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OFFERED AT $1,535,000 - San Rafael, CA

Stylish Marina Vista Home


About This Property

Listed for $1,479,000, sold for $1,535,000 multiple offers no contingencies!

Ideally located at the upward crest of Alta Vista Way, this enchanting home is situated on a generous corner lot that allows for expansive views of the spectacular Bay, Mt. Tam and Lowrie Yacht Harbor. Built in 1939, this truly special residence has been tastefully and thoughtfully renovated to perfectly combine the allure of period design with the benefits of modern style and appealing amenities. The charming wood and vintage brick façade and brick-clad entry announces the welcoming ambience that awaits inside. Custom wrought iron railings and handrails handsomely guide the way to the upper and lower levels. Enter the living room and be impressed with the spacious scale, the open beam wood ceiling and the inviting brick fireplace around which to gather for cozy evenings. The formal dining room is graced with angled bay windows that frame magnificent Mt. Tam. The spectacular kitchen has been renovated in exquisite style to an exceedingly high standard using the finest materials. A mastery of mixed grey tile set in a distinctive subway pattern provides a vibrant backdrop to this showpiece culinary center that features a suite of stainless Thermador appliances, a stainless farmhouse sink and sleek contemporary Shaker cabinetry. An adjacent pantry provides convenient valued storage, built-in cabinetry and a wine refrigerator. A glass door off the kitchen opens to a captivating wisteria adorned trellised patio where outdoor entertaining awaits. A bathroom maintains the fusion of the classic and the recent with its unique tile, aged wood vanity and sleek fixtures and the bedroom just off the living room adds to this level’s utility.
Ascend to the upper level to the master bedroom that features a distinctive and elegant damask-inspired accent wall that is perfectly complemented by a sparkling chandelier and kept contemporary with crisp white accents and espresso hardwood floors. Step out to the charming balcony to revel in the Bay and Richmond Bridge vistas. A walk-in closet boasts a custom built-in closet system. The striking marble bathroom with a heated floor, brilliantly blends subway and octagonal shaped tile that present an extraordinary space to bathe in the vintage-inspired claw foot tub . Continuing the smartly designed floor plan are two bedrooms with wonderful outlooks and a refined Robin’s Egg Blue palette. An office space completes this level. The lower level offers an immense pristine basement that allows for a variety of possible uses.

Once outside, the considerable yard presents limestone pathways that gently meander around the entire exterior of the home, leading to one lovely setting after another, all offering peaceful places to pause and savor the scenery and tranquility. Substantial verdant grassy lawns offer areas to participate in play or relaxation. An additional limestone patio at the property’s edge is yet another sublime entertaining and seating area. Beautiful mature landscaping mixed with new plantings continues the flawless intermingling of the best of the past with the scintillation of the new, found throughout this property. This sophisticated home perfectly merges traditional charm and modernity on a significant corner lot sited to showcase incredible views.

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Additional Features

4 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms
Bay, Mt. Tam & Lowrie Yacht Harbor views
Charming vintage brick-clad and wood exterior
Spacious living room with open beam ceiling & brick fireplace
Kitchen boasts Six- burner Thermador Professional Gas Range & Hood, Double Oven, Dishwasher & GE Profile Refrigerator, stainless steel farmhouse sink and Waterstone stainless faucets.
Brushed nickel hardware & down lighting for perfect cooking lighting.
Gorgeous remodeled bathrooms that merge tradition and modernity
Heated marble floor in upstairs bathroom
Beautiful wide-plank espresso hued hardwood floors
Custom wrought iron handrails
Designer lighting and fixtures throughout
Immense downstairs basement with doors opening out to the lovely yard & laundry area
Yard is entirely fenced with spacious grassy areas for play and relaxation.
Herb & vegetable raised garden bed located near kitchen
1 car garage & additional parking



Christine Christiansen
Christine Christiansen
MBA, Realtor

P: (415) 259-7133

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  • Christine Christiansen, MBA
  • Marin Luxury Real Estate | Marin Homes for Sale
  • 352 Miller Avenue
  • Mill Valley CA 94941
  • CalBRE #: 01393098

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