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428 Fairfax Avenue

428 Fairfax Avenue

$3,215,000  |  428 Fairfax Avenue, San Mateo

Exuding classic Louis XIV French style – with its perfect symmetry, quoin corners, and mansard slate roof – this circa 1936 architectural jewel is ready to be transformed into your dream home. Lovingly owned by the same family for more than 50 years, the home makes an impressive architectural statement in this most desirable Baywood neighborhood. Vintage details reign inside with parquet wood floors, intricate wall and ceiling millwork, and crystal drop chandeliers. The expansive floor plan spans three levels with 5 bedrooms, an office, and 3.5 baths, including an upstairs primary suite with newly remodeled bath. Classic formal venues are complemented by a lower-level family room and recreation room with bar. There is a large patio for outdoor living elevated above the rear yard that awaits your vision for the future. Adding the finishing touch is the home’s amazing location just one-half mile to vibrant downtown San Mateo and with access to acclaimed Baywood Elementary School – an outstanding opportunity not to be missed.


Summary of the Home


  • Circa 1936 original jewel on the market for the first time in over 50 years
  • Influenced by the Louis XIV French style with perfect symmetry, quoin corners, slate mansard roof with finials, and steep pediment above the elevated front entrance flanked by two urns
  • Vintage details inside include parquet wood floors, crystal drop chandeliers, and classic wall and ceiling millwork with carved details 
  • All new front-facing bespoke sapele mahogany windows
  • 5 bedrooms, office, and 3.5 baths on three levels
  • Approximately 3,760 square feet 
  • Formal living room with of-the-era fireplace plus formal dining room 
  • Kitchen, with separate breakfast room, has an electric range, dishwasher, refrigerator, and door to a large elevated patio
  • Main-level office with private deck and adjacent half-bath
  • Upstairs primary suite leading to dressing room with vanity and newly remodeled bath with beautiful vintage tub, frameless-glass shower with bench seating, marble tile finishes, and dual entry to the hallway
  • Two upstairs bedrooms, each with direct access to a shared bath with vintage tiled shower
  • Lower-level family room with rear yard access plus large recreation room with entertainment bar
  • Two lower-level bedrooms and bath with shower
  • Laundry room with washer/dryer, sink, and rear yard access
  • Spacious elevated patio with stairs down to the rear yard and carport parking for two vehicles; a rooftop deck is accessed from the upper level
  • Lot size of approximately 7,140 square feet 
  • Wonderful Baywood location just one-half mile to downtown shops and restaurants
  • Excellent schools: Baywood Elementary, Borel Middle, Aragon High (buyer to confirm)

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