This newly transformed Verissimo Valley estate has been lovingly cared for by the same family for almost 25 years (2nd owner since original). Bucolic, park-like setting on 1+ acres surrounded by the rolling hills of Verissimo Valley Hills Preserve. Hiking, running and mountain biking galore right in your backyard. Oak Valley Drive is a wonderful cul-de-sac tree-lined street that offers gorgeous vistas and backs to the Oak Valley Hiking Trail. The trail links to Little Mountain & Indian Tree Preserves, Stafford Lake Trail (part of the Bay Area Ridge Trail), and the Pacific Ocean. The home offers a comfortable floor-plan with 6 generously sized bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms including a separate family room or guest/au-pair suite with direct access to the yard and its own private entrance. Three living room areas with a charming free-standing Pellet stove, a wine room, and a dining room. The kitchen is open to the family room and offers Viking/Miele appliances including a double oven and a warming drawer, a Sub-zero fridge, a large counter that wraps around for fun social interactions, a cozy breakfast nook with a charming window seat, and lovely Bay windows, plus a custom built-in office. Walls of glass, two fireplaces, recessed lighting, double-paned windows, and gorgeous period details throughout. The owner’s suite is spacious and offers charming garden outlooks and a great spa-like bathroom with a hydromassage tub, Jerusalem limestone stall shower, makeup vanity, and dual sinks on opposite sides. The back yard is magnificent with its lush garden – the epicenter of the home. It offers beautiful exotic plants (English lavender, Bougainvillea, Blue Hibiscus, Pacific Coast Iris), wildflowers (Orange Daylily, Mexican Primrose, Verbena St, Paul), fruit trees (peach, plum, apple, lemon, pear, grapefruit), a vegetable and herb garden, and beautiful mature trees like Japanese maple, European White Birch, Oak and Redwoods that shelter from the sun and create amazing privacy. There is a creek that runs through the backyard in the rainy season and adds even more character to the beautiful grounds. Other features of the home include a 25K gallon pool w/ integrated SPA and pool cover that offers thermal retention, safety, and ease of operation, multiple decks, and sitting areas for authentic indoor/outdoor Marin living, security/alarm system, custom indoor/outdoor sound system, upgraded landscaping irrigation system, a dog run, a 3-car garage, and plenty of built-in storage in the garage plus 2 storage rooms outside. There is a room for a boat or a camper. Walk to Pleasant Valley Elementary, the middle and high school! Easy access to San Francisco, Wine Country, Stinson Beach, and Lake Tahoe. You will never want to leave!


Novato is a city in Northern Marin County about 30 miles north of San Francisco. It has been called one of the best places to live in the US. Novato is the largest city in Marin County and includes 10 open space preserves. Verissimo Hills Preserve is located on the edge of suburban development, the 115-acre preserve connects to private open rangeland running all the way to the Pacific Ocean, Stafford Lake, and trails, the Bay Area Ridge Trails, links to Little Mountain Preserve and Indian Tree Preserve. Other preserves include Mount Burdell, Rush Creek, Dear Island, Indian Valley, Ignacio Valley, Loma Verde, and Pacheco Valle. Novato is home to the Buck Institute Research for aging and several other biotech companies like Biosearch Technologies, BioMarin Pharmaceutical, and Ultagenyx. Novato is a wonderful place to call home with its numerous trails for mountain biking, cycling, running, hiking, and parks for recreation year-round. For museum lovers – there is Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Marin Treks Natural History Museum, The Space Station Museum, and Hamilton Field History Museum. For golfers – Indian Valley Golf Club, Marin Country Club & StoneTree Golf Club. Walk or bike to Stafford Lake Park for disc golf and to enjoy all the features of this incredible park. Other parks include Point Reyes National Seashore, Miwok Park, O’Hair Park, Arroyo Avichi Park. For those that love the beach & the ocean – take the back road to Stinson Beach, Pelican Inn at Muir Beach, or Limantour Beach in Point Reyes. Novato is minutes away from San Francisco, less than an hour from Wine Country, and only about 3 hours from Lake Tahoe. It doesn’t get better than that! Novato also has its own claim to fame – numerous notable musicians chose to call it home – Gregg Rolie of Santana, Jonathan Cain and Neil Schon of Journey, James Hetfield of Metallica, Clarence Clemons of The E Street Band, singer and songwriter Joan Baez & others.

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  • 6 Bed 4.5 Bath including a Guest Suite 
  • Three Living Areas (Living room, sunroom & family room) w/ direct access to the yard
  • A Dining Room w/ direct access to the yard
  • A Wine Room w/ a skylight
  • Two Fireplaces
  • Free-standing Pellet Stove
  • Open Kitchen w/ Viking Appliances (double oven, range, microwave & warming drawer)
  • Miele dishwasher
  • Sub-Zero Fridge
  • A large center island for fun social interactions
  • A spacious Owner’s suite w/ a charming balcony & walk-in closet
  • Laundry Room
  • 3-car Garage + in the driveway
  • Room for a camper or a boat 
  • Dog run in the side yard
  • Incredible Garden: fruit trees, vegetable bed, herbs, exotic flower, plants & mature trees
  • Recessed Lighting
  • Doube-paned windows & French doors 
  • Outdoor security cameras & alarm system
  • Custom Indoor/outdoor sound system
  • Multiple Decks for ultimate indoor/outdoor living
  • 25K-gallon Pool & SPA
  • New pool cover & pool equipment in pool equipment shed
  • Custom built-in storage in the garage plus 2 outdoor storage rooms
  • Newer roof and gutters
  • Upgraded Irrigation system
  • Newly Painted Exterior & Interior
  • New light fixtures



Victoria Clemons & Julia Bernardini
415.827.6552 | Victoria.Clemons@compass.com
Lic # 01972746

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