6 Beds 4.5 Baths 4,880 Sq.Ft.
Welcome to 493 Lovell Avenue, located in picturesque and highly sought-after Mill Valley! Perfectly situated between the walls of Cascade Canyon, and with views looking down the entire valley, this renovated masterpiece exudes fine craftsmanship and a breathtaking design aesthetic that will captivate the most discerning buyers.
Boasting 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths in the main residence, and an additional 1 bedroom, 1 bath in the guest quarters, the property offers versatility and an exhaustive list of amenities. Indoor / outdoor flow is emphasized, taking advantage of one of Mill Valley’s best microclimates. Vaulted ceilings, huge picture windows, and collapsible Nana walls all contribute to the home’s open, airy feeling— a space in which you can truly breathe and let go.
The main living area is perfect for entertaining and features a stunning living room with gas fireplace and canyon views. The living room opens to an enormous outdoor living area, with enough space to accommodate outdoor living and dining arrangements. The outdoor living space integrates perfectly with the indoor as walls of glass fold open to optimize flow. Remote-controlled retractable awnings provide shade when desired.
The living room is open and adjacent to the kitchen and breakfast room, inviting the chef to be part of the party. The magazine-worthy kitchen is anchored by an oversized marble island, handsomely bookmarked with two giant slabs, featuring ample breakfast bar seating for six. Outfitted with top-end appliances such as gas range and glass-faced refrigerator by Thermador, dual dishwashers, and much more, the kitchen design is flawlessly executed. The kitchen is flanked by a breakfast area with canyon views and an outdoor kitchen with stainless fixtures including a Viking grill.
Back in the main living area, two climate-controlled wine cellars are opposite the fireplace and provide a focal point that is both functional and architecturally striking. After dusk, the wine cellars glow from within, providing another layer of sophistication in this elegant home.
The formal dining room is situated at the center of the home and features French doors that lead to an outdoor patio with water feature. The southern side of the dining room faces a huge collapsible Nana wall, inviting you outdoors to take in more fresh mountain air and panoramic views. A beautifully outfitted powder room completes the entertainment area.
The east wing of the main level consists of the master suite and another bedroom which is currently used as an office. The office features gorgeous built-ins and has direct access to the front patio.
The master suite is tucked away for privacy and boasts canyon views, a luxuriously appointed bathroom with stall shower and separate tub, and enviable master closet fully built-out with library ladder and smart storage solutions.
The staircase features a custom rail and floor-to-ceiling glass that lets light pour in as you descend to the lower level of this immaculate residence. Located on the lower floor are three generously-sized bedrooms, two full baths, a laundry room, and a family room. The family room opens to a large deck with an integrated spa, the perfect place to unwind after a long day at work, or biking the nearby trails.
The extensively manicured grounds at 493 Lovell provide soothing serenity at every turn. Fragrant flowers, mature plants, and perpetually blooming, the landscaping is truly a sight to behold. Beyond the flower and herb beds are a huge, flat grass terrace and bocce ball court, perfect for kids, family playtime, and entertaining. An outdoor bar and in-ground trampoline round out the outdoor amenities, and at night, landscape lighting illuminates the epic scenery.
The property features a 1 bedroom, 1 bath guest house which is perfect for an au pair arrangement, for housing out-of-town visitors, or for any other purpose you desire! This space comes with its own kitchenette and could easily double as a home gym, artist’s studio, music studio, or anything else your heart desires. Just above the guest quarters is a two-car garage with room for another three cars on the parking pad, and an elevator tying together all levels.
493 Lovell is a work of art that exemplifies rarified design, attention to detail, and a level of quality that is attained by only the most elite homes. It achieves all this while remaining warm, inviting, and family-friendly— a tough feat to pull off.
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