550 Hilmar Street
Santa Clara, California
Celebrating the main aesthetic elements of Tudor architecture, while combining them with modern features and amenities, 550 Hilmar Street is considered to be one of the best examples of a 1930’s period revival found in Santa Clara. Affectionately called an "American Storybook Tudor," this home is characterized by its charming details such as copper gutters and portico, handsome brick and wooden trim accents, steeply pitched shake roof, an ornate chimney and antique chimney pot. The relatively restrained nature of the facade is beautifully contrasted against the internal features of the home such as the high, wood-paneled ceilings, rounded doorways, stained glass, and a grand room with the robust beauty of a copper chimney breast focal point. The gentle tones of the interior walls are offset by rich, dark wood beams and a wrought iron stairwell which has been reinforced for safety and leads to two spacious bedrooms and a remodeled bathroom upstairs. The kitchen features a subzero refrigerator, stainless steel appliances, gas range, farmhouse sink, recessed lighting, and breakfast bar. Two sets of French doors reveal a secluded backyard with its newly painted patio and darling guest cottage that boasts a new skylight and remodeled bathroom with visually striking style. All the advantages of both a full basement and a separate garage add practicality to strength of design.
Schools: Westwood Elementary, Buchser Middle, Santa Clara High
List Price: $1,575,000