Mill Valley | $ 3.995 million
A modern four bedroom, two and a half bathroom farmhouse built in 2010 on 0.1 acre lot
Kelly Haegglund, a local architect known for her modern translations of classical styles, designed this house as her primary residence in 2010, using many of the elements for which she is known. Ms. Haegglund also designed the front and back yards from drought-tolerant materials.
Located in the Sycamore Park neighborhood, 1.6 km from the center of downtown, the property has easy access to a public elementary school and a public middle school. The city of Mill Valley is bordered by a state and a national park. San Francisco is an hour's drive away. Muir Beach is 20 minutes away.
Size: 2,555 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 1,563
Inside: A cedar fence separates the front yard from the street; A path leads to the veranda and the wood and glass front door.
The sunny foyer opens to an even sunnier living room with white ship paneling, wooden floors and a corner fireplace with Venetian plaster paneling. The hardwood floors continue into a breakfast area with built-in window seat and into the kitchen beyond, which has a center island with a Silestone counter, open shelves, and white wooden cabinets. An adjoining dining area has windows overlooking the back yard and a door to the back porch.
The four bedrooms are on the second level. The primary suite offers a direct view of Mount Tamalpais and a bathroom with double vanity and walk-in shower with glass door. Next to the master suite is another bathroom, followed by a guest room with sloping ceilings. Two more bedrooms, one with an attic that can be used for storage or play, are across the hall.
A cozy family room with built-in shelves is located below the main level.
Outside space: In front of the house is a classic veranda with rocking chairs. At the rear, another covered porch is large enough to accommodate a dining table. The back yard has space for a hammock on one end and old trees and bushes on the back fence. The attached garage has a parking space; There is space for two more cars in the driveway.
Taxes: $ 60,720 (estimated)
Contact: Radhi Ahern and Scott Kalmbach, Outpost, 415-879-8311; 63hilarita.com
Marina del Rey | $ 3.999 million
A four bedroom, four and a half bathroom home on 0.1 acre lot
At the beginning of the 20th century, developer Abbot Kinney tried to recreate aspects of the Italian city of Venice in Los Angeles, including miniature versions of the canals. This home on a strip of land in Marina del Rey known as Silver Strand is across from Mr. Kinney's Grand Canal. The beach is two blocks wide and ten blocks long, and has its own private security (covered by the homeowners association fee).
The property is a five-minute walk from the beach and a five-minute drive from the Abbot Kinney shopping and dining area in Venice. Marina del Rey, popular with business travelers, is 15 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport.
Size: 4,067 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 983
Inside: While the front of the house faces the street, the entrance is hidden around a corner.
The main living area extends over two levels: behind the front door there is a living room with a floor-to-ceiling fireplace and windows to the front terrace. The kitchen and dining area are up a short flight of stairs.
The dining area is bright, with windows overlooking the canal and polished concrete floors that lead into the open plan kitchen. The kitchen has been updated by the sellers and features Miele and Wolf appliances and a 24-foot island, which, like the cabinets, is finished in glossy white.
A staircase with glass and steel railings leads from the center of the main level to the bedrooms on the second floor. At the other end of the hallway, which is open to the floor, is the primary suite with high ceilings and built-in lighting, a private balcony, and a bathroom with a porcelain bathtub on a platform surrounded by windows. Two further bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, are located off the hallway on the upper floor, as is a staircase that leads to the roof terrace.
A fourth en-suite bedroom is on the lower part of the main level.
A home automation system added by the vendors enables remote control of the lighting, heating, cooling and security systems.
Outside space: One of the main attractions of this house is a spacious roof terrace with an outdoor kitchen, a fireplace and views of Venice and Marina del Rey. Another deck off the living room is also large enough for entertaining, with a fire pit and canal views. There is a lawn behind the house. The attached garage has space for two cars.
Taxes: $ 50,796 plus a monthly homeowners association fee of $ 166
Contact: Nicole Young, The Oppenheim Group, 310-699-3575; ogroup.com
San Francisco | $ 4 million
Two cottages dating from 1906 have been converted into a three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom family home on 0.1 acre lot
The two houses that make up this house were built after the 1906 earthquake and combined by a previous owner. The property is located in the South of Market or SoMa neighborhood, which is home to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and plenty of shopping. A BART station is half a mile away, as is an entrance to Interstate 80. Union Square is a 20-minute ride on public transit and Oakland is about a half-hour drive away.
Size: 2,915 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 1,372
Inside: The facade facing the street is clad in cedar wood and has a black front door that leads into a foyer with recessed lighting.
The main level is open plan with a sitting area directly to the right of the entrance. Behind is a kitchen with a butcher's block island, wood cabinets, built-in shelving, and new stainless steel appliances including a wine fridge.
There is a mirrored dining area across from the island. It flows into a living room with high ceilings, a garage door that opens to the back yard, and windows that face the back yard and deck.
A wooden and steel floating staircase leads from this part of the house to the second level where there are three bedrooms. Right next to the landing is the master bedroom with glass doors that lead to a private balcony and an en-suite bathroom with underfloor heating, a bathtub and a separate steam shower.
Down a hall there are two guest rooms large enough to accommodate queen beds. One that is currently used as a home office has a floor to ceiling fireplace. Between these bedrooms there is a bathroom with a bathtub and shower.
A second flight of stairs leads from the living room to a partially completed lower level with a den and a playroom, as well as a bathroom with a shower cubicle.
Outside space: The rear deck, accessible from the living room and garage, has space for a dining table and grill. From there, steps lead down to a brick terrace with space for separate seating areas. The fences around the terrace are high and tall palm trees and lush vegetation provide shade and privacy. The attached garage has two parking spaces.
Taxes: $ 48,804 (estimated)
Contact: Wendy Storch, Sotheby & # 39; s International Realty, San Francisco Brokerage, 415-901-1700; sothebysrealty.com
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