluestone patio with built-in stainless steel grill and tumbling rose-covered arbor. Wide, gentle steps to the lower walkway and patio flow out to the main garden or connect back to the downstairs living space.
Off the kitchen is a second half bath and large mudroom with built-in bench, storage and hooks, ideal for corralling coats, backpacks, and other transitional items. This space leads directly into a large two car garage with extra storage.
A charming landing at the top of the stairs opens to four bedrooms, three full baths and a laundry room.
The spacious and private master suite includes a seating area with backyard views, custom lighting, custom window coverings including black-out blinds, plus a large walk-in closet with custom built-ins. The master bathroom offers double sinks set in a beautiful Carrera marble countertop, a free-standing soaking tub and large walk-in shower with built-in bench. A separate toilet closet provides privacy.
Upstairs laundry room with built-in cabinetry, folding counter and sink. Large separate linen and storage closet.
Second and third bedrooms share a jack and jill bathroom with full tub/shower and double sinks. A fourth bedroom has its own en suite bathroom with a spacious walk-in shower.
A recessed pocket door on the main floor reveals stairs to an expansive lower level. A second family room, game room, workout room and fifth bedroom and full bathroom function as expanded living space, guest space or a completely separate living area as desired.
The great room has French doors that lead out to the backyard. Built-in speakers and 81” flat screen TV are set up for surround sound. An adjoining game room expands play space and a deep closet works well for wine storage.
A large, restful fifth bedroom has its own French doors out to the yard and could be accessed via the winding path in the side yard. A private full bathroom with Carrera marble countertop, classic tile and tub/shower is just across.
A large workout room with rubber mat flooring, built-in speakers and flat screen TV make working out easy!
Four heating zones with hydronic heating and air conditioning on main and upper floors. Lower floor has radiant floor heating.
Set on an approximately 0.43 acre lot, the level, endless lawn area is set up for baseball, soccer or croquet…with water breaks made easy by the pop-up fountain along the side fence. A hidden basketball/sport court with lighting for night play and tree house/play structure inspire fun and adventure for all ages.