219 Laverne Avenue, Mill Valley

Long considered one of the most revered properties in the highly desirable Homestead area of Mill Valley, this outstanding residence seamlessly integrates sophisticated, cutting edge architecture with sprawling, estate like grounds that are a rarity in the community. A stunning renovation was completed in 2008 with no expense spared. Timeless, designer finishes including the extensive use of plaster walls, Fleetwood Doors and Windows, bespoke lighting, and high-end fixtures are evident throughout the +- 4880 square foot home and detached guest house. The heart of the home is grand scale chef’s kitchen with seamless integration to the outdoor living spaces that include a large al fresco dining area, sweeping level lawn, and lush, verdant gardens. The sprawling +- 7/10ths of an acre grounds were artistically designed and bring the outdoors into most of the home’s main living spaces. Old growth Oaks, Laurel hedges, Bonsais, vegetable gardens, Roses, Lilies, beautiful succulents, and Podocarpus all grace the +- 7/10ths of an acre offering. The residence is also ideal for hosting both large scale events and smaller, more intimate affairs.  219 Laverne Avenue is perfectly site placed to take advantage of “reach out and touch” Mt. Tam views. Beautiful views are enjoyed from most of the home’s room. Located in the flats of Mill Valley in an ideal commute location with easy access to Whole Foods and many of Mill Valley’s highly desirable shops and restaurants. 

Main Level

  • Formal foyer
  • Fabulous open living room offers soaring ceilings, extensive built-ins, built-in speakers, gas fireplace with metal surround, and tall walls of glass that frame Mt. Tam 
  • Large, open dining room offers glass doors that open to an exterior deck with Mt. Tam views
  • Exquisite chef’s kitchen includes grand scale center island with bar/counter seating for 6 people, skylight, Carrera and metal slab counters with custom wall tile, high-end stainless appliances including a built-in Miele coffee maker, two dishwashers, ample storage, wine refrigerator, Wolf double ovens, 6 burner Wolf Range, microwave, gas fireplace, large walk-in pantry, extra refrigerator/freezer drawers, and tall Fleetwood glass doors that open to the large exterior dining area
  • Adjacent study/office area with extensive built-ins offers a built-in window seat and stunning Mt. Tam views
  • Formal powder room includes custom NuCrete custom vanity, crackle glaze tile surround, skylight, and designer fixtures
  • First bedroom on this level offers a custom closet system, high ceilings, built-in desk, and views of Mt. Tam
  • Second bedroom on this level offers sweeping Mt. Tam views, a built-in desk, high ceilings, and custom-built closet 
  • Beautifully designed bathroom offers a double vanity with Basalt slab, custom fixtures, linen closet, and porcelain tile surround
  • Hotel like master suite includes a large, custom-built walk-in closet, high ceilings, and sweeping Mt. Tam views
  • Bespoke, grand scale master bathroom includes double vanity with Basalt slab and ample storage, high-end fixtures, stand-alone tub, and large walk-in shower that opens to a private deck
  • Large laundry/mud room includes ample storage, stainless counters with sink, cubbies for backpacks, hooks, and a glass door that opens directly to the driveway/carport

Upper Level

  • Fabulous open office overlooks the rear yard and gardens

Lower Level

  • Generous family room includes extensive built-ins, large storage closet, and sweeping Mt. Tam views
  • Craft/homework room adjacent to family room
  • Exercise room with built-ins
  • Fourth bedroom/guest suite offers Mt. Tam views and glass doors that open to a succulent garden; en-suite bathroom offers glass tiles and custom fixtures

The Guest House

  • +-420 square foot guest house is ideal for guests, in-laws, nannies, or working at home. The beautifully designed guest house offers an eat-in space, refrigerator, sink, extensive built-ins, and full bathroom with concrete floors and radiant heat 

Additional Features 

  • Barbara Butler designed custom playhouse (www.barbarabutler.com)
  • Brazilian Hardwoods 
  • Radiant heat throughout; bedrooms have radiator wall heating system
  • Built-in speakers
  • Fire sprinklers 
  • Lutron Homeworks System
  • Security system
  • Dornbracht plumbing fixtures
  • Nest camera system 
  • Extensive use of skylights throughout 
  • State of the art “Lifebreath” air filtration system
  • Ample storage throughout includes large walk-in storage on the lowest level and systems/utility room with second refrigerator 
  • Solar system
  • Tesla power walls
  • Solar Shades for lower-level family room and living room
  • One car garage; one car carport; off street parking for up to 13 cars
  • Secondary service entry/driveway with garbage access and gardening shed
  • Fully fenced
  • Radiant Heating maintained by Skaates