387 Margarita Drive, San Rafael

Reminiscent of the iconic Chateau Marmont, this legacy Country Club estate offers a rare combination of classic shingle style architecture with more contemporary, bespoke finishes throughout. The just completed renovation seamlessly blends contemporary, magazine worthy design with a traditional floor plan, grand scale spaces with high ceilings, all day light, and sweeping bay views throughout. The recently completed 5-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom remodel, inspired by the fabulous manor homes of England, incorporates all new designer lighting, high-end plumbing fixtures, artistic tilework, and custom wall coverings. The heart of the +-5,210 square foot home is a fabulous, grand scale kitchen/great room that opens directly to the level lawn, pool, and mature grounds. The +-one acre property offers year-round resort living with an in-ground pool, elevated spa/outdoor shower located off the primary suite, sweeping level lawn, old growth trees, mature plantings, and a fabulous exterior terrace, ideal for hosting al fresco dinners and events. Exquisite water, bay, and bridge views are enjoyed from most rooms. Gated, private, and extremely quiet, 387 Margarita Drive is ideal as either a full-time main residence, or as a wonderful alternative to Napa or Sonoma as a weekend home. The conveniently located estate offers direct access to China Camp’s vast network of hiking and biking trails, and is also in proximity to bayfront paths, the Marin Yacht Club, Andy’s gourmet market, Dominican College, and the Peacock Gap Golf Club. The residence is also located in an optimal commute location, just minutes to Highway 101, and several miles to the highly regarded Mark Day School.

Main Level

  • Large, formal foyer with custom designed door and large entry hall closet
  • Fabulous London inspired powder room with custom wall coverings and lighting includes a large stain glass window, Tulip sink, and Kohler intelligent toilet 
  • Grand scale living room includes soaring ceilings, designer lighting, two sets of glass doors opening to the rear yard and gardens, and wood burning fireplace with gas starter and tile surround
  • Ideal for hosting dinner parties, the generous dining room opens directly to the sweeping level lawn and pool area
  • All new contemporary SieMatic kitchen (www.siematic.com) offers ample storage with beautifully designed custom cabinets, pull out pantry drawers, large center island, high performance Dekton slabs, subway tile backsplash with gold grout, high-end fixtures, stainless appliances, appliance garage cabinet, and large eat-in space that overlooks the magnificent gardens
  • Adjacent family room with gas fireplace and brick surround opens directly to the pool and gardens
  • Secondary family/media room is conveniently located on the main level and includes a bar/service area with sink, designer tile backsplash, and ample storage for games/toys
  • Main level “in-law apartment” or au-pair suite offers private guest quarters overlooking the rear yard and gardens: Custom built closet
  • Recently completed designer bathroom with designer tile includes high-end fixtures, luxury lighting, and heated towel rack

Upper Level

  • Hotel like primary suite, generous in scale, includes high ceilings, designer lighting, and custom designed, grand scale walk-in closet. The primary suite overlooks the rear yard and gardens and offers breathtaking bay and bridge views
  • Unrivaled in design, the primary bathroom includes a large, walk-in steam shower, heated towel rack, Kohler intelligent toilet, custom fixtures, and stand-alone tub. The primary bathroom opens directly to a private, exterior balcony that offers a resort like experience with outdoor shower, Bullfrog Spa, and sumptuous bay views
  • Second bedroom on this level, accessed via hydraulic staircase, was recently completed, and offers high ceilings, sweeping views, and large closet. This is also an ideal home office
  • Third bedroom on this level is generous in size and offers high ceilings, custom lighting, stunning bay views, and custom-built closet
  • Fabulous designer tile bathroom includes heated towel rack, custom vanity, lighting, and fixtures, and Kohler intelligent toilet
  • Fourth bedroom on this level is grand in scale and offers a workspace, large closet, and beautiful Mt. Tam views
  • Large laundry room with designer porcelain tile floor, sink, and ample storage

Additional Features

  • Two staircases from main level to upper level for convenience in access
  • 4 zone heat and air conditioning
  • Ample storage throughout
  • Two car attached garage
  • Nest Thermostat
  • Radiant heat in all full bathrooms
  • Alarm
  • Large +-600 square foot attached two car garage
  • Ample on and off-street parking
  • Fully fenced
  • Owned solar for home energy use
  • Side yard ideal for outdoor grilling
  • Extra storage/gardening shed
  • Ample grounds for additional development of yard space if needed/wanted