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Co-exist with nature in this 3 bedroom 3 bathroom custom home with stunning finishes and ideal floor plan. Spectacular views and sophisticated interior spaces abound with 10 foot ceilings, Claro Walnut hardwood floors, Blomberg windows, radiant heating, open kitchen with high end stainless appliances, and seamless indoor outdoor living. Close to hiking, organic cafes and surrounded by staggering natural beauty.


Special Features by level: for reference see attached floor plans 

Top Level: 

•Ceilings clad with rare Monterey cypress wood from Evan Shively

•Reading nook and guest bedroom / nanny quarters

•Dormers with Blomberg windows 

Bedroom Level:

•3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms

•Full bath with Toto toilet and custom vanity, stall shower with glass door and tile floors with pocket door. 

•Master bedroom with ensuite bath and stunning views. 

•Master bathroom features expansive dual vanity with granite countertops, cabinet’s with pull-out shelving, stall shower with glass door, Toto toilet, Kohler shower and bathroom fixtures. Medicine cabinets behind each mirror. 

•Closet with custom shelving and cabinets with pull-out drawers.

•Melissa MacDonald Metalworks stair railing. 

•Large storage linen closet. 

•2nd bedroom: corner bedroom with stunning valley views, custom roman shades and large walk-in closet with automatic light and high ceilings. 

•Third bedroom features bay windows, ceiling fans and large closet.

Main Level:

•Entry with coat closet, built-in shelving and separate home office. 

•Kitchen with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances, kitchen island, custom cabinetry with views to the patio.

•Dacor warming drawer, KitchenAid 8-burner gas stove and double oven with pot filler. KitchenAid Stainless vent, KitchenAid double drawer dishwasher, KitchenAid trash compactor, KitchenAid built-in refrigerator.

•Wet bar with granite counters, stainless steel GE monogram mini fridge with freezer and sink.

• Living room features grand brick fireplace with Avalon Rainier wood stove insert, box beam ceilings, period details including wainscoting. 

•Blomberg windows in main stairwell (window model T450N triple with argon gas, thermally superior).

•Additional storage and cabinetry with English Elm wood slab from Evan Shiveley.

•Full bathroom with Toto toilet, pedestal sink, Sunrise Specialty clawfoot tub and bathroom features with tiles Blue Slide Art Tile in Pt Reyes Station.

•Loewen double doors leads out to level patio with built-in barbecue and wood-burning fire place.

•Extensive outdoor and indoor railing work - Melissa MacDonald metalworks.

•Door to back patio / play area.

Ground level 

•Stained concrete floors. 

•Murphy bed with built-in book shelves and LED lighting.

•2nd home and/or office space with built-in book shelves.

•Spacious walk-in storage closet leads to additional closet with home system control panels and water heater. 

•Laundry room: LG true steam sensor dry front loading dryer, LG steam inverter direct dry front loading washing machine. Laundry room with utility sink, butcher block folding counter and closet rod to hang dry. 

•French doors to lower level patio. 

Home Features: 

•Claro Walnut Hardwood floors from Arborica/Evan Shively.

•10 Ft tall ceilings throughout.

•LED lighting throughout.

•Nest Thermostat with smoke/carbon monoxide detectors.

•Julianna Olate installed gray water system.

•Radiant heating system on all four levels, and in all bathrooms - 7 zones total. 

•New foundation, seismic work completed, as well as drainage, french drain across entire backside of property.

•Large lower level terrace.

•New roof.

•Septic recently emptied (Mid 2017).

•2-car garage.



What the Sellers love about living at 35 Lagunitas Road


•The floor plan - Great flow and separation between sleeping area, living area and play area. Enough space for a family of five to spread out and for everyone to have their space when they need it. 

•Well insulated and constructed, you hear nothing.

•Radiant heat - no blowing hot air, no dust and hygiene issues, just warm floors and warm rooms.

•The home is well-insulated. We installed Loewen doors and Blomberg windows to increase the insulation of the home and increase the amount of sunlight that shines in.

•Laundry room with gray water tucked out of the way. The laundry quietly runs and you are irrigating the plants at the same time.

•Great indoor/outdoor living. Patio with gas fired barbeque and outdoor fireplace with easy access to the kitchen. Back patio for those hot summer nights, it is always cool on the back patio. A great place for entertaining!

•Lower playing area created with kids in mind.

•Relaxing and reading in the attic.

•Movie nights in the play room.

•10'+ ceiling height throughout.

•Great storage, including the two-car garage.


The location

• The views and fresh air - The home is ideally sited. We are high enough up that you only see trees and big open sky, with 360 degree views.

•The home is on a quiet dead-end street

•lovely neighbors, a combination of families and grandparents, some new to the valley and some multigenerational.

•Walking, biking, and picnicking at Samuel P. Taylor State Park (3 miles down the road)

• Hiking up to Kent Lake (trail access just down the street), which allows you to never get in a car so you can hike, run or bike to Mt. Tam, Olema, etc.

•The sun is amazing year-round. Warms the home, shines in on all sides and exposures. 

•Community Events like San Geronimo Community Center, Fourth of July Parade, Holly Fair, McQuilken Family Music Nights, the Valley Games, monthly Dad's pancake breakfasts, and more!

•Bus stop on the corner which can take you to all points in West Marin or to San Rafael and the city. We frequently take the bus to Fairfax or to PT Reyes for outings with the kids, or for a night out.

