New Homes are Rare in Cali’s Marin County, Which Is Why This $5.5M House Is a True Gem

No expense was spared on this newly-built modern farmhouse set just across the bridge from San Francisco.

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Marin County lies just north of San Francisco across the Golden Gate bridge, and over 80% of it is preserved open space. New constructions are rare in this area — and usually no more than 10 new homes are built here each year. This is why the property we’re about to tour is such a unique gem, and maybe even a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 

The newly-built, resort-style farmhouse estate at 61 Gold Hill Grade in San Rafael is offered exclusively by Thomas Henthorne, a top agent with Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty who worked alongside the builder to bring the project to life.

The modern farmhouse is truly one of its kind, and no expense was spared in designing and building the 5,735-square-foot home. The details and modern features, coupled with the stunning location and amazing views of Mt. Tamalpais make this property well worth its asking price, set at $5,500,000. 

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Modern farmhouse in San Rafael, CA. Image credit: Circle Visions

The house is located at the end of Gold Hill Grade, in San Rafael’s exclusive Dominican neighborhood. It boasts an open-concept floor plan, abundant natural light, expansive outdoor space, and exquisite views. 

The main level features soaring ceilings and an open kitchen/family room that’s perfect for entertaining friends and family. The kitchen is decked out with the latest amenities, including Wolf, Subzero, U-Line and Miele appliances, and it opens seamlessly to the swimming pool/patio area via floor-to-ceiling glass doors.

The living/dining room features a modern gas fireplace that can be enjoyed inside on cold nights, as well as outside, on the entertaining deck. The modern design includes French doors that flank the fireplace and open up the space to the outdoor deck. 

Modern farmhouse in San Rafael, CA
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Modern farmhouse in San Rafael, CA. Image credit: Circle Visions
Modern farmhouse in San Rafael, CA
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Modern farmhouse in San Rafael, CA. Image credit: Circle Visions
Modern farmhouse in San Rafael, CA
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Modern farmhouse in San Rafael, CA. Image credit: Circle Visions
Modern farmhouse in San Rafael, CA
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Modern farmhouse in San Rafael, CA. Image credit: Circle Visions

The main level also incorporates a guest suite with a private bath and deck, an office, a powder room, and a full bath that can be accessed straight from the pool area. There is also a spacious media room, which has been pre-wired for surround sound speakers, as well as a glass-enclosed wine lounge that could easily be re-purposed as a home gym. Last but not least, a mud area with a built-in bench and storage space can be accessed via the three-car parking garage. 

Upstairs, you’ll find three bedrooms with custom en-suite bathrooms, and a fabulous master bedroom that overlooks the swimming pool and offers gorgeous views of Mt. Tam.

The master includes a massive walk-in closet, high ceilings, and a spa-like master bath with a black soaking tub, Carrara marble floors and walls, a floating vanity with dual sinks, and an integrated Carrara marble counter. To add to the luxurious feel, the master bath also incorporates a large walk-in shower with glass surround, and a frosted-glass enclosed toilet room. 

Modern farmhouse in San Rafael, CA
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Modern farmhouse in San Rafael, CA. Image credit: Circle Visions
Modern farmhouse in San Rafael, CA
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Modern farmhouse in San Rafael, CA. Image credit: Circle Visions

Just outside, the beautiful swimming pool is bathed in sunlight for the longest part of the day. The pool is surrounded by a large bluestone patio with views of Mt. Tamalpais, while the landscaped grounds include a large level lawn, perfect for relaxing at the end of the day. 

“More than a year in the making, this one-of-a-kind property represents the finest that Marin has to offer – a great floorplan, privacy, Mt. Tam views, stunning pool, expansive level lawn and impeccable design, construction and finishes throughout. Truly slated to become one of the Dominican’s premier addresses.”

Thomas Henthorne
Modern farmhouse in San Rafael, CA
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Modern farmhouse in San Rafael, CA. Image credit: Circle Visions

However, 61 Gold Hill Grade is not just about relaxing in the sun and chilling in the swimming pool. It’s also a great opportunity for those who enjoy staying active, as there are hiking and biking trails just steps away from the property.

The house also provides easy access to Highway 101 and downtown San Rafael, being just minutes away from restaurants and retail shops. What’s more, it is an ideal place to entertain guests, as the gated driveway provides parking for more than 10 cars. 

When we say that this house is one of a kind, we really do mean it. But you don’t have to take our word for it; take a virtual tour below and see for yourself.

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Written by Ioana Neamt

Experienced writer with a background in real estate and a fondness for soaring skyscrapers and Victorian-style mansions. Also loves fancy homes with crackling fireplaces and views of snowy mountains.