Gracing a sunny lot near downtown Mill Valley, this California casual residence is a perfect blend of contemporary design and sustainable living. Designed by Jessup Associate Architects, an award-winning firm based out of Mill Valley, the desirable floor plan brings the outdoors in with its thoughtful use of natural materials, large folding doors, and skylights set into high ceilings.
A spacious one-bedroom, one-bathroom ADU overlooks the landscaped front yard, while the main three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom residence occupies the two upper levels. Fresh air flows in through both the front-facing terrace and the back patio, traveling across the open-concept great room. Linger in the living room, where porcelain tiles surrounding the modern fireplace stretch up to meet the western Red Cedar clad ceiling, before making your way into the gourmet kitchen. Here, Thermador appliances, Caesarstone counters, custom walnut cabinetry, and under-cabinet lighting create a space for culinary exploration. Dine indoors or take your meals out to the private backyard boasting a tall cedar fence and an edible garden.
Also on the main level is a colorful powder room, two guest bedrooms, and a full bathroom finished in vibrant ceramic tiles. Bravada engineered hardwood stretches across the floors and the floating stairs leading up to the primary suite. From this idyllic space, you can admire the tree-studded hills from the window seat or step out onto the adjacent deck.
Occupying the lower level, the ADU was designed with the same quality materials and attention to detail as the rest of the house. An open-concept living room and fully equipped kitchen serve as the main living spaces, while the bedroom and full bathroom are down the hall. The single-car garage and the washer and dryer are located on this level but are also accessible from the main level.
Along with the modern floor plan and designer touches, sustainability adds endless desirability. From the hardscaping and front yard’s bioretention system to the energy-efficient appliances and Telsa solar tile roof, every bespoke feature in this home is part of a clear vision.
The sought-after location is near the heart of downtown Mill Valley and award-winning schools. Nature lovers can hike the surrounding trails, and commuters can hop on Highways 101 and 1 for quick drives throughout the bay.
Cedar fencing for privacy Environmentally conscious bioretention area in the front and an edible garden in the back. Western Red Cedar STK and stucco siding Bluestone deck 1-car garage, parking for 2 cars in driveway and 1 street parking area Tesla Solar Tile Roof and Powerwall (Tesla home battery is currently set up to service the main, 3 bed, 2.5 bath home; a separate battery can be connected to service the ADU.) Garage with electric car charger outlet
Designed for energy efficiency, including insulation, energy efficient windows and doors, lighting, heating, and appliances Western Red Cedar with matte beige-gray stain in living room and kitchen ceiling and skylight wells Hydronic heat throughout the house Navien on demand, tankless water heater Marvin Ultimate windows and two sets of Bifold Doors to deck and backyard Skylights in living room, kitchen, and main floor second bedroom Flooring and Floating Stairs: Bravada 9.5" engineered Ash 4mm over cork underlayment (for sound and an enhanced feel) Lutron Caseta wireless smart lighting control system Ring camera doorbells and Ring thermostats Top-down, bottom-up cordless blinds in living room and dining area
Custom walnut cabinetry by Mike Papola Caesarstone countertop Thermador stainless steel appliances Island pendants Sonneman by Foundry Under cabinet and toe kick lighting Atmos Aurae Arc geometric backsplash tile
Custom designed bench seating in bedroom Private deck off primary bedroom with stone pavers Closet with built-in storage
Spa-like curbless shower with linear drain Room and Board vanity Kudos Indigo Matte Floor Tile Walls, Bench, Bench wall: Essentials White Concrete