152 Hillside Avenue, Kentfield

Singular opportunity to acquire one of the Ross Valley’s most iconic mid-century residences! Designed by owner/influencer and published author architect Sarah Robinson (www.srarchitect.com), the 6 bedroom, 5 bathroom stucco and Ipe sided residence has been fully restored with authentic mid-century, high-end designer finishes throughout. Previously featured in Elle Décor Magazine, the residence blends Classic Heath tile, warm African Mahogany cabinetry, chic mid-century inspired lighting, original redwood paneling, and hugely scaled open living spaces that are seamlessly blended for a timeless aesthetic throughout. The heart of the home is a grand scale great room with soaring ceilings and infinite natural light that opens directly to a secondary outdoor kitchen, massive deck exterior entertaining area. The optimal floor plan allows for maturing families with three bedrooms, including the primary suite on the upper level, two additional en-suite bedrooms on the lower level, and a brand new detached legal ADU with en-suite bedroom, full kitchen, and additional walk-in storage room. In addition to the magazine worthy main level great room, there is a secondary family room/media room, ideally located on the lower level, ideal for maturing children. The outstanding, mature grounds include old growth trees, stacked stone walls, artful garden ornamentation, mature plantings, a large level lawn, adjacent play structure space, huge Bluestone patio with al fresco dining area, and grand scale deck (+- 600 square feet) that offers sweeping valley, ridge line, and East Bay views. Both residences are located in a very close in location, just blocks to the Woodlands Market, highly ranked K-8th grade Kentfield schools, bike path, local biking and hiking trails, and just feet away from the Ross border.

Main Level Main Residence

  • Large, formal foyer with dramatic copper door
  • Vastly scaled great room includes soaring ceilings, 3 large skylights for ample year-round natural light, large glass doors that open to a large deck, American Clay plaster and limestone wood burning fireplace, and floating shelves. The great room offers dramatic ridgeline views
  • Large, open dining area with chic mid-century light fixture offers sweeping ridgeline and valley views
  • Magazine worthy kitchen blends fabulous organic design materials with high level of functionality. Owner-designer Sarah Robinson incorporated Gunmetal Heath tile backsplash with honed black granite slabs, curved African Mahogany custom-built cabinetry, high-end stainless appliances including a wine refrigerator and custom hood, bar counter seating for 3 people, and built-in banquette dining that seats up to 6 people. The kitchen and dining area opens to a fabulous covered exterior kitchen (ideal for grilling in the rain!) that includes two grills, large concrete counter/workspace, Heath tile backsplash, and large metal in slab sink
  • First bedroom on this level offers custom lighting and glass door that opens to the “bridge” and five square cut custom windows for ample natural light
  • Second bedroom on this level also offers a glass door to the exterior patio and includes high ceilings and floor to ceiling custom Bonelli windows
  • Beautifully remodeled Limestone bathroom includes double vanity, skylight, glass tile backsplash (shower over tub), and custom sink
  • Fabulous primary suite includes two closets, sweeping ridgeline views, and glass doors that open to the exterior deck. The designer en-suite primary bathroom offers an “indoor/outdoor shower” with Lava Heath tile, double headed glass shower that opens to the deck, custom slate sink, Teak wood slab, and slate flooring

Lower Level Main Residence

  • Generous media room/secondary family room includes mahogany built-ins and high ceilings
  • Bedroom with built-in elevated twin bed, built-in desk, and en-suite bathroom. The en-suite bathroom includes a vintage Carrera vanity with high-end fixtures, Limestone floor, and tile shower over the tub
  • Large, walk-in “Costco storage” closet/pantry room
  • Fifth bedroom in the main residence includes high ceilings, huge walk-in closet, and glass door that opens to the lower-level yard/gardens
  • New, large en-suite bathroom includes wooden slab counters, Porcelain shower surround, and designer fixtures

The ADU (aka 150 Hillside Avenue, Kentfield) is Green Building Certified

  • The legal +- 490 square foot ADU was just completed and has never been occupied. The ADU is optimal for a home gym, au-pair suite, in-law unit, or private office. The entry offers a formal foyer/mudroom with built-in seating. There is a large bedroom with sitting area that opens to the “bridge” to the main residence with custom built-ins and beautifully designed kitchen with butcher block island and Heath tile backsplash. The en-suite full bathroom includes a large walk-in shower with Italian porcelain tile, designer fixtures, and designer vanity

Additional Features

  • Just completed, state of the art 4 car carport offers high ceilings, separate garbage storage, EV charger for one car, and Siemens Lighting Control system
  • Ample on street parking spaces (open to the public) conveniently located across the street
  • Alan Scott designed custom exterior Italian pizza oven
  • New smart water heater controlled by app
  • Two zone forced air heat in main residence
  • Mini split heat/air conditioning in ADU (150 Hillside)
  • On demand water heater
  • Exterior landscape lighting
  • Built-in speakers in kitchen and in the “light deck” in great room
  • Washer and dryer conveniently located on the main level
  • Cork flooring in the new ADU
  • Brand new standing seam metal roof (June 2022)
  • +- 495 square feet of additional storage/mechanical room
  • Ipe decking at entry
  • Fully irrigated