80 Margarita Drive, San Rafael • $4,995,000

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An unparalleled opportunity presents itself in the offering of this iconic Country Club residence.  Long considered to be one of the community’s finest estates, 80 Margarita Drive is comprised of a main house with +- 6,700 square feet, a +- 594 square foot two bedroom guest house, and a +- 784 foot square foot pool house, totaling over 8,000 square feet of living space.  The main residence has been recently renovated with stunning, high-end, designer finishes throughout.  Great scale, optimal light, and stunning architectural details grace every aspect of the residence.  The heart of the house is a grand scale great room that opens directly to the pool and lawn areas.  The +- 1.8 acre mostly level grounds offer a year round resort like experience, and include a refurbished tennis court, in ground pool, and sprawling, manicured grounds with extensive level lawn areas.  The property is ideal for entertaining both smaller family gatherings and larger, grand scale parties.  Major events for up to 500 people have been hosted at 80 Margarita Drive. Completely private and very quiet, the residence uniquely combines privacy with a “close-in” location, ideal for commuting to San Francisco. Additionally, the residence is south facing with all day sun and outstanding Mt. Tam views.

 

Main Level

  • Large formal foyer with high ceilings 
  • Grand scale living room includes high ceilings with cross beam detail, Mt. Tam views, and four sets of French doors that open to the sprawling front yard 
  • Adjacent sitting area, also an ideal library, offers a wood burning fireplace with gas starter 
  • Fabulous, large formal dining room with high ceilings has six sets of French doors. This room is ideally suited for hosting large events with an optimal indoor/outdoor flow leading right to the pool area
  • Outstanding remodeled chef’s kitchen includes high-end stainless appliances including dual dishwashers, two Franke sinks, and a pot filler; 10 foot by 4 foot island with bar counter seating; two pantries; Calcutta counters with custom glass tile backsplash; a large eat-in space, and glass doors opening to the pool area
  • Adjacent family room (great room) offers high ceilings, a wood burning fireplace with gas starter, and French doors opening to the pool area 
  • Formal powder room offers Calcutta marble vanity
  • Private guest suite offers high ceilings, a large custom designed walk-in closet, a private balcony, and stunning Mt. Tam/garden views. There is a custom designed, en-suite Cream Marfel bathroom with a large walk-in shower and custom vanity

Lower Level

  • Large lower level rec room or media room is an ideal secondary play area
  • Large laundry room
  • Grand scale walk-in storage area
  • Wine storage

Upper Level

  • Private, hotel like master suite offers high ceilings, a large sitting room, a walk-in storage area, and glass doors that open to a private balcony
  • Adjacent office/library which overlooks the front yard and gardens and offers Mt. Tam views
  • “His and hers” Travertine master bathrooms offer two custom vanities, a large walk-in shower, a soaking tub and extensive built-ins. There is one large, walk-in closet and a secondary closet
  • Beautifully appointed bedroom with Mt. Tam views offers a built-in window seat, high ceilings, and a custom built, walk-in closet
  • Beautifully renovated bathroom includes a custom designed double vanity and designer tile
  • Lovely bedroom with high ceilings includes a window seat, custom built closet, and a private balcony overlooking the rear grounds and tennis court
  • Fourth bedroom on this level is en-suite, and offers high ceilings, a custom built double wide closet and lovely views of the pool and rear garden area
  • Secondary laundry room 

The Guest House

Fabulous two bedroom, detached guest house offers privacy, quiet and an alternative home office.  The guest house has high ceilings, a tile floor, custom built-ins, a wine refrigerator and doors opening to the pool area. There is a full bath.  

The Pool House

The pool house is an ideal space for gatherings and parties. It offers a wood burning fireplace, high ceilings, and a refrigerator and sink area. It is wired for sound. There are three sets of glass doors opening to the pool.  There is a full bath in the pool house. Additionally, there are two changing rooms and a dry sauna.

The Grounds

Situated on +- 1.8 acres of manicured, landscaped grounds, the Mediterranean Michael Bernsen designed gardens offer extensive varieties of fruit trees, a sprawling rose garden, olive trees, lavender, sweeping level lawns, and multiple level outdoor spaces for entertaining. Recently resurfaced tennis court is ideally located on the property. 

Additional Features

  • Holly Hunt fixtures 
  • 3 car garage offers ample additional storage 
  • Off street parking for up to 15 cars
  • Indoor/outdoor stereo surround system
  • Central Vacuum 
  • Laundry shoot 
  • 4 zone heating and air conditioning; air conditioning in the master suite, lower level guest suite and kitchen area 
  • Exterior landscape lighting 
  • Tennis court resurfaced in 2012
  • Well for irrigation 
  • Ample storage throughout the house and outbuildings 
  • Gated for privacy and security
  • Walking distance to the local marina
  • Close proximity to the newly refurbished Peacock Gap golf course and upscale “Andy’s Market”

Property Video

7 Bedrooms | 7.5 Bath | 8073 Sq Ft |