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Mid Century Modern Home, San Rafael
If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind jewel of a home, in sought after Gerstle Park, set in a lush, private, magical garden you have found it! This charming 3bed/2bath, double garage, mid-century Californian single-level home features wrap-around windows, presenting a large, secluded deck for lounging or entertaining. Surrounded by majestic trees, you will enjoy the vista of the western hills and year-round sunsets. The back patio, perfect for morning coffee or a family BBQ leads to an enchanted terraced garden featuring roses, fragrant citrus, olives, and raised vegetable beds allowing for relaxing indoor-outdoor living. Nestled on a lovely, quiet street with easy walking and biking to downtown San Rafael, such a unique and special oasis rarely comes on the market.
This beautiful home is set off the road offering privacy and views. The garden offers year-round color and has been meticulously maintained. There are several fruit trees, 2 Genoa Lemons,1 Meyer Lemon,1 Multi-Varietal Apple, 2 Olive,1 Fuyu Persimmon,1 White Peach,1 Pomegranate,1 Cara Cara Orange,1 Mexican Lime,1 Mandarin,1 Kefir Lime. This is a quiet magical oasis.
The county seat of Marin, San Rafael is large, diverse, eclectic, and historic. That history stretches from California's beginnings, with the 1817 founding of Mission San Rafael on the old El Camino Real, to the construction of the eye-popping Marin Civic Center in the 1960s. Designed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Civic Center was completed in 1962 and is so futuristic that it pops up in science-fiction films.
San Rafael still looks to the future thanks to a vibrant downtown redevelopment effort. The focal point of downtown is the Smith Rafael Film Center, which features a state–of-the-art multiplex cinema that screens independent and foreign films. Cuisine is eclectic: within a few blocks of 4th Street diners can find sushi, Indian, Thai, Italian, Mexican, and Puerto Rican food. Thursday afternoons in the spring and summer find 4th Street hosting a farmers market, which features live music.
The neighborhoods of San Rafael are equally distinctive. From the sought-after midcentury Eichler homes of Terra Linda to the Victorians that surround Dominican College and the custom homes of Lucas Valley, San Rafael provides diversity of price and style.
It's also easy to get away from it all in San Rafael. Nearby China Camp State Park is a jewel by the bay, offering: a kid-friendly, walk-in campground for tents only; a shallow, protected swimming beach; and biking and running trails.