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Location, Location

HOUSE HUNTING IS never easy. However, it gets exponentially harder with a tight budget and a mandate to eliminate any home not within walking  distance of your children’s current school and downtown Mill Valley. And yet this was the directive Mill Valley resident Jill Melchionda gave to her realtors. “I was willing to give up a lot of things, but location wasn’t one of them,” ...more

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Getatway: Penthouse flair defines San Rafael five-bedroom overlooking Peacock Gap Golf Club

Chic finishes like brass fixtures, Walker Zanger tile and herringbone-patterned flooring lend upscale elegance to 184 Peacock Drive in San Rafael, a freshly completed five-bedroom overlooking the Peacock Gap Golf Club. “It blends the sophistication of a New York penthouse with one of Marin County’s most coveted locations,” said Tracy McLaughlin of Pacific Union Real Estate, who is listing the two-story for $2.695 million. Four ...more

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California Homes + Design features Bill Smith and Ann Alwyn Modern and Elegant Tiburon listing

Grand And Modern In Tiburon, $12M Photogaphy Courtesy of Open Homes Photography Where: 1925 Straits View Drive Asking: $11,995,000 What: An elegant composition of stone, wood and glass with framed views by Mill Valley’s Sutton Suzuki Architects. Cleverly laid out on its long narrow lot, the 4-bed, 4-bath home is set on a podium with parking, utilities and staff quarters, lifting the main living spaces ...more

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The New York Times covers Shana Rohde-Lynch Belvedere brick beauty

$4.75 Million Homes in California, New York and Illinois Belvedere, Calif. WHAT A 1930s brick house with three bedrooms and three bathrooms HOW MUCH $4.795 million SIZE 3,919 square feet PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT $1,224 SETTING Designed by Carr Jones, a local architect who built in a storybook style, the home is on Belvedere Island. Its first occupant was Joseph Baermann Strauss, the chief engineer of the Golden Gate Bridge, ...more

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SF Gates features Shana Rohde-Lynch’s storybook brick Belvedere home in On The Block

Historic brick storybook home in the Belvedere hills asks $4.795M Known as the “Audrey Jones Beck cottage” on the city of Belvedere’s “designated landmark” registry, the home at 423 Belvedere Avenue doesn’t look like any cottage we’ve ever seen. First of all, the home was built in 1930 by renowned “storybook” architect Carr Jones. The curved brick walls, cathedral wood-beamed ceilings and turrets are more reminiscent ...more

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San Francisco Chronicle features Eric McFarland one of Belvedere’s iconic Heidelberg Homes

Waterfront paradise at ‘iconic piece of Belvedere architecture’ They’re known as the “Heidelberg Homes,” three storybook residences in Belvedere built by Jack Heidelberg in the 1930s. One of them, offering a private dock and a wealth of unique details, is now on the market. “Whomever buys this is buying history, an iconic piece of Belvedere architecture,” said Eric McFarland of Pacific Union Real Estate, who ...more

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Curbed covers Shana Rohde-Lynch Famous Belvedere brick beauty

Famous Belvedere brick beauty asks $4.7 million Seaside local landmark up for grabs Photos by Jason Wells Photography, courtesy of Shana Rohde-Lynch at Pacific Union International Designed in the 1930s by Carr Jones, who was famous for his storybook homes (for example), this brick abode is a local landmark and point of pride for residents who cherish the work of the noted architect. Featuring three beds, three ...more

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SF Gate features Shana Rohde-Lynch East Coast-style elegance listing in Tiburon

Walk-through: East Coast-style elegance at Tiburon view home Twice a week, The Chronicle features a home on the market that caught our eye for its architecture, history or character. More photos: Address: 1885 Mountain View, Tiburon. Asking price: $13.95 million.   Description: Stunning views of Angel Island, the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco’s skyline await at this East Coast-style four-bedroom home perched on more than half an ...more

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Curbed covers Eric MacFarland’s Storybook Belvedere listing

Belvedere storybook home asks $3.9 million The house that Jack built—literally Photo by Jacob Elliott, courtesy of Eric McFarland, Pacific Union International Known locally as the “Hansel and Gretel House,” the brick-and-stone storybook home at 242 Beach Road is part of three other adjacent storybook homes, as well as 12 other properties in Belvedere and Tiburon conceived by Jack Heidelberg. The insurance executive turned designer, who graduated from nearby ...more

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