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19 Olive Avenue, San Rafael - CA

Features & Amenities

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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