5 Beds      4 Baths      4,285 SF      20,800 SF Lot      $6,075,000    SOLD

18 Fernhill, Ross, CA

Updated 1911 Craftsman-Style Smart Home w/ Pool & Lush Landscaping

A very special ~half-acre pastoral paradise in the heart of Ross, this newly updated 4 bedroom/3 bath Craftsman with vacation-like 1-bed, 1-bath guesthouse, large saltwater pool with stone decking, beautiful yards & new flourishing garden melds nature, craftsmanship, & state-of-the-art amenities.

An automatic gate leads to lush lawns and wandering yard and gardens ranging from manicured English-style elegance to a delightful  edible garden with raised beds, gardening table, fully drip irrigated, and more.

The 2-story 1911 main house with a wrap-around porch, features an open floor plan with beautiful newly refinished oak flooring throughout, and greenery views from every room, including the formal kitchen, living, dining, and family rooms.

The chef’s kitchen, located adjacent to the large patio and pool and the formal dining room, is perfectly positioned for indoor and outdoor entertaining. It includes a 6-burner Viking stovetop, Miele and Sub-Zero appliances, a walk-in pantry, beautiful hardwood butcher-block island with bar-stool seating, and a built-in banquette. A full bedroom and full bath, which can be used as a playroom or office, are conveniently located off the family room as is an Italian-style wine cellar with seating and 750-bottle storage.

Upstairs, the master suite features his and hers walk-in closets, pool/yard/Seminary tower views, and a spacious soaking tub with separate shower.  Two additional light filled bedrooms look onto the manicured greenery below.

Across from the large saltwater swimming pool with integrated outdoor speakers is a vacation-like guesthouse large enough to live in. Among its many features are a vaulted wood ceiling, full kitchen with wood burning, gas-starter fireplace/grill, and hardwood floors.

Meander beyond the pool and the guesthouse along verdant lawn to discover a myriad garden nooks, including a small redwood grove, and a sustainable farm-to-table paradise with 7 raised garden beds, 10 types of fruit trees, a rainwater catch system, and newly installed drainage and composting systems.

A short, distance to the highly regarded Ross and Branson schools, this property is also a short distance to charming downtown San Anselmo and its many restaurants and amenities.

MLS #: 21714466

Property Features List & Seller Improvements: 18 Fernhill, Ross

Chef’s Kitchen

  • 6-burner Viking stove with hood
  • Double Miele ovens
  • Miele dishwasher
  • Farmhouse sink
  • Sub-Zero refrigerator
  • Expansive black walnut hardwood butcher-block center island with sink and barstool seating
  • Built-in banquette / breakfast nook
  • Carrera-marble countertops
  • Walk-in pantry

Media/Family Room

  • Just off the kitchen
  • Wood burning fireplace with gas starter
  • Media closet
  • Built-in TV with surround sound

Living Room

  • Wall-mounted TV and speakers
  • Wood-burning fireplace with gas starter
  • Built-in bookshelves
  • Integrated ceiling sound speakers

Master Bedroom

  • Vaulted ceilings
  • His and hers separate walk-in closets
  • Marble bath with heated floors, 2-person soaking tub, separate shower, large vanity with dual sinks
  • Garden, pool, and Seminary views
  • TV cabinet with remote controlled lift

Wine Room/Cellar

  • Italian-style, sizeable, and fit for dining and tastings
  • Plaster walls with inset details and faux finishes
  • Rough-hewn wood beam accents
  • 52+/- case (750 bottle) built-in wine storage
  • Additional storage area


  • Beautifully landscaped with multiple garden areas and nooks
  • Elaborate newly created vegetable garden with 7 large, raised planting beds &large gardening table
  • 10 different fruit trees: orange, cherry, nectarine, Japanese pear, plum, fig, apricot, and 3 apple
  • Multiple level lawn areas
  • Mature Japanese maple and redwood tree grove
  • Playhouse that matches the main house
  • Play structure with slide and swings on rubber mulch
  • Newly installed rainwater catchment system
  • Newly installed extensive drainage system in the back yard
  • Compost system


  • Large beautiful saltwater pool
  • Safety cover
  • Outdoor speakers provide surround sound/constant, even volume around the pool without disturbing neighbors
  • Blue stone patio around pool

Guest House

  • Approximately 785 sqft 1 bedroom guest house just off the pool
  • Full kitchen with a built-in wood-burning gas-starter fireplace/grill
  • 4 burner gas range with oven
  • Full bathroom with oak cabinets
  • Living/dining area
  • Big and comfortable enough to live in
  • Vaulted wood ceilings in living room


  • 4 bedrooms, 3 baths in main house
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bath in guest house
  • 4,285 sqft living space
  • 20,800 sqft (.48 acre) level
  • Gated entry with lighted natural stone driveway
  • Main level open floor plan
  • 2 recently redone fireplaces in main house
  • Recently updated with attention to detail and pride of ownership
  • Oak hardwood floors throughout
  • Control 4 fully remote smart home system includes:
    • Alarm / 6 camera video surveillance
    • Zone-controlled speaker system inside and around pool/patio area
    • Controlled lighting
    • 2 zone AC & heat
  • Recessed lighting and designer/lantern light fixtures throughout
  • Nice sized laundry room with sink, cabinets, and folding station
  • Garden views from every room
  • Copper gutters
  • Built-in bookshelves along stairway with sisal runner
  • Secret children’s play room with Alice-in-Wonderland door in upstairs bedroom
  • Upstairs full bath with marble-top sink, and tile floors
  • Claw foot tub in downstairs bath
  • Designer glass chandeliers in formal dining area
  • Spacious patio off family room and pool
  • Wrap-around porch with custom handrails
  • 625 sqft detached 2-car garage with plenty of volume for a lift or car stacking system and storage

Interesting Points

  • Uncompromising quality and workmanship by current owners who renovated with expectation of raising their family here
  • Classic architecture with attention-to-detail & craftsmanship expected of high-end homes
  • On one of Ross’s most coveted streets, stroller distance to San Anselmo; Ross school, and Branson
  • Light & bright with lots of windows to provide a warm, livable home worthy of a showpiece
  • Wandering lawns and gardens
  • Green thumb / conservationist’s dream home


Seller Improvements


  • Rebuilt 2 fire places; Fall 2014
  • Created custom kitchen island; Fall 2014
  • Hardwood floors refinished; Fall 2014
  • Added Control 4 smart home system (includes speakers throughout house, and Control of TV, audio, lighting, security, climate throughout house; Fall 2014
  • Kitchen counters and cabinets redone, and added custom built‐in nook; Fall 2014


  • Built new backyard garden. Includes new French drain system, irrigation, raisedbeds, compost bins, work table, fruit trees, rainwater catchment water tanks, fencing/gates; Fall 2014 to Summer 2015
  • New hot water heater in guest house; Spring 2015
  • Added downstairs Air conditioning to main house; Summer 2015
  • Replaced washer & dryer units; Fall 2015
  • Replaced pool heater; Fall 2015


  • Front gate repairs, replaced gate motor; Spring 2016
  • Added exterior lighting throughout property; Fall 2016
  • Added swing set; Fall 2016


  • Rebuilt back deck and added custom gate; Spring 2017
  • Replace pool cover and motor; Spring 2017


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