Shingled Craftsman highlights private Novato estate

August 26, 2014 | SF Chronicle

Novato Estate

Privacy is paramount at this 5-acre compound with a five-bedroom Craftsman home. The sprawling estate, dotted with mature oaks, a free-form pool and koi pond, offers seclusion from the outside world. 

The interior of the wood-shingled residence features a marble foyer, high ceilings in the public rooms, several fireplaces and a grand formal dining room with French doors that open to the backyard. 

Besides the aforementioned amenities, the backyard has a level lawn and a gazebo with stone floors, an outdoor kitchen and bar seating for seven. A detached one-bedroom apartment includes a formal living room and could serve as an au-pair suite or work space.

Don't miss: The hotel-like master suite, which includes custom closets, dual vanities, a spa tub, walk-in shower, sauna, high ceilings and a private deck overlooking the landscape. 

Built: 1987

Square feet: 8,242

Address: 35 Wali Trail, Novato

Asking price: $2.795 million 

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