Marin Real Estate Blog

marin civic center lagoon park play area
Families and visitors to Marin County just got another reason to visit the The Marin Civic Center in San Rafael which was designed by noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright.    Built in 1957, the Marin Civic Center has always been a popular destination for architectural enthusiasts interested in seeing Frank Lloyd Wright's 770th commission, which would be his last.    Fortunately, the spirit and vision of Frank Loyd Wright still lives on with a number of recent upgrades to the grounds surrounding the civic center.

Kids Playground at the Marin Civic Center

Surrounding the famous Marin Civic Center is a 20 acre informal park known as the Civic Center Lagoon Park.    The park features an 11 acre lagoon, fishing, picnic areas, as well as a children's…
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If you are looking for good schools and a mid-century modern home with "good bones" and lots of potential, be sure to check out my new Eichler home listing located in San Rafael's Dixie School District.   

371 Devon Dr, San Rafael CA 94903

This Jones + Emmons designed Eichler property is located in Terra Linda Valley and offers convenient access to top-rated Marin schools, shopping at the soon to be updated Northgate Mall in San Rafael, and excellent proximity to public transportation.     Property features of 371 Devon Drive include:
  • 4 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms,
  • Classic post-and-beam construction featuring high ceilings and walls of glass throughout,
  • Open central atrium offering great natural light,
  • Large garage + carport,
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We are excited to announce that Jonathan Jacobs, a highly experienced Bay Area real estate professional, has joined the Marin Modern Real Estate Team.

Jonathan joins Marin Modern at a time of impressive double-digit sales and transaction volume growth which runs counter to the no-growth or decline that most of us have recently witnessed in the residential real estate market  (on both a local and national level).      We commend our team of full-time, dedicated real estate professionals on this accomplishment and welcome REALTOR Jonathan Jacobs as the newest member of our high-performance team committed to delivering Modern Representation for Modern Times.  

Jonathan’s involvement in hundreds of real estate transactions over the last several years makes…
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We just listed a fabulous mid-century modern home in San Rafael which combines the best of classic mid-century modern architecture with hip and tasteful modernist updates.    Priced below $800k, this unique Alliance home should not be missed!

Modern San Rafael Home

Light-filled 3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom Alliance home with an open and airy floorplan with floor-to-ceiling windows throughout.   Beautifully updated and upgraded while still maintaining  its original mid-century modern architectural flair.

This move-in ready home shows pride of ownership and features a spacious second bonus living room plus storage area.  Property is 1,736 square feet (per tax records).

Features include an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, remodeled

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We’ve long been known for our environmental ethic in Marin County, California. As green building techniques gain in popularity and everyone seems to be talking about LEED® Certification, some of you may be asking: Are there any eco-friendly financing options available for my home? It turns out there are a few options with established local companies.

  1. Newresource Bank – This San Francisco based bank opened their doors in September 2006 and has been growing rapidly ever since. Their mandate is to provide banking services for green minded clients and to provide financing for sustainable business entrepreneurs. They offer standard depository services, construction loans and also have an extremely popular solar loan program.  
  2. JCF Advisors – This
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It is with great pleasure that we announce the formal launch of our new "sister site",   This  new website is dedicated to fans
of modern and mid-century modern residential architecture and real estate in the city of San Francisco.   

Sell in San Francisco, Buy in Marin!

Because we have numerous clients that must sell a home in San Francisco in order to buy a home in Marin County, we are excited about the additional visibility our new website will provide to our clients' homes in San Francisco.     The new website represents an extension of the top-shelf marketing and promotion that we deliver to all of our clients.

San Francisco Modern Real Estate Website Features:

  • Comprehensive San Francisco

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If you are looking for an affordable, updated mid-century modern home in Marin County, stay tuned for more details on our new listing in San Rafael.   Located in the desirable Dixie School District, this 3 bedroom / 2 bath Alliance home features an open floor plan, walls of glass, modernist landscaping, and a number of tasteful contemporary updates throughout.

360 Hickory Ln, San Rafael CA 94903

This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is currently being prepared for sale and has not yet hit the Marin MLS.    You can request additional information regarding this updated mid-century modern Alliance-built home in San Rafael by contacting the listing agent, Renee Adelmann of Marin Modern Real Estate at 415-342-4537.
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We wanted to provide our modern home audience with a helpful tip which could save you 20-80% off your home furnishings.   If you are looking for that perfect Nelson Bench, Noguchi table, Eames Lounge, Herman Miller Chair, or other classics by Knoll, Modernica, Architectural Pottery,  and others, you don't want to miss this special event! 

DWR Warehouse Sale in San Francisco

Design Within Reach (DWR) will be hosting the largest warehouse sale in the history of the company this upcoming weekend.   While many of you may have attended DWR sales across the San Francisco Bay Area, this event is truly unique and DWR is trucking in 40 containers of furniture, goods, and accessories for this limited engagement.     Over 50,000 sq ft of floorspace for

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Mill Valley has once again stepped up its effort to promote green, sustainable living.   Several recent initiatives have been implemented which have received both local and national media attention as the town of Mill Valley encourages its employees, residents, and visitors to 'go green' in Marin County.


Mill Valley Green Initiatives

The town of Mill Valley is to be commended for their progressive approach to "going green" which include:

  • Hiring a Sustainability Coordinator.    Earlier this year, Mill Valley hired Carol Misseldine, a sustainability expert to help advance Mill Valley's environmental efforts.   As Mill Valley's Sustainability Coordinator, Carol Misseldine will work with Mill Valley residents and officials on how best to
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Marin County has once again been nationally recognized as one of the best counties in America (and #1 in California!) for raising a family.     This achievement was recently noted in a study which appeared in this weeks Forbes Magazine entitled America's Best Places To Raise A Family.

Forbes: Marin Best Place to Raise a Family  

In this recent study, researchers set out to find the most family-friendly communities and top counties in the country for raising a family.    Counties were ranked across a variety of criteria including: per-capital income, cost-of-living, crime rate, air quality, commute times, graduation rate, standardized testing scores, home prices, property tax rate as a percentage of median home prices, and percentage of homes occupied

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