Inspirational experiences often arrive mystically at unforeseeable moments. Breathe in these moments. Embrace these stirring places. 70 Summers Avenue will enchant and delight you -- it is one of the most special homes to hit the market this year. Characterized by its craftsman exterior and extensive interior knotty pine paneling and accents, you will feel as though you were lovingly transported to a Tahoe chalet and never want to leave.
The air conditioned home sits on an elevated parcel above the street which enhances privacy and adds to the home’s unique draw. As you enter, you will find the extraordinary kitchen with an open beam, vaulted ceiling and large skylight. Also, there are extensive storage spaces, a 3-basin sink below 2 large picture windows, pendant lighting, chef’s island with breakfast bar and newer 6-burner cooktop range, newer smart oven, newer refrigerator, glass cabinetry, under-cabinet lights, and accent lights above the cabinetry. There is also a wet bar that passes through to the living room and a mini mixer fridge.
Adjacent to the kitchen, you will find a dining room area that looks out over the pool and family room with a fireplace. This inviting space reflects excellent scale with a vaulted, open beam ceiling and a series of three skylights. The wood floors were recently refinished.
Perhaps the most magical room in the home is the family room which seemingly levitates amongst the trees and sky. With walls of windows on three sides this room glows with natural light. The soaring, open beam ceiling features a large skylight centered in the space. From this room you can look out over the pool or stare off into the mystic.
The primary suite features a slider to the pool deck, ample closet spaces, an open concept bath with sunken tub / shower, dual vanities and separate water closet. However, the defining elements of the primary suite are its open beam cathedral ceiling and the spiral wooden staircase that takes you up to the loft area incorporated into the space. The loft area, which sits like a crown above the home, has many imaginable alternative uses -- office, gym, library, music room, media space, or hobby room. Like the family room, the loft delivers a harmonious world perched high above neighboring homes - as if you were etherized on a cloud. It features excellent views of the surrounding area and open sky. There are additional closets and built in drawers in the loft area. Finally, there is even an elevated doggy space for Fido to contemplate the endless knot of life’s mysteries.
There are also two nice sized bedrooms on the main level, both featuring wood accent paneling and trim. In addition, you will find a laundry closet with adjacent folding area (and storage) and a built-in ironing board. At the end of the hallway is another bedroom (there are a few stairs down). This room has high ceilings, built in shelving, and cork board paneling. This area would make a nice office as it looks out to the street and skies. It also has a separate street entrance.
The back yard’s focal point is the sparkling pool (which has an electric pool cover). In addition, there is a sauna (with newer heater), several deck spaces to accommodate patio furniture, a hot tub with trellis, large grassy area, several fruit trees (orange, nectarine, lemon and more) and a large garden area with recently planted shrubs to provide enhanced privacy in the future.
There is also a 2-car garage with a large, semi-finished storage area you can access from the garage or from the side of the house.
70 Summers Avenue is centrally located within easy walking/biking/driving distance to Trader Joe’s, Starbucks, Whole Foods and downtown Novato’s shopping and restaurants. With quick access to HWYs 101 & 37, you are within 1/2 hour of San Francisco and the Sonoma and/or Napa wine country. The Bay, beaches and hiking trails are all within easy reach.