38 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Ross
$5,495,000


This magazine worthy Ross estate previously underwent a substantial renovation, with design input by noted architect Steve Wisenbaker, with more recent updating throughout. Great scale with high ceilings and architectural details, custom lighting, custom wall coverings, classic finishes, and designer floor coverings, define the +- 4,865 square foot residence. The 5 bedroom, and 5.5 bathroom residence offers a versatile floor plan with an additional +-200 square foot bonus room on the lowest level. Once a part of the iconic ten-acre Kittle Sunnyside Estate that now is now the Marin Art & Garden Center, the residence is just steps from the Art & Garden center and two blocks to the heart of downtown Ross. The heart of the home is a grand scale great room that seamlessly flows directly to the level lawn and outdoor entertaining spaces. All of the home’s public rooms open to the rear yard and gardens, providing year-round resort living.  Perfectly site placed on a mostly level +-½ acre lot, the residence is set far back off the road, offering a generous parking court for +-8 cars. The mature gardens include a multitude of perennials, fruit trees, old growth Oaks, Palms, stone walls, a sweeping level lawn, wood burning fireplace, large Bluestone terrace, large deck, outdoor dining area (ideal for al fresco dining), waterfall, and recently restored in-ground pool. Completely private, the residence is ideally located just several blocks to downtown Ross, the award winning K-8th grade Ross School, Ross Common, and Ross’ many charming shops and restaurants. 

Main Level Public Spaces

  • Large formal foyer offers a marble slab, ample storage, and designer mirror, lighting, and custom wall coverings
  • Generous formal powder room includes custom wall coverings
  • Fabulous, large designer living room offers high ceilings, a gas log fireplace, and glass doors that open directly to the rear yard and gardens
  • Designer formal library with custom built-ins opens directly to the rear yard and gardens
  • Ideal for holiday entertaining, the beautifully designed open formal dining room overlooks the front yard and gardens and offers high ceilings and large seating area
  • All white designer kitchen offers large center island with skylight, bar counter seating for two, ample storage, large walk-in pantry, two dishwashers, beverage refrigerator, wine refrigerator, and appliance garage
  • Adjacent family room is grand in scale and includes dining area overlooking the pool, custom built-ins with ample storage, large sitting area, and two doors that open to the pool and exterior entertaining spaces
  • Large laundry room includes ample built-ins/storage, sink, new/er appliances and custom wall covering
  • Full bathroom with marble vanity offers a shower over the tub and is ideal for pool use

Main Level Residential Spaces

  • Hotel like primary offers a +-200 square foot bedroom that opens directly to a private patio and rear yards and gardens. In addition to the +-200 square foot primary bedroom, there are two large walk-in closets with custom built-ins by California Closets, plus a third walk-in closet with safe
  • Primary bathroom is large in scale and includes a soaking tub, double vanity with ample storage, bidet, custom wall coverings, ample storage, heated floor, and large walk-in shower
  • Adjacent bedroom offers a walk-in closet and en-suite marble bathroom with shower over the tub
  • Linen closet

Upper Level Residential Spaces

  • Large walk-in closet is ideal for additional storage
  • Large bedroom opens directly to an exterior deck and offers ample storage
  • Jack and Jill bathroom offers ample storage with Limestone shower over the tub
  • Second bedroom on this level is also large in scale and offers ample storage and also opens to the exterior deck
  • Third bedroom on this level offers ample storage with an en-suite bathroom that offers a shower over the tub

Lower Level

  • +-200 square foot (per Floor Plan Visuals) bonus room with designer carpet offers exterior access; ideal as a home office or gym. This room is not considered “legal livable” as a bedroom

Additional Features

  • Sewer Lateral is compliant
  • 2 furnaces with 7 zones: AC throughout
  • Central Vacuum system
  • R 35 insulation
  • Gated and fully fenced
  • Separate pedestrian gate for easy walking/biking access
  • Nest Thermostats
  • Solar tubes for ample light
  • Coffered ceilings
  • Radiant heat floors in primary bathroom
  • Recirculated pump system for instant hot water
  • Security system
  • +-40 square foot sauna ideally located on east side of home
  • Jandy Waterfall pump is ideally suited for custom natural waterfall
  • 3 car garage with custom built-ins, slab with sink/wet bar, ample storage/cabinets, and  walk-in storage closet
  • Well for irrigation in warmer summer months
  • Ample storage throughout
  • Multiple species of fruit trees include Apple, Peach, Plum, Fig, Orange, Lemon, and Pear
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • 40 year roof (approximately 20 years remaining)
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5.5 Bath
  • +/- 4,865 Sq Ft

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