1929 English Tudor Corner Beauty, 87 Forbes Ave., San Rafael, CA

$ 2,595,000
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MLS #484793
Contact nameReily+Kitchen Group
Contact phone415-309-7279
Year built1929


Historic perfection in this amazing 1929 English Tudor Revival corner beauty.Designed by Bay Area architect Henry H. Winner, this unique property still has its original blueprint architectural drawings. With only 4 owners, pride of ownership is distinctly visible with preserved original details throughout. Featuring decorative chimneys and moldings, paned windows, restored hardwood floors, and arched walnut doorways, this home’s picturesque 3, 966 square feet offer multiple indoor and outdoor living and entertaining areas with an abundance of natural light. The rounded entryway opens to an inviting grand foyer which leads to a gracious vaulted ceiling living room with an amazing stone surround fireplace. Steps off the living room lead to a large family room adjacent to an elegant and private tiled outdoor terrace. The formal dining room is spacious and a perfect room for entertaining. A lovely intimate breakfast room adjoins the dining room. The kitchen is a cook’s dream with authentic period features, Wolf oven and range ,Liebherr refrigerator, Miele dishwasher and plenty of eat-in charm. Original hardwood cabinetry offers plentiful storage. Completing the main level is a walnut-framed hallway, 2 full bathrooms and 3 comfortable bedrooms with views of the beautiful rear patio area. There is a fully finished, light-filled attic with a guest bedroom and bonus rooms.The basement level is highlighted by ample laundry and storage areas, with the potential for creating a wine cellar, home gym, or art studio. The lovely and serene patio features flowering gardens as well as a grilling area.A separate two car, side by side, garage offers a driveway with plenty of off-street parking.Combining the romanticism of historic 1920s California with the indoor/outdoor lifestyle of today’s California, this is a special home rare in the Bay Area and a terrific and unique San Francisco alternative.