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Santa Barbara-style hilltop estate in Marin for sale for $16.5M

Anna Marie Erwert Oct. 15, 2020 Updated: Oct. 15, 2020 4:01 a.m.

Spanning an entire hillside in Ross is the palatial 325 Upper Toyon Road, a 4.5-acre property that includes a huge multilevel main home, a pool, poolhouse and guest house and is now for sale for $16.5 million.

The design is that of architect Andrew Skurman, who revamped the original 1940s home in 2004 to meet the owner’s desire to make the most of the natural setting. “We tried to unite the natural outdoors and the sweeping views of Mount Tamalpais with the color schemes and luxurious hardwoods,” said seller Jeff Lyons.

The compound includes more than 8,500 square feet of living space and award-winning gardens by landscape architect Michael Yandle. 
Home: David Livingston; aerials: Mike JacobsonThe compound includes more than 8,500 square feet of living space and award-winning gardens by landscape architect Michael Yandle. 
The home is built in
Home: David Livingston; aerials: Mike Jacobson
The home is built in “Santa Barbara style,” with a center courtyard and Spanish-looking curves and roof tiles. 

Looking out from the arched overhang, we see the view from the front door looking back on the property. Home: David Livingston; aerials: Mike Jacobson

Looking out from the arched overhang, we see the view from the front door looking back on the property. 

The living room has 14-foot beamed ceilings and a stone fireplace, as well as views of Mount Tamalpais from the windows and balcony. Home: David Livingston; aerials: Mike Jacobson

The living room has 14-foot beamed ceilings and a stone fireplace, as well as views of Mount Tamalpais from the windows and balcony. 

Here is a closer look at that vista. Home: David Livingston; aerials: Mike Jacobson

Here is a closer look at that vista. 

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