Mid-Century Modern Masterpiece in Kent Woodlands
5 Beds • 6 Baths • 4,014 SF • 60,000 SF Lot • $5,695,000
11 Rock Rd, Kentfield, CA 94904
Privately located atop 1.37+ acres in Kent Woodlands, this stunning mid-century modern home was thoughtfully designed to maximize the breathtaking, tranquil views of Mt. Tam, the San Francisco skyline and the Bay. An architectural masterpiece by renowned Bay Area architect Worley K. Wong, this five-bedroom, six-bath residence displays the sought after aesthetic of this acclaimed design era, perfected by a recent exquisite Julie Dowling remodel. The exterior presents classically clean lines and layered planes of glass and wood, all beautifully accented with sylvan greens. Inside, elegantly proportioned windows create sweeps of glass that poetically frame the spectacular beauty of Marin. Extended open spaces and walls of windows that bring in the serene surroundings define the main living areas and create a sophistication balanced with a definitive California-style with effortless indoor-outdoor access throughout. In addition to its countless appealing qualities, this home’s expansive walls can showcase any connoisseurs’ art collection, making this home undeniably extraordinary for entertaining. The interior’s crisp white palette is balanced by the warm hues of the oak flooring and softened by the lovely enhancements of the finest finishes throughout.
Enveloped by magical outlooks, the living room features a fireplace and the formal dining room allows for luxurious gatherings. The inviting great room blends seamlessly with the open kitchen, creating an ideal space for everyday living. Sleek white cabinetry, stainless accents and a sizable center-island around which food preparation, dining and socializing are welcomed, all emphasize the modernity, style and utility of this impressive culinary center. The main level continues to amaze with a family room with sublime vistas and a smartly placed built-in office nook. A handsome office looks out to the lushness that abounds and also boasts an en-suite full bathroom with a dry sauna. A generous play room provides substantial space to participate in a variety of activities and an adjacent half bath makes it even more desirable. A fresh white laundry room with abundant cabinetry and sink add to the superb functionality of this home.
Ascend to the upper level to revel in the heavenly panorama and to enjoy the comfort of having five fabulous bedrooms on the same floor. The incredible master suite has floor-to-ceiling windows, a walk-in closet, and a sensational bathroom. Be awed by this sumptuous space that has a free standing soaking tub with views, two separate sizable vanities with mirrors that reflect the glorious greenery framed by the full-length windows and feature a hidden, built-in television. The four guest bedrooms delight with unique design elements and the guest bathrooms all harmoniously repeat the tasteful fresh white palette and contemporary high-end finishes found throughout the house. Step out to the incredible generous deck, accessed from the stairway and upper level hall, to enjoy this picturesque setting that offers yet another idyllic location to appreciate the surroundings. The piéce the résistance of this magnificent property is the truly exceptional yard. The front yard impresses upon first entering through the custom iron gates and continues to enthrall. The lot slopes away at its perimeter, enhancing a sense of privacy and exclusivity. Step out to the covered gazebo to savor an outdoor meal or gather around the glow of the outdoor firepit to bask in the scenery that wraps the magnificent jewel-like pool and spa. Minimalist landscaping, level lawns and views are framed by manicured hedges and olive trees, additionally accented with meadow and coastal oaks.
Although exceedingly modern, the scale and design of this stylishly polished house exudes warmth and intimacy. Envisioned anew while retaining the essence of the timeless Modernist tradition, this home has been meticulously updated and expanded with a discernible quality that creates a dwelling of sophistication and comfort offering an enduring style of livable contemporary design.