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Reminiscent of the great estates of Santa Barbara, this just completed two-year full-scale renovation meticulously blends a classic California Mediterranean aesthetic with a fresh twist on warm, contemporary interiors. Nationally noted interior designer Alison Pickart (www.alisonpickart.com) seamlessly blends designer lighting, Oak flooring, timeless metal doors and windows, and rustic wood beams for an unrivaled residential experience. Soaring +- 12’ ceilings grace the main public spaces which flow seamlessly to the resort like grounds and outdoor entertaining spaces. The highly flexible floor plan allows for customized use of multiple large public spaces. The heart of the home is a magazine worthy, grand scale chef’s kitchen/great room that opens directly to the resort like grounds. The five bedroom, three and a half bathroom main residence offers four bedrooms, including the primary suite, on the upper level, with an additional main level bedroom (currently staged as an office). The detached one-bedroom guest house + pool house is conveniently located adjacent to the pool and offers endless possibilities for in-laws, teens, an au-pair, or pool house. The +- 4,030 square foot residence + guest house is perfectly site placed on a mostly level +- 4/10th of an acre. The resort like grounds include a sweeping level lawn, in ground pool and spa, fire pit, built-in barbeque, lounging spaces, mature plantings, and multiple areas for al fresco dining and entertaining. The residence is south facing with all day light and sun and offers Mt. Tam views from the upper level. 221 Poplar is located in the coveted flats of prestigious Del Mesa in the Ross School District, just blocks from downtown Ross, the award winning K-8th grade Ross School, and with easy access to the myriad of hiking and biking trails in the Phoenix Lake recreational area. 

Main Level

  • Formal foyer
  • Elegant, grand scale living room offers rustic wood beam ceilings, spectacular double sided Calacatta Viola marble fireplace, soaring ceilings, and overlooks the front yard and gardens
  • The magazine worthy chef’s kitchen showcases leathered Naica Quartz counters and backsplash, large center island with bar counter seating for up to five people, high-end appliances with two dishwashers, two sinks, and full column refrigerator and freezer, and fabulous adjacent second kitchen for prep/catering and storage
  • Large dining area with high ceilings is ideal for hosting large dinner parties and seamlessly flows to the exterior deck, outdoor barbeque, and exterior entertaining spaces
  • Adjacent family room with high ceilings opens directly to the in-ground pool and lawn
  • Secondary family room offers privacy with double metal doors, double sided marble fireplace, and generous ceiling height
  • Beautifully appointed formal powder room offers designer lighting, Cocoon marble sink, high-end fixtures, and customized wall coverings
  • Generous main level bedroom, currently staged as an office, is ideal for visitors, in-laws, or teens

Upper Level

  • Light filled open landing with high ceilings offers three skylights
  • Adjacent to the landing is 3 sets of metal doors that open to an exterior balcony overlooking the front yard and gardens
  • Serene, hotel like primary suite includes high ceilings, fabulous walk-in closet designed by California Closets, and metal windows overlooking the rear yard and gardens
  • Beautifully designed and large in scale primary bathroom offers large walk-in shower, a stand-alone tub, radiant floor, Toto toilet, two separate vanities, custom fixtures, and custom lighting
  • Second bedroom on this level offers high ceilings, custom built closet, and overlooks the rear yard and gardens
  • Jack and Jill bathroom includes custom vanity with Cocoon sink, radiant floor, and custom fixtures and lighting
  • Third bedroom on this level overlooks the front yard and gardens and offers two closets
  • Located at the end of the architecturally significant hallway, the fourth bedroom on this level is private and generous in size. The suite includes a custom-built closet overlooking the rear yard and gardens. The en-suite bathroom includes custom tile shower over tub, radiant heat, and custom lighting and fixtures 

Detached Guest/Pool House

  • The +- 500 square foot detached guest/pool house offers flex use with wood burning fireplace, high ceilings, multiple skylights, full kitchen with bar counter seating, and large doors that open directly to the pool and exterior living spaces. The renovated full bathroom includes custom tile and custom fixtures.

Additional Features

  • Ample storage throughout 
  • Copper gutters
  • Cedar decking
  • Italian Bluestone patio
  • Metal Arcadia (www.arcadiacustom.com) custom doors and windows in main residence 
  • Allied Maker fixtures (www.alliedmaker.com
  • Dornbracht (www.dornbracht.com) fixtures
  • 2 zone heat and air conditioning (forced air) on both levels in the main residence: Guest house offers electric baseboard heating 
  • All full bathrooms in main residence have radiant heat 
  • Fire sprinklers throughout both buildings 
  • 3 skylights in upper level landing of main residence. One skylight located in the primary bathroom. Multiple skylights in detached guest house
  • In-ground saline water pool and spa with automatic pool cover
  • Sewer lateral line in compliance 
  • New roof on guest house 
  • Project final approval June 2023 with County of Marin
  • Two car garage with high ceilings is attached to the guest house: Owners currently use the garage as a gym
  • Washer/dryer conveniently located in walk-in pantry behind kitchen
  • Large, lower-level storage area offers a second option for washer/dryer hookups
  • ADT security system
  • Ring Doorbell
  • Exterior cameras
  • Drive-through lawn system: Grass Pave 2 (www.invisablestructures.com)
  • Gated backyard/fully fenced 
  • Lenox Heat System
  • Window treatments and flat screens included in sale
  • Architecture by Brooks McDonald (www.brooksmcdarchitecture.com)

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221 Poplar Drive

Some of the most beautiful properties in Marin can be found in Kentfield, a quiet community of spacious, older homes sited on large, lushly landscaped parcels.

The nerve center of this small, residential community is perhaps Woodlands Market, a unique gourmet grocery store, bakery, wine bar, and cafe. For more than 25 years, Woodlands Market has been the place where Kentfield residents can socialize and shop and the same time.

Kentfield is home to the College of Marin, a two-year community college with a strong local presence. The College of Marin offers adult classes to the public and has a vibrant performing-arts program of theater, vocal, and classical music. The frequent public performances provide residents with access to culture not normally found in a community of less than 7,000 residents.