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The Stinson Beach House

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.

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Property Highlights

Impeccably Designed

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.

Indoor/Outdoor Living

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.

Serene Setting

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.

Tastefully Landscaped

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.

Healthy Lifestyle

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.

A few words from the owner...

A gem to behold

"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."

About the House

Featured Details

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 Location

Nearby Attractions

  • Hiking Trails

    4 hike paths nearby in the neighborhood, one at the end of the street.

    500ft to .25mi
  • Stinson Beach State Park

    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.

  • Pt. Reyes National Seashore

    Beaches, Trails, Lighthouse, Farms, etc.

  • Muir Woods

    Hiking amongst the redwood trees

  • Muir Beach

    Hiking Trails and Family friendly beach