Off Market Opportunity – 14 Sierra Circle, San Rafael, $1,450,000

Amazing Off Market Opportunity in Gerstle Park!

Prepare to be completely 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. This incredible off market opportunity is for a short time only ~ seize it!

 

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 throughout
  •  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:

  •  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.

*Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed by listing agent or broker

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Real Estate Roundup: Bay Area Home Prices Hit…

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Real Estate Roundup: Bay Area Home Prices Hit…

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Pacific Union’s April 2017 Real Estate Update

Bay Area real estate markets are having a strong spring showing, as April’s median sales price for single-family homes set or tied a one-year high in Contra Costa County, the East Bay, Marin County, Napa County, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley. Stay up to date on the latest market statistics of note with Pacific Union’s April Real Estate Update.


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Bay Area real estate markets are having a strong spring showing, as April’s median sales price for single-family homes set or tied a one-year high in Contra Costa County, the East Bay, Marin County, Napa County, San Francisco, and Silicon… #averagedaysonmarket #contracostacounty #laketahoetruckee


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Just Sold! 10 Raymond Avenue, San Anselmo, $1,900,000

 

 

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Originally crafted in 1905, this turn of the century, picture perfect vintage home has been lovingly restored and extensively renovated by the current owners taking great care in preserving period details while adding modern day amenities for ease of lifestyle. Every inch of this four bedroom, two and a half bathroom home exudes a unique and warm quality, a feeling that it has been cherished for many years, a place you will yearn to call “home.”  Upon entering the rose-covered arbor and white picket fence the traditional brick pathway leads to the most welcoming front porch signaling you are somewhere very special. The formal living room with brick fireplace is the perfect introduction for what is to be revealed. Traditional moldings, expansive, double hung windows, picture rails and extensive trim detail illustrate the extraordinary craftsmanship apparent throughout. The grand and inviting country style kitchen with beam ceiling boasts butcher block counters, custom white cabinetry, center island, stainless appliances and butler’s pantry. The kitchen adjoins the dining and sitting areas with cozy fireplace and custom built-ins. Through French doors awaits the wisteria covered back porch and private, level backyard with gorgeous mature trees, lush landscaping, level lawn and bubbling fountain. The master suite is a romantic escape with Juliette balcony, decorative fireplace, built-ins and luxurious bathroom. Located on arguably the best street in San Anselmo adjacent to the landmark Robson-Harrington Park and close to downtown, award winning schools, restaurants, shopping, transportation and so much more. 10 Raymond Avenue is truly a rare offering. A storybook setting for a fairytale lifestyle. For more photos and additional details please visit 10Raymond.com.

Property Details and Features:

  •   4 Bedrooms / 2.5 Bathrooms
  •  Approx 2,179sqft home / Approx 6,106sqft lot
  •  Built in 1905
  •  Formal living room with fireplace
  •  Kitchen / Dining & Sitting area with fireplace
  •  Butler’s Pantry
  •  Custom cabinetry and built-ins
  •  Front and back porches
  •  Master suite with balcony, decorative fireplace and bathroom with tub & shower stall
  •  Custom windows throughout, double hung windows
  •  Hardwood floors
  •  French doors
  •  Extensive trim work, picture rails and molding
  •  2 Fireplaces
  •  Ralph Lauren carpeting
  •  Clawfoot tub
  •  Skylights
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Laundry room
  •  Lush, mature landscaping
  •  Private, level backyard
  •  White picket fence and rose-covered arbor
  •  Wisteria covered back porch
  •  Prime location near downtown, parks, schools and more

The home was extensively renovated in 2001/2002. Following are some of the highlights of the renovation:

  • New foundation & seismic retrofitting
  • 1st floor addition: kitchen/dining/sitting room, butler’s pantry & laundry room
  •  2nd floor addition: master suite, dressing room, bathroom, balcony, skylights
  •  Added front porch
  •  New roof, gutters and downspouts
  •  New exterior siding & structural sheathing
  •  New plumbing, electrical, furnace, ducting, insulation
  •  New hardwood floors and custom windows and doors
  •  Remodeled living room

