Splendid Privacy and Serenity In Ross, $22MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Beautifully sited on more than two acres in the small, woodsy town of Ross just north of San Francisco, this immaculately Modernist gated compound is the perfect place for private, secluded family life, yet minutes from schools and shops.
What We Love: It’s in the great California Modernist tradition of indoor/outdoor living, and with its shifting horizontal planes and expanses of glass, the composition is a subtle nod to the iconic houses of Richard Neutra.
To enter the house, one passes through a welcoming stone arch and under a pergola set on a platform of wide, shallow steps, flanked by a 40-foot reflecting pond. The motif of graceful, shallow steps appears throughout the property.
Once inside, the spaces are large and soaring, but so well proportioned they instantly convey a welcoming sense of serenity and warmth. In true California style, the gallery-like living and dining spaces open directly onto patios for sophisticated (and distanced) outdoor entertaining and lush lawns, perfect for a pick-up soccer game or volleyball.
The beautifully outfitted kitchen is open to a media-centric great room and a casual dining space, where a wall of glass opens to the outdoors and the pool house/guest cottage just beyond the 20-yard long swimming pool.
The family living level features two distinctive wings: one for the luxurious principal bedroom suite, and three en-suite bedrooms plus an additional children’s lounge. There’s also an exceptionally handsome office, below, plus a wine room, a home gym with full bath, a three car garage, and a sports court.
More: Go to the property’s dedicated website for additional information. A spectacular place to live, represented by Carey Condy & Neal Ward at Compass.