If you've ever dreamed of going backpacking—the hiking, the scenery, the oneness with nature—minus the heavy lifting, then you and this "rustic" Marin home were MFEO.
Sleep under the redwoods and wake to the sound of the Cascade Falls at this luxe Mill Valley house, designed and built in 1962 by Frank Lloyd Wright protégé Daniel Lieberman, at the foot of Mt. Tamalpais. The property is enough to make any nature-lover swoon. Surrounded by sky-high trees, the midcentury home blends seamlessly into the forest with floor-to-ceiling glass panels and one-level redwood-clad design. And, with over an acre of private land, its homeowners get to enjoy this pocket of paradise for themselves.
You won't even have to duck beneath the grand brick archways that punctuate the flow from room to room in the simple, spacious interior of the main house, which has two bedrooms, two and a half baths, and, for those extra overnight guests, a third bedroom suite with its own kitchenette. Out back, a swimming pool and fountain, as well as a another guest house with its own bed and bath, promise even more ways to entertain friends and family and soak up the sun.
If you're inspired by the gorgeous scenery—let's face it, it's hard not to be—there's a studio/workshop space waiting to be filled with your creative genius.
Location: 861 Lovell Ave. (Mill Valley)
Asking Price: $2,795,000
Property Size: Approximately 1 acre
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