118 Stetson Ave., Kentfield • $2,775,000
A rare opportunity presents itself in the offering of this extraordinary Kentfield compound. Steeped in rich history, the property was originally owned by the St. Francis Diocese of the Catholic Church. From the early 1900’s through World War 2, the property functioned as a summer retreat for nuns and associated lay people. In 1946 a retired war colonel and his wife purchased the property and owned it until 1978. The current owners have lovingly restored the main house, using high end, timeless materials that reflect the integrity of the original construction. Double hung windows, extensive bead board moldings, vintage lighting, and Douglas Fir hardwoods grace the main residence. The main residence boasts 10 foot ceilings throughout, with great light and tremendous scale in all of the living spaces. Comprised of an Italianate main house of ± 5,000 square feet, and two additional detached, legal guest cottages of ± 800 square feet each, the property offers total a living space of ± 6,600 square feet on a very private, sun filled and quiet ±1.68 acres. Uniquely located adjacent to the Priory Tennis and Swim Club, the property offers a direct path to the private club, allowing the new owner to take advantage of a myriad of recreational opportunities right outside the front door. There are a myriad of level outdoor living areas that include a sweeping level lawn, ideal pool site, and Napa Valley style outdoor dining area with a wood burning fireplace. Located at the end of a long, private drive, the property effortlessly blends a more bucolic, country like lifestyle with the convenience of being just a few blocks from the highly rated Kentfield elementary and middle schools in addition to the area’s many local shops and restaurants.