Nothing says “Americana” like a New England-style home. The wood shingles. The rounded pilasters. The welcoming verandas. The rambling floorplans. As if on cue for our country’s forthcoming July 4th holiday, this newly built, all-American classic possesses all of the distinction and informality of the historic East Coast aesthetic in one of Hillsborough’s premier lower neighborhoods.

Taking cues from the architectural style — which was particularly popular in the seaside escapes of Cape Cod, Nantucket and Newport in the late 19th century, this recently completed 4,900-square foot residence offers a modern interpretation of the New England style.

The sleek and open concept floor plan unfolds with a dramatic great room that opens to a heated rear terrace, perfect for indoor/outdoor living. The kitchen is centered around a massive marble center island and bar, where guests or family can watch the chef whip up a meal on the state-of-the-art commercial grade appliances.

Five total bedrooms, each with en suite bath, offer optimum privacy and comfort.  The spacious master suite feels warm and bright with French doors opening to the backyard, large walk-in closet and a luxurious bath with his- and hers- sinks, vanity, shower and soaking tub. A wood-paneled office also serves as an elegant and quiet haven.

Striking finishes throughout the home, such as white oak floors presented in a herringbone pattern, not only reveal a meticulous attention to detail, but a thoughtful commitment to cohesion and harmony. At the same time, energy-efficient design principles will keep the home functional and sustainable for years to come.

Moving outdoors, the magnificent grounds impress with a pool and spa, landscaped gardens and restored historic gates at the front corner.

Offered at $8,595,000, this special, one-of-a-kind retreat is also just minutes to shopping and dining in downtown Burlingame and has access to excellent Hillsborough schools. For more information, contact the Laugesen Team with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Burlingame at or (650) 465-5742.