Positioned on a glorious knoll top just minutes to town, this home is a masterful expression of California estate living designed for those who cherish their privacy and appreciate a truly sylvan setting. Architecture by the renowned firm of Charlie Barnett & Associates of San Francisco was commissioned in 2002 to create a sumptuous living environment inside and out while maintaining the home's original circa 1934 aesthetics. The result is a magnificent, fully renovated home that takes complete advantage of sweeping views across the San Francisco skyline, Mount Tamalpais, and Marin hills. At every turn, towering windows and clerestories are integrated into the design, culminating on the upper level where, from certain vantage points, the views extend north, south, east, and west. Custom blinds and exterior awnings automatically control the level of light while remote control operation provides for added ventilation. The home continues with an attention to detail in every room with refined millwork, hardwood flooring, and exquisite stone selections that combine for an ambiance of sheer luxury. Behind the scenes, state-of-the-art systems control everything needed for lighting, sound, climate, and security.
Whether accommodating intimate gatherings or grand celebrations with hundreds of guests, the home is arranged for every lifestyle need. Chefs will revel in the gourmet kitchen that seamlessly extends to the family room, movie aficionados will appreciate the home theatre amenities, and two fitness centers provide for a healthy lifestyle. Four personal retreats, each with en suite bathroom, are positioned upstairs for the utmost in privacy and luxury with a tremendous master suite that spans an entire wing of the home.
For the quintessential California lifestyle of indoor/outdoor living, the grounds are equally impressive with award-winning gardens by San Francisco landscape architect, Todd Cole featured in numerous publications and on many garden tours. The spectacular setting is intertwined with strolling paths amidst fragrant and colorful gardens, a productive hobby vineyard of Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir, an olive grove, plus orchard, vegetable garden and even a chicken coop for a year-round farmer's market bounty. On the main terraces, resort amenities abound for recreation and entertaining with an infinity edge pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, and sauna, all with a backdrop of the glorious views. While seemingly miles away from everything, the finishing touch to this magical setting is the reminder that every convenience, from shopping, dining, commute routes, and top-rated schools, are all just mere minutes away.
Offered separately is an adjacent three-bedroom home by legendary architect Joseph Esherick that would be ideal for staff or extended family needs.
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