43 Alta Vista San Anselmo

Historic Maybeck Inspired Barber Tract Home - Recently Sold for $1,500,000

Steeped in San Anselmo history, 43 Alta Vista Avenue is a testament to Mrs. Barber’s vision of creating an idyllic neighborhood of like-minded families.  In 1904, lot 17 was deeded to Charles and Marie Gagan, and three years later this home with its extraordinary views was built. Located among the native oak, pine and Redwood trees, the Gagan residence retains many of the original charms of the period. The formal entry with its Redwood paneling and hardwood floors opens to an enormous living room with wood burning fireplace, open beam ceiling and large panel windows and door leading to the southwest facing covered veranda. The views are unparalleled of Bald Hill, downtown San Anselmo, the Seminary and Mount Tamalpais.  The home was originally designed to enjoy the hillside with the Sturdivant property built in 1906 and shares similar Bernard Maybeck inspired architectural elements like Craftsman low-pitched roof lines, deeply overhanging eaves and an open sleeping porch.
The home retains its original 3,160 square foot design with two large dining rooms, spacious country kitchen with mud room and separate pantry. A large enclosed sleeping porch makes a perfect family room with incredible views of the surrounding mature canopy of trees. A large sun-filled bedroom, office or study with half bath complete the main level. Upstairs are four large bedrooms, all with commanding views of the surrounding neighborhood.  Also, an approximately 1,500sqft unfinished basement perfect for an in-law suite, family playroom, office or perhaps separate unit with second single car garage and entry below on Alta Vista.

Over $100,000 in foundation and other upgrades documented in recent reports available upon request.  Don’t miss this remarkable property and lovely historic family home.  Recently withdrawn from the market to complete interior painting and hardwood floor refinishing.  NOW MOVE IN READY!