The area around Point Reyes and Tomales Bay is a nature lover's paradise. With the wetlands surrounding the bay and the natural beauty of the Point Reyes headlands, there is always something to do - or you can choose to do nothing. That is assuming, of course, that the San Andreas Fault behaves itself. Yes indeed, the infamous San Andreas Fault lies directly underneath the Point Reyes area. It is pretty much the "elephant in the room" that everyone tries so hard to ignore. It shouldn't be a problem, however, if you like a little rock and roll - literally!
With that issue aside, Point Reyes is quite a cool place, enjoyed by nature lovers and urban dwellers alike. Although there aren't many modern or mid-century modern homes in these coastal towns, there are a few notable exceptions. With his offices located right in Point Reyes Station, architect Jon Fernandez is a local favorite. His unique designs combine exposed wood, metal, and stucco exteriors with cement elements on the interior - giving his buildings a very modern, industrial vibe. Recently a spectacular ranch home designed by Fernandez was on the market for a cool $3M.
Another emerging presence in the Point Reyes area is the award-winning architectural firm of Cass Calder Smith (CCS). Firmly committed to modern expression in architecture, CCS has designed a wide range of projects including one in the Point Reyes / Tomales area.
Whether you are in the neighborhood house hunting or just enjoying a weekend drive, you might want to make the trek out to the famous Point Reyes Lighthouse or stay the night in a charming little B&B. Don't forget to pick up some of the very famous cheese and check out the very cool industrial digs of the Cowgirl Creamery (which was designed by local architect Jon Fernandez) .
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