An exceptional home in an exceptional neighborhood - 102 Chapel Hill Road is a Tuscan masterpiece located in the prestigious Inspiration neighborhood of Hamilton Field in Southern Novato with easy access to numerous local amenities. Measuring in at 4,012 square feet, this former model home provides 4 en suite bedrooms, plus a formal office, and artfully melds a modern design aesthetic with traditional elements. In addition, the home is sited on a large, flat parcel spanning over 1/3 acre. The backyard, which currently features a large grassy area and concrete patio, is easily large enough to accommodate a pool, sport court and more. In addition, there is a sizable interior patio accessible from all sides, featuring an outdoor fireplace and fountain. This home is perfect for entertaining.
As you walk up to the front door past the embedded walkway lighting system and across the generous, enclosed front porch, it is readily apparent a special experience awaits you. Crossing the threshold through the oversized front door you will find a world apart. To the left is the downstairs en suite bedroom (with fresh carpet, lots of light and step-in shower) and the formal office featuring built-in cabinetry, desk and guest bench, floating shelves, newer carpet and French doors to the interior courtyard.
To the right of the front door is the living room and dining room. This traditional space reflects timeless style -- wooden beams span the room. It is accented by a large fireplace with sconce lighting and tile floors. French doors on both sides of the room provide access to the interior courtyard and the side yard patio and garden area. Arched passages lead to the butler pantry, powder room and eventually to the kitchen.
The open concept floor plan is anchored by the spectacular kitchen area. The chef’s kitchen provides a 6-burner Wolf range with griddle and double ovens. The tiled hood is a nod to the Old World inspiration flowing through the home. In addition, you will find a built-in microwave oven, a 3rd oven, SubZero refrigerator, pantry, dual zone wine chiller, open wine racks, large island with preparation sink, 3-basin sink with 2 faucets, glass display cabinets, extraordinary storage spaces and more. The butler’s pantry includes an ice maker, warming drawer, glass display cabinets and lots of storage.
Adjacent to the kitchen is the centrally located breakfast area with French Doors to both the interior courtyard and backyard. The family room features wood accent paneling, newer carpet, exposed wood beams, built-in media center, surround sound, a large fireplace and many large windows for natural light. Also on this level is the laundry room (with deep sink and storage cabinetry) and a functional workstation desk area accented by wainscoting.
Upstairs are 2 en suite bedrooms with special designer touches, along with the primary suite. The generously sized primary suite exudes warmth and sophistication -- it features wood floors with accent carpet, speakers and crown molding. The bath contains separate vanities separated by a large soaking tub, 2 separate walk-in closets and large step-in shower with bench.
The yard spaces are substantial. Directly behind the home is a very large area featuring a concrete patio, expansive grassy area and excellent privacy. At one side of the house is a raised bed garden area and lots of room for storing outdoor equipment. At the other side of the house is a patio with curated plantings. At over 1/3 acre, there is ample space and access to put in a pool, sport court, bocce ball court ... or whatever else you can dream up. The large usable yard spaces are unique among homes of recent vintage.