Welcome home to a powerful renaissance of California Craftsman architecture, yet cultivated for a modern urban existence! Craftsman architecture may have had its heyday in the 1910s, but prepare to be captivated by this modern adaptation of something truly Americana. The owners took incredible pains during construction to be true to “unity with nature” - the ethos of the Arts & Crafts movement. Its complete lack of pretension is disguised by its flowing elegance and grace. Located in close proximity to Historic Burlingame and St Augustine High School, this canyon nested home offers the perfect blend of view, proximity, efficiency and lifestyle. There is a main house AND a beautiful auxiliary cottage in the back. It all starts when you first walk up; you can’t help but smile as you realize you are in front of the total package. The entry landscape, complete with select native vegetation and complementing hardscape, makes it easy to see why you want to come home every day. The Craftsman pedigree of stained wood and earth tones are evident in the beautiful columns and gracious front porch, which frames the residence entry facade. The lazy front porch yearns for those quiet moments or engaging conversations, whatever your mood may be. When you first step into the home you will be struck by the great room experience, highlighted by a spectacular kitchen that is a centerpiece to the design. The home sits high on the street so the Eastern views out the front are simply mesmerizing. Without taking an extra step, you will be charmed by the warm custom soft cork flooring below your feet and the beautiful Rosewood ceiling fan above your head. Keep walking and you'll realize that this modern adaptation stayed true to the inner heart of craftsman design. The wood details are plentiful but not overpowering. The use of Cohiba granite throughout the kitchen and living room built-ins adds the needed touch of modernism. The kitchen features a wide-open experience with grand island and high-end appliances. The custom lighting and slow push drawers fulfill one’s expectations for a home of this caliber. The home also has cool features you don’t see very often. Extra tall solid wood doors create a true grand experience. The color palette evokes feelings and images of old Pasadena Historic Craftsman homes like The Gamble House. The guest bath in the main residence is a beautiful mix of tile and wood keeping true to its craftsman roots. There are 3 closets that are all custom done by California Closets including the grand master closet. Speaking of the master, it is located on the upper floor all by itself. There is a contemporary glass slider that allows for both privacy and also openness at the entry to the stairwell. The master bath is a dream and you will absolutely luxuriate in the private steam spa. This residence has so much more but there are 3 special features we just have to describe. First, is the stunning cottage that is every bit amazing as the main home itself. It is a small self-contained getaway complete with wet bath and getaway loft. The finishes and fixtures of the main house have been carried over here. It could be perfect for guest room, office, his or her escape room or perhaps a little vacation rental for some lucky visitors! The cottage opens out to the second amazing feature, which is the backyard entertainment. Complete with grand fire pit and waterfalls, you will love the nights or the days whether it is cool or warm. This fabulous design offers the best for both worlds. Finally, and by no means last, is easily one of the most incredible garages available anywhere in metro San Diego. This oversized garage has been constructed with the ultimate connoisseur in mind. It starts with what seems like endless built in storage. I don’t even know if it is possible to fill all the hand done custom cabinetry. The ceiling height offers advantages for lifts as well as high profile vehicles. Hidden away under the direct access stairwell is an additional storage area which could also double as a small work area. At the top of the stairwell, prior to entering the main home is a generous laundry room. This home is the perfect coalescence of historic architecture, blending seamlessly with modern authenticity and expectations. Come home, put your feet up and stay for a while - you will love living here.