Magnificent Gated Estate



Magnificent Gated Estate

7 Beds      9 Baths      10,341 SF      2 Acres      $6,995,000

201 Linden Lane San Rafael California 94901


This property is among 5 other luxury properties that are being sold at the California Lifestyle Auction. Auction Deadline April 24.

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The magnificent 10,341 sq foot estate on 2.06 acres known as "Deer Crossing" was designed to entertain on a grand scale and sits on a prominent hill overlooking the Dominican and Mount Tamalpais.

The gabled estate house is approached by two gated street entries, a monumental motor court-terrace and six car garage provide ample space for events. The stately foyer features a grand staircase with floor to ceiling leaded glass windows overlooking the gardens, pool, pool houses. The main level features a formal living room, library, sunroom, wood-paneled dining room, state-of-art kitchen, and elevator serving all floors. The master suite features walk-in dressing room/closet, his-hers full baths with steam shower as well as a sitting room and a roof terrace. Six other en-suite bedrooms, a full gym, an office, a voluminous attic floor with ample storage rooms, a wine cellar, equipment room and generator complete this estate size home.

The grounds feature a stunning pool, spa, outdoor fireplace, two pool-side cabanas as changing room and full kitchen with wet bar as well as an outdoor BBQ, a rose garden, olive orchard, potting shed, dog run and water well. Extensively renovated in recent years, this magnificent property is one of the finest estates in Marin County.

Deer Crossing – is located on the beautiful hillsides of The Dominican in San Rafael, this magnificent 3.1 acre estate includes a spacious four-level 11,000+ square foot main house with 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms (including 2 half bathrooms), formal entrance foyer, formal living room, family room, sunroom, large kitchen with adjoining family room and elevator which offers access to all 4 levels of the house.  The estate offers a Carriage house featuring guest apartment, 6 car garage, storage areas and workshop, large swimming pool with complete kitchen and changing room cabanas and outdoor BBQ kitchen.  A potting shed located by the main entrance.

The home was originally built in 1906, and the Crawford’s are the third family to own and live at this residence (1989 – present).  The house has undergone major remodels over the past 26 years, most recent in 2013 and 2015 (more detail will be provided).  The original architect for the house was T J Welsh and the original landscape architect was John McLaren (Golden Gate Park architect).



  • Private Electric Main Gate Entrance from Linden Lane
  • Private Electric “Back” Gate Entrance from Newhall


  • Wine Cellar
  • Wall Mounted boiler heating system
  • Property generator (in case of power outage this electric generating system will keep the property running for 1 week)
  • 3 large storage areas

First Floor

  • Grand front entrance foyer with fireplace and step up landing
  • Guest powder room
  • Sunroom
  • Library reading / family room
  • Formal living room with fireplace
  • Formal dining room with fireplace
  • Breakfast room (can also be used for after dinner drinks and “Cigars)
  • Large country kitchen with adjoining family room (remodeled in 2013)
  • Pantry storage area
  • Mudroom
  • Staff bathroom
  • Large second storage pantry
  • First floor office located by the back door

Second Floor

  • Master bedroom suite, sitting room, his / her dressing rooms and bathrooms, steam room
  • 2nd Large bedroom, sleeping porch with full bathroom
  • 3rd Large bedroom with full bathroom
  • 4th Large guest bedroom and full bathroom
  • Linen room
  • Storage room
  • Laundry room

Third Floor

  • 5th Large guest bedroom with adjoining full bathroom
  • 6th guest bedroom (currently being used as an office)
  • 2 Large storage areas
  • 7th bedroom (converted to seasonal decoration room)
  • Yoga room
  • Gym

Swimming Pool Recreation Area

  • 56 x 22 foot swimming pool with diving board
  • Kitchen cabana
  • Changing room cabana
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Built in Outdoor gas BBQ kitchen

Carriage House

First Floor

  • 6 car garage
  • Workshop
  • 4 large storage areas

Second Floor

  • Guest apartment / billiard room
  • Bedroom area
  • Bathroom

Manicured Landscaping

  • Formal English rose garden
  • Olive tree orchard
  • Water well
  • Potting Shed
  • Dog run
  • Wonderful views of Mt. Tamalpias and surrounding hills of Marin


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