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233 W Santa Inez Ave, Hillsborough

233 West Santa Inez Avenue, Hillsborough, CA 94010







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Alicia Sanguinetti
Andrew Greenman
This elegant Georgian revival-style home offers an impressive pedigree.
Originally built by Edward J. Tobin whose family name and fortune helped shape Hillsborough’s unique legacy (as evidenced by The Tobin Clark area which bares their name), and later, the home of Randolph Hearst, heir to publisher William Randolph Hearst, who left his own architectural statement with the hill top edifice known as Hearst Castle. The grace of this home has been enjoyed by some of the most influential families in the bay area – past, present and now future. This stately circa 1914 home offers the flexibility for 9 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and 1 half bath. The home features fine details and craftsmanship, plus a light-filled floor plan that is as relevant today and in years past. A sense of balance and symmetry are hallmarks of this home’s design and it starts at the formal entrance hall. From the front door your eye is immediatel

"The grace of this home has been enjoyed by some of the most influential families in the bay area – past, present and now future."

y drawn across the large room and out to the gardens–tall French doors and transom windows let sunshine and shadows dance through the space. From this welcoming formal entry you now have easy access to every corner of the home. A graceful stair leads to the upper-level. To the right you’ll discover a library and office that would be the envy of any executive. Further down the foyer is a grand living room that expands into a garden room–every room on this side of the home is connected to the beautiful grounds through multiple sets of tall French doors that line each room. Across from the living room is a grand dining salon, a fireplace, stunning chandeliers and again French doors that open to the expansive patio, makes this a comfortable space for lively family gatherings or a charitable fund raiser. There is also access off the entry to a comfortable family room where a theatre size TV is part of the appeal.

Located adjacent to the completely updated kitchen is an added bonus. The eat-in kitchen offers every amenity plus the separate large breakfast/sitting room is perfect for everyday meals. A second stair in this wing leads to the second and third levels, where you will find multiple spacious bedrooms, and a private master bedroom wing. And if you continue up to the third level you will find two additional bedrooms, a bath, office/den and a yoga, play space, plus large laundry. There is more, a private staff apartment with bedroom, bath and kitchen and a lower level where you’ll discover a wine cellar, a workshop, and exceptional storage. This home is the definition of comfort and elegance. The grounds provide an additional dimension to this home’s stature. An enormous patio has two large white pergolas that runs the width of the home. From here you are surrounded by neatly tended gardens with walkways to explore, an imported hand carved stone fountain, rose gardens, groves of redwoods and a sparkling pool and level lawn. Whether you are walking among the flowers or enjoying the view from the inside the looking out–nature will provide everyday inspiration. The stunning grounds were selected by San Mateo Arboretum Society’s 20th annual garden tour, and have been maintained in all their glory by the current owners. Tucked behind private gates this impressive estate offers you a rare retreat, just minutes from all the amenities the Peninsula has to offer.

This elegant Georgian revival-style home offers an impressive pedigree.

- Sanguinetti Greenman Group



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The neighborhood: Hillsborough

A storied town founded by California’s most distinguished 19th-century industrialists, Hillsborough possesses a glorious legacy of prominent living as well as a colorful history dating back to the California Gold Rush.