Just Listed! 205 Stuyvesant Drive, San Anselmo, $2,500,000

205 Stuyvesant Drive San Anselmo

Welcome to the beauty and magic of 205 Stuyvesant in the highly coveted Sleepy Hollow neighborhood of San Anselmo. Set upon a glorious knoll-top, behind a private, gated drive is an approximate ¾ acre paradise to call your own. This stunning property comprised of mostly level land, is a wonderland of enjoyment with sparkling salt water pool, hot tub, outdoor shower, vegetable gardens, entertaining decks and an abundance of mature trees, thoughtfully designed landscaping and an array of flowers and plantings that provide blooms of surprise throughout every season. With stunning views of the Terra Linda / Sleepy Hollow divide, glorious sun-drenched hillside and even the Bay there is an inherent state of bliss that envelopes you. The extensively renovated, brown-shingled home is adorned with uniquely crafted vaulted, wood ceilings that provide an expansive feel throughout while the glorious outdoor setting is invited into almost every room through an abundance of perfectly appointed windows and sliding glass doors. Floor to ceiling windows showcase the view through the living room with cathedral ceilings and gorgeous fireplace and opens to a private deck to capture the sunsets from the hot tub. The remodeled kitchen with skylights, granite counters, maple cabinetry, stainless appliances and center island flows to the cozy family room with fireplace and built-ins. The majority of the home flows seamlessly to the outdoors for ease of entertaining and everyday living. All three bedrooms are very bright and spacious with two additional bonus rooms providing great versatility for every lifestyle. The romantic master suite is the perfect retreat with private balcony, sitting room, three closets and luxurious master bathroom boasting breathtaking views, glorious, marble surround stall shower and floors, dual sinks and built-in seated vanity. This approx 3,687sqft private home has been beloved by the same family for over 20 years with an obvious pride of ownership throughout. With access to hiking trails nearby, fabulous schools, Sleepy Hollow clubhouse, and more this home is ready for the next owner to continue the legacy of a home and property that has graciously provided a magnificent setting for memories to last a lifetime.

Additional features to enjoy during your visit to 205 Stuyvesant:

  • Beautifully crafted custom front door
  • Formal entry with spacious foyer
  • Temperature controlled wine room
  • 2nd-floor landing perfect for an office or crafting area
  • Mahogany hardwood floors in addition to newly installed carpets in bedrooms
  • Three remodeled bathrooms
  • Laundry room
  • 2 car garage
  • Gated, private driveway for ample guest parking
  • Two fireplaces
  • Mud room
  • Massive amounts of storage
  • Surround sound system on the main level
  • Double paned windows (mostly Andersen)
  • Magnificent landscaping and fruit trees including: mature Oak trees, Japanese Maple trees, apple trees, pear tree, apricot trees, fig tree, persimmon trees, blueberry bushes, citrus trees, grape vines, vegetable and asparagus gardens, poppies, wisteria, daffodils and so much more to enjoy year round!

 

Pacific Union’s August 2017 Real Estate Update

Supply conditions remained tight across the Bay Area in August, with only Marin County seeing a slight inventory improvement from July. Get all the latest market statistics in Pacific Union’s August Real Estate Update.


Pacific Union’s August 2017 Real Estate Update

Supply conditions remained tight across the Bay Area in August, with only Marin County seeing a slight inventory improvement from July. Get all the latest market statistics in Pacific Union’s August Real Estate Update. #averagedaysonmarket #contracostacounty #eastbay


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Just Listed! 14 Sierra Circle, San Rafael, $1,450,000

14 Sierra Circle, San Rafael

You will surely be enchanted by this one-of-a-kind, magical property and masterfully crafted A-frame home located at the end of a highly coveted cul-de-sac in desirable Gerstle Park. Set back from the street, you immediately feel you have entered a private, exclusive retreat to call your own. Enjoy a leisurely walk along meandering stone paths to explore an abundance of magnificent Redwood trees throughout this ~18,000 sqft property. Relax beside the tranquil waterfall flowing into a pond or enjoy some quiet time under the large scale Redwood gazebo. The beautiful three bedroom home plus media room has the same tranquil feel as the property with a style reminiscent of Tahoe living. The grand scale A-frame living room with floor to ceiling windows and fireplace opens to the kitchen/dining area complete with granite counter tops, stainless appliances, and plentiful cabinetry. Large master suite with walk-in closet, fireplace, and bathroom with limestone counters and floors. Also on the property is a detached structure with private access. The entire home welcomes the natural surroundings into every room making it a truly special place to retreat to. The setting is prime for outdoor living and entertaining with custom amenities to enjoy including built-in stainless barbecue, stone fireplace and hot tub in private enclosure wired with outdoor speakers. This is a unique opportunity for nature lovers who crave tranquility and privacy. Although you feel like you are a million miles away the convenient location can’t be beat ~ close to downtown San Rafael, local parks, shopping, dining, transportation and close freeway access. Zoned for Sun Valley Elementary.
Property Details and Features:
  • 3 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms plus media / bonus room with full bath
  • Approx 2,634 sqft home / Approx 18,000 sqft lot
  • Extensively remodeled 2002 – 2005
  • Grand scale A-frame living room with fireplace
  • Open kitchen concept with adjacent dining area opens to side patio and brings in natural surroundings
  • Granite slab kitchen countertops and backsplash, stainless appliances
  • Master suite with fireplace and bathroom with tub & shower stall
  • Anderson windows
  • Oak hardwood floors
  • French doors
  • 2 Fireplaces
  • Skylights
  • Laundry closet and mud room
  • Garage
  • Extremely private grounds and spectacular setting that include meandering stone paths throughout Redwood trees, gazebo, waterfall and pond, built in bbq, outdoor fireplace, hot tub, detached cottage (unpermitted)
  • Sun Valley Elementary School
Following is a list of Seller improvements made to the property:
  • Refinished main level floors and buffed stairs and upper landing (2017)
  • Painted interior, with exception of two bathrooms (2017)
  • Stained front entry stairs (2017)
  • Planted new plants in containers at side walkway (2017)
  • Installed stone retaining walls, drainage and debris flow fence (10/95)
  • New decks, converted carport to garage and 260 Sq. Ft. addition for media room (5/96)
  • 355 Sq. Ft. addition and remodel of existing residence (10/96)
  • 1600 Sq. Ft. addition including 2nd story and whole house remodel (10/02)
Additional improvements completed during major remodel 2002 – 2005:
  • 25 year asphalt shingle roof
  • New high efficiency gas water heater and furnace
  • Replaced sewer line from house to street
  • Whole house fire sprinklers installed
  • All windows and doors are Anderson dual pane
  • Granite slab countertops and back splash in kitchen
  • Granite slab showers and countertop in 1st level bath
  • Granite slab shower and granite tile flooring in main floor bath
  • Limestone slab shower and countertop, limestone tile floor in master bath
  • 4” wide plank oak flooring on main floor and staircase
  • 20 foot high wood beamed A-frame ceiling in living room
  • 42” gas fireplace in living room
  • 9 foot wide limestone facing on living room fireplace
  • 36” wood burning fireplace in master bedroom with granite slab facing
  • Limestone flooring and granite countertop in laundry area
  • Two flat panel dual pane skylights in stairwell
  • Interior speakers installed
  • Wired for exterior speaker system
  • Wired for home theater
  • Copper gutters, downspouts and chimney shrouds
  • Cedar siding and trim on exterior
  • 2nd story bridge/ catwalk to gazebo
  • Flagstone over concrete walkway and rear patio
  • Landscape
 Over $200,000 in outdoor improvements completed over a 10 year period, including: site work, excavation, grading, stone walls, concrete walkways, spillway, pond with waterfall, outdoor stone fireplace, redwood gazebo, built-in stainless steel bar-b-que / grill with stone countertop, exterior copper path, pillar and trail light fixtures.

