Tucked into a clearing in the redwoods, next to a babbling brook, you will find your Shangri La. Cross the bridge and follow the brick path through ferns and flowers to the front door of this magical retreat and enter into the warmth and charm so abundant in this lovely home. A spacious step-down living room is graced by a significant used-brick fireplace and peaked ceilings accented with wood beams. Look through panes of glass to the lush gardens. Throw open the top of the Dutch door and let in the gentle sun-kissed air. The formal dining room is a place you will want to linger with friends and family. A confection of a kitchen with granite slab counters will delight the most serious cook with a six-burner Wolf cook top, Sub-Zero refrigerator, two Gaggenau ovens, maple cabinets and floors. An informal eating area adjacent to the kitchen is the perfect place for breakfast. Just beyond is a spacious family room with built-in bookcases and room for a flat screen TV. Walls of windows bring the outside in. Upstairs you will find four spacious bedrooms, including a master suite, and a wide hallway with a comfy window seat. Two decks, located off of the master suite and guest room, are perfect for morning coffee and the paper. The rear of the house looks out to the natural setting of a little over 1Ž2 acre (per tax records) providing privacy, peace and a place to relax with a good book next to your own meadow. Don’t be surprised if you see deer munching on native grasses.
A botanical dream, the property is studded with a variety of wild flowers, trees and plants, among them huckleberries, Dawn redwoods, bracken ferns, elk clover, wild azaleas and rhododendrons.
This is the house featured in the recently published book, Visions of Marin, as the quintessential Mill Valley home. Be prepared to fall in love.