SOLD $1,205,000

4BR/2BA Glenwood, San Rafael
12 Main Drive, San Rafael, CA

4BR/2BA Home
MLS#522023844 SOLD $1,205,000

Welcome to 12 Main Drive

This is a bright, spacious, pristine freshly painted inside-and-out, remodeled, one-story 4BR/2BA beauty in a fabulous location with classic finishes and a level landscaped backyard. This wonderful versatile open floor plan features a dining area, family room with fireplace off-kitchen, and a spacious cathedral-ceiling living room with windows to the yard and a decorative fireplace. A sliding glass door leads out to the tranquil and private flat large yard with a bonus bay view treehouse. The refreshed kitchen features new countertops. Enjoy brand new wood flooring throughout the public areas and the fourth bedroom/office, and new carpet in two bedrooms and the connecting hallway. The bedroom suite includes a refreshed bathroom and direct access via a new sliding glass door that leads to the hot tub on the backyard deck. A two-car side-by-side garage completes this fabulous corner lot home. Main drive is not a through street and becomes a bucolic country road on your way to the school or hiking trails.

Located in flats of coveted bayside community of Glenwood, close to the award-winning Glenwood school, and all the many amenities that San Rafael has to offer: excellent hiking & biking at nearby China Camp, Bayside Park, Loch Lomond Marina Park and Harbor, McNear’s Beach, with plenty of grocery options from local neighborhood Andy’s Market, or nearby Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods Market.


  • Four bedrooms

  • Two bathrooms

  • Formal living room

  • Open floor Plan

  • Deck off kitchen

  • Large corner lot

  • Landscaped backyard

  • Large deck with hot tub

  • Bonus tree house

  • Two car garage



The spacious corner lot has afforded privacy, while also being close to many amenities and the conveniences of Montecito Plaza, Whole Foods Market, San Rafael High School, downtown San Rafael & the transit center.

We are in a unique microclimate by the bay that gives us fabulous weather.

The home faces a natural wooded hillside, with Bayside Park across Pt. San Pedro Road. An expansive view of San Rafael Bay and beyond (the full moon rises are incredible!) is right out our front door. We get to enjoy the peaceful, natural setting between the woods and water.

We have enjoyed many outdoor activities out our doorstep: walking along the water to the beach, biking & hiking through China Camp or taking our kids to one of the convenient parks (Victor Jones, Peacock Park, McNears Beach).

Loch Lomond Marina, approx. 1/2 mile away, is another lovely location with a new children’s playground, path along the marina and a picturesque lagoon.

Family owned Andy’s market is a community gem that offers convenient shopping, deli/cafe/wine bar and outdoor seating. Friendly neighbors gather here while their children freely play on the grass.

We have loved walking or biking with our kids to top rated Glenwood Elementary via a path around the corner, through Glenwood marsh. We often see deer grazing and a variety of birds in the marsh.

The friendly neighborhood has been a wonderful place to raise our children. Our children played safely in the Surfwood Circle cul-de-sac and at the school.

Main drive is not a through street and becomes a bucolic country road on your way to the school or hiking trails.

We are 25+/- minutes to the Golden Gate Bridge, a short drive to the Larkspur ferry and the first turn off for the Glenwood neighborhood.

We created an open living space which offers flow between living, family, dining and kitchen spaces. Working from home has been an effortless transition utilizing the 4th bedroom as an office. This room has a tranquil view of our courtyard.

Easy access to the garden via the primary bedroom and family room provide indoor/ outdoor living. The kids loved the treehouse (designed & built by architect owner), which has views of San Rafael Bay. We enjoy peaceful evenings, with the sounds of crickets and seasonal frogs, while relaxing in the hot tub… a perfect way to end the day!

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