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Just Listed 
Iconic Ross Estate

15 Makin Grade


Property Features

Property Features:

Built in 1941 (per realist public records)

Main house: 4,740’ sq (per floor plan visuals)

Guest house:  565’ sq (per floor plan visuals)

Lot:  123,200’ sq - approx 3 acres (per realist public records)

Estate-like driveway 

Exclusive privacy 

Stunning Mt Tamalpais views

South-facing, boasting all day sun

Pool complete with Diving Board

Dedicated Pool Cabana area 

Ample usable outdoor areas from nearly every room 

Two-car attached garage 

Slate roof with copper accents and gutters 

Adjacent to the flats of Ross


Main House Features:

4 bedrooms

5 full bathrooms

1 half bath

Expansive living room with stunning Mt Tam Views

Two wood burning fireplaces

One gas fireplace

Soaring ceiling height 

Custom woodwork throughout 

Incredible indoor/outdoor flow 

Formal dining room with built in buffet and fireplace 

Custom butler pantry

Open Kitchen with pocketing glass to the outdoors 

Primary suite with two en-suite bathrooms 

Additional bedrooms are all en-suite


Guest House Features:

1 bedroom

1 full bathroom

Separate Kitchen

Wood burning Fireplace

Wrap-around deck with stunning views

Floor Plan

Welcome to 15 Makin Grade.  Situated on nearly 3 private acres, this home was custom built in the 1940’s by the Bechtel family.  Perfectly sited with dead-on views of Mt Tamalpais boasting southern exposure. Ascend the private driveway and you find the home sits atop a level knoll which affords the home privacy, sun and views in all directions. The house lives primarily on one level. Enter the foyer and you notice the custom woodwork throughout. The floors, paneled walls, custom built-ins, a soaring fireplace wall, pocketing doors all suggest a design completed with intent for its’ time. The living room is simply massive, and features expansive glass to capture the views. 


Adjacent is a formal dining room, with floor to ceiling glass that opens to the enclosed patio. The dining room features another wood burning fireplace, a custom, built-in buffet and exquisite wood work detailing throughout. Continue through the concealed door and you will find the traditional butlers pantry - also complete with custom wood counter tops and cabinetry throughout. The adjacent kitchen has an open feel.  On one side, views out to Mt Baldy and on the other, an expansive set of sliding glass panels that open out to the patio. There is a fireplace here as well.    Adjacent to this wing of the house is a powder bath, a small home office, access to the attached garage as well as a separate one bedroom guest suite with its’ own entrance. 


The other wing of this main level features the bedrooms. A  primary suite complete with its’ own dressing room  flanked by two primary baths.  The bedroom has panels of windows that bring the outdoors in. Down the hall, there is a study with a wall of custom built-ins that also opens to the outdoors. On this level there is another bedroom, which is also en suite.


Downstairs, the fourth bedroom, also en-suite, which has its own access to the outdoors.  Under the windows there is a long, custom built-in desk/ workspace. Also adjacent to this room is a large workshop.


Step outside the home and there are wraparound decks and patios in almost every direction. As you meander up the path, the next stop is the pool area. A classic, vintage, oval- shaped pool overlooks the home and of course has views straight out to Mt Tamalpais. There is a covered cabana area as well, and it wouldn’t be complete without a diving board.


Continue up the property to the detached guest house which sits at the upper ends of the site. Boasting tons of natural light and views out towards the Bay this space is private and fantastic. The guest house features a living room with vaulted ceilings, tons of glass, a wood-burning fireplace and a full kitchen. There is a separate bedroom and bath as well as a wrap-around deck and a level lawn area.


An incredible opportunity to be just the third owner of this private, expansive yet conveniently located fabulous property.


Shown exclusively by appointment.

Shown Exclusively by Appointment 

Beneath its opulent exterior, Ross remains a perfect place to raise a family. 


Local families can be found relaxing the pristine Ross Common, or picnicking, hiking, and fishing around nearby Phoenix Lake. Hiking and biking trails abound, and it's easy to spend an entire day on Mount Tamalpais. Diners can choose from Italian home cooking at Trattoria Fresco or French provincial cuisine at Marche aux Fleurs, a restaurant noted for its elegant garden dining and menu featuring the freshest, local seasonal ingredients available.









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