SOLD in San Anselmo!

21 Kenrick Avenue

San Anselmo, CA
$2,250,000
 
1,816 sqft ±
 
2F Baths
 
3 Beds
 
3 Beds
 
2F Baths
 
1,816 sqft ±
 
$2,250,000
 

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Features

This is divine living! A glorious knoll-top oasis immersed in nature with expansive, ever changing views including majestic Mt. Tamalpais. Set on a beautifully landscaped ~30,000sqft property the setting is nothing short of spectacular with a tranquil waterfall, glistening pool, grand entertaining deck, hot tub, vegetable gardens, and cozy nooks tucked away to relax and soak it all in. Impressive floor-to-ceiling windows adorn this tastefully renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom mid-century home and make for a dramatic and cool vibe filling every space with the glorious outdoors. The indoor/outdoor flow is quite perfect making entertaining both easy and fun! The detached studio, rich in history and affectionately called “The Stable” adds for a versatile lifestyle serving as an office and additional family room. 2 fireplaces, wide plank wood floors, solar, AC, detached garage, 2 car carport + 2 driveways lead to this sweet slice of paradise centrally located in beloved San Anselmo and right up the street from Brookside Elementary. The home truly is the essence of inspired living. A sanctuary for the soul.


Highlights & Features


  • 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Detached Bonus Room “Stable”
  • ~1,477 sqft main house + ~ 339 sqft bonus room “Stable” ~29,550 sqft lot
  • Built in 1954 - Mid century architecture
  • Knoll top oasis sanctuary
  • Expansive and dynamic views including Mt. Tam
  • Glistening pool with grand entertaining deck
  • Waterfall
  • Hot tub Idyllic indoor / outdoor flow - so many nooks to enjoy!
  • Dramatic floor to ceiling windows throughout
  • Thoughtfully and tastefully updated throughout
  • Patio off the sundrenched kitchen with view of the pool
  • Wide plank wood floors
  • Primary suite with luxurious renovated bathroom
  • “The Stable” is a detached versatile bonus room
  • Two wood burning fireplaces with vintage wood mantels
  • AC Solar for pool and entire house
  • Window coverings throughout - Shade Store
  • 2 car carport with laundry + additional parking - 2 driveways lead to the house
  • Raised veggie garden beds and beautiful landscaping
  • Rustic barn type garage with high ceilings and loads of storage
  • Close to hiking & biking trails galore
  • Award winning Ross Valley School District + Archie Williams High School
  • Up the street from Brookside Elementary
  • Close to all conveniences and both San Anselmo and Fairfax


Seller List of Improvements

 

Summer 2017*:


  • New washer/dryer in carport
  • New furnace; relocated furnace to carport
  • New water heater
  • Installed wood floors in lower master and both upstairs bedrooms
  • Stable
  • Pour concrete floor in stable
  • Insulated and sheet rocked stable
  • Custom built-in cabinetry and desk in stable
  • Painted interior and exterior of stable
  • Installed windows in stable
  • Installed new light fixtures inside and outside of stable
  • Painted upstairs bathroom
  • Painted two bedrooms upstairs
  • Garage
  • New roof on garage
  • Installed new beams in garage

 

Summer 2018:


  • Installed AC (permitted)
  • Lower master bedroom
  • Built in closet and closet system in lower master (California Closets)
  • Built custom drawers next to fireplace in lower master
  • Stuccoed lower fireplace
  • Installed vintage wooden mantel in fireplace
  • Installed vintage wooden mantel in fireplace upstairs
  • Major tree work on property

 

Spring/Summer 2019:


  • Painted interior of house (stairwell, hallway, living room, dining room, kitchen)
  • Painted interior brick
  • Installed wool carpet runner on interior stairs (from Architectural Carpets, San Rafael)
  • Installed new front light fixture and front door hardware
  • Renovated primary en suite bathroom downstairs
  • Installed window coverings for entire house (upstairs roller shades, remote control shade over stairwell, roman shades downstairs bedroom, blinds in upstairs bedroom) from The Shade Store
  • Installed new door hardware throughout house


Winter 2020:


  • Installed new refrigerator
  • New pool pump
  • Installed hot tub and ran electrical to hot tub

 

*All dates provided are approximates!    


As part of preparations to sell our home we also did the following in May/June 2022:


  • Painted exterior of main house to match “The Stable”
  • Stained decks and railings
  • Built new pergola over hot tub
  • Built new fence and gate by hot tub
  • Built wood screen around pool filter and added trim around base of hot tub
  • Replaced exterior light fixtures 
  • Built open shelf pantry on right side of refrigerator
  • Built shelving and added cabinet with butcher block on left side of oven
  • Painted kitchen cabinets and replaced hardware
  • Painted two upstairs bedrooms and touched up paint throughout interior of main house and “The Stable”
  • Painted front door 
  • Added coat of slurry to driveway 
  • Stained exterior of garage in driveway
  • Touched up caulking in upstairs bathroom and on kitchen countertops
  • Added new plantings, veggie gardens and mini bark throughout property
  • Trimmed trees on neighbors property to open up view of Mt Tam


Seller Letter

To the persons interested in learning more about 21 Kenrick:

If you know and love mid-century architecture, you will love this home. If you love the 1950s Sunset magazine vibe, this is the place for you. This home is special. It’s an oasis in its simplicity, its immersion in nature, its views, its openness and coziness.

This home is full of light. The wall of windows in the great room makes it feel as though you are living with the surrounding environment. Watching the hills across the valley change from golden summer brown to Ireland green in the late fall is pure delight. You will have a front row view of spectacular sunrises and dramatic winter rains across the valley.

This home has history. The original owner raised her two boys - Ken and Rick - in this home and subsequently named the street Kenrick after them! She also owned a horse that lived in the aptly named “Stable”. The original dutch doors in the Stable still harken to that time, and you will see that we’ve preserved the window frames on which the horse lazily gnawed.

This home is immersed in nature. It is surrounded by oaks (including one of just a few Cork Oaks in Marin County) that are regularly visited by red-tailed hawks and owls. The spring that feeds the water fountain in the backyard comes right out of the hills above and provides a beautiful soothing sound year round.

21 Kenrick is private and has sweeping views but it is still within easy biking and walking distance to Fairfax and San Anselmo. It has that special combination of feeling like you are truly “away” and yet you are within reach of your community.

The home welcomes people beautifully. From barbequing on the deck and swim parties in the summer to cozy holiday gatherings in the winter, this home holds every kind of celebration. We have hosted prom parties, graduation parties, swim birthdays and countless holiday family events. There is a place for everyone at this home. The kids can play games out in the Stable while the adults catch up in the main house and then everyone can gather on the deck for meals, evening firepit chats and star-gazing.

To say we have loved this home is an understatement. We know this home has been loved equally by each owner. We are so excited for whomever gets to enjoy this incredibly special spot. It is a one of a kind home, and we will miss it!

All our best,

Mary and Brian


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About The Agent

Zamira Solari

License #: 01328544

415.509.1479

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