Property Type: SFD
Neighborhood: San Rafael
22 Terradillo Avenue
22 Terradillo Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
Offered at $2,695,000 - Status: Active
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This stunning historic Queen Anne Victorian offers a rare opportunity to own a piece of San Rafael history. Built in 1891 and located in the prestigious Dominican neighborhood this house hasn’t been on the market since 1907. Enjoying an expansive street-to-street double-lot, this beautiful home was originally built as a summer house for a prominent San Francisco attorney. Loaded with turn of the century architectural detail, the 4,852-square foot home has been lovingly renovated and modernized by its current residents; yet the special eye-catching touches remain - such as carved wooden door knobs, intricate door hinges and pulls, decorative etched glass and vintage light fixtures. You’ll be transported back in time as you step into this inviting property and take in its many rich architectural details including a curved tower with built-in seating, wooden shingles, original old-growth fir floors and the original tongue-and-groove redwood walls and ceiling panels.
Breathtaking and unique, the house boasts 6 bedrooms and 3 and ½ bathrooms. The large modern kitchen, moved to its current location in 1991 and updated again in 2015, blends seamlessly with the Victorian grandeur of the home. The kitchen features granite countertops, a central butcher block island, solid wood cabinetry and plenty of counter space. This is a real cook’s kitchen -- Wolf Range/Oven, built in KitchenAid refrigerator, Bosh dishwasher, microwave, second oven and a large pantry.
An open floor plan connects the kitchen to the eat-in breakfast area and spacious family room and allows easy access to a large deck, a large flat yard, multiple brick patios, a hot tub and lush meandering gardens.
A large formal dining room, small library and a large formal parlor fill out the main floor. Enjoy the sweeping views of the San Rafael hillside and neighboring community from the curved windows in the corner tower of the parlor, just one of the wonderful fairytale spaces that make this Queen Anne style home so unique. Making this home even more special is the extensive period reproduction wall paper that evokes the richness of the era.
The second-level welcomes you with 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths as well a large bedroom and bonus room in the attic which would make a great exercise room, kids play area or a unique office. Families will appreciate the laundry room conveniently located on the bedroom level. The lower-level has been converted into separate living quarters and contains a large main-room, bedroom, full bathroom, radiant-heat and ample storage areas – perfect for in-laws or guests or a private office.
Historic and yet up to date, this property has been restored and renovated by the current owners, including a new foundation and associated drainage, all new electrical wiring and plumbing and a new 4.3K watt photovoltaic solar system on the roof which is invisible from the street.
This unparalleled property sits on a large 18,000-SqFt double-lot with lush landscaping that has been renovated over last 25-years to include rock walls, a large cedar deck, a redwood grove to offer privacy and the installation of an irrigation system to maintain the lawn and plantings. Making the garden extra special are the two olive trees and several of the rose bushes that remain from when the property was young. Tranquility abounds in this special garden with charming paths and quiet sitting places to enjoy the views.
This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to own a truly unique property. Don’t miss it!