Located on the most coveted street in the flats of Ross, 196 Lagunitas Road fondly known as Serendipity, is a truly iconic property that offers a rare combination of timeless charm and a sense of history steeped in tradition. Sited on a sunny, park-like 0.761 acre lot, this classic shingle-style enclave exudes elegance and grandeur at every turn. A private gate with stone walls adorns the grand circular driveway providing an impressive entry to the stunning grounds. You are immediately captured by the abundance of heritage roses, rhododendrons, camellias, dozens of mature flowering fruit trees, expansive gardens, flat-level turf lawns, a beautiful pool with a fountain, and a majestic willow, lending both beauty and privacy to this magnificent estate. Built in 1906 as a summer home, this gracious family manor features three striking buildings including the main residence, a private guest house cottage, and carriage house. All feature a combination of period details including box beam ceilings, intricate moldings, wainscotting wood paneling, built-in cabinetry, leaded glass windows, and hardwood floors. Abundant light flows throughout each space offering multiple connections opening to the expansive park-like grounds for an exceptional indoor-outdoor living experience. The main residence includes three (3) bedrooms, three full and one half (3.5) baths, a formal living room, a formal den, a generous kitchen-dining combination, three (3) elegant fireplaces with a beautifully detailed wrap-around front porch. The guest cottage offers one (1) bedroom, one (1) office/den area with one (1) bath, and its own private garden. The carriage house can park three (3) cars below with an upper-level studio featuring a kitchen, full bath, open living space, and a private patio. Most of the property enjoys dramatic views of the ridgeline and Mount Baldy, which are unexpected in the flats. An additional detached two-car and a charming gazebo are sited on the north side of the property. Each of the four structures is located near the property boundaries, creating open space and privacy between them. The period architecture, extraordinary grounds, and multiple living spaces provide optionality and imagination for this truly once-in-a-generation opportunity. Just minutes away from vibrant Downtown Ross Common, Downtown San Anselmo, the award-winning K-8 Ross School, Phoenix Lake, Mount Baldy, and some of the best hiking and biking trails in Marin County. Main Residence (3,385 square feet per Floor Plan Visuals) • 3 bedrooms • 3.5 baths • Large scale formal living room offers intricate wall and ceiling moldings anchored by a period fireplace. • Formal den featuring a wet bar and ensuite bath with a direct connection to the gorgeous grounds. • Kitchen and dining combination opening to the incredible grounds. • Primary suite with a private deck. Guest Cottage (1,130 square feet per Floor Plan Visuals) • 1 bedroom • 1 office/den area • 1 bath • Private garden Carriage House - Studio (425 square feet per Floor Plan Visuals) Carriage House - Garage Building (895 square feet per Floor Plan Visuals) • Studio • Kitchen • Full Bath • Private Patio • 3 Car Garage
Contact - Listing ID 33744C1649075143545
189 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Phone Alt: 415-279-9362
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