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It's rare for a home to hit the market that checks nearly every luxurious detail box. But that's precisely what 325 Upper Toyon in Ross, California—on the market for $16.5 million—is offering.

The over 8,500-square-foot estate sits atop 4.5 acres and features a pool, guest house, pool house, gym, media and game room, as well as an incredible main house. Completely reconstructed in 2004, the main level is home to a sprawling living room with 14-foot ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, a separate family room, and a spacious dining room. There's also a primary suite with a study and two en-suite bedrooms. The lower level has an additional three bedrooms and an office, and access to a three-car garage.

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Throughout the home, there's beautiful stonework and custom cabinetry and French doors that open onto iron-clad balconies.

Of course, that's not all. The redesign was led by famous architect Andrew Skurman known for the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach and assisting I.M. Pei in 1976 with the Louvre Pyramid design. This home was all about embracing a breezy Santa Barbara style. That means an elegant fountain and hanging iron lanterns grace the classic loggia and courtyard, and there are incredible views from every room. You even get 360-degree outlooks of Mt. Tam, San Francisco, the Ross Valley, and the San Francisco Bay.

"The design was mostly about optimizing the incredible views and site, and creating a warm, inviting family space," said seller Jeff Lyons. "The original house upon whose footprint we built was a more traditional Mediterranean. We envisioned a modernized, more California style home retaining many architectural elements but with more open floor plans, and view-oriented design for a modern family."

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Even the grounds were expertly designed. The gardens were designed by landscape architect Michael Yandle and featured on numerous garden tours. Adjacent trails extend the property, even more, creating a retreat within an ultra-luxe enclave of Marin.

"Gracious, spacious living that combines classic charm and elegance with casual comfort for today's active family," reads the listing website. "This utterly breathtaking property is unparalleled in the beauty of the site and views."

The home is co-listed by Compass agents Carey Hagglund Condy and Neal Ward.


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