Bay Area California Real Estate Blog and News

Novato Company Offers Online Blueprints for your Marin Dream House

The notion of building your Marin County dream house has become more interesting thanks to a website that delivers traditional home design in a high tech way.  While purchasing stock house plans is an idea that has been around for a long time, and thousands of plans are available on the Internet, a local business operating out of Novato intrigues me. offers blueprints representing just about every architectural style, but what is really exciting are the modern home plans being offered for sale. These sleek new designs are in the spirit of mid-century modern homes by architects and builders such as Cliff May, Joseph Eichler, and William Wurster.  The updated layouts offered on incorporate mid-century design with contemporary functionality, well-designed storage, and provide a wonderful opportunity to build a mid-century home with modern...

1 Laurel Glen Terrace in San Rafael - New Listing

We have a new listing that will be hitting the market this week which is a must-see for anyone looking for an extremely spacious (2,728 sq ft),  contemporary single-family home with views in San Rafael.

1 Laurel Glen Terrace - San Rafael

Built in 1992, this light-enveloped home has an open and airy floorplan which includes 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and gorgeous views of the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Marin Civic Center as well as the surrounding hills.   

Priced at  $1,065,000, the first open house for 1 Laurel Glen Terrace will be held Sunday, March 30th from 1-4pm.   

If you would like to obtain additional information regarding this property now, contact the listing agent, Renee Adelmann of Marin Modern Real Estate,...

A Guide for Green Living

I recently came across a wonderful resource that I would like to share with my friends and clients.  TerraMarin is a handsome new magazine – born and bred right here in Marin County and dedicated to all things green.  The magazine is a work of art; a beautifully presented, well thought-out resource for sustainability – full of interesting articles, useful information, and stunning photography.  What I appreciate most about TerraMarin, however, is the positive approach it takes to dealing with the global issues facing our environment.  TerraMarin empowers the reader by offering tips and resources for solutions that are well within our reach, as a community and as individuals.

TerraMarin is a quarterly publication and is currently being offered free of charge. Copies are available by subscription and at several local outlets, including Book Passage in Corte Madera, the Depot Bookstore & Cafe in Mill Valley, and the Tuesday/Thursday Farmers Market....

Just Listed - 191 Crest Rd - Green Point Modern


We are pleased to present our new listing at 191 Crest Road, a modern and eco-friendly home situated on a fabulous 1+acre lot with amazing views of Mount Tamalpias, valleys and wooded hills.   This is the perfect home for anyone looking to live modern in Marin!

A virtual tour of this new 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath listing can be found online at

Offered at $1,725,000.   The listing agent for 191 Crest Road in Novato's Green Point neighborhood is Renee Adelmann of Marin Modern Real Estate.   Renee can be reached at 415-342-4537 or you can email her at

The first Open House will be hosted this Sunday (March 16, from 1-4pm).   ...

Marin Modern Real Estate expands Sales Team

We are pleased to announcee the addition of Sandi Bowman and Erika Davito to the Marin Modern Real Estate sales team.

Veterans of the San Francisco Bay Area real estate market, both agents come to Marin Modern Real Estate from other local brokerage firms.   Sandi Bowman is a licensed REALTOR® and Bay Area native with an extensive background in the Design Industry.    Sandi is a certified SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist) and a member of the Marin Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors and the Women’s Council of Realtors in Marin and San Francisco.