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272 Fairhills Drive, San Rafael – Fairhills or Hollywood Hills? It’s hard to tell the difference at this fabulous 3 BR/ 3.5 BA mid-century modern home offering sophisticated style throughout in one of San Rafael’s most sought-after neighborhoods. Almost every room has a drop-dead gorgeous view of Mt. Tamalpais — with picture-perfect sunsets framed by floor-to-ceiling windows and the inviting swimming pool. The master and one other bedroom on main level have en-suite bathrooms.
Other highlights include an open-concept floor plan, wide-plank wood flooring, two family rooms, professionally-designed landscaping and complete privacy on the almost 1/2 acre lot.
The first family room is open to the beautifully remodeled kitchen and features floor-to-ceiling walls of glass looking out to the swimming pool below and the panoramic views of Mt. Tamalpais to the west. Open-beam ceilings and a two-sided see-through stacked stone fireplace add to the design appeal of the space. The mountain is beautifully framed through every window.
The newly-remodeled eat-in kitchen opens to a BBQ / dining deck as well as the beautiful upstairs family room. The kitchen features quartz countertops and the finest in high-end stainless appliances, including a Wolf range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Miele dishwasher, filtered water dispenser, Grohe faucet and wine chiller.
The wrap-around quartz counter provides plenty of room for food preparation or in-kitchen dining. Imagine preparing a meal with an incredible view of Mt. Tamalpais!
272 Fairhills Drive features some of the best views of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin, with the mountain perfectly framed it its west-facing floor-to-ceiling windows. The mountain is visible from almost every room of the home — including both family rooms, the living room, the kitchen, and the master suite. In addition the large outdoor pool / deck / level lawn area feature Mt. Tam as a scene-stealing backdrop.
The living room, like the family room, features floor-to-ceiling windows and mirrored walls reflecting the views of Mt. Tamalpais. Open-beamed ceilings, a two-way fireplace, built-in ceiling speakers and proximity to the kitchen makes it a perfect space for entertaining
Wake up with Mt. Tamalpais at your feet in the gorgeous master suite, which also features panoramic views of the mountain. Custom wood blinds keep light out and let the view in, while the ensuite bathroom features a dual vanity and walk-in closet. Two additional bedrooms are also located on the main level.
The beautifully landscaped backyard features a level lawn area and a large sparkling pool surrounded by a spacious patio ideal for outdoor dining/entertaining, lounging and relaxation. The hot tub is a magic spot to watch sunset and then the stars as they come out at twilight.
The lower level features an enormous second family room accompanied by a full-bathroom with glass-block shower. The size and private location of this space provide many possibilities including guest room, media room, game room, artist studio — etc.
This level opens onto a spacious view deck (at this home they are ALL view decks!) with plenty of room for chaise lounges for enjoying the beautiful California weather.
The Fairhills community is highly-desired for many reasons, including its magnificent views, luxurious homes, underground utilities, well-maintained streets, larger lot sizes and its active property owners association.
Located above downtown San Rafael on the northwest side, the neighborhood is convenient to shopping and restaurants while feeling like an escape above the city. Homes face east, south, north and west, some with magnificent views of Mt. Tamalpais, the bay and sunsets.
The area is served by Sun Valley Elementary School (currently rated 10/10 on GreatSchools.org) and Davidson Middle School. For high school there is a choice between either San Rafael High School or Terra Linda High School, but be sure to check with the San Rafael School District to verify availability and enrollment. The prestigious Marin Academy is also located nearby. You may wish to consult my schools guide for more information.
San Rafael is Marin’s oldest and largest city, with a population of close to 60,000 people. Established in 1874, it is the seat of the County of Marin and is home to Marin’s second most popular tourist destination (after Muir Woods), the Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center. The building was the last major structure and the only government building designed by the world famous architect. It is now a national historic landmark and hosts one of the country’s best farmers markets each Thursday (seasonal, downtown) and Sunday (year-round).
Named after the Mission San Rafael Archangel, built by Spanish missionaries in 1817, San Rafael is located 11 miles north of San Francisco. The area enjoys some of the best weather in Marin as it is largely free of the coastal fog that areas closer to San Francisco experience. At the city’s heart is its charming, vibrant downtown shopping district which is a mixture of Victorian commercial buildings, ethnic restaurants, street cafes, retail stores, a historic movie theater and numerous music venues, giving San Rafael its hometown flavor.
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