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5 Unique Homes for Sale in San Mateo, CA Right Now

There are endless amazing reasons to live in San Mateo - the short commute to San Francisco (35 minutes on the Caltrain), being so close to famous beaches, national parks, wine country, and great surfing, to name but a few.

The community is made up of a diverse blend of locals and others from across the country and world. People are friendly, and even say hey in the street, and if you've lived in the likes of New York City, you know that's the real deal.

So let's check out some unique properties in the San Mateo area that are for sale right now, shall we?

1. 28 West 4th Avenue #8, San Mateo, CA 94402

Price: $1,589,000 (price drop: $160K)

First and foremost, the location of this property could not be more central, with a Walk Score of 98, just steps from downtown San Mateo Central Park, Japanese Garden, and Rose Garden as well as lots of of great restaurants, cafes, shops, and grocery stores. Daily errands here would be a breeze, as would commuting to the city with easy access to freeways and just a short walk to the Caltrain.

Secondly, this is a true architectural gem that exudes charm and unique features. Enjoy the beautiful Spanish Mediterranean aesthetic and character from the lush shared courtyard with fountain and outdoor seating.

Thirdly, space is no issue in this three bed, three bath condo, which is more house-like at 2,500 square feet and includes an additional garden studio with its own separate entrance - perfect for a WFH office. The interior is beautiful with more Mediterranean influences, tall ceilings, exposed wood beams, and some more modern additions in the bathrooms and kitchen.

Other features include a lovely lobby, two-car tandem parking in the garage, a huge separate storage unit, a gym, sauna, and recreation room.

Check out the full listing for this truly special Baywood property here.

2. 932 Peninsula Avenue #401, San Mateo, CA 94401

Price: $529,000

This junior-penthouse-slash-studio-apartment is perfect for peaceful top-floor/end unit living with amazing views and no pesky neighbors upstairs. Light and bright, with plenty of windows and high-end finishes throughout.

If you enjoy a more minimal lifestyle, this 492 square foot studio would be perfect for you. It has a bedroom alcove, spacious walk-in closet, sun-soaked balcony, and updated kitchen with compact dishwasher, new cabinetry, stylish backsplash, and ample countertop space and storage.

Located in Woodlake Condominiums, this complex is made up of park-like grounds and a plethora of amenities including swimming pools, a clubhouse, tennis courts, saunas, gym, billiards room, and so much more to avail of.

This apartment is just a 10-minute walk from Coyote Point so you can enjoy the great outdoors with ease.

Check out the full listing here.

3. 318 South Grant Street #1C, San Mateo, CA 94401

Price: $1,249,000

Townhouse-style living has never looked so good! This spacious downtown condo is a cut above the rest blending style, space, and amenities. Built in 2003, #1 is a corner unit with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, totaling 1,530 square foot.

A huge bonus of this property has to be the wraparound porch for perfect indoor-outdoor Cali living. Inside on the first floor, you're greeted with beautiful hardwood floors, artistic moldings and wainscoting, tall ceilings, arched doorways, great built-ins, a stylish fireplace, and oversized windows flooding the space with natural light.

The dining room overlooks the patio and gardens and adjoins the eat-in kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and lots of character. While the large bedrooms feature updated bathrooms and walk-in closets with endless storage.

Other features include a deeded parking space, additional storage area, shared gym, and outdoor patio area - this one really is the full package!

See this beautiful listing in full here.

4. 606 South Humboldt Street #1, San Mateo, CA 94402

Price: $898,000

If you're partial to living an elevated lifestyle, this completely remodeled and stylish two-story townhouse-style condo is the home for you.

At the center of the open floor plan space, you''ll find a glass-enclosed, floating staircase with a cozy living room on one side and a newly-remodeled kitchen on the other. The two bedrooms and 1.5 baths (also recently remodeled and beautifully so), this condo is perfect for a couple or small family.

The finishing touch of this home? A huge private patio in the back perfect for entertaining and BBQs.

With a prime location, this place is just a few short blocks away from top restaurants, cafes, bars, and a Draeger's Market. It's also close to San Mateo Central Park, Japanese Garden, and Rose Garden.

Learn more about this Central San Mateo condo here.

5. 20 Madison Avenue #111, San Mateo, CA 94402

Price: $1,198,000

This is your rare opportunity to own what is arguably the best unit in the Stonegate Complex. Built in 2007, residence #111 is a 1,117 square foot ground level, end unit with two beds and two baths. The exterior of this development blends rustic cabin-esque architecture with a modern twist. This unit in particular has a lovely exterior entryway and arbor with ivy and vines. Just charming.

Inside you can expect engineered hardwood flooring, quadruple-paned windows, high ceilings, stainless steel appliances, in-unit washer & dryer, luxurious master suite with dual sinks, and a walk-in closet as well as a storage room, two-car parking, and a private patio.

Interested? Check out the full listing here.

See more listings in San Mateo here.

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