Coldwell Banker

580 El Camino Real
San Carlos, CA 94070

300 Chestnut Street, San Carlos, CA 94070



Rare San Carlos Treasure on a Huge Lot

Property Info
MLS #:81756587
Baths:3 Baths (3 F)
Type:Single Family
Size:2,415 ft²
Lot Size:12,980 ft²
  • Three bedrooms (including the master suite) and three bathrooms
  • Spacious living room with a fireplace and bay views
  • Eat-in kitchen, family room with a fireplace and oversized laundry room with a full bathroom
  • Detached, two-car garage with expanded space
  • Large, flat back yard with additional side yard and expanded back yard patio for entertaining
Huge price reduction!  This property is your chance to own a piece of San Carlos history with all the bells and whistles that any home owner would want on the fabulous Mid-Peninsula.  Situated on a nearly 13,000-square-foot, mostly flat lot, this property offers a majestic private back yard with room to entertain, garden or even expand the house.  There are bay views from the spacious living room, which has abundant, built-in bookshelves. The corner fireplace is truly unique and adds to the charm of the home.  Views of the western hills can be seen from the dining area and back yard.

The house is a rare, pagoda-style structure that was built by Capt. Nicholas T. Smith in the late 1880s as a peaceful retreat and was enjoyed by Smith and other distinguished men of the time.  Based on historical records, this house is the last physical reminder of the contributions that Smith made to founding the city of San Carlos.

The current owners have meticulously maintained this 3-bedroom/3-bathroom home and have felt privileged to be the caretakers of this wonderful property.

The home also features a large family room (with a second fireplace) that opens to a garden retreat.  The eat-in kitchen can be easily expanded into the larger-than-normal laundry room, or you can move in and enjoy the current functional space.  The master bedroom is adjacent to the grand back yard, so you can see lush garden views from the windows.  The second bedroom on the ground floor offers a wood beam ceiling for extra charm.  The third bedroom on the second story is perfect as an office, teen bedroom or private guest room.

The detached, 2-car garage has extra space for storage or a work area.
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Total:$2,195,00020% Down:$439,000Financing:$1,756,000
Jumbo 30 Yr Fixed*
3.71 %
(3.79% APR)
$8,093 / month

*Rates for May 2020. Information displayed is accurate as of the date of the latest update and is subject to change without notice. Loan pricing can only be locked through a home mortgage consultant. Other restrictions may apply. The Rate/APR and other terms may vary from those displayed based on the creditworthiness of the borrower, the type of dwelling, whether the borrower is self-employed, the location of the property and other factors. Please contact a lender in your area to determine what rates you qualify for.

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Local Schools

School NameTypeDistanceGreatSchools Rating
Arundel Elementary School
200 Arundel Road, San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 508-7311
0.52 mi
Central Middle School
757 Cedar Street, San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 508-7321
0.55 mi
1710 Arroyo Avenue, San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 632-8300
0.69 mi
St. Charles Elementary School
850 Tamarack Avenue, San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 593-1629
0.79 mi
Arbor Bay School
1017 Cedar St., San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 631-9999
0.84 mi
Brittan Acres Elementary School
2000 Belle Avenue, San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 508-7307
0.86 mi
Charles Armstrong School
1405 Solana Drive, Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 592-7570
0.94 mi
San Carlos Charter Learning Center
750 Dartmouth Avenue, San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 508-7343
0.99 mi
Tierra Linda Middle School
750 Dartmouth Avenue, San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 508-7370
0.99 mi
Hanlin Academy
248 Harbor Blvd., Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 226-3905
1.01 mi
Kindercourt Academy
1225 Greenwood Avenue, San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 591-4882
1.05 mi
Heather Elementary School
2757 Melendy Drive, San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 508-7303
1.14 mi
Carlmont High School
1400 Alameda De Las Pulgas, Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 595-0210
1.21 mi
Notre Dame High School
1540 Ralston Avenue, Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 595-1913
1.24 mi
Compass High School
1060 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 720-4248
1.29 mi
San Mateo County Special Education School
101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 802-5588
1.29 mi
San Mateo County Rop School
101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 598-2000
1.29 mi
Nesbit Elementary School
500 Biddulph Way, Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 637-4860
1.31 mi
White Oaks Elementary School
1901 White Oak Way, San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 508-7317
1.33 mi
West Bay High School
1561 Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 595-5022
1.35 mi
Notre Dame Elementary School
1200 Notre Dame Avenue, Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 591-2209
1.38 mi
Central Elementary School
525 Middle Road, Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 637-4820
1.41 mi
Redwood High School
1968 Old County Road, Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 369-1411
1.55 mi
Immaculate Heart Of Mary School
1000 Alameda De Las Pulgas, Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 593-4265
1.58 mi
Belmont Oaks Academy
2200 Carlmont Drive, Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 593-6175
1.72 mi
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