September 2011

Found 18 blog entries for September 2011.


When we moved from Terra Linda to the Marinwood Lucas Valley neighborhood, I felt a bit lost without Scotty's, my beloved neighborhood market. I cherished the convenience, selection of food and friendly service they offered.  Just about the time I got Bell Market in Marinwood all figured out-they closed! For the last 6 years all of us in the Marinwood, Lucas Valley and Mont Marin area have been market-less. Countless meetings have taken place and endless ideas have been presented as to what should become of the now deserted Marinwood Plaza.  One idea was unanimous; we all wanted a local supermarket.

The wait is almost over. Boardwalk Market, formerly in Tiburon for 26 years, is planting new roots in Marinwood and opening the Marinwood Market. The grand

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 I am pleased to announce the sale of my listing at 35 Greenfield Avenue in Central San Rafael which closed escrow today for $603,000. It sold in 30 days.   Located in the West End Neighborhood of Central San Rafael this 3 bedroom, 2 bath bungalow features a stunning garden with multiple "garden rooms," updated kitchen, beautiful hardwood floors, plantation shutters, dual paned windows and other upgrades.  The outdoor space was "to die for" with terra cotta tiled patio and hot tub "room," off the kitchen, the upper level had a huge deck and stone fireplace perfect for"rocking the night away" and further up  a sweet yellow playhouse/potting shed that matched the color of the house.
It was a pleasure working with my clients…
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San Francisco Neighborhoods - Cow Hollow + Marina District Part 2: 10 New & Noteworthy Restaurants

San Francisco has over 4,500 restaurants, yet I still get excited when a new one is about to open in the Cow Hollow + Marina District.


I consider myself somewhat of a foodie but in reality I just like to eat, prepare great food and entertain. My boyfriend and I fantasize about writing a cook book for our friends and family so we started to photograph our food.  I know, it sounds a bit weird but if you have ever tried to photograph food it's really difficult to make it look good and we want to be prepared.

While out testing new restaurants we often dissect dishes we particularly like so we can recreate them later.

Here are our 10

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I'm pleased to announce the sale of my listing at 54 Eagle Drive in Novato which closed escrow yesterday for $750,000.

Located in the Country Club Estates neighborhood, this contemporary and extensively remodeled home nestled in the hills of Novato featured 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, dramatic vaulted ceilings, an updated kitchen, dual pane windows, fabuous outdoor living space, hot tub, and more.    

I enjoyed assisting my clients with the sale of their property and would welcome the opportunity to assist you with your real estate needs in Marin. Whether you are interested in Marin luxury real estate a basic condo in Marin County, or a golf course property in Marin drop me a line- I'm happy to assist!

Renee Adelmann, Realtor & Owner

Marin Modern Real

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An Amazing Work of Art!  Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired home, designed by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright and built with the skill of a Swiss watchmaker. Beautifully constructed from Mahogany, inside and out, the grain is matched perfectly on doors and walls and the built-in handmade furniture is made from ribbon grain. Mitered corner windows bring in the natural light showcasing the exquisite outdoor setting and the rich red concrete floors add warmth and character to the Mahogany.

Built on a central geometry unique to Frank Lloyd Wright homes, the design is carried throughout the house on door knobs, light fixtures and the stained glass in the front door.  The home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, an office and attached covered parking that leads to a

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iPhone and Android powered MLS search for Marin County, California. 

Marin Modern Real Estate's tech-savvy Realtors, clients and friends are constantly "on the go" so we wanted to help them stay on the go without missing a beat on the Marin real estate scene.   

Marin Modern has gone mobile and we are pleased to announce the launch of our Marin Modern Mobile Search ( platform specifically designed for the iPhone & Android-powered Smartphones.    This new mobile search platform is designed for the smaller form-factor of mobile devices yet compliments both the style and functionality of our comprehensive Marin home search engine found on our website.   

Utilizing this new mobile search platform on their iPhone or other smartphone, users on the go will be able to:

  • Conduct proximity-based
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The West End Neighborhood Association celebrates National Neighborhood Day each year with a Block Party on the shortest street in the West End....Neame.  We block off the street, bring in the Sponge Bob Jumpee House, Tim Bowen, West End Neighbor and owner of Play-Well Teknologies sets up a Lego's corner, neighbor and FBI agent, who shall remain anonymous, is a whiz with the balloon animals and It's It ice cream sandwiches  are provided compliments of neighbor, Jay Bellin.  It's an all-star cast of neighbors young and old alike who come together to volunteer their time to man the barbecue grill, sell raffle tickets to the Giants vs. Colorado Rockies game, make signs and help set up and tear

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Since a number of my clients have asked me about property taxes and how they apply to floating homes, I thought I would create a helpful blog post outlining how property taxes are applied to floating homes in Marin County, California.

Sausalito, CA Houseboats/Floating homes in Marin County are considered "real property" and taxed at the same rate as land based homes which is 1% plus parcel tax, school bonds, special assessments etc. However, depreciation is taken into account so the assessed value that the tax base is calculated on can be lower (sometimes considerably) than a land based home for the same sale price. They take into account age of property, location and a few other criteria.

Here is an example:
9 Commadore Heliport sold in July

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I was able to negotiate a sizeable reduction in price on a Marin REO, with multiple offers, for my clients. As a result, they were able to purchase their Sausalito dream home.

Located in a desirable neighborhood, this 3 bedroom/2 bathroom Sausalito home exudes the California lifestyle. An open floor plan, with large living room, boasts unobstructed bay views from a wall of windows. Dramatic vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, built-in bookcases, window bench and gas fireplace finish off the heart of the house. The kitchen opens to the dining room with a bar for seating, granite tile counters, and gas range. The house also features wrap-around decks, separate office, two jetted tubs and central vacuum.

The property is located within walking

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I wanted to let you know that five of my modern / mid-century modern listings in Marin will be open this Sunday, September 11.     Whether you are looking for an iconic, mid-century modern masterpiece or an affordable Eichler home, I'd encourage you to stop by and check out these listings:

826 Greenberry Lane, San Rafael - $715,000  ** brand new this week ** 
Contemporary remodeled 4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom Eichler home nestled amongst the rolling hills of Lucas Valley. This is the beautiful light-filled home which features a remodeled kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances, remodeled bathrooms, new electrical panel, working radiant heat and more.   Over $100,000 in landscape/hardscape upgrades.    Offered for sale at $715,000 and open

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