Home-Remodeling Activity Remains Hot Heading in…

Whether you’re in the market for a fixer-upper or are planning to renovate your home instead of moving, plan well in advance, as remodeling firms are currently in high demand — especially in the Bay Area. Read more on the Pacific Union blog. (Photo: iStock/GeorgePeters)


Home-Remodeling Activity Remains Hot Heading in…

Whether you’re in the market for a fixer-upper or are planning to renovate your home instead of moving, plan well in advance, as remodeling firms are currently in high demand — especially in the Bay Area. #babyboomers #homeremodeling #homeadvisor


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Just Listed! 25 Hawthorne Ave., San Anselmo, $1,350,000

25 Hawthorne, San Anselmo

 

Prepare to be completely captivated by what is sure to be San Anselmo’s hottest new listing in the highly coveted Hawthorne Hills neighborhood. This masterful renovation of an iconic vintage home is the perfect creation of modern farmhouse while honoring the period details of yesteryear. Every inch of this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is magazine worthy with high-end finishes and custom design elements emanating style and sophistication while still evoking a warm and inviting place to call “home”. The stunning living room with impressive vaulted tongue and groove cedar plank ceiling is the ideal setting to relax by the stone fireplace or soak in the sun shining through the oversized picturesque windows. The spacious kitchen with stainless appliances, custom wood paneled ceiling and new hardwood floors opens through French doors to the outdoors with grassy lawn and covered dining area to enjoy the warm San Anselmo weather dining al fresco. The four bedrooms are all generous in size and boast custom closets while one bedroom has a little secret hide away thoroughly enjoyed by children. Both bathrooms have been exquisitely remodeled using the finest materials including ceramic tiles, cast iron glazed bathtubs, custom wood panel walls and fixtures and hardware that elevate the style to the next level. From the artisan lighting throughout to the gorgeous interior solid panel doors nothing has been overlooked. Indoor / outdoor living is an absolute created for the complete enjoyment of children and adults alike with custom brown shingle playhouse (affectionately called “The Roost”), oversized chalk board and built-in sandbox amongst plentiful fruit bearing trees. The lifestyle to be enjoyed here is further enhanced by an idyllic neighborhood with a strong sense of community, walking distance to schools, hiking trails, town, transportation and more. This very special property is the epitome of what a “home” should feel like. This opportunity doesn’t present itself often, now is the time to seize it.

Following are additional features and details you can expect to see during your visit to 25 Hawthorne Avenue:

  • Refinished Oak hardwood floors as well as recently installed wood floors in kitchen, playroom, stairs, and hallway
  • Garage with an abundance of storage and 3 off street parking spaces
  • Walk to Brookside Elementary school, hiking trails, town, transportation and more!
  • Air conditioning and Nest controller
  • Newer appliances including: (chef’s 18,000 btu Thermador range Samsung refrigerator, LG oversized front load washer and dryers
  • Custom paneled walls in 1st-floor bathroom and kitchen ceiling
  • Cast iron, period vent covers
  • Period push-button electrical switches
  • Screen printed wallpaper in the kitchen
  • Custom cedar handrails
  • Landscaped front and back yard with low-water plantings and irrigation system
  • Two historic cedar trees as well as fruit bearing trees including pear, fuji apple, mandarin orange, blueberry bush and edible garden

Additional improvements / upgrades include:

  • Upgraded electrical panel
  • Freshly painted exterior
  • Replaced all interior doors with solid panel doors & new period hardware
  • Replaced all ductwork and venting
  • Upgraded all bathroom ventilation systems
  • Smoothed ceilings throughout house
  • Copper landscape, path lighting