10 Beds      8 Full, 1 Half Baths      11,500± SF      3.035± Acres      $15,995,000

1 Upper Road, Ross, CA 94957, USA

One of the finest residences in Ross, this estate size compound was originally designed by M.H. White of the Bernard Maybeck firm. Occupying a promontory above the Ross Creek, the grand main residence overlooks the extensive 3.035 acre grounds with several guest houses, tennis court, two gated entries, redwood grove, pool and cabana, spread amongst wooded grounds under magnificent Mount Tamalpais. An extensive renovation completed in 2012 updated systems to stay-of-the-art and a harmonious interior design by Paul Wiseman ensures this home continues to provide timeless spaces for living and entertaining well into the 21st century. Steps away from hiking and biking trails around Mt. Tam and Phoenix Lake, and a short drive from shops and restaurants in downtown Ross. A rare grand estate for those who seek utmost privacy and proximity to nature in the most prestigious area of Ross and its award winning schools. 8-10 bedrooms, 8 full and 1 half bath totaling appx. 11,500 square feet.


  • 8-10 bedrooms, 8 full baths, 1 half bath in total
  • Interior design by Paul Wiseman of the Wiseman Group, San Francisco
  • Substantial remodel completed in 2012
  • Appx. 11,500 sq ft usable spaces on 3.035 acres
  • Radiant heat on the main level and the upper level; Air conditioning on the upper level, kitchen and guest room over the kitchen; Dual heating system includes forced air heat in guest bedroom, kitchen, and upper level bedrooms
  • Formal foyer with high ceilings. Powder room offers custom Waterworks Carrera vanity
  • Custom kitchen with name brand appliances, two dishwashers, wine refrigerator; large center island, spacious breakfast room, sun room/solarium and high ceilings; Glass doors open to the rear lawn and garden
  • Grand scale family room offers high ceilings, a gas fireplace and overlooks the rear yard and gardens
  • Spacious dining room for 16 people; built-in speakers; glass doors open to a brick terrace.
  • Formal living room with fireplace, high ceilings and glass doors open onto a private brick patio
  • Sun room offers a custom couch and overlooks the rear yard and gardens
  • A guests suite over the kitchen with high ceilings and an en suite tile bathroom and Nu Heat system under floor

This property was renovated from 2010 to 2012 at cost of over $4 million. Click to see list here.

Residential Wing of Main Residence:

  • Lovely bedroom with custom built desk and a window seat overlooks the gardens
  • Second bedroom offers high ceilings, a built in desk, window seat, and overlooks the tennis court and gardens
  • The third bedroom is currently being used as an office
  • The fourth bedroom is grand in scale with two closets, high ceilings and an en suite bathroom overlooks the gardens
  • Large, light filled tile bathroom with hardwood floors offers a double vanity
  • The master suite features a custom window seat, 5 unit custom built in dressers, high ceilings and adjacent office overlooks the gardens. The newly remodeled Carrera marble master bath offers wainscot walls, a large shower, soaking tub and walk in closet

The Playhouse

This could also be a guest house. Recently remodeled, the two story playhouse includes a lower level billiard room, custom built ins, and custom built window seats with storage. There are French doors that open to a deck. Additionally, there is a new hot tub located right off of this building. The newly remodeled marble bathroom includes a walk in shower, and tiled brick wainscot. The upper level in this building offers a secondary play area, built ins and two play rooms. The Playhouse has air conditioning and forced air heating.

The Spa House

The Spa House offers a sports pool; speakers/surround sound and two televisions.

The Guest House

The Guest House offers stunning Mt. Tam views,  a full kitchen, high ceilings, a full bath, and large adjacent deck.

The Gym Building

Large workshop with custom built-ins, a sink and ample storage. State of the art gym with air conditioning, built in speakers, and flat screen TV, a yoga studio and a private deck, a Marble bath with steam unit and speakers, over the 7 car garage.

The Pool House

The Pool House is adjacent to the beautiful Thomas Church designed pool and surrounding brick patio. Newly installed LED lighting under the exterior railings. There is a built in barbeque, Jerusalem limestone slab counters, a sink, range, convection oven, microwave, large refrigerator, dishwasher, en suite bathroom, heated floors, a washer/dryer, French doors open to the pool area and a sun shade over the brick terrace.

The Resort-like Grounds

The Resort-like Grounds the 3.035 acre grounds include a tennis court with lighting, Redwood Grove with fire pit, built in barbeque & built in refrigerator; in ground pool with salt chlorination system; sprawling level lawn and custom bi level tree fort with extra safety netting. There is a second gate located off of Lagunitas Road that allows for parking for up to 10 more cars, and easy access to the lawn and tennis court areas.

Additional Features

  • 1,000 plus climate controlled wine storage
  • Gated and fully fenced grounds includes 3 level lawns
  • 2 generators; one for the main house; one for guest house
  • State of the art 3 controller Sonos music system operates from an ipad; surround sound in all rooms except for the main house children's bedrooms; Interior and exterior surround sound
  • Truax designed state of the art lighting system and security system
  • Home automation done by Engineered Environments
  • Large attic located above children's bedroom on upper level of main house
  • Ample storage throughout, bike storage under garage
  • Children's play structure and trampoline behind the main lawn
  • Seasonal creek with custom built bridge
  • Well for irrigation, automated pond and two waterfalls
  • Extensive landscape lighting
  • Direct access to Phoenix Lake and all of the Ross Valley's recreational activities

List of Unique House Items

  • Play area with soft playground flooring
  • Swim spa / triathlon room with 2 TV’s and large speakers
  • Playhouse with full bathroom, sound, electronics, arcade games
  • Upper hot tub and patio area
  • Upper Landscape paths and 2 ponds
  • 3 automated (on timer) waterfalls, several timer-controlled fountains
  • Full automation – music, landscape music, lighting, security
  • Full landscape lighting
  • Garage gym, yoga room and steam shower with full automation
  • Large car parking and extensive storage
  • Bike storage and vegetable garden at side facing guest house
  • Large storage under guest house
  • 2 stand-by generators (one by road and one behind garage)
  • Garbage directly picked up from storage area at side
  • Lower hot tub and pool with extensive lighting (railings) and music
  • Fully equipped pool house with shower and multi-function stove
  • Extensive storage at pool
  • Tree fort with safety netting
  • Lower parking with lower gate access directly to Phoenix Lake
  • Gas firepit with extensive lighting and sound
  • Large high-end artificial turf
  • Large lower storage shed
  • Tennis court with basketball hoop
  • Bridges and creek with stair access and gate (flows in winter)
  • 3 barbeques – pool, fire pit, main house
  • Large wine cellar with full climate control

VIEW a list of unique items

This property was renovated from 2010 to 2012 at cost of over $4 million. Click to see list here.





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