Channeling Santa Barbara In Mill Valley, $5.5MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Originally built in 1935, this handsome stucco mansion in Mill Valley has that classic vibe of Santa Barbara and Montecito Mediterannean leavened by the stripped-down simplicity of Art Deco. Presenting an irreplaceable vintage style, lovely views of the North Bay and beautifully renovated for 21st Century life, it’s the kind of property that’s rarely available anywhere in Marin County.
Spread out over multiple levels under massive timber beams, the main entertaining spaces have been opened to the view, all the way to the kitchen sink– which of course, can disappear behind a sliding panel.
What’s not to love about a kitchen with two dishwashers and a view– and that opens to a conservatory?
Up a few steps, the family/media room becomes a central pivot for the house, lined with bookshelves (book are media, remember?) and open to lovely framed views.
The master suite is just beyond, with a spa bath and more wide-ranging views. There’s another bedroom suite on this level as well, plus three bedrooms and a second family room on the lower level arranged around a sheltered patio.
Photo Credit: © Jason Wells