Sunlit Mediterranean-Style Home
Here is your sunlit Mediterranean-style home, at 34 Miramar Ave, that everyone admires, enjoying south facing views across charming and convenient Gerstle Park. Enter the enclosed patio with a fountain and colorful tile work, surrounded by golden stucco walls and paved with rich slabs of Three Rivers flagstone. Fine woodwork and vines of wisteria and grape contribute to the European charm.
Welcome to your Tuscan Home in Gerstle Park!
Proud owners have extensively rebuilt and remodeled this home in the 1990’s and again in 2004 with updated bathrooms, kitchen, a top floor with two bedrooms, family room and full bath, and an attached garage. Colorful painted tiles, saltillo tile floors, rustic alder wood trim, original wrought iron fixtures, and a red tile roof contribute to the old world feeling.
This is a modern home carefully rebuilt to look ageless!
Living on the Entry Level
The entry level provides an open kitchen with custom cabinets, skylights that open, a central cooking island, granite counters, and charming European tile work. The open floor plan continues into a built-in dining area, spacious living room, and a large outdoor deck. Adjacent is a large room that you can use as a formal dining room, family room, or library. Steps from the front door is a guest bedroom or office with adjacent full bath. Flooring is saltilo ties with inset hand-painted tiles, quartered oak. French doors at either end of this level open to the protected entry patio or the deck overlooking the view.
Upper Level Bedrooms
One level up is a newer addition with high ceilings, large windows, and reclaimed barn oak floors. This level features two well-separated and generous bedrooms, a full bath with charming finishes, including original Edith Heath tiles, to complement the home, and a central room that can be a play room, office, or sitting room. Flooring is wide-plank rustic hardwood and carpeting.
Master Suite on the Garden Level
The lower level has a large master bedroom suite plus a second bedroom or sitting room, opening to to a level garden with pergola. This level also has extensive storage and a large laundry room. From this level, the gardens descend through dramatic rock outcroppings and a dramatic rock pond to a level play area with a small play or storage house.
The house has just been refreshed with complete custom paint, designed by Belinda Hallmark, Architectural Color Consultant.
Convenient Living in Gerstle Park
The neighborhood is known for its late Victorian homes and tree-shaded streets. 34 Miramar Ave is on a small hill that looks south over the Gerstle Park neighborhood.
At the southern border of San Rafael and adjacent to Kentfield, Gerstle Park is near the populated center of Marin County. A few minutes drive in any direction takes you to downtown San Rafael, Sir Frances Drake Blvd and the Bon Air Shopping Center, Highway 101, and the Larkspur Ferry Terminal.
The excellent Sun Valley Elementary School serves Gerstle Park. Within Gerstle Park is the innovative Short School that provides the Intensive Guided Language Acquisition Guide (GLAD) program to teach high level language skills to all students, especially English language learners.