Bay Area California Real Estate Blog and News

Jonathan Jacobs joins Marin Modern Real Estate

We are excited to announce that Jonathan Jacobs, a highly experienced Bay Area real estate professional, has joined the Marin Modern Real Estate Team.

Jonathan joins Marin Modern at a time of impressive double-digit sales and transaction volume growth which runs counter to the no-growth or decline that most of us have recently witnessed in the residential real estate market  (on both a local and national level).      We commend our team of full-time, dedicated real estate professionals on this accomplishment and welcome REALTOR Jonathan Jacobs as the newest member of our high-performance team committed to delivering Modern Representation for Modern Times.  

Jonathan’s involvement in hundreds of real estate transactions over the last several years makes him a tremendous asset to clients as well as the entire Marin Modern Team.     ...

Just Listed - Updated Mid-Century Modern Home in San Rafael

We just listed a fabulous mid-century modern home in San Rafael which combines the best of classic mid-century modern architecture with hip and tasteful modernist updates.    Priced below $800k, this unique Alliance home should not be missed!

Modern San Rafael Home

Light-filled 3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom Alliance home with an open and airy floorplan with floor-to-ceiling windows throughout.   Beautifully updated and upgraded while still maintaining  its original mid-century modern architectural flair.

This move-in ready home shows pride of ownership and features a spacious second bonus living room plus storage area.  Property is 1,736 square feet (per tax records).

Features include an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, remodeled bathrooms, updated flooring, modernist lighting,...

Eco-Friendly Financing Options in Marin + San Francisco

We’ve long been known for our environmental ethic in Marin County, California. As green building techniques gain in popularity and everyone seems to be talking about LEED® Certification, some of you may be asking: Are there any eco-friendly financing options available for my home? It turns out there are a few options with established local companies.

  1. Newresource Bank – This San Francisco based bank opened their doors in September 2006 and has been growing rapidly ever since. Their mandate is to provide banking services for green minded clients and to provide financing for sustainable business entrepreneurs. They offer standard depository services, construction loans and also have an extremely popular solar loan program.  
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San Francisco Modern - Just Launched!

It is with great pleasure that we announce the formal launch of our new "sister site",   This  new website is dedicated to fans
of modern and mid-century modern residential architecture and real estate in the city of San Francisco.   

Sell in San Francisco, Buy in Marin!

Because we have numerous clients that must sell a home in San Francisco in order to buy a home in Marin County, we are excited about the additional visibility our new website will provide to our clients' homes in San Francisco.     The new website represents an extension of the top-shelf marketing and promotion...

Mid-Century Modern Alliance Home - Coming Soon!

If you are looking for an affordable, updated mid-century modern home in Marin County, stay tuned for more details on our new listing in San Rafael.   Located in the desirable Dixie School District, this 3 bedroom / 2 bath Alliance home features an open floor plan, walls of glass, modernist landscaping, and a number of tasteful contemporary updates throughout.

360 Hickory Ln, San Rafael CA 94903

This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is currently being prepared for sale and has not yet hit the Marin MLS.    You can request additional information regarding this updated mid-century modern Alliance-built home in San Rafael by contacting the listing agent, Renee Adelmann of Marin Modern Real Estate at 415-342-4537....

Huge DWR Sale in San Francisco

We wanted to provide our modern home audience with a helpful tip which could save you 20-80% off your home furnishings.   If you are looking for that perfect Nelson Bench, Noguchi table, Eames Lounge, Herman Miller Chair, or other classics by Knoll, Modernica, Architectural Pottery,  and others, you don't want to miss this special event! 

DWR Warehouse Sale in San Francisco

Design Within Reach (DWR) will be hosting the largest warehouse sale in the history of the company this upcoming weekend.   While many of you may have attended DWR sales across the San Francisco Bay Area, this event is truly unique and DWR is trucking in 40 containers of furniture, goods, and accessories for this limited engagement.     Over 50,000 sq ft of floorspace for showcasing DWR sale items have been secure for this event!

If you would like to attend this DWR Warehouse sale, here are the...

Mill Valley Goes Green

Mill Valley has once again stepped up its effort to promote green, sustainable living.   Several recent initiatives have been implemented which have received both local and national media attention as the town of Mill Valley encourages its employees, residents, and visitors to 'go green' in Marin County.


Mill Valley Green Initiatives

The town of Mill Valley is to be commended for their progressive approach to "going green" which include:

  • Hiring a Sustainability Coordinator.    Earlier this year, Mill Valley hired Carol Misseldine, a sustainability expert to help advance Mill Valley's environmental efforts.   As Mill Valley's Sustainability Coordinator, Carol Misseldine will work with Mill Valley residents and officials on how best to address global warming, plastic waste and fossil fuel use in the town of Mill Valley.  Mill Valley was the first town in Marin to hire and fund a Sustainability...