Lotte Moore and Sarah Kowalczyk
Lotte: 415.412.7471
Sarah: 415.464.7484

$13,750/ month

8 Laurel Way
Kentfield, CA 94904


Return to an era of stately elegance and grand sophistication in this Kent Woodlands Colonial style residence on one flat acre of land, which is housed within the 1872 barn that once held the horses, carriages and farm animals from the original Kent Family Estate—the first family residence in Kentfield.

The grandeur of this 5,643 square foot home, which has been occupied by only two separate owners since its inception, is wonderfully untouched by time and retains all the flourishes, lavish refinements and majesty of its first class history.

Enter under soaring ceilings into the grand foyer, with original wooden banister stairway on your right, before stepping down into the formal library and dining rooms, which served as the horse’s stalls at the turn of the century, before being custom built into two distinguished entertaining rooms, complete with built-in 12 foot high floor-to-ceiling book cases, custom-built bar closet, and chandeliers and trimmings fit for royalty.

A large and stately back parlor hall adjoins the library, and provides access through a French door to a sophisticated covered wrap around porch, where occupants can retreat to enjoy the quiet of the property overlooking groves of mature trees mindfully planted on the property, which was once owned by Congressman William Kent, who spearheaded the movement to establish Muir Woods.

Step down several stairs from the parlor hall to enter the regal living room, sporting a fireplace and two sets of French doors where large parties can spill out to a grand and formal flat lawn and stroll amongst a 684 square foot brick-surround pool, in a landscape worthy of the F. Scott Fitzgerald crowd.

Adjacent to the dining room is a cheerful vintage kitchen, with large pass through opening to a sunny breakfast room with built-ins, and French doors accessing another private deck. Walk through the kitchen to a classic pantry and half bath, which leads to a back wooden stairway, the original route taken by the caretaker of the barn, whose original bedroom is now a charming upstairs office, featuring a wealth of historical built-ins.

The upstairs, accessed by two separate stairways, also includes four individual and well-appointed private retreats, two en-suite and two with a Jack and Jill bathroom, complete with vintage decorative tile and original accents. A spacious master bedroom includes a large window seating area and built in bookcases, as well as a separate walk-in dressing-room with built-in vanity that will have you believe you have left the present day and returned to another era altogether.

Two elegant bedrooms and a full bath, as well as a roomy two car garage, complete the ground floor in the spacious interior of the property, but you’ll also be delighted by many outdoor spaces, including vegetable beds surrounded by hedgerows, a private well, potting shed and greenhouse, all in one evocative setting, where you will live with the richness of California’s finest history as your witness.

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Type: Single Family Home
Rooms: 6
Bathrooms: 4.5
Square Feet: 5,643
Lot Size: 44,377 Sq. Ft.
Age of Home: 1900
Fireplaces: 1
Amenities: Near School, Near Transit
Washer, Dryer, Microwave, Dishwasher, Gas Cooktop, Refrigerator
Features: Fireplace, Main Floor Bathroom, Main Floor Bedroom, Den / Office, Hardwood Floors, Living Room, Dining Room, Family Room, Laundry Room, Swimming Pool
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