During subsequent years, renovations continued with addition of back porch, new landscaping and hardscaping of the property, interior staircase, remodeled two additional bathrooms, installed air conditioning, custom cabinetry in bedrooms, living room fireplace and the list continues. Please contact listing agent for a complete list of renovation and upgrades.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The home was extensively renovated in 2001/2002. Following are some of the highlights of the renovation:

 

  •  New foundation & seismic retrofitting
  •  1st floor addition: kitchen/dining/sitting room, butler’s pantry & laundry room
  •  2nd floor addition: master suite, dressing room, bathroom, balcony, skylights
  •  Added front porch
  •  New roof, gutters and downspouts
  •  New exterior siding & structural sheathing
  •  New plumbing, electrical, furnace, ducting, insulation
  •  New hardwood floors and custom windows and doors
  •  Remodeled living room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During subsequent years, renovations continued with addition of back porch, new landscaping and hardscaping of the property, interior staircase, remodeled two additional bathrooms, installed air conditioning, custom cabinetry in bedrooms, living room fireplace and the list continues. Please contact listing agent for a complete list of renovation and upgrades.

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Just Sold! 155 Melville Ave., San Anselmo, $2,275,000

 

 

Highly-regarded builder and designer spared no expense at the masterful renovation of this showcase beauty known as 155 Melville perfectly sited in the highly-coveted Seminary neighborhood of San Anselmo. The extensive use of gorgeous high-end materials and finishes coupled with thoughtful and creative design elements emanates in every inch of this newly renovated five bedroom, three bathroom home plus office providing a WOW factor with the perfect blend of contemporary, coastal & modern farmhouse. Most every room is poised to embrace the sweeping, ever-changing views from the Seminary, Ring Mountain and beyond evoking what it truly feels like to live in Marin. Even the most discerning buyer will find it hard to resist with the added luxury of being so close to hiking trails, award-winning local public and private schools, restaurants, shopping, parks and much more. This magazine-worthy home must be experienced in person to fully embrace the emotion this property evokes just by being in it. Following are some of the highlights you can expect during your visit. Please visit www.155MelvilleAve.com for additional photos and details.

 

Property Details and Features:

 

  • 5 Bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / Office
  • Approx. 2,830 sqft home / Approx. 6,750 sqft lot

 

Interior Design Features:

 

  • Five-Star Chef’s Kitchen appliances include:
    • 48″ Blue Star range
    • 36″ Blue Star refrigerator
    • Bosch dishwasher
  • 4’6″ x 8′ kitchen island
  • Carrara Marble countertops at kitchen and butler’s pantry/mudroom
  • Handmade clay subway tile at kitchen and butler’s pantry backsplash
  • Wine valet in butler’s pantry with custom trim
  • Exquisitely designed bathrooms styled with designer light fixtures and finishes
  • European White Oak flooring throughout
  • English frame and panel millwork at two-way fireplace
  • Limestone fireplace surrounds
  • Custom millwork and cabinetry throughout
  • Bronze and Porcelain door hardware
  • Vaulted Ceilings from 8′ – 10’6″
  • Sliding door system at living room providing perfected indoor/outdoor flow to wrap around deck
  • A carefully curated list of finishes by Rejuvenation, Schoolhouse Electric, Circa Lighting, Restoration Hardware and California Faucetry.

 

Mechanical Systems:

 

  • New 200 Amp electrical service with 4″ Halo LED cans throughout
  • New 96% efficient furnace with Nest thermostat
  • New high-efficiency hot water heater with recirculation pump
  • New fire suppression sprinkler system
  • New SoundVision speaker system, phone, network and cable/satellite wiring

 

Additional Highlights:

 

  • Sweeping, majestic views from the Seminary to Ring Mountain and beyond
  • Level area for outdoor lounging or future play structure
  • Open floor plan concept
  • 2 car attached garage
  • Spacious & bright master suite with views, deck access, walk-in closet, & marble surround shower
  • Laundry center with new Whirlpool front load washer & dryer, integrated storage cabinetry & utility sink
  • Highly sought after Seminary neighborhood close to town, hiking trails, schools and more
  • Ross Valley School District

 

Exterior Architectural Features:

 

  • Complete Western Window and Door Systems
  • 40 Year Timberline composition shingle roof
  • Custom glass and bronze garage door
  • Lighting fixtures by Restoration Hardware & Rejuvenation

 

 

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Just Listed! 10 Raymond Ave., San Anselmo, $1,695,000

