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Historical California Craftsman Listed in San Rafael

November 3, 2011

88 Culloden Park Road in San Rafael, a spectacular 1907 California Craftsman, has been listed by Stephanie Lamarre of the Alain Pinel Realtors Ross office. A stunning example of the Arts & Crafts movement, this architecturally significant home has been delightfully renovated and retrofitted, while still retaining the original redwood paneling, wainscoting, cabinetry, and abundant bookshelves.
Illuminated by over 100 windows, nearly all the rooms enjoy spectacular Mt. Tam and garden views. Highlights of this six bedroom, four bath shingle-style residence include a gorgeous great room with stone fireplace, formal dining room with abundant built-ins, stately library, dappled sunroom, and spacious master suite with adjacent study. With a three-car garage and separate guest quarters, this resort-like atmosphere is perfect for entertaining.  Set on a knoll, this private, gated estate is located in the Forbes historic district, a coveted enclave of architecturally prominent homes, set apart from the bustle, yet close enough to downtown for easy access to all of San Rafael’s amenities – including the Marin Academy, downtown restaurants and shops, and the acclaimed Rafael Film Center.
The home’s current owners, Put and Pari Livermore, are members of one of the Bay Area’s most prominent families. Put Livermore, one of the first environmental attorneys, founded the Trust for Public Land. He was also involved in politics and personally knew five U.S. presidents. Pari Livermore is a well-known matchmaker and philanthropist, and thanks to her, the home’s stone patios and abundant gardens have been the site of many a wedding and special event. Put Livermore’s mother, Caroline Livermore, was a pioneer conservationist who founded the Marin Art & Garden Center, saved Angel Island, and is credited with preserving much of West Marin as park land. The home’s earlier owners were Sherwood and Constance Coffin, who owned the home for many years, beginning shortly after they married in 1917. Sherwood Coffin was a partner in San Francisco’s Coffin-Redington wholesale drug firm.

Listed at $2,250,000, more information on the property (including stunning pictures of the interior) can be found at www.88CullodenPark.com.

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