•Day trips to Point Reyes Station (10 miles), Bear Valley (9 miles), Hearts Desire Beach (19 miles), Shell Beach (15 miles), Limantaur Beach (18 miles)

•Local food and drink at Arti's (Indian cuisine), the Two Bird Cafe, The Garage (coffee), The Farm Stand (local/organic meat and produce), the Papermill (historical saloon), and the Lagunitas Store.

•Live music and fun bar at the Rancho Nicasio.

•Horseback riding at Dickson Ranch.

•The pool, gym and tennis courts at the Woodacre Improvement Club.

•The new, amazing playground at the Lagunitas School’s upper campus.


Details on work done  - 35 Lagunitas Road


• All the hardwood flooring is Claro Walnut from Evan Shively – Arborica

•The slab on top of the kitchen cabinets is from Evan Shively - it is English Elm.

•The attic is clad in Monterrey Cypress, very rare, all from Evan Shively.

•The tile in the bathroom with the tub is from Blue Slide Tile in Pt Reyes Station -

•Bathroom fixtures and tub from Sunrise Specialty -

•Loewen double doors to front patio, and ground floor outdoor space, as well as single door to back patio -

•Blomberg windows in main stairwell (this is a huge window model T450N triple with argon gas, thermally the best made)

•Blomberg - 3 more windows in the attic, all super high end.

•Julianna Olate installed gray water system.

•Kent Julin, PhD arborist has surveyed the land and we have removed 16 trees, as directed by arborist.

•Marco Hernandez installed radiant heating system on all 4 levels, and in all bathrooms, throughout home.  7 zones.  Marco installs systems, and other major commercial installations.

•BrownCo Construction, Joe Brown general contractor. Our work is featured on Joe’s website:

• Jerome Buttrick architect -

•Stephen DeJesse - engineer -

•Moved gas tank to McPhails from DeCarli, installed stairs up to Mountain View Rd, so tank access is from the back of the property.

•Created large outdoor play area - part of BrownCo construction work.

•New foundation, seismic work completed, as well as drainage, french drain across entire backside of property.

•Extensive outdoor and indoor railing work - Melissa MacDonald metalworks  our project is on her website, too.

•Nest smoke/carbon monoxide detectors throughout.

•LED lighting throughout.



35 Lagunitas Improvements

December 2017

Work done on house

•Additional Square Footage: 1,200+ square feet finished and conditioned, all above grade.

•Finished (and dug out) basement

•Went from 7 ft ceiling height to in excess of 8+ ft (need precise measurement)

•New foundation, and seismic work

•New laundry room

•New storage space

•New “mini office”

•Finished attic (using Monterrey Cypress from Evan Shively/Arborica, completed by BrownCo Construction/Joe Brown)

•Added staircases for basement and attic

•Opened up kitchen/dining area

•Added door to backyard area for access from house

•Added radiant heating throughout, in every room, bathroom, with 7 zones.

•Put down wood floors throughout, using Claro Walnut from Arborica/Evan Shively.

•Complete remodel of main floor bathroom (with high end tiles)

•New roof (25 year warranty), new roof substructure, and spray in insulation

•New gutters

•New paint throughout (except for 2nd story bathrooms)

•Painted outside of house.

•New floor tiles in both 2nd story bathrooms

•New windows on staircases, attic all Blomberg, highest energy efficiency rating available.  New Loewen doors throughout (3 in dining area, one on first floor)

•Jerome Buttrick, architect

•Stephen DeJesse, IDA Structural Engineers, President and Founder.

Work done outdoors

•Added railings to all outdoor stairs.

•Planted grass in back area with irrigation

•Moved, consolidated and upgraded all drip irrigation.

•Gray water system installed for laundry room sink and appliances.

•Put up fence in back area

•Added (flattened) lower playground area and installed fence and retaining wall.

•Extended driveway retaining wall.


Floor Plans


Lagunitas is one of 5 hamlets in the San Geronimo Valley Community along with Forest Knolls, San Geronimo, Woodacre, and Nicasio. The Valley is located just west of Fairfax – a thriving, eco-conscious and diverse community with a wonderfully large locally-owned organic & natural foods grocery, solar-powered Movie Theater, parks, organic coffee shops, fine dining, art and more. The San Geronimo Valley is known for mountain biking, hiking, equestrian sports, organic farming, art and music. The San Geronimo Public School offers a choice of Montessori or Open School education programs. A Waldorf charter school is about 8 minutes from Forest Knolls en rote to Fairfax. Special features of Valley Living include: the Arti Café, a Michelin rated local, organic Indian Restaurant; an active Senior Services program at the Valley Cultural & Community Center; world renowned Spirit Rock Meditation Center and the beautiful San Geronimo Golf Course that is open to the public & rated #1 in Marin County 5 years in a row. The Valley has several places that offer sports for all ages, yoga, music programs and meditation. Lagunitas is approximately twenty minutes from the beach, a few miles to Samuel P. Taylor State Park, less than 45 minutes to the Golden Gate Bridge, and an hour to California’s Napa wine country. It's more than a place to live, it's a lifestyle.


Open House:

Sunday, December 9th, 2-4 pm

Private Showings by Appointment:

Contact Sarah Kowalczyk

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Sarah Kowalczyk

Sarah Kowalczyk

Realtor® AssociateMcGuire Real EstatecalDRE# 01742287415.389.5622 office415.464.7484

Lotte Moore

McGuire Real EstatecalDRE# 01744042415.389.5650 office415.412.7471