2710 Easton Drive
SIMPLE, ELEGANT, FRESH, MODERN
Built in 1927 and combining the striking architectural elements of the California Mediterranean style with modern convenience and functionality, this elegant property blends the privacy of a tucked away location with the neighborly charm and community connectedness that is a perennial attractor to Burlingame’s Easton Addition neighborhood.
This spacious four bedroom, four and a half bath home of almost 3200sf on three levels has a classic central floor plan with exceptional interior-exterior flow to multiple balconies and courtyards, creating everyday extended living space as well as ease of entertaining. The spacious rooms have high ceilings and large windows that frame sweeping views of the large, landscaped garden, surrounding treetops and neighborhood.
There are two entrances to the property. While fronting on the neighborhood’s namesake Easton Drive, daily in and out flow is from Hillside Circle via a driveway shared with two other homes. A charming enclosed brick courtyard with a softly splashing fountain connects the detached garage to the main residence and enters directly to the main living level.
A wide and gracious front entryway is flanked by formal living and dining rooms. Memorable yet classic finishes flow throughout property and include hardwood floors, white woodwork, divided light windows and French doors, custom lighting and numerous built-ins.
The formal living room is entered through a wide arched doorway and has large windows with garden views, a fireplace with a remote-controlled gas insert, custom lighting, and flows easily to adjacent family room.
The formal dining room features classic wainscoting and custom chandelier lighting.
The spacious kitchen is designed for functionality. Wide and open, a built-in bench and bank of windows at the far end anchor an informal gathering and eating area. Finishes include granite countertops, custom cabinetry and stainless steel appliances including a Wolf six burner gas range with wall-mounted pot filler, and KitchenAid built-in microwave oven, generous refrigerator/freezer, trash compactor and dishwasher. The window above the sink overlooks the chef’s garden with its fruit trees, grape vines, and raised vegetable and herb beds.
The family room has a whitewashed knotty pine beamed ceiling, built-in bookcases, custom lighting, and a convenient bar area with additional storage cabinetry and sink. Large French doors with flanking transom windows provide direct access to the sunny backyard.
The rear entry hall has a conveniently located guest WC, a storage pantry, and divided light door to the rear garden, courtyard, and detached garage.
A charming iron stair railing and wide steps wind gently upstairs to three large bedrooms and three full baths.
The spacious and private master suite includes a fireplace with a remote-controlled gas insert, custom lighting and a seating area with French doors to the signature covered front balcony with its treetop and garden views. A rear door leads to a large deck with terracotta tiles and iron railing surround that overlooks the garden and sunny courtyard below. The master bathroom has a radiant heat tiled floor, towel warming rack, and a free-standing soaking tub or shower. Cedar closets line one wall of the adjacent dressing area.
A second upstairs bedroom features arched windows, a closet built-in, and an en suite bathroom with a marble tiled walk-in stall shower with rain shower head and side spray, radiant heat floor, towel warming rack and Toto Japanese bidet toilet seat. The third upstairs bedroom has an alcove detail, spacious closet, and a hall bath with radiant heat floor, towel warming rack, and spacious stall shower with a side and overhead spray shower.
Stairs from the main floor rear hallway lead to a lower level which includes the fourth bedroom, fourth full bathroom and laundry room.
The lower level bedroom has a remote-controlled gas fireplace insert, built-in bookcase and recessed lighting. A custom designed work area/home office has a polished wood desktop, pendant lighting, file drawers and other built-in storage, and a project sink. The en suite bathroom has a towel warming rack, radiant heat floor, marble countertop, shower/tub with glass tile, and Kohler sink and fixtures including side and overhead spray shower. French doors from the bedroom to the outside provide the option of a completely separate living area.
A dedicated laundry room has built-in cabinetry with a marble countertop as a folding area, a built-in utility sink and additional storage tucked under the stairs.
Set on an approximately 7550sf lot, the property draws inspiration from the timeless elements of the Mediterranean style with a low-pitched red tile roof, multiple courtyards, fountains, iron railings, brick and flagstone paths and patios, cascading plantings, fruit trees and herb garden. The Easton-facing garden surprises with a meandering dry creek bed, stone walls, vibrant landscaping, and a fountain with a reflection bench marking the midpoint of the distinctive front stairs.
A spacious detached two car garage was rebuilt several years ago by previous owners. French doors, transom windows and a wooden arbor mirror those of the main house, creating continuity of design.
Additional property features include central air conditioning, front exterior landscape lighting, automatic irrigation system, and a tankless water heater.
Hoover Elementary School, Burlingame Intermediate School, and Burlingame High School. (Buyer to confirm enrollment.)
Located 15 miles from downtown San Francisco, Burlingame is a populous suburb with a thriving commercial base of its own. The city stretches from San Francisco Bay to the east, Interstate 280 to the west, Millbrae to the north, and Hillsborough and San Mateo to the south. Burlingame calls itself the City of Trees and counts 18,000 trees on public land and right-of-ways -- including several large stands of eucalyptus. The Broadway and Burlingame Avenue corridors are popular shopping districts, but the city has commercial interests as well. Industrial growth in Burlingame was spurred in the 1960s and ’70s by its proximity to San Francisco International Airport, and the city is home to Virgin America airlines and related service industries. Landmarks in Burlingame include the distinctive Caltrain station at Burlingame Avenue and California Drive, built in 1894 in the Mission Revival style. Nearby is Washington Park, which covers 19 acres and includes tennis courts, baseball fields, a basketball court, a picnic area, a playground, and plenty of green space. A more obscure landmark is the Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia on California Drive.