Marin Real Estate Blog

 
If you've been holding out for an upscale, modern and hip home in Marin, I've got some good news for you!

I just listed a fantastic 4 BR / 3.5 BA home in the North Bay which feels like wine country living in Marin County.   This wonderful 3,000+ square foot home features views of Mt. Tam, West Marin and more.   

191 Crest Road, Novato

Located in the upscale Greenpoint area of Novato, The property is readily accessible to Highway 101, Highway 37 and is less than 20 minutes to downtown Sonoma.    Property features includes:
  • 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms,
  • High-end, modern kitchen featuring Miele & Gaggenau appliances, granite countertops and more
  • Power exterior sun shades + skylight
  • Passive solar
  • High-tech, satellite
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northgate mall in san rafael california

A good thing just keeps getting better -- in San Rafael at least.  The Marin Civic Center is about to undergo renovation and first on the agenda is a revamped Farmers Market.  Currently located in a parking lot, this popular event will find a permanent home in a new structure designed to accommodate vendors both indoors and out, offering protection from the elements, but retaining the current fun, carnival-like atmosphere.  The vision includes expanding the Farmers Market to three days a week, creating space for a small restaurant, and including a wider variety of vendors.

The Farmers Market isn’t the only thing in San Rafael that is getting an overhaul.  The Mall at Northgate is scheduled for what planners characterize as a major “reinvention” and

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Renee Adelmann of Marin Modern Real Estate has been designated as a preferred San Francisco agent by the Eichler Network.  This is the second time Renee has received such distinction.  Previously Renee was the first new realtor in 14 years to be selected as a preferred Eichler homes real estate agent in Marin County.

The Eichler Network is a highly regarded resource for mid-century modern and Eichler enthusiasts.  Established in 1993, the Eichler Network supports a referral system of home-maintenance service companies and other professionals, including Realtors, who specialize in Eichlers and mid-century modern homes.  These providers are hand-selected by the Eichler Network, and represent the best and most knowledgeable in the field.  The Eichler

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Showcasing the best of Bay Area design, the San Francisco Winter Market:  World View is the design extravaganza of the year.  With entries from the American Institute of Architects, landscape architects, and interior designers, this is one of the top design trade events in the country.

Small Firms, Great Projects Exhibition

One venue provides the opportunity to see the diversity of residential design and architecture available throughout San Francisco, Marin County, and the greater Bay Area.

Date:  January 14-25, 2008
Time:  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Place:  Galleria Atrium @ 101 Henry Adams Street, San Francisco

Small Firms, Great Projects Opening Party
This gala, benefit for the Center for Architecture and Design, is a celebration of architecture.  The evening

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Marin Modern Real Estate, an independent  residential real estate brokerage and leading authority on modern and mid-century modern homes in Marin and San Francisco County, announced the opening of a new office in San Rafael, California.   

Founded by a top-producing REALTOR® formerly with Keller Williams Realty, Marin Modern Real Estate assists buyers and sellers of residential properties in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Since the company’s inception, Marin Modern Real Estate has garnered both local and national recognition for their in-depth knowledge and experience marketing and selling modern and mid-century modern residential architecture throughout the Bay Area.  While the company has established itself as a definitive leader for buying and selling

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Children Now, a bipartisan, nationally recognized children's advocacy group, just released its newest report on the health and education status of California's children.  Not surprisingly, Marin County ranks #1 overall, maintaining the distinction of being 'tops' when it comes to the overall health and well being of Marin families and children.  In the 2008 State of the State's Children report, Marin County is recognized as the number 1 county in California in all but 4 of 31 categories covering the health and education of children throughout the state.

According to the new study, elementary school children attending schools in Marin County ranked higher than students in any other county in California, consistently meeting or exceeding state standards. 

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midcentury modern gingerbread house

We wanted to wish everyone the best for the holidays and the new year.  2007 has been a great year for Marin Modern Real Estate despite a generally soft and slowing real estate market both nationwide as well as locally in the Bay Area.

Our clients and friends have played a tremendous role in our continued growth and success and we look forward to working with each and everyone of you to make 2008  an even bigger success.

Some of our 2007 accomplishments and achievements include:   

  • Significant Transaction Volume Growth while the broader market has experienced significant declines
  • #1 Agent in Marin County for sold Eichler & Alliance Homes
  • First Realtor in 14 years to be recognized as a CA Modern / Eichler Network Preferred
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If you are seeking a view home in Marin County, it doesn't get much better than my new listing at 77 Upper Fremont Drive in San Rafael.  This mid-century property features breathtaking, spansive view of the Bay, Bridge, Mount Tamalpais and more.

Built in 1953, this 2,449 sq ft mid-century home sits on a spacious 14,600 sq ft lot on the hilltops of San Rafael.   The property consists of two detached units (one upper; one lower), making this home a very workable solution for those interested in a separate inlaw or au pair unit.    

  • The 2 bedroom / 1 bath Lower Unit has been updated with a contemporary vibe and features an exposed wood beam ceiling and fully remodeled kitchen.    Just off the lower unit is a deck for relaxing and enjoying the
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Bay Area Modernists should not miss this weekend's Deco the Halls event which represents the largest Modernism and Art Deco sale in the United States.

This event features over 200 exhibitors that specialize in all things art deco, modern, streamline moderne, art nouveau, vintage western and mid-century modern.     Attendees will have an opportunity to browse and purchase a variety of items including furniture, art, pottery, jewelry, pottery, books vintage clothing and other accessories.   

In addition to the sale event, attendees have an opportunity to participate in a number of other fun-filled events including:
  • San Francisco Art Deco Architectural Walking Tour - The Art Deco Society of California will sponsor a walking tour on Saturday and
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I just received this months issue of Atomic Ranch Magazine (Winter 2007) and was excited to see that we were once again recognized by another publication and its readership as a valuable resource for modern and mid-century modern homes.    This mention follows our coverage in last month's issue of Alaska Airlines In-flight Magazine which did a wonderful story on the renaissance of West Coast mid-century modern homes.  

Within the Winter 2007 issue of Atomic Ranch, a reader mentioned that they have looking for design ideas and inspiration for their California mid-century modern home and found the Landscaping a Mid-Century Modern Home page of our Eichler for Sale website to be most helpful.     The magazine editor also acknowledged that one of the Bay Area…
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