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Eichler Event: June 15th 10am-4pm 2013 San Rafael

Eichler Event: June 15th 10am-4pm 2013 San Rafael


As an Eichler homeowner, I found a nice brochure was placed on my windshield today announcing an Eichler event taking place June 15th  in San Rafael.  About 50 years ago, Joseph Eichler had over 10,000 homes built throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, but now it can be hard to find replacement products for these mid-century marvels. ...

7 Sunrise Hill, Orinda - SOLD


The Bay Area's real estate market is extremely competitive these days for buyers.  And, lots of people searching for homes in the area are now seriously exploring new construction options, as available existing home inventory is very low.

Pre-fab homebuilding is a lower-cost, timesaving option for building new homes.  Combining exceptional modern design with "green" building techniques, all while streamlining the construction process, interest in pre-fab homes has peaked.  However, in highly populated urban areas, there is a shortage of buildable land.

I'm pleased to have assisted the lucky buyers of a parcel of land located at 7 Sunrise Hill Road, Orinda, CA 94563, which recently closed for $339,000.  The lot measures around ½ acre...

Mill Valley for $1,850,000 vs. San Anselmo for $1,800,000

Two great properties, same price point, both close to town but completely different cities in Marin County. I talk to buyers every day either moving from San Francisco or across country that want to live in Mill Valley. Mill Valley has so much to offer. Great for families, quaint European style town center, good restaurants, 2 Whole Foods markets, great schools but the #1 reason my clients want to live in Mill Valley. Any guesses?  It's close proximity to San Francisco.

When buyers start the process of searching for a new home in Marin they consider and weigh many factors. Weather, outdoor space, a garage,#of Bedrooms and bathrooms, square footage, pool vs no pool, etc. When you work downtown San Francisco or along the penninsula you also have to factor in commute time. No one wants a long commute.

Per square foot, Mill Valley averages $550-650 per square foot, while San Anselmo averages $450-520 per square foot. In addition Mill Valley can be wetter and colder than San Anselmo...

64 Los Cerros, Walnut Creek - Sold


I was happy to represent my clients with the sale of their atrium-style Eichler Home at 64 Los Cerros Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA  94598.

Located in the Rancho San Miguel neighborhood of Walnut Creek, I listed and aggressively marketed this updated 4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom Eichler home which received multiple offers and sold for $782,000.   

Contact me directly at 510.999.0923 if you are interested in buying or selling an Eichler home.  I've got knowledge of the market for both current and upcoming Eichler listings and would welcome the opportunity to put my experience to work for you!

Ken Fox, Broker Associate...

257 Rountree Way, San Rafael - Just Sold!

Very desirable and hard to find, single level condo in Marinwood, 2 bedrooms/1 bath at the end of a cul d sac.  Nice location, feels like a free standing unit with a private garden entrance covered in pink roses and wisteria.  When you enter the front gate, there's a large, tiled patio.  Inside there is Bamboo flooring throughout.  Roundtree is a PUD (Planned Unit Development), with a swimming pool and clubhouse and is in close proximity to 101. 


Listed for $330,000, 257 Roundtree Way sold for $340,000 with multiple offers.  If you are thinking of buying or selling, I would be happy to assist you. 

Janis Peterson, Realtor, ...

Upper Lucas Valley Eichler - Just Listed

Pristine Mid-Century Modern Eichler
18 Mount Rainier Court
True modern original. This stunning Eichler double A-frame is updated throughout with a perfect balance of original Eichler ethos, today's modern design sensibility and California outdoor living. Artfully landscaped atrium brings a warm, zen-like calm into the entire home. Set on an expansive lot offering multiple outdoor living and entertaining spaces with spectacular views. This 5 bedroom / 2 bathroom home is located on a private, cul-de-sac.  The addition of a bonus room makes this one of the most spacious Eichler...

208 Headlands Ct. Sausalito, CA 94965: FOR SALE and Open Sunday May 26


208 Headlands Ct. Sausalito, CA 94965: FOR SALE Open Sunday May 26 1-4pm  Offered at: $539,000

Are you interested in a panoramic water view from high up on the hill?  If so, please take a look at this upgraded and move-in ready end unit townhouse in Sausalito.

Enter on to wooden floors to an open kitchen , dining and living room complete with cozy fire place, sliding doors to the deck and full on gorgeous water views.

The downstairs has two bedrooms each with a full bath and sliding door to deck.  Designer lighting and newer appliances (including a full size washer & dryer) transfer with sale.


463 Blackstone Dr., San Rafael, CA 94903: JUST SOLD!


I am thrilled to announce the sale of 463 Blackstone Dr. San Rafael, CA 94903 to wonderful clients coming from San Francisco! These first time home buyers got lucky and went from back up position to primary, to close!

This 3 bed 2.5 bath home has it all: remodeled kitchen, hardwood floors, and open dining room to step down living room plus a family room.The large back yard to open space is awesome. Located in Dixie School district, this Marinwood home is a winner.

Are you looking to make a move to Marin?...

208 Headlands Ct. Sausalito, CA 94965: Coming Soon FOR SALE


208 Headlands Ct. Sausalito, CA 94965: Coming Soon FOR SALE

I am excited to announce a new listing coming soon! The best of the popular Headlands II complex in Sausalito, this 2 bedroom 2.5 bath end-unit boasts sweeping panoramic water views from Mt. Tam to the East Bay. Move-in ready, this two story fresh and inviting townhouse flows beautifully with open floor plan, decks on both levels and a cozy fireplace. With just steps to the trails of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, covered parking and easy San Francisco commute this one is a winner! Newer kitchen appliances, washer & dryer and stylish...

680 Tamalpais, Novato - Lush Large Park Like Setting

680 Tamalpais sits on a private 10,500 sq.ft (tax records) lush, well planted park-like lot. Come visit this well priced three bedroom plus office home which features Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, an elegant master suite, and numerous exotic plantings throughout this special setting.

We will be open:

  •  Wednesday May 15 (9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
  •  Saturday May 18 (1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
  • Sunday May 19 (1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Come say "hello" and meander through the English "white garden", wander down the gravel paths through the Japanese Maples hanging over the koi pond and breathe in the heady scents of the many heirloom roses that dot this special setting.680gardenmed_640_01

  • Three Bedrooms
  • Two Baths including...