 

 

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Originally crafted in 1905, this turn of the century, picture perfect vintage home has been lovingly restored and extensively renovated by the current owners taking great care in preserving period details while adding modern day amenities for ease of lifestyle. Every inch of this four bedroom, two and a half bathroom home exudes a unique and warm quality, a feeling that it has been cherished for many years, a place you will yearn to call “home.”  Upon entering the rose-covered arbor and white picket fence the traditional brick pathway leads to the most welcoming front porch signaling you are somewhere very special. The formal living room with brick fireplace is the perfect introduction for what is to be revealed. Traditional moldings, expansive, double hung windows, picture rails and extensive trim detail illustrate the extraordinary craftsmanship apparent throughout. The grand and inviting country style kitchen with beam ceiling boasts butcher block counters, custom white cabinetry, center island, stainless appliances and butler’s pantry. The kitchen adjoins the dining and sitting areas with cozy fireplace and custom built-ins. Through French doors awaits the wisteria covered back porch and private, level backyard with gorgeous mature trees, lush landscaping, level lawn and bubbling fountain. The master suite is a romantic escape with Juliette balcony, decorative fireplace, built-ins and luxurious bathroom. Located on arguably the best street in San Anselmo adjacent to the landmark Robson-Harrington Park and close to downtown, award winning schools, restaurants, shopping, transportation and so much more. 10 Raymond Avenue is truly a rare offering. A storybook setting for a fairytale lifestyle. For more photos and additional details please visit 10Raymond.com.

Property Details and Features:

  •   4 Bedrooms / 2.5 Bathrooms
  •  Approx 2,179sqft home / Approx 6,106sqft lot
  •  Built in 1905
  •  Formal living room with fireplace
  •  Kitchen / Dining & Sitting area with fireplace
  •  Butler’s Pantry
  •  Custom cabinetry and built-ins
  •  Front and back porches
  •  Master suite with balcony, decorative fireplace and bathroom with tub & shower stall
  •  Custom windows throughout, double hung windows
  •  Hardwood floors
  •  French doors
  •  Extensive trim work, picture rails and molding
  •  2 Fireplaces
  •  Ralph Lauren carpeting
  •  Clawfoot tub
  •  Skylights
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Laundry room
  •  Lush, mature landscaping
  •  Private, level backyard
  •  White picket fence and rose-covered arbor
  •  Wisteria covered back porch
  •  Prime location near downtown, parks, schools and more

The home was extensively renovated in 2001/2002. Following are some of the highlights of the renovation:

  • New foundation & seismic retrofitting
  • 1st floor addition: kitchen/dining/sitting room, butler’s pantry & laundry room
  •  2nd floor addition: master suite, dressing room, bathroom, balcony, skylights
  •  Added front porch
  •  New roof, gutters and downspouts
  •  New exterior siding & structural sheathing
  •  New plumbing, electrical, furnace, ducting, insulation
  •  New hardwood floors and custom windows and doors
  •  Remodeled living room

During subsequent years, renovations continued with addition of back porch, new landscaping and hardscaping of the property, interior staircase, remodeled two additional bathrooms, installed air conditioning, custom cabinetry in bedrooms, living room fireplace and the list continues. Please contact listing agent for a complete list of renovation and upgrades.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The home was extensively renovated in 2001/2002. Following are some of the highlights of the renovation:

 

  •  New foundation & seismic retrofitting
  •  1st floor addition: kitchen/dining/sitting room, butler’s pantry & laundry room
  •  2nd floor addition: master suite, dressing room, bathroom, balcony, skylights
  •  Added front porch
  •  New roof, gutters and downspouts
  •  New exterior siding & structural sheathing
  •  New plumbing, electrical, furnace, ducting, insulation
  •  New hardwood floors and custom windows and doors
  •  Remodeled living room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During subsequent years, renovations continued with addition of back porch, new landscaping and hardscaping of the property, interior staircase, remodeled two additional bathrooms, installed air conditioning, custom cabinetry in bedrooms, living room fireplace and the list continues. Please contact listing agent for a complete list of renovation and upgrades.

