37 Upper Road, Ross
Steeped in architectural history, 37 Upper Road has largely been considered one of Ross’s most distinguished estates. Completed in 1906 by lead architect John White of the award winning Bernard Maybeck firm (www.maybeck.org), the 6 bedroom, 4 full and 3 half bathroom compound masterfully blends White’s original vision for a world class Arts and Crafts residence with the outstanding, timeless design finishes of a more recent and complete total restoration. The estimated seven million dollar renovation was recently spearheaded with a contemporary vision of renown Bay Area architect Hans Baldauf (www.bcvarch.com), a graduate of the Yale School of Architecture, founding principal of BCV Architecture, and past chairman of the Maybeck Foundation. Design and furnishings by the iconic San Francisco firm, Paul Wiseman Group, completed the vision for the current owners. The +- 9,560 square foot residence seamlessly integrates classic design materials including old growth redwood paneling, Calacatta marble kitchen and bathrooms, great scale, and magazine worthy, high-end, designer finishes throughout. The traditional, highly desirable (and rarely available) floor plan offers 5 bedrooms on the upper level, with a separate and private “guest house within the main house” located off the main level. The heart of the home is an incredible great room that opens directly to the majestic grounds and outdoor entertaining areas. In addition to the large great room, there are two additional family rooms. The residence all offers two beautifully designed separate home offices, ideal for working remotely and quiet Zoom calls. Designed for both grand scale entertaining, and more intimate family gatherings, most of the home’s main rooms open to the exquisite outdoor living spaces. The residence has previously played host to a myriad of large community events. The original landscape design was done by the nationally recognized and award winning Thomas Church (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Church_(landscape_architect)). A more recent landscape renovation was done by the highly regarded Stephen Suzman (www.zeterre.com). Perfectly site placed on a very private and quiet +-2 acres, the gardens provide an outstanding outdoor living experience that includes a large circular pool with rim flow edge, elevated stone spa, park like trees, mature plantings, a beautifully designed outdoor stone fireplace, extensive use of Bluestone, sweeping level lawns, seasonal creek, outdoor kitchen with large outdoor dining area, and symphonic display of year round color. The residence enjoys all day light and stunning views from both the rear and front of the residence. 37 Upper Road is ideally located just blocks from the award winning K-8th grade Ross School (www.rossbears.org), and blocks from the myriad of outdoor recreational opportunities in the Phoenix Lake area, with immediate access to world class biking and hiking trails.