175 Crescent Road, San Anselmo
4 Bedrooms 3.5 Baths 4,465 Sq Ft 0.6428 Acre Lot
Located on the most coveted street in San Anselmo’s Seminary enclave, 175 Crescent Road is a rare jewel box offering privacy, serenity, and a storied history. Set on a beautifully landscaped, .6428-acre parcel that includes a vintage guest cottage and swimming pool, this 4,465-square foot Craftsman style residence was built as a wedding gift in 1917. The gated, 4 bedroom/3.5 bath home seamlessly melds period details with modern convenience. In 1989/1990 and in 2001, the house underwent two renovations under the stewardship of architect Elida Doldan Schujman. At the forefront of every decision made was the preservation of the home’s original charm and character.
The grand scale formal living room features a vaulted gabled ceiling, stained glass skylights, large wood burning fireplace and two sun drenched built-in seating areas that lead through French doors to an expansive deck that serves as an outdoor room. This optimal space is perfect for intimate gatherings or large-scale entertaining and is backdropped by mature Pine and Oak trees. An elegant formal dining room includes built-in cabinetry, leaded glass, butler’s pantry and French doors leading to the front deck. An exquisite two story library/office with floor-to-ceiling built-in wood paneled bookcases and cabinets is a highlight. The light-filled, open kitchen is illuminated by an oversized skylight and includes a large center island with new quartz countertops, and brand-new stainless-steel appliances, including a Viking refrigerator, Thermador stove top, Bosch double oven and dishwasher. Connected to the kitchen is an inviting family room which opens to the backyard and swimming pool area through French doors. Perfect for alfresco entertaining and relaxing, the sunny patio area, sparkling pool and cascading waterfall is exceptional.
The primary suite is ideally located on the main level and boasts immaculate millwork and carpentry of custom built-ins that ascend upwards into a sunlit office or yoga room with French doors leading to a balcony. Offering a soaring ceiling with gables, the voluminous primary suite opens to the main deck and a private deck through separate Dutch doors. The spa-like bath includes marble basket weave pattern flooring, two vanities, soaking tub and shower. Two rows of beautiful wood and mirror paneled closets complement this beautiful space. Another full bath and bedroom are located on the main level, as are a powder room and laundry room. The lower level spans two generous bedrooms, a full bath, and a second family room or study area that opens to the side yard through French doors. Also found on the lower level is a craft room, storage room and access to the garage.
Graced with mature gardens and meandering pathways, the magical outdoor spaces include Oak and fruit trees, roses, and raised garden beds. Tucked behind the pool area is a vintage 1 bedroom/1 bath guest cottage with a kitchen . This rare property is ideally situated in close proximity to downtown San Anselmo, Wade Thomas School, Robson-Harrington Park and numerous hiking and biking trails.