Landscape Design

Landscape design ideas and tips for Marin & San Francisco Bay Area home owners. Residential landscape architecture in Marin County, California.

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Sweeping views of Mt. Tam and the surrounding hills from this sunny Southern facing private gated estate on over an acre of land. This warm and cozy single level iconic adobe ranch style home is reminiscent of architect Cliff May’s work in the 50’s that symbolized the Western Lifestyle featured in Sunset Magazine. It evokes an emotional response harkening back to the romance of the West and an earlier time in California.

This unique home exudes a comfortable charm with vaulted open beam ceilings, built-in bookcases, a wood burning fireplace in the living room, skylights, original paver tile floors and flagstone courtyard. There are 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, family room and an office with a separate courtyard entrance, remodeled kitchen, remodeled

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 I had the pleasure of representing the buyers on the purchase of their beautiful new home in the very desirable Rush Creek Neighborhood of Novato. Built in 1998 and situated on a little over half an acre, this home offers privacy and an open floor plan on one level with high ceilings and an abundance of windows and light. It features 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a 3-car attached garage with separation and privacy for guests, an office plus a big open kitchen and family room. It is beautifully landscaped with fruit trees, a waterfall, swimming pool, spa and lots of room to entertain outside. It truly is the perfect balance between an outdoor lifestyle and indoor comfort. 30 Saddle Wood Drive sold for $1.7Million.

Janis Peterson, Realtor,

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Searching for your new home anytime of the year is exciting and just as falling leaves, pumpkins and cooler temps are part of our fall season in the Bay Area, so too, are some truly great film festivals!  There's a little something for everyone, so check out the links below for lots of information and schedules.....and then, go see some great, new movies! 

Oct. 6-16                                 Mill Valley Film Festival                    www.mvff.com

Oct. 15-22                               Greek Film Festival                          www.grfilm.com

Oct. 28-30 & Nov. 4-6               Berkeley Video Film Festival             www.berkeleyvideofilmfest.org

Oct. 13-16                               SF Shorts Film

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Listed, marketed and sold...all within 23 days!  "Wow," "Great Floor Plan," "I love this house," were all comments heard as potential buyers visited the property!   With multiple offers received, the sellers were delighted with their options and the escrow was quick and easy.

 

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 Located on a quiet cul de sac, the pavered sidewalk takes you thru the wood & iron front door into a main level with beautiful earhttone stone floors, 1 full bedroom and bathroom on this level as well as a LR with gas fireplace, dining area and kitchen with tons of storage, gorgeous quartz countertop, top of the line Kitchenaid stainless steel appliances, including convection ovens.  Up the spiral staircase you will find a Jack N Jill bedroom, a BONUS family room perfect for movie watching with it's 2-way blackout honeycomb shades.  There's also an upstairs laundry area and a grand master suite. 

The backyard boasts a beautiful pavered patio, hot tub and a turf lawn making it very low maintenance and very high enjoyment time! 

For more

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Besides the right Marin neighborhood, right Marin school district and right commute distance to work, one of the most important things a Marin Buyer is looking for is an energy efficient home.  That means a home that has energy star appliances, energy efficient lighting, a cost saving HVAC heating/air conditioning, water saving plumbing fixtures, water saving landscaping as well as an eco friendly community.  Buyers in Marin are willing to pay for these eco upgrades!

Did you know that these few changes can save 50% a year in utility/water costs?  Yup, 'tis true and more and more buyers are looking to have lower monthly utility bills not only because of their eco friendly consciousness but also that savings allows them to have an

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What a blast I had working with my wonderful buyer clients who are now the proud owners of 82 Duran Dr. San Rafael, CA 94903. It especially warms my heart when my clients share their appreciation.

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Buyer writes on YELP:

Working with Hilary Davis at Marin Modern was everything we hoped for. What could have been a stressful and difficult process, she made enjoyable and easy. She is there every step of the way, is always available for questions and is a great listener for what you want. The market is competitive, the process is complicated, and you need a trusted partner to help you navigate that. I would highly recommend working with Hilary Davis and Marin Modern.

82 Duran is a hip 4 bedroom 2 bath updated Eichler home nestled at the back end of

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This year there will be 100 master street painters who will create an amazing gallery on the streets near the San Rafael Mission. It's a very fun and eye-candy experience to see these creations!  A feature this year will be a 3D painting of Rome's iconic Trevi Fountain.. a major highlight of this this painting will actually take 5 days to create by world-famous Master Madonnara, Julie Kirk-Purcell, and a group of  young adult artists being who are being mentored on anamorphic technique (dictionary.com defines anamorphic as having or producing unequal magnifications along two axes perpendicular to each other).

There's activities, music, food and fun for all at this yearly event.  Here are some of the

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I had the pleasure of representing the new owners of 20 Burning Tree Drive in the County Club section of Novato.  My clients have grown "kids," that moved to San Francisco and so they decided to sell their home in England and come across the pond, too!  On the must have list was a house with lots of light, picturesque views and great outdoor space for enjoying our California weather....and this property has it all and so much more!  Boasting large bedrooms, 2 family rooms, large LR and DR,  an office and even a wine cellar, this home will be the beginning of making many new wonderful memories for this fabulous family! 

If you are looking for a property to start making your new memories a reality, please give me a call and we can get those…
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117 Prospect Dr. San Rafael CA 94901: JUST SOLD!

It is with bitter sweet emotions that I announce the sale of my family home, 117 Prospect Dr. San Rafael CA 94901

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I am grateful to my parents for providing me with the opportunity of growing up in Marin. Our home was simple yet the lot was large; a perfect combination for a family to grow and flourish. I had a blast growing up on San Rafael Hill and feel lucky to still be living in Marin!

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Over the last 15 years I have helped many families with their real estate needs and can help you too. For a detailed list of to-do's, go to: When the time comes to sell the family home, and then call me. You can benefit from my experience and expertise while I navigate the sales process with skill and grace.

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