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$1,725,000

156 Morningside Drive, San Anselmo

156 Morningside Drive, San Anselmo

This beautifully crafted 1930s Spanish Mediterranean two bedroom, two bathroom home emotes a strong “I have to have it” vibe from start to finish

Located in the heart of San Anselmo’s cherished Morningside neighborhood known for it’s tight knit community and Halloween extravaganza!

Zamira Solari

Zamira Solari

Zamira Solari

Mobile #: 415.509.1479

Email: zamira.solari@compass.com

156 Morningside Drive, San Anselmo

$1,725,000 | 156 Morningside Drive, San Anselmo, CA 94960

This beautifully crafted 1930s Spanish Mediterranean two bedroom, two bathroom home emotes a strong “I have to have it” vibe from start to finish. Updated with modern amenities throughout while thoughtfully preserving the old world charm that makes this home sing. The single level floor plan and design is perfect in scale boasting a welcoming foyer, lovely formal living room with gas burning fireplace + sun drenched picture window, formal dining room, sitting nook off the kitchen and two spacious bedrooms. Updated kitchen with stainless appliances, subway tile backsplash, butcher block counter area, counter seating, and a 6 burner Italian Smeg gas range. Newly refinished wood floors with inlay details, coved ceilings, shouldered arches, beadboard, finely crafted molding + baseboards + window/door trim amplify the irresisitble charm and warmth of this beauty. Gorgeous, mature landscaping adorn the property with an inviting front porch, back deck w/pergola, flagstone patio & sitting areas. 2 car garage. Located in the heart of San Anselmo’s cherished Morningside neighborhood known for it’s tight knit community and Halloween extravaganza! Right down the street from Brookside Elementary School, Archie Williams High School and the bus stop to White Hill Middle School. Life is easy here being so close to both downtown SA and Fairfax, shopping, restaurants, parks, hiking & biking, and all conveniences. Owned by the family since 1999, it’s a bittersweet goodbye. This one will surely make your heart pump!


Highlights & Features

  • 2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms 
  • ~1,440 sqft house, ~5,250 sqft property
  • Single level, Spanish Mediterranean built in 1930’s 
  • Updated throughout with modern amenities while preservation of old world charm 
  • Welcoming front porch leads to interior foyer
  • Formal living room with picture window + wood burning fireplace
  • Updated kitchen with stainless appliances, subway tile backsplash, butcher block counter area, counter seating, and a 6 burner Italian Smeg gas range
  • Adjoining sitting nook
  • Formal dining room
  • Both bedrooms are very bright and spacious
  • Oversized bath with built in vanity and beadboard detailing
  • Coved ceilings and shouldered arches
  • Refinished hardwood floors with inlay detail throughout
  • Abundance of windows throughout
  • Finely crafted moldings, baseboards, door and window trim throughout 
  • Designer selected light fixtures
  • Freshly stained back deck with pergola
  • Flagstone patio in backyard with sitting area
  • Gorgeous, mature landscaping adorns the property
  • Front entry brick walkway
  • Laundry room with built-in storage
  • Detached two car garage
  • Highly coveted Morningside Neighborhood in the flats of San Anselmo
  • Ross Valley School District and Tamalpais Union High School District
  • Brookside Elementary, Archie Williams High School and the bus stop for White Hill Middle School are all just down the street!
  • Located in close proximity to both downtown San Anselmo and downtown Fairfax. Close to all conveniences: shopping, groceries, restaurants, bus stop, bike paths, hiking trails and more…
  • Move in ready and waiting for its next lucky owners!

Seller Improvements During Ownership  2022

  • Tankless water heater installed
  • Furnace installed

2021

  • New dishwasher 
  • New refrigerator

2018

  • Landscaping project - removed lawn, planted low water plants in front, replanted back and side yard

2017

  • Added backsplash tiles in kitchen and repainted interior
  • Removed tent cabin
  • Built outbuilding and replaced existing deck  

    2014

  • New roof on garage. Regraded and patched   roof over kitchen and kitchen nook

2013

  • Updated hallway bathroom with marble counter, sink, and beadboard

2012

  • Removed hot tub, repaired deck, and installed temporary “tent cabin”

