Two month minimum. This magnificent Craftsman style home, surrounded by lush, manicured gardens and mature trees with meandering brick and flagstone paths throughout, represents the beauty and understated perfection characterized in the Craftsman ideals. Just a few minutes walk to the Ross School or Town of Ross under the canopy of trees that line Lagunitas Road. The Grounds From Lagunitas Road, a gated entry opens to a park-like setting. A long circular drive leads up to the residence that is shielded from the street by lush landscaping. A wide, brick walkway guides one to the stately portico. Level 1.22 acres of lush vegetation, rolling green lawns, various sitting areas, and a relaxing waterfall create a welcoming place to entertain . Generous lighting carefully placed to illuminate trees and plants create a magical setting in which to enjoy the gardens in the evening. A 40? Infinity-edge pool with a safety cover, generous decking and a shaded pergola is ideal for entertaining . Adjacent is a rose garden and a variety fruit trees. A private well services the gardens and lawn. Main Level The spacious living room has high, beamed ceiling, beautiful molding and recessed lighting that bathes the generous wall space for art. A second sitting area is situated around a fireplace with an imported stone mantel provide an intimate setting. A large bay window overlooking the front garden fills the room with light. Adjacent is a library with handsome bookshelves and a picture window looking out to a variety of trees. The formal dining room with wainscoting and a beamed ceiling with molding opens to a magnificent solarium and an expansive view of the gardens beyond. The solarium, unique in design with panels resembling pedals of a flower that open to provide fresh air, has a large dining area adjacent to the kitchen. A traditional, well-appointed kitchen features an oversized center island and abundant white lacquer cabinetry that provides a striking contrast with the granite counter tops. The kitchen is equipped with a Bosch dishwasher, Wolfe 6-burner range with double ovens, Sub-Zero side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, trash compactor, and two sinks. A butlers pantry connects the dining room. The kitchen opens to family room with a built-in desk, custom cabinets and a coffered ceiling. The mud room, a must for the active family, is the first pint of entry from the backyard into the family room. A powder room is conveniently located between the living room and family room. A lovely guest bedroom with a full bathroom en-suite completes this level. Second Level There are four bedrooms on this level. The master suite has two walk-in closets and a large master bath. Adjacent to the master suite is a sitting room with a fireplace. An office with a wall of built-in cabinets overlooks the back gardens and a large laundry/utility room complete this floor. Other Amenities A large auxiliary building serves as a gym/recreation room. There is a full basement. Abstract Living room, dining room, library, kitchen, family room, powder room, five bedrooms, four bathrooms, office, sitting room/family room, gym, mudroom, solarium, basement, water well, 2-car carport.
This property is also available for sale, beautifully maintained with expansion and upside potential. Available August 1st for 6-8 months, no short term.
What I love
Just a few minutes walk without crossing any busy streets to the Ross School. Beautifully remodeled in 1996. Huge sunny, flat, lot. Special garden areas with pool.
An easy 35 minute commute to downtown San Francisco, Ross is located just 15 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. A residential community of approximately 830 homes ranging from cottages to magnificent estates, Ross is known for its natural beauty and tranquility. It is a wonderful family place where children can safely walk and bike to the distinguished public Ross Elementary School. This exclusive community has it?s own fire and police departments, Town council, the Branson School (a leading private high school), churches, the Lagunitas Country Club (private), and The Marin Art and Garden Center. The town center, which is adjacent to a lovely park, has several restaurants, a grocery store and collection of various merchants. For the outdoor enthusiasts, Ross has easy access to hiking and biking to nearby lakes, mountain trails and Mt. Tamalpais (elev. 2500 feet).
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