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July 28, 2023

The Beautiful Transformation Of 21 Convent Court In San Rafael CA

By Quinn Nichols for Chris Glave

Interior view of 21 Convent Ct, showing a large living area and fireplace

Over the years, prepping homes for the market and managing repairs, flips, and remodels have become one of the favorite components of my career. While it's not a service many agents provide, after being in the business for over 30 years, I understand the importance of making specific home updates to improve the living experience and ensure the property sells for top dollar. >> Join me for a photo tour of one such home, 21 Convent Court, in beautiful San Rafael.

View of the primary living area with newly refinished floors

After living in this delightful Mid-Century style home for 60 years, the owners of this Marin County residence were ready to sell. Yet, the four-bedroom, three-bath house needed remodeling to highlight its vast potential, modernize highly sought-after buyer amenities, and create thoughtful spaces more conducive to indoor/outdoor living. 

Exterior view of 21 Convent Ct, showing the new landscaping and fresh paint on the facade

Managing the residential makeover of 21 Convent Ct was a lot of fun. A team of interior designers and craftsmen carefully revamp the home's interior and exterior, creating a gorgeous collaboration of finishes. Outside, the facade was repainted to add curb appeal, the yard was re-landscaped, and new vegetation was added, providing a strikingly fresh look and feel to the home's front exterior.

View of the kitchen, showing a galley style kitchen with skylight

The kitchen was opened up to allow more space, a countertop was added for additional seating, new appliances were installed, and a new hood was framed out to provide an added level of form and functionality. Additionally, a piece of old metal shelving found by the contractor was cunningly crafted into a floating shelf in the kitchen.

View of the dining room, showing large French doors

New French doors were installed in the dining room to give the sense of an indoor-outdoor entertainment lifestyle while allowing the air to flow straight through the primary living areas of the house with ease – perfect for San Rafael weather. 

Exterior view of the home, showing the deck and dining room beyond

A deck was built outside the dining room to enhance the living experience, connecting several outdoor living areas along the back of the property. We intentionally defined unique spaces to relax inside and out, ensuring buyers would be attracted to the property and enjoy living in the home for many years.

View of an office with high ceilings, large windows, and wood floors

The utmost attention to detail was given to selecting new mid-century-inspired light fixtures, beautiful bamboo flooring, and new paint for the interior and exterior.

Primary bedroom showing open French doors leading outside

To create a luxurious atmosphere in the primary bedroom suite, we reconfigured the bedroom and bathroom, replaced the small door with large French doors to allow more light, and created a tranquil, private sitting area beyond. 

Partnering with interior designers and expert stagers meant the house was full of simplistic yet elegant details. When touring the property, these pretty painted stairs were a favorite among potential buyers. 

Bathroom with double vanity and glass shower

The bathrooms and three bedrooms were also refreshed, modernizing many dated aspects, adding value to the home, and optimizing livability. 

Outside, we reinforced the retaining walls and re-landscaped the rear yard. To further exude the indoor-outdoor vibe, a sitting area was created on top of the hill to provide the perfect place to relax and soak up views of the neighborhood valley. 

Let's talk.

Whether you are looking to purchase Marin County real estate, are considering selling property, or would like advice on pre-sale updates and project management help, let's have a conversation and create a plan to help you achieve your real estate goals!