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Floor Plans

Property Features

  • 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, nearly 4600 square feet, set back from the road, on a level-in ½ acre + parcel
  • Spacious formal living with fireplace and grand sized dining room
  • Chef’s styled kitchen with gourmet appliances and adjacent breakfast area
  • Adjoining family room with view deck/terrace
  • Upstairs primary suite with custom bath and 2 closets
  • This floor also includes 2 bedrooms, an additional full bath and a custom-styled laundry room
  • Top floor attic with exceptional storage capabilities
  • Lower-level family/recreation room with firelplace and custom built-ins
  • Office or den
  • Craft/playroom
  • Features door hardware by Classic Brass, faucets and plumbing fixtures by THG-Paris and Waterworks, among others, by Harley Design
  • All custom woodwork and cabinetry throughout designed by Harley Design
  • Custom lighting design and fixtures by Harley Design
  • Walk-in basement with excellent storage and second laundry set
  • Formal gated entry
  • 2+ car-port parking (with 80 amps of power), plus ample additional parking
  • Original parking shed (in as-is condition) by front entry gate as well as existing carport offer many possibilities
  • Stately trees shade lovingly tended gardens with professionally and beautifully landscaped grounds with a circular stone feature that showcases a specimen magnolia tree
  • Outside and down a gravel path, evenings by the stone raised-hearth fireplace on the patio are perfect for al-fresco meals, picturesque views and sunsets
  • The nearby town of San Anselmo with award-winning restaurants, boutique shopping is easily accessed from the pedestrian lower back gate and down Alta Vista Avenue.
  • Splendid landscaping enhances this idyllic scene all the more wonderous for its proximity to the charming town of San Anselmo
  • The cosmopolitan delights of San Francisco await nearly 20 miles down the road
  • This half acre + parcel includes a possible pool site and underground power



The Sturdivant House

The Sturdivant House - An Enchanting Sanctuary In Winship Park

In 1906 Benjamin Sturdivant built a beautifully crafted wood shingled home situated on a rare and picturesque beautifully landscaped ½+ acre parcel of land with captivating views; of all the parcels available to them at that time, he and his wife Nettie chose this remarkable, nearly flat parcel to build their home and raise their family.  Selected for its unmatched privacy and spectacular views of Mt. Tamalpais and beyond this very special home is located in Marin County’s desirable Winship Park neighborhood of San Anselmo.  Generous and private, with only 3 neighbors above on the quaint upper section of Sturdivant Avenue, this romantic haven was thought to have been commissioned by legendary Maybeck & White Architects.  The stunning gated entrance to the bespoke and estate-like property with its lovely level-in entry delivers privacy, tranquility, and expansive views located only a stone’s throw from town and all of its amenities. Harmonious with its gardenesque surroundings, this rarely offered home celebrates comfort, beauty and quality, welcoming with a hospitality that could only come from the heart. 

Lovingly cherished and carefully and meticulously renovated, the house charms throughout with the familial warmth of its early years. Every room evokes graciousness.  Every detail, from the wainscot woodwork to shiplap and exposed wood beam ceilings, abundant windows, and two fireplaces, bespeaks fine craftsmanship and the attention lavished here by the renowned Harley Design Group.

With stunning views of Mt. Tamalpais and beyond, these carefully crafted sun drenched interiors offer nearly 4600 sq.ft. with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths.  From every glance this very private residence delights with a wealth of custom-made details.   

A porticoed formal blue-stone entry leads to the spacious living room with wood beamed ceilings where a gas fireplace glows invitingly.  The adjacent grand sized dining room is particularly noteworthy with room-to-room windows that overlook sweeping views of Mt. Tamalpais, the Seminary, Ross Valley and beyond. 

The nearby well-situated and renovated chef’s kitchen is outfitted with such special detailing as striated glass fronted custom wood cabinetry, SS Wolf stove, SubZero wine fridge, large vintage Sub-Zero Fridge and Miele dishwasher. Honed mitered quartzite stone counters and splash, nickel bridge style faucet, pull out cabinet drawers, and bespoke light fixtures and knobs are just some of the fine features that charm this light filled kitchen overlooking the front landscaped english gardens.  Adjacent is a large seating area for informal meals which opens through nana doors perfect for outdoor entertaining.  A sun-drenched family room and 3 view decks complete this main floor’s open styled layout.  

The main level also includes 2 bedrooms and 2 full en suite baths plus a powder room all with exquisite finishes and fixtures.

One story up, the primary suite includes a luxurious state-of-the-art bathroom with walk-in steam shower, separate water closet, custom vanities with limestone waterfall counter, and a completely customized closet.  The primary also features a ‘hidden’ smaller closet complete with a small built-in safe. 2 more bedrooms and full bath and tailored laundry room share this spacious level.  A hallway pull-down ladder leads one floor higher still, to an unfinished attic with generous storage possibilities.

The lower level includes a grand sized family/recreation room with wall-to-wall built-ins, a gas fireplace and abundant windows that drench the room with light and stunning views all around.  An adjacent home office/study and step-up craft room/play room are a special bonus on this floor. A walk-in basement includes ample storage interior and outside access and 2nd washer/dryer unit. 

Sun-light streams through windows and doors that open to 5 strategically positioned decked terraces with forever views of Mt. Tamalpais and the hills and beyond.

Meandering gravel paths lead to an outdoor fireplace seating area perfect for al-fresco dining.  Specimen oak trees and various fruit trees on terraces surround with shrubs and flowering plants with a raised circular stone flower and bulb garden. 

Sheltering hillsides covered in lush foliage provide the requisite privacy and quietude of life here with old-fashioned tranquility. Year round, the scene evokes a sense of wonderment---and appreciation, as well---that one could possess such a place of natural beauty with the popular town of San Anselmo just moments away and metropolitan San Francisco awaits less than 20 miles down the way.

*Please note 3 photos in the gallery, showing grass yard, have had the grass added virtually.





Great weather, access to hiking and biking trails, good schools, and a strong, vibrant downtown make San Anselmo a desirable destination for Marin County homebuyers looking to live a little off the beaten track.

The neighborhood surrounding the San Francisco Theological Seminary is a quiet, leafy enclave of large, older houses with well-tended yards. Heading up Butterfield Road will take you to the rolling hills above San Anselmo and sweeping views of the open spaces, grasslands, and oak trees of northern Marin County. Downtown, locals get their fill of delicious food at MH Bread and Butter or Cucina and and shop for clothing, gifts and accessories in many of the downtown boutiques.

San Anselmo is a town made for strolling. Small shops and many restaurants line the main street, which backs onto the active San Anselmo Creek.


Brokers Tour: Thursday April 11th 11-2:30 p.m.

Twilight Open House:
Thursday April 11th 4-6 p.m.

Additional Showings by Appointment:

Contact Patricia Scott Winslow
(415) 577-1106
[email protected]

Kalara Schuster
[email protected]



Patricia Scott Winslow

Senior Marketing ConsultantReal Estate by DesignGolden Gate Sotheby's International RealtyDRE# 00854987415.577.1106 mobile415.384.4045 fax

Kalara Schuster

Golden Gate Sotheby's International RealtyDRE# 02088505(415) 271-1871 mobile

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