SOLD in San Rafael!

9 Junipero Serra Ave

San Rafael, CA
2,160 sqft ±
2F 1H Baths
3 Beds
3 Beds
2F 1H Baths
2,160 sqft ±



Captivating and expansive views of Mt. Tam, the Bay, and beyond fill this beautifully remodeled and welcoming single level 3Bed/2.5Bath beauty perfectly designed for a luxurious indoor/outdoor lifestyle. The sun-filled, grand living room with vaulted ceilings, fireplace & dining area flows to the lush and lovely outdoor wonderland. Whether you want to entertain around the custom outdoor kitchen, lounge under the shaded pergola enjoying fruit from the plentiful trees, wind down in the hot tub or soak in the sun on the level lawn, there is nothing left to be desired.  The ~2,160sqft home emphasizes easy living including a stunning remodeled kitchen/family room combo that will surely be the heart center of many memories to come. The romantic primary suite with 2 closets, updated bath & magnificent views is the perfect retreat from a long day. A/C, 2 car garage, wood floors, and more. Lovely Villa Real neighborhood close to trails, China Camp, golfing, and all conveniences make this one an easy WIN!

  • 3 Bedrooms / 2.5 Bathrooms

  • ~2,160 sqft home / ~11,200 sqft property

  • Beautifully remodeled throughout

  • Single level home perfectly sited to take in the expansive views

  • Captivating views of the Mt. Tam, the Bay, Sutro Tower and beyond

  • Indoor / outdoor living and flow

  • Kitchen / Family Room combo that opens to the outdoors

  • Living Room / Dining Room combo with vaulted ceilings, fireplace and expansive windows

  • Gorgeous remodeled kitchen with island, stainless appliances, moroccan backsplash & quartz countertops

  • Custom outdoor kitchen with built in gas grill & rotisserie, side burner, sink with on demand hot water 

  • Lush property with level lawn, salt water hot tub, an abundance of fruit trees, raised vegetable beds, and drought resistant plantings

  • Two outdoor lounging areas with pergola and trellis

  • Romantic primary suite with Bay and Tam views, double closets, remodeled bathroom with jetted tub, stall shower and double sink

  • 2 additional spacious bedrooms

  • Grand foyer

  • A/C

  • Wood floors

  • Laundry room

  • 2 car garage with storage units

  • Newer sewer lateral, windows, HVAC

  • Lovely Villa Real neighborhood - central Marin location

  • Close to hiking & biking trails, China Camp, vibrant downtown, shopping, Peacock Gap Golf Club and so much more!

List of Seller Improvements During Ownership


  • New furnace installed

  • New central air ductwork installed

  • New water heater installed

  • High-efficiency stacking washer and dryer


  • Closet World closet systems installed in all three bedrooms, hallway, and laundry room

    • Hallway closet has both shelving and a hanging bar, so you can configure it as a coat closet or a linen/storage closet

    • There is an electrical panel in the bedroom closet behind the hallway closet that can be used to run wire through to create a charging station in the hallway closet

  • Built garden shed (lawnmower and lawn care tools included with sale)

  • New light fixture in dining room 

  • Sewage Lateral replaced


  • Moroccan backsplash tile added in kitchen 


  • Kitchen counter replaced with white quartz

  • Kitchen cabinets painted white and knobs upgraded

  • Full remodel of backyard

    • Poured concrete path, porches, steps, and patio

    • French drains installed around the house to direct rain flow away from the house

    • Two pergolas created outdoor “rooms”. One has shade screens, the other has white flowering wisteria growing across the top.

    • Custom outdoor kitchen

      • DCS built-in gas grill with rotisserie attachment and rain cover

      • DVS built-in side burner (great for outdoor cooking all year long!)

