Articles Filed Under: Marin (And Points North)

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Defaults Are Down In Every Bay Area County, Except One

Notices of default and formal foreclosure proceedings for homeowners across the nine-county Bay Area have dropped to their lowest level in over eight years.  But there’s one Bay Area country in which default activity has been ticking up over the past year. Having dropped by an average of 19.5 percent across the Bay Area, and Read More »

Drakes Bay Fight Is Over, Oyster Company Agrees To Leave

Drakes Bay Oyster Company has agreed to permanently cease all oyster farming operations at Drakes Estero and has settled its long-running lawsuit with the federal government. As part of the settlement agreement which was filed this morning, Drakes will be allowed to keep harvesting oysters until the end of 2014, at which point the National Read More »

A Serious Price Cut For A Comedian’s Wine Country Estate

A Serious Price Cut For A Comedian’s Wine Country Estate

Listed for $35 million in 2012, Robin Williams has cut the price for his 650-acre “Villa Sorriso” wine country estate in the mountains between the valleys of Napa and Sonoma to $29.9 million. Once again, the 20,000 square foot Limestone villa on the property includes three Kevlar wrapped safe rooms, a rather legitimate wine cellar Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales Slow, Except In San Francisco

Bay Area Home Sales Slow, Except In San Francisco

While Bay Area home sales were down 12.9 percent on a year-over-year basis last month, the slowest March in terms of sales volume since 2008, recorded home sales were up 8.2 percent on a year-over-year basis in San Francisco as contracts in a number of new condo buildings started to close (see last paragraph below). Read More »

Baptist Seminary In Marin Selling 101 Acres To Local Developer

Baptist Seminary In Marin Selling 101 Acres To Local Developer

The Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary is in contract to sell their 101-acre Marin County campus in the unincorporated town of Strawberry to North Coast Land Holdings. The San Rafael based North Coast plans to build around 100 apartments and a new campus for another school on the land. The Seminary will lease back the Read More »

A Peek Inside The $9.9M “Terra Rosa” Wine Country Compound

A Peek Inside The $9.9M “Terra Rosa” Wine Country Compound

Designed to resemble an Italian hillside village, the 13,000 square foot “Terra Rosa” compound was built on seven acres overlooking the Petaluma Golf Club and finished with limestone floor pavers harvested from a French monastery while a modern Kevlar reinforced door keeps anyone and everything inside the wine cellar safe and secure. While not listed Read More »

Chef Tyler Florence’s “Creek House” On The Menu In Mill Valley

Chef Tyler Florence’s “Creek House” On The Menu In Mill Valley

Celebrity chef Tyler Florence’s cottage is on the market for $1,995,000 in Mill Valley. Originally constructed in 1926, the Cascade Drive “Creek House” has been renovated with designer finishes throughout, including a true chef’s kitchen with concrete and oyster shell counters; a butcher block insert for cutting; and Viking appliances (including a full-sized wine refrigerator). Read More »

Designer Mill Valley On The Market But Not The MLS

Designer Mill Valley On The Market But Not The MLS

Not listed on the MLS nor official inventory, the contemporary Mill Valley home at 29 Roosevelt Avenue which was designed by Marmol Radziner is on the market for $4,995,000. The floor plan for 29 Roosevelt includes five bedrooms and four and one-half baths with some rather spectacular finishes, fixtures, and woodwork throughout. Read More »

Bay Area Rents Climb, East Bay Jumps 10 Percent In 3 Months

While the vacancy rate for apartments throughout the Bay Area has ticked up from 3.1 to 3.9 percent, according to Cassidy Turley the average rent has ticked up from $1,851 to $1,897 a month, two percent below its first quarter peak of $1,941. The average rent in San Francisco is now $3,266 a month, up Read More »

More Modern Over In Marin

More Modern Over In Marin

As we first wrote about the modern Marin home at 26 Oak Mountain Court four years ago, it’s a Claude Oakland designed Eichler in Lucas Valley which was constructed in 1963. Renovated and expanded to roughly 2,400 square feet, modern lovers might want to keep looking while Eichler purists should probably look away: Read More »

Big Swinging In Sausalito With A Sandbox For The Adults

Big Swinging In Sausalito With A Sandbox For The Adults

Featured on the American Institute of Architects 2012 tour of Marin homes, while 525 Bridegeway hasn’t yet been listed, the modern three-level home is about to hit the market over in Sausalito. The open first floor features a living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, access to the south facing patio with grill and hot tub, and Read More »

A Modern Eichler For A Million (Over In Marin)

A Modern Eichler For A Million (Over In Marin)

A salt water pool sits between the Eichler at 1002 Del Ganado Road and San Rafael’s Sleepy Hollow Open Space Preserve, a 20 minute drive to the Golden Gate Bridge per Google maps. Built in 1961, the modern home has been modernized a bit more, a fact that’s sure to infuriate the Eichler purists but Read More »

A Modern Wine Country Compound (And Million Dollar Price Cut)

A Modern Wine Country Compound (And Million Dollar Price Cut)

Sitting on 18 acres overlooking the Sonoma Valley, about an hour north of San Francisco, the modern “Valle Vista” compound was designed by Harvey and Conrad Sanchez in collaboration with interior designer Ron Mann and constructed in 2008. In addition to the 5,111 square foot main house with three bedrooms, the compound includes a separate Read More »

The AIA’s 2013 Marin Living: Home Tours Lineup And Preview

The AIA’s 2013 Marin Living: Home Tours Lineup And Preview

Speaking of modern Bay Area homes and tours, the AIA’s 2013 Marin Living: Home Tours will open the doors to five modern homes in Marin next month. The homes to be featured, including the Multicellular House above and The Shack below: Read More »

A MoFo Marin Estate And Reduction: 117 Laurel Grove Avenue

A MoFo Marin Estate And Reduction: 117 Laurel Grove Avenue

The 40 acres upon which Alexander Morrison (founder of San Francisco’s Morrison and Foerster or MoFo for short) built his Marin estate in 1903 has been whittled down to 1.4 acres, but the big views of Mt. Tam and Mt. Baldy and estate-styled living all remain. From the website for The Morrison Estate which was Read More »