Larkspur is a just-right compromise between city life and the move "up north," with plenty of terrific restaurants and retail plus those glorious views of Mt. Tam.
This four-bedroom home at Drake's Cove takes advantage of both. It's within in walking distance of Marin Country Mart—home to fitness studios including Love Story Yoga and and Barry's; favorite local eateries such as Hog Island Oyster Co. and Farmshop; and shopping at the likes of Jennie Kayne and The RealReal—and it has all the access you want to serene outdoor spaces.
Built in 2018, the modern 3,975-square-foot residence sits on a .28 acre private lot. Inside, 22-foot ceilings soar above an open floor plan, and a myriad of windows flood the space with natural light, which is especially glowy at sunset.
The house is also more than just pretty, with smart amenities including an elevator, a Tesla solar system with SolarEdge inverters, Tesla power walls, Nest thermostats, Lutron lights, security cameras, and August smart locks.
The home is ideal for those who love to entertain with a design that embraces the outdoors and encourages a social flow. The chef's kitchen has a Calacatta quartz slab backsplash, Carrera marble accents, CesarStone countertops, and Thermador appliances including dual ovens. Maple floors lead to a dining area wrapped in windows with access to an outside deck. An equally bright living area has a linear gas fireplace and glass staircase.
The home has four bedrooms, including the master suite with an inset wall covered in blue floral wallpaper (and mounted with a 4k projector) that serves as a whimsical canvas for a bed. Windows dominate two walls here and a glass door opens onto a private patio. The large en suite bathroom has marble countertops, a standalone soaking tub, dual sink vanity, and a secondary vanity with seating. There is a roomy, walk-in glass shower. Our happy place would be the spacious walk-in closet with plenty of built-in storage, a chandelier, and enough space for small furnishings or even additional island storage.
The home's lower level holds a family room, more lovely bedrooms with leafy views and outdoor access, and a bathroom. Outside, find a landscaped backyard with a custom wood-burning pizza oven.
Size: 3,979 square feet
Asking price: $3,950,000
// 29 Drakes Cove Court (Larkspur); for more information, visit compass.com.