A 3,974-square-foot residence within the Marin County, CA, city of Kentfield created fairly a buzz when it hit the marketplace for the primary time ever.
One purpose? The four-bedroom, 3.5-bath residence is nearly unaltered, just about unchanged because it was designed by architect John Marsh Davis in 1965. Unique home equipment, plumbing, hovering bookcases, banquettes, and fir flooring haven’t been swapped out.
The house is listed for $4,995,000.
The identical household has owned the house since commissioning it from Davis, whose different tasks embrace different San Francisco Bay Space properties and Napa Valley wineries, equivalent to Joseph Phelps Vineyards and Rutherford Hill Vineyard.
“It defines Zen residing,” says Elizabeth Freeman with Boulevard Actual Property. “It’s stuffed with pure parts, it’s received a ton of pure gentle, it’s surrounded by forest, and [there’s] an iconic view of Mount Tamalpais.”
Seventeen days after going in the marketplace, the house was beneath contract. The interesting property is at the moment pending sale.
“The one adjustments that occurred had been repainting the upstairs and placing new carpet down,” Freeman says. “Apart from that, the home stays in its unique situation. Everybody who was eager about the home wished it for the home. They weren’t taking a look at it as a teardown, though that does occur in our group.”
Potential patrons swooned over the open flooring plan and two 14-foot-tall, sliding-glass doorways that hyperlink the lounge to the gardens and deck.
“The proprietor that’s shopping for it, he likes it as is,” Freeman says, acknowledging nonetheless that “it’s a murals that wants some main updating.”
Anticipated enhancements embrace new decking (solar and moisture have taken a toll through the years) and air-con, which the home at the moment lacks.
The itemizing additionally features a 19,000-square-foot parcel, splendid for a pool or guesthouse.
“It appears like a nature protect,” says Freeman.
Thomas Church designed the property’s gardens. The famed panorama architect’s 4,000 tasks included grasp plans for UC-Berkeley and Stanford College, in addition to the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Mrs. Clinton Walker Home in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, which was sold off market in February for $22 million, in accordance with the Wall Avenue Journal.
Kentfield is 20 miles north of San Francisco. At present within the space, there are solely 15 listings with a median value of $2.7 million on Realtor.com®.
“The native market is fairly scorching, particularly within the lower-price finish,” Freeman says. “Most of our properties don’t final very lengthy. We’re at all-time stock, and issues promote fairly fast.”