Exquisite Mediterranean Country Club Estate
- 5 Beds
- 4 Baths
- 1 Half Ba
- 4598 Sq. Ft.
- 1.388 Acres
- Washer Dryer
- Swimming Pool
- Guest House
- Family Room
- Balcony / Terrace
Turn up this cypress-lined drive and prepare to feel an allure reminiscent of Tuscany. You will not be disappointed as you reach the gated entry to the grounds and first view this elegantly designed European-style home. The stylish Mediterranean architecture is evident even before you step through the front door and are greeted by the warmth and style of a home that is true to its old-world heritage and yet grounded in the best of what today has to offer. Warm-toned wood floors, high ceilings, and a substantial wood-burning fireplace invite you into the living room as your eyes capture the view out the windows of the lush landscape and Mt Tamalpais. You will want to curl up with a good book by the fire as you escape the cares of the outside world. The adjacent dining room is open to the living room and also enjoys the warmth of the fireplace and lovely views. Spacious and welcoming for elegant entertaining and traditional holiday gatherings with family and friends.
Step through a doorway to the expansive gourmet kitchen featuring a center island and elegant finishes. There is plenty of room for collaborative cooking and just hanging out as aromatic pots simmer on the stove. A walk-in pantry and an abundance of cabinet space attests to the fact that this kitchen was designed with, not only beauty, but functionality in mind. There is a spacious eating area adjacent to the kitchen. The inviting family room completes the great room with French doors leading to the outside living/entertaining areas. This main level is completed by a bedroom, currently being used as an office, full bath, powder room and a sun-filled room looking out to the lawn and gardens that invites you to use your imagination – a second office, library, exercise room or, with the addition of an armoire, another bedroom perhaps.
An elegant staircase leads to the upper level, the highlight of which is a gracious master suite with a luxurious bath that will make you feel as if you are on vacation at a world-class spa. Two additional bedrooms, two baths, and laundry room complete this level.
And this is just the beginning! Open the doors to the expansive grounds of over approximately 1.38 acres (tax records) and absorb the beauty and recreational opportunities that await you. Expansive patios with a built-in grill invite casual entertaining and dining al fresco. Follow the steps to an incredible pool and spa surrounded by gardens and a sand volleyball court just below. Two large grassy lawns provide play space. Croquet, anyone? There is even a large chicken coop and goats have been known to frolic in an adjacent enclosure.
The cozy guest cottage with bath provides a fifth bedroom. Private and inviting. The attached three-car garage with additional parking for several cars add to the convenience.
This lovely property provides a sense of privacy and serenity and yet is convenient to downtown San Rafael, Whole Foods, Trader Joes and more. Situated in the desirable Country Club area of San Rafael, an enclave of luxurious homes on expansive lots, this stunning property is a treasure.