Hillsborough is a dream community where picturesque tree-lined streets, woodland, country clubs and acclaimed schools meet extravagant estate living. Only the Bay Area’s wealthiest families can afford to set down roots here — and that fact has not changed in its 108-year history. Families with illustrious names such as Hearst, Clark and Crocker set Hillsborough on its current course of prestige, and the next generation of properties have only continued the tradition.

One such estate — a newly listed property set on over approximately 1.62 acres edging the 8th fairway of the famed Burlingame Country Club — recalls the traditional grandeur of Hillsborough. Resting on New Place Road just beyond the historic gates of the William H. Crocker estate, a magnificent French Country residence is “a triumph of architectural design,” according to listing agent Anthony Galli of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Burlingame. A visit to the 8,500-square-foot property reveals just how special and spectacular it is.

Drive up a scenic, meandering and exclusive road, embraced by privacy and mature trees. Ivy-covered charm welcomes you inside a voluminous residence featuring five large en suite bedrooms and six and a half spa-inspired bathrooms. The interiors make an immediate statement with grand, formal living rooms and a library tailor-made for entertaining. A dream kitchen makes food preparation easy, whether it’s personal chef or someone in the family. Rich custom detailing, spanning from elegant wood flooring to intricate wood paneling, creates an atmosphere of supreme elegance and artistry.

Panoramic San Francisco Bay and City views are captured from many of the rooms and outside terraces. Total serenity envelopes you with a romantic courtyard, perimeter strolling paths, expansive lawn areas, Redwood grove, Hydrangea garden with coast live oak canopy, lighted sports court and a magnificent pool/spa.

Offered at $12,995,000, this prized estate is a thing of beauty to behold.