We designed our elegant, light-drenched, and welcoming home with celebratory family gatherings and intimate relaxation in mind. It has warm hardwood floors and rich area rugs and is appointed with gracious and comfortable furnishings. The art collection that pervades the space is a beautiful complement to the spectacular views in every direction framed by the floor to ceiling windows throughout.
You'll love how private and secluded this perfectly located home feels and might find it hard to leave even though there are hiking and mountain biking trails right outside, and downtown Mill Valley, with it's excellent restaurants, boutiques, coffee houses, bookstores, spas, and theatres is just a mile away. If you feel like venturing further, San Francisco is just 20 minutes over the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge. Stinson beach, Muir beach, Tennessee Valley and Muir woods are about 30 minutes away. The university town of Berkeley is 35 minutes across the bay and it's a 45 minute drive north to the gorgeous wine country.
We can share other wonderful daytrip ideas (ferry to Angel Island, horseback riding at the beach, kayaking on the bay, visiting favorite cultural venues for art, music, theatre or dance) but you might just want to stay put for a spa day with a workout in our mini gym, a sauna, a steam bath, or a soak in one of our 3 tubs, one of them jetted. Maybe you'll just linger outside with a book and a glass of wine or cup of tea and watch hummingbirds, red-tail hawks, and deer from one of the many decks (there are 1600 square feet of them accessible from almost every room and the deck on the main level is furnished as a gracious outdoor living and dining room). Facing southwest, the property enjoys all day sun but is dappled with shady spots too.
Our home has 4 + sleeping rooms available. The master bedroom aerie is on the 3rd floor and has a gorgeous full frontal view of Mount Tamalpais. You can watch the dawn light descending down the forested mountain in the morning and later see the sun and moon set over the peak without lifting your head from the pillow on the plush master king bed. This romantic sanctuary is appointed with a gas fireplace, two separate decks and an ensuite bathroom with a Jerusalem stone floor, limestone counters, Waterworks hardware, steam rain shower, and a jetted soaking tub big enough for two. It's a truly peaceful and private retreat and is separated from the other sleeping rooms by the main floor.
The main floor's large open spaces form a formal dining room, spacious living room with fireplace, perfect for games and conversation, fully equipped gourmet chef's kitchen with counter seating and attached family room, and, for the movie buff, a dedicated media room with a 63 inch HDTV, 5.1 surround sound, on demand movies and a DVD collection with over 200 titles (including kid's movies). A wrap-around deck provides indoor/outdoor flow and is furnished with cushioned outdoor sofas, tables, chairs and ottomans.
The lower level has a cozy junior master suite with a king bed and it's own private bathroom and mini-deck. There's also a queen bedded room that doubles as a gym (complete with treadmill, Pilates reformer, weights, yoga mats and yoga dvd's), and the cherry wood, light-filled, windowed office / music room with it's own entrance has a double fold open sofa (and a single trundle mattress on request). These last two rooms share a granite and tumbled limestone bathroom that has a claw-foot tub and separate rain-shower. You'll also find a beautiful cedar sauna and a complete laundry room on this level.
We're delighted to share our enchanting and serene haven and hope you enjoy the beauty, relaxing pleasure, tranquility, and spectacular natural setting of this home. We know you'll feel as happy and grateful to wake up here under the gaze of the mountain as we do.
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Mill Valley's 9-hole golf course is 1.7 mi. (7 mins.) away. Tennis at Boyle Park is 5 minutes away. We can direct you to Mill Valley's numerous playgrounds and parks, favorites of the children we know. The Mill Valley Sequoia movie theatre shows art house and commercial films and hosts opera, ballet, and broadway telecasts and is the home of the Mill Valley Film Festival. The MV community center has a gym, pool, jacuzzi, and day camps. 142 Throckmorton Theatre hosts comedy nights (you might luck out and see Dana Carvey or Robin Williams workshopping material). For nature lovers beautiful hiking/biking trails, lakes, and numerous stunning beaches along the coast. For birdwatching, visit Audubon Canyon Ranch near Stinson. Charming downtown Mill Valley has excellent rated choices for dining or shopping. Just hanging out with a cup of coffee and people watching on the plaza is delightful. San Francisco, Berkeley, Napa, Sonoma are all nearby for cultural and gustatory adventuring.
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