Novato, CA 94949
“Best of South Novato” | 241 Montura Way in South Novato’s Ignacio Valley presents a unique opportunity to purchase a stunning luxury home with extreme privacy, architectural elegance, magnificent scale and a flowing floor plan with ample discrete spaces for myriad uses - within minutes via golf cart of Marin Country Club. This 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath home, with 5,199 square feet (buyer to verify), is sited on over 3-acres and features a sparkling pool, wide open sun decks, poolside patio, ultimate privacy, one-of-a-kind recreation room (with separate entrance, fireplace, bar, built-in book shelves, and access to the pool area -- it currently accommodates a poker table, pool table, dartboard area and TV/media space), unsurpassed storage areas, and an exceptional primary suite. This home will undoubtedly be one of finest combinations of luxury, location and indoor/outdoor spaces to surface this year.
Extraordinary, jetliner views stretching across the bay from Mt. Burdell to Mt. Diablo (including the Carquinez Bridge) in combination with exceptional scale define this one-of-a-kind luxury home. Upon reaching the home, you will immediately feel at one with the natural surroundings and local wildlife. There is a covered front porch leading to French doors, flanked by large windows, and the formal entry. Rising to the main level via sweeping circular stairs, the view through the living room is spectacular.
Gravitating to the exceptional views, your attention is also drawn to the high, open-beamed cathedral ceilings. The sophisticated architectural design provides excellent scale and an open feel. The living room features a wall of windows with automated, Hunter Douglas electric shades, a view deck, custom crafted stone fireplace with blower (automated), mahogany engineered floors, adjustable speed overhead fan/light, floor plugs and lighted plugs, custom arched windows on either side of the fireplace, and directional lighting. The sizable dining room (can easily accommodate a 12+ person table) shares in the extraordinary views and has a glass door separating it from the kitchen. Also on this level is an updated powder room with newer lighting.
The chef’s kitchen (also on the main level) features open beamed cathedral ceilings, granite counters and backsplash, 6-burner Viking gas range with automated ventilation system, double ovens (with convection), ultra-silent dishwasher, large single-basin sink with extendable spray faucet, separate prep sink, large pantry with custom glass door, breakfast area, counter seating, under cabinet and uplighting at cabinets, and newer LG refrigerator with water and ice dispensers, smoked glass display cabinets, custom storage spaces (for baking sheets and spices, for example), dimmable lighting, and a variable speed fan/light. The kitchen also has a passage door out to the rear deck and is open to the family room, which features open beam cathedral ceilings, gas fireplace, extensive cabinetry with bookshelves and cabinetry, and accent lighting (with dimmers).
The primary suite is simply sublime - with lots of natural light and a door to the back yard (for easy hot tub access), built-in workstation with color changing led mood lighting, overhead fan, bay window, linen closet (with laundry chute) and an expansive bath area (recently painted) that includes dual vanities, dressing table, a large closet with sliding doors, a large walk-in closet, newer lighting and hardware (including knobs and door strikes), large jetted soaking tub with waterfall faucet, skylight, water closet, and step-in shower.
Downstairs can be reached from either side of the home as there are stairs near the primary suite and also at the formal entry. There are four additional bedrooms downstairs, including three that look back to the pool and another on the front side of the home (which has 2 closets and an additional storage closet. All bedrooms feature engineered mahogany flooring, recessed lighting and ample size. There are also two bathrooms on this level - one that has an exterior door for pool access (with new lighting, dual vanities and shower over tub) and the other with new lights and a step-in shower. Downstairs you will also find the laundry room with shelves and wash basin (and an additional storage area), a linen closet and another bonus storage room that extends to additional space under the home.
Also downstairs is a truly one-of-a-kind recreation room. This room, which has a separate entry at the front of the house for guests and a slider to the pool area, is extraordinarily large and flexible. By way of example, the current owners have a poker table, pool table, dartboard area and sectional sofa for watching television. There is a limestone fireplace (wood burning with gas starter), wall of windows, custom baseboards and crown moldings, cherry floors and cabinetry (bookshelves, cabinets and drawers), and zoned recessed lighting. Finally, there is a L-shaped bar with black pearl granite countertops, bar seating, wine chiller, microwave and plenty of cabinets for storing the essentials.
The outdoor spaces, including the sparkling pool with PebbleTec and hot tub, are magical. As the home is sited on 3.21 acres, there are ample opportunities to explore. In addition, there is extreme privacy, ample deck spaces for entertaining, sunning and relaxing. The main deck, outside the kitchen and dining room, features gorgeous views, a newer retractable awning and storage closet. There is plenty of space to BBQ, entertain and enjoy peaceful solitude. There is also a sundeck by the pool, stone stairs and curved bench area at the patio. There is also a large sun protected area between the pool and home for friendly ping-pong competitions and/or additional outdoor activities. The gentle filtered afternoon and early evening sunlight is something special and unique. There are also several landscape lights providing a beautiful backdrop in the evenings. Finally, there is a large storage shed and oversized 2-car garage (newer garage door) with another storage area underneath.
This location in highly desirable South Novato provides an excellent commute to San Francisco, is nearly equidistant to San Francisco, Wine Country and the East Bay. Nearby you will also have easy access to Vintage Oaks Shopping Center (with Costco, Target, Hopmonk and numerous other shopping and dining options), Pacheco Plaza (with Nugget Market, Boca Pizza and other fitness, dining and shopping), Hogue Park, schools, hospital, College of Marin, SMART Train, and more. All this, plus Ignacio Valley’s superlative weather, which many consider to be the best in Marin County.