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19 Olive Avenue, San Rafael - CA

Features & Amenities


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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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