Architecturally stunning, this custom designed property is a work of art. Created with innovative design techniques & an environmentally conscious approach, this home is modern & intelligent in execution while remaining welcoming & effortlessly stylish.
Custom built in 2007 by WA Design (Berkeley) this stunning architectural home stands out among the California landscape with its beautiful geometric structural composition & cool, refined style. Designed to be environmentally friendly & intelligently organized around its environment, the home is also a showcase of contemporary design & subtle elegance.
Set above the charming Stinson Beach village, this home features dramatic & gorgeous views of nearby Mt. Tamalpais & the Pacific ocean on the horizon. The home combines industrial style application of materials such as corrugated steel & concrete tiles along with more rustic wood, stone & glass elements - creating the dramatic structural look as well as achieving eco-efficiency.
The butterflied roofline allows for a bright, soaring great room that takes advantage of its vertical layout - creating a light & spacious focal point & gathering/entertaining space. Using reclaimed wood for the towering ceilings & rugged ledge stone for the fireplace, the modern decor & combination of textures and bold splashes of color lend the space a one of a kind, handcrafted feel.
Constructed with ingenious built ins, french windows and glass walls, the layout brings the outdoors in from all sides allowing for great views and privacy as well as a more efficient use of the space. The bright interiors & the earthy elements define modern California style living.
With an eye towards sustainable design the house features open-cell foam insulation, concrete floors, natural ventilation, and recycled materials. The ceiling decking was milled from wood salvaged from the old Stanford University gymnasium. The south-sloping roofline provided ideal orientation for an extensive photovoltaic and solar thermal array. The annual energy needs of the home are entirely supplied by the rooftop arrays.
Created with innovative design techniques and an environmentally conscious approach, this home is modern and intelligent in execution while remaining welcoming and effortlessly stylish. No detail was overlooked, with each design decision executed at the highest standards of quality. Super premium finishes will impress even the toughest design critic.
Large patios on both the front/back offer areas for dining + drinks, lounging, BBQ grill, spa & shower, firepit and sunning chairs. With wide double french doors on either side of the house, opening creates a beautiful ocean breeze draft in the house and connects the two spaces to create the ultimate indoor/outdoor feel.
The picturesque Stinson Beach neighborhood provides a quiet and serene environment for the whole family to recharge and relax. The Marin coastline is one of green rolling hills that slope down to the rugged palisades that meet the Pacific. Tucked between the Golden Gate National Park & the Point Reyes National Seashore, your nearby "backyards" are national masterpieces to behold and revel.
Mexican pebble rock, succulents, agaves & cactus primarily make up this drought resistant lawn that efficiently waters itself based on local weather forecast. Other varieties include rosemary bushes, mexican sage, and lemon + olive trees.
Just three blocks from one of the finest stretches of California coast, this property also has immediate access to the state park trails and countryside, ideal for all types of outdoor recreation and exploration. From the Muir Woods redwood forests to Bolinas lagoon and Point Reyes seashore, the dazzling natural beauty is some of the best California has to offer. Just north of San Francisco, you can visit the city or stay in the Marin region for great shops, markets and restaurants in the quaint towns of Point Reyes, Tomales, and Inverness. With hiking trails literally at the end of the street, along with a beautiful 5 mi stretch of sandy beach and large boulders for rock climbing are all within walking distance of the house. It's a perfect place for activities of all kinds.
"This was our dream home and we shared no expense in both the design and attention to detail that the house embodies. We tried to create a hi-end, hi-tech & modern design environment that would function not only for groups of friends and extended family, but first and foremost serve the needs of our rapidly growing family. The hill was the perfect setting for us as it offered easy access to the beach and the trails of Mt. Tam equally, both just walking out the door. Kids and adults alike have enjoyed this remarkable home as a backdrop for socializing, visiting, and experiencing what it's like living life amongst all the beauty and tranquility that the Marin Coast has to offer.
Hands down the best (and smartest!) home we've ever owned. It's a Stinson Beach gem and a special place for the soul. After all the love and personal effort we have invested in the home, we can only hope the next owner will appreciate and continue to care for and enjoy the home just as much as we did."
Beauty is in the details. This home evokes that to every degree. No matter where you are on the property, you can see the thoughtfulness and quality throughout. It all adds up to a feeling that can only be experienced in person. The home has an amazing positive and invigorating feel to it, with it's clean lines and aspiring views and connection to nature in the way it frames everything. With the combination of hi-end finishes and unique custom layout, it creates a design environment that is unique and well thought out in every dimension.
