- Location Information:
Located in the heart of Ross on 1.3+/- acres, offering a rare combination of privacy, serenity & stunning views of Mt. Tam, while in close proximity to downtown Ross. This special residence has a rich history dating back to 1903 - built with exquisite design, traditional detailing & quality construction. The property is graced with expansive entertainment terraces, mature landscaping, inviting pool & lush rolling lawns. Detached guest cottage.
117 Laurel Grove
Baths: 8 (6/2)
Square Feet: 7,120
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Located in the heart of Ross and perfectly sited on 1.3 +/- acres of land, 117 Laurel Grove offers a rare combination of privacy and serenity, stunning views of Mt. Tamalpais and Mt. Baldy and is located in close proximity to Downtown Ross. This magnificent residence has a rich history dating back to 1903 when Alexander Morrison, Founder of San Francisco law firm Morrison and Forester selected this land to build his private paradise. The residence was built to exquisite standards of architectural design, quality construction and traditional detailing.
The 7,100 +/- sqft, 7 bedroom and 6 full, 2 half bath, shingled residence has been beautifully revitalized and modernized for today’s most discriminating buyer, while preserving the integrity of the outstanding floorplan. Large scale public rooms and a myriad of additional private spaces offer a wonderful indoor-outdoor connection and make this home ideal for family living and large scale entertaining.
The stunning property is graced with mature groomed landscaping, fruit trees, lush lawns, expansive decks, and inviting private lap pool with bluestone surround and dining area.
The foyer leads to the stately living room and features original oak hardwood flooring, box beam ceilings and a massive wood burning fireplace with marble surround, anchors this spectacular living room. The adjacent bay window offers a direct view centered on Mt. Tamalpais.
The spacious and formal dining room with hardwood flooring, box beam ceilings, and wood burning fireplace opens to an expansive entertainment porch.
The great room, consisting of the family room and gourmet chef’s kitchen opens to the fabulous outdoor area with bbq area and lush rolling lawns.
The tastefully modernized kitchen offers style and functionality with a large center island with seating, Carrara marble counter tops, high grade stainless steel appliances including SubZero side by side refrigerator, 6 burner gas range with hood, double Dacor ovens, Bosch dishwasher, and spacious walk-in pantry.
The family room offers hardwood flooring, built-in cabinetry, window seating and a gas start wood burning fireplace.
Separating the dining room and the kitchen is a large butler’s pantry with wood countertops, prep sink, wine refrigerator, and ample cabinetry, providing an additional prep and service area, ideal for all your entertaining needs.
A large laundry room/ mud room is located on the main level with wash sink, storage cabinetry and front loader washer and dryer. Additionally, located on the main level off the kitchen is a powder bathroom with pedestal sink and wainscoting paneled walls offering a vintage décor.
The central stairway leads to the master suite, three additional guest bedrooms and library alcove. The sizeable master bedroom suite is truly a sanctuary and offers picturesque views of Mt. Tamalpais and the hills of Marin. The spectacular private terrace can be accessed from the master bedroom, offering the ideal place for relaxation. The sumptuous master bath boasts a travertine vanity, built-in dresser, luxury stall steam shower, separate soaking bathtub and private water closet. Two walk-in closets are generous in size and offer custom wardrobe systems. All three guest bathrooms have been tastefully remodeled with Carrara marble.
The third story houses two additional bedrooms, a Carrara marble guest bathroom with stall shower, a large finished attic and offers plenty of additional storage with four cedar lined walk-in closets.
Ground Floor Level
The ground floor lower level offers the original Morrison library with floor to ceiling bookshelves with glass fronted cabinets. Additionally, a large recreation room is located on the ground level perfect for entertaining and family lounging opening out to the expansive grounds.
A walk-in wine cellar offers ample wine storage.
A driveway leads to the large motor court, 2 car carport, 2 car garage and a separate room, ideal for playroom, gym or home office.
The guest cottage is accessed by a footpath and is complete with a kitchenette, full bathroom and private deck.
This idyllic setting offers views of the Ross Valley and beyond. The ultimate California lifestyle offering the best in indoor – outdoor living. The private yard offers a stunning blue bottom pool with bluestone and lawn surround and ample storage for all your outdoor needs.
The beautiful grounds offer meandering walkways around the property. This special residence is the perfect blend of vintage charm incorporating many amenities of today’s modern lifestyle.