1 Culloden Park Road
One Culloden Park, San Rafael
Offered at $2,695,000
4 bedrooms, 4 baths
Formal entry foyer with wood-burning fireplace
Formal dining room
Lower level Home Office
Patio with Pergola
Laundry room/Caterer’s Kitchen
Detached One Car Garage with Workshop
This classic Shingle Style Queen Anne Victorian home is located in one of San Rafael’s most beautiful historic lanes: Culloden Park in the Forbes neighborhood. The home was originally commissioned for Frank M. Agnelotti, the youngest California Supreme Court Justice in 1892-3 according to historical documents. Set on a large landscaped lot, the home has wonderful appeal with a welcoming covered porch and architecturally detailed multi-paned windows. The foyer features a lovely fireplace. The rooms in this home are flooded with light. Off the large formal living room is a sunroom, perfect for use as an office. The formal dining room’s curved wall adds an elegant dynamic with wonderful details. The gourmet kitchen has Carrera marble counters and stainless steel appliances. It leads to the breakfast room which overlooks the garden. French doors bring the outdoors in; the outdoor dining patio is located off of this back deck. There is a family room on this level as well as a guest room and bath.
The master suite is light and airy and has plenty of storage space with two large closets. The master bath, finished with Carrera marble, has twin vanities, a large shower and an old-fashioned claw foot bathtub. Two more charming bedrooms share the hall bath. On the third level, there is a playroom, a bathroom with shower and another large room perfect for a home gym. The media room is found on the lower level along with a home office or bonus room, caterer’s kitchen and laundry facilities.
The lovely mature gardens on this property invite one to linger under the trees. Specimen plantings create hidden nooks for reading and there are patios for entertaining or just enjoying the sun. Fruit trees include avocado, lemon, lime, peach, nectarine, pomegranate and passion fruit. There is a one car detached garage, a workshop and extra storage plus additional parking along the rear of the house, near the kitchen door for added convenience.
The county seat of Marin, San Rafael is large, diverse, eclectic and historic. That history stretches from California's beginnings, with the founding in 1817 of Mission San Rafael on the old El Camino Real, to the construction of the eye-popping Marin Civic Center in the 1960's. Designed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Civic Center was completed in 1962, and is so futuristic it pops up in science fiction films like THX and Gattaca.
San Rafael still looks to the future, thanks to a vibrant downtown redevelopment effort. The focal point of downtown is the Smith Rafael Film Center that features a state of the art multiplex cinema showing adventurous independent and foreign films. Its speaker series invites stars and directors to discuss their work, including Sean Penn, Julie Delpy, and Benjamin Bratt.
Cuisine is eclectic - within a few blocks on 4th Street diners can find Sushi, Indian, Thai, Italian, Mexican, and perhaps most popular of all, the Puerto Rican restaurant, Sol Food. With its acid green exterior walls, Sol Food brings some hard to miss home cooking to the Bay Area. Thursday afternoons in the spring and summer finds 4th Street hosting a farmers market, live music, and street fair that attract thousands.
The neighborhoods of San Rafael are equally distinctive. From the sought after mid-century Eichler homes of Terra Linda, the Victorians that surround Dominican College, and the custom homes of Lucas Valley, San Rafael provides diversity of price and style.
It's easy to get away from it all. Nearby China Camp State Park is a jewel by the bay, offering a kid-friendly walk-in campground for tents only, a shallow, protected swimming beach, and sweet single-track mountain biking and trail running for the athletic.