The fireplace features a beautiful soaring hand-stacked rugged stone tower that dominates the living/kitchen areas. Cascading out from the tower into the the space is an incredible set of ledge stones from Wyoming, one of which is designed for you to sit on and let the heat relax your muscles after a long day.
The ledge stones frame the large oversized opening of the fireplace and has large round stones that stack to create a super clean and modern look to the flames, making it a perfect backdrop at night when watching a movie, enjoying conversation, or reading a book. The gas fireplace will be sure to warm up your spirits.
Run the show in this large open kitchen, featuring quarter-sewn olive ash for the light-colored kitchen cabinetry. Pendants from Prandina provide ample lighting for the island workspace and blend in with the space's modern decor.
A custom stainless steel hood, upper backlit transparent cabinetry and concrete tiles all reinforce the home's modern theme, but they were also chosen for their sturdy and economical designs. Granite countertops in a dark antique finish were also chosen for their durability as well as their aesthetic.
This modern playground suits perfectly with the tech advancements of today's world. Featuring state of the art smart devices and connections to power your appetite for entertainment & productivity. Each space features ingenious built-ins for storing all your media and electronics. Whether in the downstairs lounge room, game room, or upstairs family room... you'll have plenty of options to stay entertained.
Step into your own spa treatment in either full bathroom, each adorned with some of the most impeccable tile-work you'll ever see spanning full height of the space from floor to ceiling.
These handcrafted spaces are best experienced in person. Large frosted windows can be opened to let in the crisp pure ocean breeze or open the skylight to take in the sky above. These light filled spaces are sure to purify the senses.
Featuring custom sinks, countertops, ledges & floors cast by ConcreteWorks in Oakland.
This southwestern inspired landscape is drought resistant and efficiently waters itself only when needed based on local weather info, smart house sensors & devices.
It features beautiful yucca trees, succulents, agaves & cactus clusters that primarily make up this beautifully articulated & thriving property.
The garden bed features over 6 tons of coastal mexican pebble rock creating the clean ground baseline throughout the front, back, & side yards.
Other plant varieties include rosemary bushes, lavender, mexican sage, lemon tree, olive trees & native coastal grasses.
This home generates enough power through the roof to cover annual electric consumption for a typical small family. It also uses the sun heat to preheat the domestic water and radiant floor heating throughout for ultimate comfort and efficiency.
Surplus energy that is generated onsite each day gets sent back to the local grid for a credit.
As an added measure of safety and preparedness, if the local grid power connection goes out due to weather or otherwise, an on-site generator located on the property can automatically turn-on when a power interruption is detected and continue to power the house's electrical needs after the sun goes down.
A full wall of windows on either side of the living area exposes the living room to one of the mountain ranges just north of the house and the filtered pacific ocean views to the south. The lofty butterfly roofline soars 15 ft high to create a voluminous feel to the common areas.
Recycled wood ceiling decking salvaged from the old gymnasium at Stanford University warms up the steel and glass in this space. Eco-friendliness was important, so the home was designed to ventilate completely naturally, and concrete flooring and open-cell foam insulation help maintain the temperature.
A diverse set of designer lighting options are available to create a unique scene that can be programmed and activated remotely.
Grab someone and soak up the stars at night from your personal heated observatory, perfectly tuned to your preferred temperature.
Fire up the jets to get things going, or simply turn them off to hear the roaring waves in the distance calm your senses.
Afterwards, rinse off at your personal outdoor shower with 3 different options, head shower, middle jets or feet wand. Perfect for washing off after a long day at the beach. Complete with natural privacy wall.
4 hike paths nearby in the neighborhood, one at the end of the street.
Incredible family friendly beach + rock climbing & surfing located just at the bottom of the hill of the neighborhood, a few short blocks walk from the house.
Beaches, Trails, Lighthouse, Farms, etc.
Hiking amongst the redwood trees
Hiking Trails and Family friendly beach
This is not just any home, it's a livable piece of art that will ground you in nature & invigorate the senses...- Brennan (owner)
Hands down the best (and smartest!) home we've ever owned. It's a Stinson Beach gem and a special place for the soul. A place to cherish and share with others.- Brennan (owner)