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Location: Ross, California
"Marin County's most iconic estate." "Crown Jewel of Ross." These are some of the titles broker-babble has bestowed on this historic property nestled among a redwood grove just a dozen miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Designed by M.H. White from the firm of noted Bay Area architect Bernard Maybeck, the 1896 house was thoroughly remodeled in 2012. The nine-bedroom, 10,010-square-foot home was briefly listed over a year ago at $19,995,000, but now it's back on the market for $20M flat and with much better photos.
Five separate buildings are spread over a gated three acres: in addition to the main residence, there's a gym/garage, guest house, game house, spa house, and pool house. And beyond beautiful redwood trees, the grounds also include a designer pool, tennis court, outdoor fire pit, playground, wood plank suspension bridge over a creek, gardens, waterfalls, and duh, a treehouse.