2011

  • Kitchen, Laundry room, and back bathroom remodeled
  • Trenchless sewer lateral system installed from house to junction with main sewer line
  • Sidewalk panels replaced due to previous root encroachment
  • Several windows upgraded to double panel (One window in dining room, both kitchen windows, two windows in kitchen nook and one window in primary bedroom)

2001

  • Landscaping project - new lawn, irrigation, flagstone patio and new plantings front, back, and side yard

2000

  • Replaced Poplar trees next to sidewalk with “October Glory” Maple trees.  
  • Replaced lighting fixtures indoor and outdoor
  • Installed French Drains in the basement 
  • Installed clean crawl space plastic and a second sump pump & dehumidifier to eliminate standing water in the basement as well as reduce humidity in the house during rainy times

The following was performed in January 2022 in preparation to sell the property:

  • Repaved asphalt driveway
  • Refinished hardwood floors throughout house
  • Removed carpet from both bedrooms
  • Painted all interior walls, ceiling, and trim
  • Painted fireplace
  • Painted kitchen cabinets
  • Repaired drywall in primary bedroom and both bathrooms
  • Painted exterior of house and trim including garage exterior and trim
  • Painted front door
  • Stained back deck
  • Installed new light fixtures in sitting nook and both bedrooms
  • Regrout tiles on hallway bathroom floor
  • Installed new toilet in hallway bathroom
  • Touched up caulking around bathtub and sink in hallway bathroom
  • Installed new shower head in hallway bathroom
  • Repaved asphalt driveway
  • Planted rock flowers along front window
  • Added potted plants by front door and around garage

Seller Letter - "Memories On Morningside"

I fell in love with 156 Morningside Drive the moment I saw the welcoming walkway and front porch. I imagined sitting there in the evenings enjoying the passerby’s and the new neighbors our family was sure to meet. After being on the losing end of house bidding several times already, I had an “it was all meant to be” moment and this was to be our home. 

How our lives unfolded at 156 exceeded my expectations in a myriad of ways. Neighbors introduced themselves and welcomed us with open arms and some of our closest friendships were born. It became clear that Morningside is a neighborhood where everybody knows your name. Among the community are people in all stages of life: older folks who raised their children here and young families just beginning. Most important though, people who value community and caring for others are drawn here. 

So many memories were created within this home. Both of my daughters were brought to this house after being born at Marin General Hospital and all of their milestones as well as daily musings have a memory which involved our home: meeting friends for first day of school photos, walking to school (elementary and high school), peeking over the back fence to a best friend asking to go for a swim, dance parties for teens and adults alike, birthday parties, and a Friday night pizza gathering which rotated houses between 5 families on the block.  

Our annual block party, when the street is closed to cars, and people gather in the street right in front of this home, is a highlight of both of my daughter’s childhoods. Food, music, friends, new faces and a talent show run by the kids of the block became a touchstone in our year and a way to mark time as the older kids ushered in the growing youngest in the neighborhood.  

Every Halloween my family hosted an open house style gathering and welcomed friends and neighbors inside for chili & cornbread as a nourishing stop on their trick-or-treating route with their kids. Another dear neighbor organized an annual caroling gathering. Whether a holiday or not, our street was a front porch neighborhood. 

Inside these walls is a home with beautiful esthetic and functional flow. The kitchen, with the adjacent eating area, was the center of the action. Close to the back porch or front, culinary creations were enjoyed outside or in on a daily basis. The fireplace warmed us in winters and the indoor-outdoor flow delighted us the rest of the year. The “3rd bedroom” was a welcome addition and provided the opportunity for the girls to have separate bedrooms as they entered their teenaged years while having close proximity to the back bathroom and house. 

This home is on the way to everywhere and was the meeting place for friends to gather before and after adventures in the community. Whether hiking in the trails around Fairfax on a rainy day, walking to town to watch the annual parade, or listening to live music in Fairfax, 156 Morningside has ideal proximity to it all.  

The time has come to pass the heartbeat of this home to another person or family. The home will take care of you, in good times and in hard, it’s a place that will hold the memories to come.   

  • Sold

    Status
  • 2

    Bedrooms
  • 2

    Bath
  • 1,440 Sq.Ft.

    Living Area
  • 5,250 Sq.Ft.

    Acres Lot
  • 1930

    Year Built

This beautifully crafted 1930s Spanish Mediterranean two bedroom, two bathroom home emotes a strong “I have to have it” vibe from start to finish

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