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Marilyn Rich’s Marin Hydrangea House Catches SF Chronicle Attention

Artful elegance of San Rafael’s Hydrangea House

History seeps from every corner of this four-bedroom Mediterranean known as the Hydrangea House in San Rafael’s Dominican neighborhood. The palatial setting has been the site of gubernatorial debates and international speakers over the decades, and recent improvements include updates to all four bathrooms and a rebuilt garage. A brick patio surrounds the pool and borders a large lawn in a landscaped backyard , and a sheltered porch is out front. The home includes a two-story library with a wall of frosted windows, and fireplaces in the living, dining and family rooms. An unfinished basement awaits the future owner of this two-story home with period features, wide moldings and high ceilings. Upstairs, the lavish master bathroom includes porcelain tile, a frameless glass shower and a Badeloft soaking tub.See more at

Don’t miss: A chefs kitchen with arched windows overlooking the garden. Stainless steel appliances surround a butcher block island, and the space has sinks, a wine refrigerator and French doors opening to a covered deck.

Listed by Marilyn Rich.

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