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Mediterranean Villa in Marin Features Beautiful Backyard

Your private oasis awaits...

Originally built in 1948, this Mediterranean-style villa in Ross, Marin County was completely re-designed and re-constructed in 2004 by award-winning classical architect Andrew Skurman.

If you dream of 360° sweeping views of the Ross Valley, Mount Tam, San Francisco, and the Bay Area, then keep reading...

Breathtakingly beautiful 325 Upper Toyon Drive is on the market for $16,500,000...

The grounds, backyard, pool, and courtyard

Be transported to Europe on the grounds of this exquisite and evocative private estate... reminiscent of the quintessential Italian countryside of Tuscany - the birthplace of the Renaissance, the land of Michelangelo and Botticelli.

Experience elevated resort-style living with 4.5+ acres of lush gardens and extraordinary grounds as far as the eye can see. Designed by Michael Yandle, they include a large level turf lawn, sparkling pool, pool house, BBQ area, and surrounding trails. The pristine home nestles seamlessly into its rugged and natural surroundings. Plenty of space to get lost in nature or throw an al fresco soirée.

In typical Mediterranean style with a classic twist, the exterior of the home is made up of symmetrical features, columns, Palladian windows, tile roofing, arched doorways, and multiple terraces.

The first floor wraps around this beautiful open courtyard.

Follow us inside...

Now that we've finished obsessing over the exterior, let's move inside... the main level hosts a spacious living room with 14 foot ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors, exposed beam ceilings, and a stunning marble fireplace.

French doors lead out to sun-soaked terraces, which continue throughout the rest of the house, including the dining room next door.

Kitchen and living spaces

The first floor is complete with a gourmet chef's kitchen, casual dining area, adjoining family room, and more living spaces that lead to even more outdoor terraced areas.

The sleep situation

The 9,775 square foot home boasts five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a loft in the sky from which you can enjoy even more views of the beautiful surrounding landscape.

Additionally, the estate comes with a two-bedroom detached guesthouse so friends can come stay for extended periods and enjoy their own space.

Just imagine waking up to this view everyday...

Other details...

The home has both a study and a private office with amazing views. A WFH setup this spacious means you won't be stuck for spots to get some work done.

Other features of this Ross estate include a media and games room, a gym, and a three car garage.

Looking for more unique listings in the Bay Area? Check out these five houses with dream kitchen for sale in the Bay Area.

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