All Blog Entries by Janis Peterson

Janis Peterson is a Marin County real estate veteran with Marin Modern Real Estate that has assisted buyers and sellers in virtually every commmunity in Marin.    Contact Janis for knowledgeable representation when buying or selling residential real estate in Marin, California.

Found 135 blog entries published by Janis Peterson.


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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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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I want to share "the story" behind a very special property in the West End neighborhood of San Rafael.   Several years ago, I had the good fortune of  interviewing the builder and owner of this home on behalf of the West End Neighborhood Association newsletter.  I've been writing the newsletter for many years as both a West End neighborhood homeowner and member of the formal West End Neighborhood Association.   

Harry Winters first saw a lot on Spring Grove Avenue in December of 1956 and knew immediately it was the perfect place to build his family home.  There weren't any other interested buyers at the time so he managed to strike a good deal and, built a simple yet elegant house there.  Harry always had a fascination with architecture and although he

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I wanted to let everyone know I have the cutest 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in move-in condition coming to market at the end of August.  Located in the heart of the West End Neighborhood of Central San Rafael, it boasts a STUNNING garden with multiple "garden rooms" including the hot tub room!  There is even a playhouse or potting shed - whatever you want it to be - painted yellow to match the house.

This property features beautiful hardwood floors, dual paned windows with plantation shutters, a wood burning fireplace and cheerful, updated kitchen that opens to the patio and terraced garden.  The upper level garden room features a large patio and a wonderful old stone fireplace for those cool summer evenings when dining al fresco. 

Location, location

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I am pleased to announce that my buyers have just closed escrow today on 9 Zephyr Court in Upper Lucas Valley.  Owning an Eichler home in Upper Lucas Valley has been their dream for a very long time.  My client/friend surprised me with a folder of "everything Eichler" that she had been collecting for many years.  A professional gardener, she can hardly wait to implement some of her Eichler Landscaping ideas.

9 Zephyr Court is a 4 bedroom/2 bath atrium Eichler in a lovely creekside setting on a quiet cul de sac.  There is Pergo flooring throughout, a covered atrium for year round enjoyment and just enough updating to make it the perfect home for someone who wants to move right in yet have a few small projects over time.  Best of all, the large outdoor

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