MARIN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA FOCUS ON KENT WOODLANDS
Kent Woodlands is nestled at the base of Mt. Tamalpais, and bordered by the towns of Larkspur and Ross. In 1857, James Ross bought Rancho Punta de Quentin. Mr. Ross, originally from Scotland, arrived in San Francisco from Australia in 1848 and made his considerable fortune in the wholesale liquor business. He set up a trading post called “Ross Landing”. Steamers would come up the Corte Madera Creek to access Ross Landing. Albert Emmet Kent, a Chicago meat packer, bought the land from the Ross estate in 1871. Mr. Kent came with his wife, Adaline, who later donated twenty three acres of land for a community recreation center; which later became the site for the College of Marin, a California Community College. Albert and Adaline’s son, William, who became a United States Congressman and an ardent conservationist, donated Muir Woods as a national park. Albert Kent built his estate and called it “Tamalpais ”, which was later changed to “ Kent “ in the 1890’s. In 1905, with the opening of the first Post Office, “Kent” was changed to “Kentfield”. Known for its lush natural landscape, Pine, Redwood and Manzanita trees, and views of Mt. Tamalpais and the Bay, this location remains highly sought after. There is a stsrong sense of community and the schools are rated as excellent. Tennis Clubs Ross Valley Swim and Tennis Club Priory Tennis Club School Links Kentfield School District Tamalpais Union High School District (Includes Drake High and Redwood High) College of Marin STAR Reports Kentfield School District Tamalpais Union High School District (Includes Drake High and Redwood High)
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224 Woodland Road Exclusively listed by Carey Condy
224 Woodland Road
The Main Level
Located in the coveted "flats" of Kent Woodlands, and yet wonderfully private, this property embodies indoor/ outdoor living at its best. The fabulous 5,609 square foot (per tax records) mid-century style home is situated on .889 acres and boasts six bedrooms and five and one-half baths. It features grand scale rooms, high ceilings, an open floor plan and floor to ceiling windows throughout. Nearly every room of the house opens to the outdoors, effortlessly integrating the natural surroundings featuring beautiful gardens, patios, level lawns, and a large swimming pool. The main level of this split-level home includes the central gathering areas: the kitchen/family room with fireplace, the formal living room with fireplace and wet bar and formal dining room. The master retreat, its own reclusive sanctuary is located on the upper level, while the quiet and vast separate bedroom wing with five bedrooms and four baths is located over two floors. This private oasis with all day sun has wonderful views of Mount Tamalpais.
The home is accessed from the street on the main level, and opens to the foyer leading directly to the formal living room with fireplace and wet bar. Overlooking the living room is the elegant formal dining room, the ideal place for parties or intimate gatherings. Perfect for entertaining, the spacious, remodeled kitchen adjoins the family room with a welcoming gas fireplace. A wonderful, informal gathering place, these two rooms combine to make an impressive great room and open to an expansive deck overlooking the pool and backyard.
The open and expansive kitchen with breakfast area has two walls of windows overlooking one of the many lawns and patios. A large center island featuring a breakfast bar is the focal point of the kitchen. It lends itself well to cooking, providing for a surplus of countertop space and a second sink. All counters in the kitchen are finished with granite to complement the array of high-end stainless steel appliances including two Miele dishwashers, an oversized Sub Zero refrigerator, Wolf Range, and Kitchen Aid trash compactor, as well as warming drawers and a steamer.
The children's wing is comprised of five, generously-sized bedrooms (two en-suite), and four baths total. All the bedrooms have floor to ceiling windows gracing the rooms with lovely scenery and natural light. The spacious master wing was added in 2004 and offers complete privacy, elegance and a place to escape and relax. The retreat includes a variety of spaces including a seating area, and a gorgeous master bathroom with large shower, soaking tub, marble floors, radiant heat and vanity with dual sinks. It also features separate his and hers walk-in closets that would please even the most discriminating clotheshorse. Completing the wing is the fabulous master bedroom with fireplace and French doors that open to a private patio overlooking the yard and pool.
224 Woodland Road • Kentfield
Offered at $4,195,000 • www.224WoodlandRoad.com The Outdoors • Expansive wood deck off kitchen/family room • Beautiful views of Mount Tamalpais • Large swimming pool • Vegetable garden
• Perimeter fencing • Multi levels of stone patios • Beautifully landscaped gardens
Carey Condy Luxury Property Specialist 415-461-8609 Carey@LuxuryMarinHomes.com www.LuxuryMarinHomes.com DRE# 01323032