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A Taste of Tuscany in Marin
Mediterranean custom-built home with all the bells and whistles, located on sunny 1.26 acres. Reminiscent of a Tuscan Villa, the soaring ceilings, plaster domed architectural accents and wonderful indoor/outdoor flow create a tranquil and enticing place to call home. The formal living and dining rooms both open to patios for entertaining. The gourmet kitchen features 48” gas range, island with prep sink, custom painted tile backsplash and maple cabinets with elegant carved details. Direct access to the enormous yard from the adjacent family room. The lot is large enough for a hobby vineyard, fruit trees and plenty of exploring. Dine under the stars in the charming pergola. There are three bedrooms located together upstairs in addition to the separate guest suite and private home office. Generous three-car garage, plus off-street parking.
Located in the rolling hills and valleys of northern Marin County, Novato is the second-largest community in the county. Formerly known as a gateway to the Wine Country, Novato is increasingly being discovered as a destination in its own right. The reasons: great weather, a lively downtown, and homes that provide the best value in Marin.
Upscale housing includes the luxury homes of Black Point, waterfront living on the lagoons of Bel Marin Keys, the wooded Alameda Del Prado, and Indian Valley Road and its horse-country estates.
Big-box shopping is concentrated in the Vintage Oaks Shopping Center, which houses a Costco, a Target, and a Macy's Furniture, among other businesses. Downtown, a beautification program has brought new life to the businesses along Grant Avenue. The downtown area is alive with a Tuesday evening farmers market, outdoor movies, parades, and art and wine festivals.
In the '90s, military base Hamilton Field was converted to new housing and a business park. The former hangars now house cutting-edge biotech companies, digital development companies, the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, and more than 40 art studios. Novato is also headquarters of large insurance company Fireman's Fund, as well as the Buck Institute, a research organization that focuses solely on aging.