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This enchanting 2,955 square foot, 5 bedroom, 3 bath sanctuary nestles on almost a third of an acre on the eastern slope of San Rafael Hill, just above the green expanse of Mountain Park. The warm and welcoming home features stunning views, bright and airy living spaces, a huge bonus room with a bar and kitchenette, and multiple outdoor entertaining areas. Surrounded by trees and rolling hills, the property offers space and privacy, while remaining conveniently close to Highway 101 and the vibrant shops and restaurants along San Rafael’s bustling 4th street.
An elegant stairway leads from the two car garage, past terraced gardens, to the main entrance of the house. The lovely living room is graced with vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, and sweeping views of San Pedro Mountain Open Space Preserve. The adjacent dining room shares the same views and connects with the family room, kitchen, and breakfast area.
Three of the five bedrooms are on this upper level, including the premier suite with a private balcony and a large walk-in closet, and two additional bedrooms with their own full bath. A wrap-around deck encircles three sides of the house, offering ample opportunities for indoor-outdoor flow.
Downstairs is a spacious entertainment room with a built-in bar and kitchenette, two additional bedrooms, one of which is currently being used as an office, a full bath, and plenty of storage. Every room opens onto the large lower deck, with a hot tub and access to the yard and grounds below.
This striking residence provides ample space to live, work, and play without ever leaving home. But when it’s time to venture out, Mountain Park’s trails and Boyd Memorial Park’s playground, tennis court, and picnic grounds are close at hand, the shops and restaurants of downtown San Rafael are just minutes away, and the proximity to Highway 101 makes for an easy commute to San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge.
The focal point of San Rafael’s bustling downtown is the Smith Rafael Film Center, which features a state of the art multiplex cinema that screens independent and foreign films. Within a few blocks of 4th Street, diners can find sushi, Indian, Thai, Italian, Mexican, and Puerto Rican food. Thursday afternoons in the spring and summer find 4th Street hosting a farmers market, which features live music. The neighborhoods of San Rafael are equally distinctive. From the sought after midcentury Eichler homes of Terra Linda, to the Victorians that surround Dominican College and the custom homes of Lucas Valley, San Rafael provides a wide range of price and style. It's also easy to get away from it all in San Rafael. Nearby China Camp State Park is a jewel by the bay, offering a shallow, protected swimming beach, biking and running trails, and a hike-in campground for tents only. The San Rafael City Schools are comprised of eight elementary schools, one K-8 school, one middle school, and three high schools.