        • Gas line to grill and burner

        • Electrical outlet on kitchen island (set up your slow cooker, instant pot, or music)

      • Sink with on-demand hot water heater

      • DCS doors provide access to storage space below BBQ and sink

    • Double door with glass windows and built-in shades installed at back of garage. Purpose was to provide easier access to the backyard for garden projects, etc and let light into the garage

    • High-end saltwater hot tub (tucked away with a beautiful view down the garden and up at the stars)

    • Backyard farm 

      • Fruit trees include: fig, peach, plum, fuji apples, meyer lemon, eureka lemon, key lime, pomegranate, mandarin orange, and blueberry bushes

      • Built-in vegetable garden beds

      • Irrigation system installed


  • Updated kitchen appliances (refrigerator, range, and dishwasher). Kitchenaid



  • Updated guest bathroom (Toto toilet, new vanity, sink and faucet, Carrera marble tile floor, Serena & Lily pendant light fixture)

  • Installation of custom garage storage system (Golden Gate Garage Storage).

  • Repair of airflow screens in crawl space to keep rodents out

  • Replaced all windows in the house

  • New hanging light fixture in the largest bedroom


  • Update of vanity in hallway bathroom (vanity, sink and faucet)

  • Front yard landscaping

    • Replaced stairs for better flow, with handrails and path lighting for safety

    • Replaced retaining walls on both sides of driveway with Sonoma stone

    • Added fencing on both sides of yard, and hedge at the top along the road for privacy.

    • Added a small patio to the right of the garage to store garbage cans and other items.  There is a swinging fence to make room to move larger items in and out.

    • Added a small patio in front of the house to create a shady, quiet outdoor “room”.

    • Updated all plants in the front yard to be drought tolerant and deer resistant (plants are still filling in – give them time!)

    • Added a built-in, locking mailbox


  • Replaced mirrored closet doors in the two small bedrooms with shuttered bi-fold doors


  • Installed new air conditioning system with new thermostat that controls both heating and cooling systems

  • Researched solar installation – great positioning of rooftop for sun exposure and space in the garage to house a battery array

  • Replaced the light fixtures in the foyer, main bathroom, primary bathroom and kitchen

  • Touched up the paint throughout the house

  • Added new recessed lighting in hallway

  • Regrouted hallway bathroom floor and surround tiles, regrouted in primary bathroom

  • Installed additional plants

  • Tree trimming along the back fence and replaced the area of fencing where our trampoline was located. The stain is the same as the rest of the fence and will soon fade to match

Improvements made in 2011/2012, prior to purchase by current owners

  • Acacia hardwood floors installed throughout all common rooms

  • Roof replacement

  • Installation of fire sprinkler system

  • Remodel of kitchen to current footprint

Floor Plan


About The Agent

Zamira Solari

License #: 01328544


Results That Move You

Top-producing Realtor Zamira Solari has been making an impact in Marin County real estate for more than 20 years. Today, she is more passionate than ever about the business she has built on a foundation of unwavering integrity, trust, and complete dedication to her clients' success. With over 200 sales under her belt, Zamira’s superior negotiating skills, dynamic marketing approach, and deep-rooted connections play a major role in her achievements. Real estate is her business, but on a personal level, she is motivated by the trust and confidence her clients’ place in her, and she's driven to exceed their expectations every single day. Zamira is a longtime Marinite who proudly gives of her time and resources to many amazing local organizations including the Archie Williams High School Falcon Foundation, YES Foundation, Gilead House, Compass Community Fund, Film Night in the Park and a plethora of youth sports programs. Her strong belief in giving back to her community has inspired her husband and two children to join in her efforts to make Marin County truly the best place to call home. When you work with Zamira our community always benefits! Zamira has an all-star cast of top professionals to support her and her clients every day from an A+ detailed Executive Assistant, highly regarded interior designer, 30 years experienced escrow officer, savvy lenders, and everyone in between to ensure a finely executed transaction every single time. Zamira has a true desire to connect with her clients, and she brings an exorbitant amount of enthusiasm, energy, and positivity to every interaction. She possesses an intricate understanding of the business, and she gives willingly of her knowledge and support. With personal attention, selfless advice, a real love of the profession, and a proven track record, Zamira ensures her clients’ unparalleled success in their Marin buying or selling experience.