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19 Olive Avenue, San Rafael
$2,295,000


THE HYDRANGEA HOUSE
 
Originally built in 1926, this timeless classic is located on one of the most coveted streets in the Dominican neighborhood. Over the years this beautiful home has served as a great venue for parties and dinners for campus events such as gubernatorial debates, international speakers, and musical events. Marin Magazine published a photo of the home when the Hydrangeas were in full bloom, and it became known as the Hydrangea House.
 
Construction history: In 1978 the current owners bought the home, and in 1979 they opened walls and combined rooms. The owner is an Architect, and with great design care, in 1981 they added a second floor, including a spectacular two-story library with a two-story north-facing window. In 1985 the kitchen was expanded, a two-car garage was attached to the house, and a swimming pool was added. In 2015-16, the garage was rebuilt and a grand master bath, dressing room, laundry room and a new balcony was added. The additional four bathrooms were renovated. This incredibly beautiful and rare home is exceptional in every way.
 
 
 
MAIN LEVEL
 
Entry foyer with built-in cabinetry
Living room with fireplace
Stunning two-story library with two-story North-facing windows
Formal dining room with fireplace and built-in cabinetry
Family room with gas fireplace and window seat
Charming kitchen with center island opening to large back deck ideal for outdoor dining and relaxation
Two new Bosch dishwashers
New wine cooler
New LED lighting
Butler's pantry
Separate breakfast room
 
 
MASTER SUITE & BEDROOMS
 
Gracious master suite
Newly constructed master bath with large dressing area and access to a new view balcony. Featuring: Badeloft free-standing bathtub, custom glass shower enclosure, custom double vanity, and Carerra porcelain tile floors.
Additional three bedrooms and a large study room/office
Additional four bathrooms, all recently renovated
New laundry room with new washer & dryer
 
 
MORE DETAILS
 
Newly rebuilt, attached two-car garage
Swimming pool surrounded by a brick patio
Beautiful lawn in backyard
Exceptional location in San Rafael's Dominican neighborhood
Easy access to schools, markets, restaurants, shopping, marinas, and hiking and biking trails
Proximity to Dominican University is a great asset for courses, lectures and entertainment
Excellent commute to Highway 101

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