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Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to live a bucolic life among the majestic Redwoods of San Geronimo Valley.  Custom built in 1970 as an ‘Artist Retreat’ by Michael and Gail Ovis, the property features a light-filled studio attached to the main house with separate entry, panel windows with views of the surrounding forest and a large sunny deck for lounging or painting outdoors.

Having had only 2 previous owners in 47 years, the property retains its original intent in design, scale, and minimalist styling.  The current owners, both being artists, have renovated and enhanced the property during their 9-year ownership with a level of modern sophistication usually seen only in high-end San Francisco homes.

The home features over 1,850 square feet of living space including a gorgeous living room with two- story panel windows highlighting the views of the surrounding Redwood forest and the San Geronimo ridgelines.  A Quadra-Fire brand EPA-certified wood stove accents the living room with slider access to the wrap-around deck perfect for entertaining and large enough for an 8-10 guest table.

The adjacent dining room features beautifully refinished wide-plank hardwood flooring, modern lighting and large panel windows taking full advantage of the views off the rear deck and shared view through the living room. 

The renovated kitchen retains its original configuration, cabinetry, and huge pantry but, with tastefully stylish upgrades in KovaStone white quartz countertops, stainless steel sink with Hansgrohe faucet and Samsung appliances all new in 2017.  The corner kitchen window faces Southeast and allows a flood of mid-day light. 

Up the classic floating stairs there are two lovely bedrooms, one with incredible ridgeline views to the West and the other with viewing deck on slider and floor to ceiling panel windows framing views of the 100+ foot Redwood trees and the ridgelines beyond.  A cozy loft perfect for a home office, media lounge or more formal library is found above the living room on the bedroom level.  

The two bedrooms access a renovated ‘Jack and Jill’ bath with original octagonal Saltillo style tile floors, KovaStone dual vanities, modern lighting, Hangrohe fixtures, stainless steel mirrors and skylight.  

Currently, the ‘art studio’ is used as a luxurious Master Bedroom and features big views, multiple skylights, tidy Redwood sauna and a large private deck with modern sunken hot tub and full size outdoor shower.   A renovated main level bath with KovaStone countertop, high-end lighting and sophisticated modern floor tile serves the guests and possibly could be configured to be on-suite.

As office space or guest room with counter and sink below the main level is accessed the stairs to the exterior stone patio set among the 100+ year old Redwood and Douglas Fir trees.  The street to street lot covering more than 1.1 acres and is home to an amazing variety of plants from ancient ferns to Rhododendron, incredible species of birds, foxes, jack rabbits, racoons, and deer just to name a few occasional visitors. 

A short 40 min. drive from San Francisco, 51 Juniper Avenue offers a World Class lifestyle opportunity with almost immediate access to the entire West Marin County including Samuel P. Taylor Park, the Marin Headlands, Inverness Coast plus unpatrolled hiking and outdoor activities.


San Geronimo

San Geronimo is one of 5 hamlets in the San Geronimo Valley Community along with Forest Knolls, Lagunitas, Woodacre and Nicasio. The Valley is located just west of Fairfax – a thriving, eco-conscious and diverse community with a wonderfully large locally-owned organic & natural foods grocery, solar-powered Movie Theater, parks, coffee shops, fine dining, art and more. The San Geronimo Valley is known for mountain biking, hiking, equestrian sports, organic farming, art and music. The San Geronimo Public School offers a choice of Montessori or Open School education programs. A Waldorf charter school is about 8 minutes from Forest Knolls en rote to Fairfax. Special features of Valley Living include: the Arti Café, a Michelin rated local, organic Indian Restaurant; an active Senior Services program at the Valley Cultural & Community Center; world renowned Spirit Rock Meditation Center and the beautiful San Geronimo Golf Course that is open to the public & rated #1 in Marin County 5 years in a row. The Valley has several places that offer sports for all ages, yoga, music programs and meditation. Forest Knolls is approximately twenty minutes from the beach, a few miles to Samuel P. Taylor State Park, less than 45 minutes to the Golden Gate Bridge, and an hour to California’s Napa wine country. It's more than a place to live, it's a lifestyle.


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Brokers Tour:
Thursday May 18th, 11-2pm

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Robert  Craig

Robert Craig

Luxury Property SpecialistGolden Gate Sotheby's CalBRE# 01258090415.720.1053