With its close proximity to San Francisco, Fairfax is one of the most affordable commuter towns in Marin. Laid back and cool, and a great place to hang out and listen to music, Fairfax is rich in hippie history and home to some very retro, hip houses with great architectural character.
If you are looking for a mid-century gem, you'll probably have the best luck finding something in the Cascade Canyon. This area, along with the Deer Park neighborhood, is one of the most desirable locations for Fairfax real estate. In these areas you'll find cute little cabins with high-beamed ceilings and windows that frame the wooded outdoors.
If you have a taste for modern design, and just can't find the right home, an option for you might be to hire an architect and build your own custom home in Fairfax. If bare land isn't to be found, you can always buy an old tear-down and replace it with your modern dream. There are many architectural companies who have designed some extraordinary buildings in Marin. Donald K Olsen Architects have created some magnificent homes in the county - and they did designs for both the Fairfax City Hall and Fire Department. There are many other exceptional architectural firms whose work can be found in Marin, including Sheahan & Quandt, House and House, Serrao Design, Endresware Architects, Kappe+Du, and Cass Calder Smith. Other well known, high-end designers represented throughout the county are Jim Jennings, JSWD Architects, Jon Fernandez, and PFAU Architects.
A number of construction companies are around that specialize in modern homes. Recently Summit Professional Builders, based in Bolinas, collaborated with Crome Architecture in the construction of a home that was designed to be eco-friendly and modern all in one - which is the direction modern home design is taking. Another company we've heard good things about is the San Francisco based Blackline Construction.
Whether you're thinking about an authentic mid-century modern home or a custom built one, Fairfax is a place you might want to seriously consider. As one of the more affordable, conveniently located areas in Marin, you can get some "bang for your buck" here.
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