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Address: 67 Hermit Lane, Kentfield
Asking price: $3.495 million
Description: Witness an example of a home that some- how aligns with its street name and distances itself from it entirely. While the gated five-bedroom Town and Coun- try home rests at the end of a secluded cul-de-sac called Hermit Lane, its design and accommodations are anything but reclusive. Expansive public rooms and a graceful floor plan provide opportunities for year-round entertaining. A stacked stone chimney with a built-in barbecue anchors an open-air Bluestone patio con- nected to the family room by three pairs of French doors. Traditional elements like tall wainscoting, high ceilings, a butler’s pantry and a mud- room are found in the interior of a design that blends East Coast architecture with the West Coast’s expectations of modern living. Professional appliances outfit a chef ’s kitch- en that’s as ergonomic as it is elegant. Details are at www. 67hermit.com.
Don’t miss: The upper-level master suite enjoys a walk-in closet, sitting area and sitting window, as well as a lavish spa bathroom with rain head shower and soaking tub.
Built: 2006 Square feet: 3,300
For more information: Radhi Ahern, Pacific Union Real Estate, (415) 531-2981, email@example.com; Scott Kalmbach, Pacific Union Real Estate, (415) 350-7911, firstname.lastname@example.org.