Offered Exclusively by
94 Deer Park Avenue
San Rafael, California
sold by thomas henthorne
Sold for $2,650,000 on 1/7/2021
No further showings, thank you.
94 Deer Park Avenue, San Rafael — Live the dream in this stunning gated retreat ideally located on 1.35 private acres in the hills of San Rafael’s exclusive Country Club neighborhood. Reminiscent of a boutique resort, this beautiful 4 BR / 4.5 BA estate was built in 1947 and features period details throughout, evoking the glamour of a bygone era while also offering all the conveniences and luxuries of today’s modern living. This spectacular property has it all including a remodeled, open-concept kitchen, three family rooms, all bedrooms with ensuite baths, multiple outdoor living rooms, a resort-style swimming pool, and panoramic Mt. Tam views. Just minutes to shops, restaurants, marinas, hiking, biking and Hwy 101.
The spacious living room features coved ceilings, hardwood floors, a period gas fireplace and French doors that open onto a large entertaining deck offering panoramic views of Mt. Tam.
The remodeled eat-in kitchen features stainless appliances including dual ovens, a center island, newly tiled floors, a cozy gas fireplace and ample cabinet space. The kitchen is open to a sun-filled sitting lounge and flows out to an entertaining deck with views, perfect for dining al fresco.
The dining room with its floor-to-ceiling windows and dramatic sunset views is one of the stars of the home. The dining area includes an intimate sitting lounge and opens up to two entertaining decks on either end, ideal for indoor / outdoor entertaining and the perfect dinner party.
The large master suite is located on the main level of the home and features high, coved ceilings and its own “morning deck” perfect for coffee as the day begins. The master also features two large walk-in closets and an ensuite bathroom (with a view, of course!) that boasts custom tile work and period detailing. There is even space for a seating area in the suite
The central stairway exudes charm, from its bright skylight to its period wrought-iron railings to the mission-style window offering a peek-a-boo view to the dining area. Complete with custom built-in book shelves, the space is large enough to use as an office or “Zoom Room.”
Perfect for multi-generational family living, an au pair or overnight guests, the lower level features a second large bedroom suite which could also be used as a master, with ensuite bathroom, three closets and a separate exterior entry. There is also a game/work out room and a large family room with a fireplace and kitchenette with refrigerator, oven and microwave. The entire level opens onto the backyard which features two fire pits, a water feature, level lawn area and outdoor kitchen.
The large patio and level lawn area provide ample opportunities for entertaining or play, all framed by a west-facing view of Mt. Tamalpais. There is also a large outdoor kitchen area for summer BBQ’s. The entire space is an entertainer’s dream.
The stunning salt-water pool, accentuated by stately Canary Island palms, is worthy of a boutique resort. The pool is surrounded by a decorative wrought iron fence and features two waterfalls, a spacious stone patio and raised wood lounging deck. There is also a relaxing hot tub.
There are period details throughout the home including coved ceilings, wrought-iron railings and accents, hardwood floors, original fireplaces and mission-style windows. The home exudes period charm in every single room, even the central stairway.
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.
The Country Club neighborhood of San Rafael is one of the city’s most sought-after enclaves. Rising San Pedro road, the area features mostly-remodeled high-quality homes, many with views of Mt. Tamalpais and / or San Pablo Bay. Gated estates are common in this neighborhood, with larger lot sizes providing a sense of nature and privacy just minutes from the 101 freeway. Roads are well-maintained and the neighborhood is filled with walkers, joggers and bicyclists, who take advantage of the open space adjoining the Country Club neighborhood. Residents also enjoy boating, sailing, paddle boarding and other water sports, taking advantage of the nearby marinas and the proximity to 101 Surf Sports.
Click here to learn more about the history of San Rafael’s Country Club neighborhood.
The area is served by Coleman Elementary 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 Marin schools guide for more information.
Offered Exclusively for $2,650,000
Please call Thomas at 415-847-5584 to be one of the first to see this exquisite property.
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