New Listing: 2504 Melendy Drive, San Carlos
April 8, 2016
The Best of Both Worlds
When it comes to buying a home in San Carlos, you usually have to make a choice: Either you want a home with a large, flat back yard that's perfect for entertaining and having a place for the kids to play. Or, you want a home with an incredible view. It's usually one or the other, but rarely do you get both. Until now.
If breathtaking views and a huge, flat back yard are high on your home buying list, then put my new listing at 2504 Melendy Drive at the top of your list of homes to see this weekend.
2504 Melendy Drive is a spacious, 2,580 square foot home that features 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. It's situated on a huge, 11,780 square foot lot — much of which is a flat back yard with a lawn, wood deck, and aggregate concrete sitting area.
And the views? Yep, you get them too — breathtaking views of the South Bay can be had from the back deck, the kitchen, the living room and the dining room:
But the magic of 2504 Melendy Drive doesn't end with the back yard and the views. Far from it. Once you step inside the home, you'll truly appreciate how well suited this house is for entertaining and family living.
The kitchen has been beautifully remodeled to provide an open “great room” feel as it flows right into the family room. With expansive granite counters and rich wood cabinetry, the kitchen also takes full advantage of those spectacular views:
Speaking of open areas, this home also features formal dining and living rooms that also flow together seamlessly to create a wide open space for entertaining guests or hosting those large family dinners.
What ties everything together with 2504 Melendy Drive is the intelligent floor plan, and an extra bonus that you won't find in just any home. First, 3 of the 4 bedrooms, including the huge master suite, are situated in the same general area on the main floor. This is a huge deal for parents with small children (until the kids get older, of course, and then you want them as far away as possible.)
The added bonus is that 4th bedroom, which is on the lower level, is a fully en-suite room. This makes it a perfect set up if you expect to have extended guests, as an au pair suite, or as it's configured now as a private home office. It's close to the rest of the house, but just far enough off the beaten path to provide ample privacy. This is a really nice bonus feature that you just don't find in any house.
Finally, no discussion about the ideal house in San Carlos is not complete without touching on location. 2504 Melendy Drive is about as centrally located in San Carlos as you can get. You're literally minutes away from either stretch of the thriving downtown San Carlos shopping and dining district (SoLa and NoLa). And if the fabulous back yard is simply not enough space for you to roam, Highlands Park is literally right around to corner.
If you're concerned about access to commute routes, you probably couldn't pick a better spot in San Carlos. Whether your commute takes you on Highway 101 or 280, you're just about equidistant from both — and getting to either route is a really quick drive from this home.
Schools? Check. 2504 Melendy Drive is located in the award winning San Carlos School District, and is within the boundaries of Heather Elementary, Tierra Linda Middle, and Carlmont High Schools. But you're going to double-check that for yourself with School District, because there are always rules and limitations with anything so good.
Want to See More?
Before you come to the open house this weekend, take a “Virtual Walk” through 2504 Melendy Drive using the amazing Matterport 3D Scan technology. Simply click on the window below and explore every square foot of the house. You get 360-degree views of every place in the house. (Hint – use the arrows on your keyboard or the mouse to easily zip through the house). That way, when I see you this weekend, you'll feel like you've already been there.
For a full gallery of the color photos, click here: 2504 Melendy Drive Photo Gallery
Speaking of open houses, 2504 Melendy Drive will be open this weekend from 1:00PM – 4:00PM on both Saturday and Sunday. It's attractively priced to sell at $2,199,000. Make sure to stop by and admire all of the great things this beautiful San Carlos home has to offer – views, yard, and location!