Statuesquely perched on a corner lot in the Burlingame Manor tract of North Park, sits this 2-story Spanish Colonial Revival masterpiece with a casita above the garage. Designed by master architect Charles Salyers and built in 1926 for the Greenman family (the original blueprints are intact!), its provenance makes it a likely candidate for historic designation and Mills Act (property tax reduction).
No description can do justice to this incredible property however here are the main elements that will make any Buyer want to be the next steward! The entry level of the main house greets you with a dramatic open foyer featuring a custom Cantera “shell” with wrought iron railing and hosts a generous living room, cozy sitting room, formal dining room, bonus room currently used as TV room (optional bedroom), 2 bedrooms, a laundry room and 1 ¼ bathrooms. An updated kitchen has quartz countertops, gas cooktop, and ample cabinet and pantry space. The charming breakfast nook features vintage built-ins, an open turret with rustic beams and a custom stained-glass window. The updated laundry room off the kitchen boasts tons of storage, newer energy star washer/dryer, quartz countertops, a tankless hot water heater, new “gardener’s toilet” and access to an enclosed dog run. Upstairs is home to a lovely primary suite that includes a private deck with views to the mountains, distant Mexico hills, and downtown lights; a walk-in closet, and spa-like bathroom with soaking tub, double-sink and skylight.
Original characteristics of the property that have retained their beauty and charm include hardwood floors, tall baseboards, crown molding, coved ceilings, arch ways, gumwood ceiling beams, gumwood and oak interior and exterior doors with vintage crystal hardware, display niches, French doors, plate and picture rails, beadboard, leaded glass, wood windows and more. The wood-burning fireplace has an original gumwood mantle, Batchelder-style tile inset, rough granite stone and tile hearth. The gorgeous exterior of the property features water – wise, low maintenance Mediterranean landscape with automatic drip system and lighting, flagstone pathways, fountain and seating area, Deco-coated steps and paths to main entry and back yard, Cantera steps and Talavera accent tiles leading to the home’s rear entry, custom wrought iron, lockable gates, a dog run and separate entrance to laundry room. The serene back yard has brick pathways, a water feature that sits on top of Cantera stone with Talavera tile accent tiles, mature plantings, a Tabebuia/Ipe tree and Cantera seating for entertaining larger groups. Above the 2-car garage sits an adorable, light-filled, 1 bedroom/1bathroom casita with separate entrance and its own private outdoor seating area below. It features wood floors, a full eat-in kitchen with pantry and vintage built-ins, a large living room, a bedroom with vintage built-ins and lighting, and a bathroom with vintage tile.
The unit comes with its own washer and dryer, water heater and gas and electric meter. Water usage is combined with the main residence. Annual rental income has ranged from $27,000-$29,000. Current fair market rent of $2,500/month = $30,000. Can be used for long-term or short-term rent, office, art studio, or guest residence. Seeing is believing so schedule your appointment today!