San Rafael home overlooks McNears Beach

Twice a week, The Chronicle features a local home on the market that caught our eye for its architecture, history or character.

Address: 34 Marin Bay Park Court, San Rafael

Asking price: $2.1 million

Description: This five-bedroom home sits inside the gated community of Marin Bay Park and offers a design similar to homes on the East Coast. Milled woodwork, columns and moldings can be found throughout the two-story home, which includes decks for looking at the water below. The home's main entry is on its top level, which features a Travertine fireplace in the living room, a formal dining area with water views and an updated chef's kitchen that overlooks the yard and garden. The lower level plays home to four bedrooms, including a master suite highlighted by limestone finishes and a jetted tub in the master bathroom. Situated on a 0.38 acre lot, the property offers potential for expansion.

Don't miss: Panoramic views of San Pablo Bay, a level lawn and a private gate opening directly to McNears Beach.

Built: 1996

Square feet: 4,137

For more information: Tracy McLaughlin, Pacific Union International, (415) 464-8686,

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