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Just Sold! 10 Pleasant Lane, San Rafael, $1,100,000

Upon entering the private gate you will be captivated and surprised by a sun-drenched, magical oasis to call your own! This utterly charming 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Gerstle Park home was completely rebuilt in 2006 with discriminating attention to every detail. With a desirable open floor plan concept for easy living all of the spaces flow together seamlessly including a living room / dining room combo with wood beamed vaulted ceilings that opens to the kitchen complete with breakfast area, stainless appliances, and granite counter tops. All three bedrooms are very spacious including the master with plentiful closets and private deck. Additional features include hardwood floors, arched doorways, built-in cabinetry, storage room and luxurious bathrooms with oversized showers, pedestal sinks, wainscoting, and a cast iron clawfoot tub. This home is the epitome of indoor / outdoor living with a level, grassy yard and two entertaining decks enveloped by an abundance of gorgeous, lush landscaping giving you the serene vibe that you’re on vacation every day. It’s hard to believe you are so close to vibrant downtown San Rafael with great shopping, restaurants, parks and more! 10 Pleasant Lane truly is a unique and amazing opportunity at an unbeatable price.

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Just Reduced! 155 Melville Ave., San Anselmo, $2,295,000

 

 

Highly-regarded builder and designer spared no expense at the masterful renovation of this showcase beauty known as 155 Melville perfectly sited in the highly-coveted Seminary neighborhood of San Anselmo. The extensive use of gorgeous high-end materials and finishes coupled with thoughtful and creative design elements emanates in every inch of this newly renovated five bedroom, three bathroom home plus office providing a WOW factor with the perfect blend of contemporary, coastal & modern farmhouse. Most every room is poised to embrace the sweeping, ever-changing views from the Seminary, Ring Mountain and beyond evoking what it truly feels like to live in Marin. Even the most discerning buyer will find it hard to resist with the added luxury of being so close to hiking trails, award-winning local public and private schools, restaurants, shopping, parks and much more. This magazine-worthy home must be experienced in person to fully embrace the emotion this property evokes just by being in it. Following are some of the highlights you can expect during your visit. Please visit www.155MelvilleAve.com for additional photos and details.

 

Property Details and Features:

 

  • 5 Bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / Office
  • Approx. 2,830 sqft home / Approx. 6,750 sqft lot

 

Interior Design Features:

 

  • Five-Star Chef’s Kitchen appliances include:
    • 48″ Blue Star range
    • 36″ Blue Star refrigerator
    • Bosch dishwasher
  • 4’6″ x 8′ kitchen island
  • Carrara Marble countertops at kitchen and butler’s pantry/mudroom
  • Handmade clay subway tile at kitchen and butler’s pantry backsplash
  • Wine valet in butler’s pantry with custom trim
  • Exquisitely designed bathrooms styled with designer light fixtures and finishes
  • European White Oak flooring throughout
  • English frame and panel millwork at two-way fireplace
  • Limestone fireplace surrounds
  • Custom millwork and cabinetry throughout
  • Bronze and Porcelain door hardware
  • Vaulted Ceilings from 8′ – 10’6″
  • Sliding door system at living room providing perfected indoor/outdoor flow to wrap around deck
  • A carefully curated list of finishes by Rejuvenation, Schoolhouse Electric, Circa Lighting, Restoration Hardware and California Faucetry.

 

Mechanical Systems:

 

  • New 200 Amp electrical service with 4″ Halo LED cans throughout
  • New 96% efficient furnace with Nest thermostat
  • New high-efficiency hot water heater with recirculation pump
  • New fire suppression sprinkler system
  • New SoundVision speaker system, phone, network and cable/satellite wiring

 

Additional Highlights:

 

  • Sweeping, majestic views from the Seminary to Ring Mountain and beyond
  • Level area for outdoor lounging or future play structure
  • Open floor plan concept
  • 2 car attached garage
  • Spacious & bright master suite with views, deck access, walk-in closet, & marble surround shower
  • Laundry center with new Whirlpool front load washer & dryer, integrated storage cabinetry & utility sink
  • Highly sought after Seminary neighborhood close to town, hiking trails, schools and more
  • Ross Valley School District

 

Exterior Architectural Features:

 

  • Complete Western Window and Door Systems
  • 40 Year Timberline composition shingle roof
  • Custom glass and bronze garage door
  • Lighting fixtures by Restoration Hardware & Rejuvenation

 

 

155 Melville Ave, San Anselmo