248 Riviera Drive
Spacious & Bright Peacock Gap Home
with A+ Floor Plan & Swimming Pool
248 Riviera Drive, Peacock Gap, San Rafael
Offered at $1,549,000
- Beautiful mid-century house in peaceful Peacock Gap location
- Spacious, perfect floor plan entirely on one level
- Flooded with natural sunlight - 5 skylights, lots of windows
- Beautifully updated throughout
- 4 br, 3 ba, living room, dining room, family room, 2 car garage
- Dramatic high ceilings in living & dining room
- 2 fireplaces - gas & wood-burning
- Central air conditioning & heating system
- Wrap-around deck, swimming pool, hot tub, patio, built-in BBQ
- Golf, tennis, fishing, sailing, hiking, biking, beach all nearby
- Great restaurants, cafes, grocery stores & retail all nearby
- Public transit to SF Ferry Building 63 minutes*
- Drive time to Golden Gate Bridge 20 - 30 minutes*
- 2,714 interior sq ft; 7,500 lot sq ft; built 1964; APN #184-172-05*
DETAILED PROPERTY DESCRIPTION
This comfortable, spacious house is located in the highly-desirable Peacock Gap neighborhood of San Rafael. Bordered by The Bay and China Camp State Park yet only minutes to downtown San Rafael, Peacock Gap is one of the most coveted neighborhoods in Marin.
Enjoy endless outdoor activities right in the neighborohood such as the award winning P.G. golf Course, tennis at P.G. Park, fishing off McNear fishing pier, beach volleyball on McNear Beach, hiking / biking / camping in China Camp Park, sailing / kayaking / kite surfing on the Bay, and so much more! Enjoy dining within walking distance at the delicious Range Cafe, Andy's, or The Loch Lomond Yacht Club, and countless restaurants, cafes and retail are just minutes away by car. The award winning Glenwood Elementary school (K-5) is the assigned public school and also within walking distance of 248 Riviera Drive. A fabulous neighborhood!
248 Riviera has a welcoming entryway with a cheerful front garden and steps leading up to an expansive front porch. Just inside the front door is a striking entry foyer with massive pyramid-shaped skylight flooding the residence with light - look up at night and see the stars! The foyer opens to the great room - a huge, open living & dining room with vaulted ceilings, recessed lighting, lots of windows & wood-burning fireplace.
In the center of the house are the kitchen and family room, both overlooking the wrap-around deck & smimming pool; the kitchen has a spacious dining area, 2 skylights, corian counters & stainless steel appliances; the family room has sliding glass doors to the yard as well as a gas fireplace. The left side of the house features an open hall which continues to the rear of the house; 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms are accessible off the hall as well as a laundry area, several closets, sliding glass doors to the yard, and the master bedroom suite at the rear of the house. The master bedroom has nearly floor-to-ceiling windows & glass door looking out to the yard & pool, as well as a large walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom with jetted bathtub, separate shower with glass bricks, 2 vanities, toilet room & two skylights. Beautiful finishes thoughout the house include finished white-oak floors, new quality carpeting in the bedrooms, new door hardware throughout, recessed & updated lighting, and central air-conditioning / heating system. Finally, a spacious 2-car side-by-side garage has interior access to the house + high ceilings with ample storage!
With the spacious & comfortable floor plan all on the same level, as well incredible light & lovely finishes, 248 Riviera offers truly comfortable & cheerful living! It is also a fantastic house for entertaining with great indoor-outdoor flow: the entire house wraps around the yard with decking, built-in gas grill, hot top, patio & swimming pool. Surrounded by beautiful trees, the yard is a private oasis to peacefully enjoy alone or with your family & friends! A great property!
*Notes: Travel times approx per MarinTransit.org & google maps; property data approx per Realist Report; buyer should verify all.
The City of San Rafael is the largest in Marin County, offers some of the best weather in the Bay Area, boasts a vibrant downtown, and is only about 25 minutes to San Francisco. San Rafael's history stretches from California's beginnings, with the 1817 founding of The Mission San Rafael on the old El Camino Real, to the construction of the eye-popping Marin Civic Center in the 1960s designed by world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The focal point of the vibrant downtown area is the Smith Rafael Film Center, which features a state–of-the-art multiplex cinema that screens independent and foreign films. Cuisine is eclectic: within a few blocks of 4th Street diners can find sushi, Indian, French, Thai, Italian, Mexican, and Puerto Rican food. Thursday afternoons in the spring and summer find 4th Street hosting a farmers market, which features live music, and there is a huge Farmers market every Sunday all year at the Civic Center.
The San Rafael neighborhood of Peacock Gap one of the most coveted neighborhoods in Marin; it is bordered by The Bay and China Camp State Park, yet is only minutes to downtown San Rafael. Enjoy endless outdoor activities right in the neighborhood such as the award winning Peacock Gap Golf Course, tennis at Peacock Gap Park, fishing off McNear Fishing Pier, beach volleyball on McNear Beach, hiking / biking / camping in China Camp Park, sailing / kayaking / kite-surfing on the Bay, and so much more! Enjoy dining within walking distance at the delicious Range Cafe, Andy's, or The Loch Lomond Yacht Club, and countless restaurants, cafes and retail are just minutes away by car. The award winning Glenwood Elementary school (K-5) is the assigned public school and also within walking distance of 248 Riviera Drive.