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Privacy and Paradise on nearly 4 Pristine Acres in Inverness

Perched on a level meadow on 3.8 acres of property overlooking the soothing waters of Tomales Bay, sits the idyllic Dream Farm retreat. This distinguished and iconic “art-piece” residence was exquisitely remodeled in 2008 by renowned Stinson-architect Michael Mitchell known for his light and airy designs. With gorgeous reclaimed barn wood floors and 16-foot soaring ceilings, the residence utilizes the finest hand-crafted materials available, while seamlessly incorporating the rustic sensibility of historic Inverness into its design.

Enter the 2,200 square foot home through a generous Saltillo-tiled mud room and step into a light-filled open-floor great room, where sweeping open-beam vaulted ceilings and a hand-crafted library with sliding-barn door, frame a magnificent and timeless living space.

A modern open chef’s kitchen flanks one end of the room with Wolf range, Shaw Farmhouse sink, separate Sub-Zero units for food and wine, Boos butcher block and formal dining area with museum-scale walls for displaying art. On the opposite end a living space offers picturesque views of Tomales Bay from custom-built window bench bookended by wood burning fireplace with mantel hand-carved from historic Pt. Reyes railway trestle.

Two sets of French doors from the living room provide seamless access to a generously-sized patio with 900 square feet of level flagstone flooring and jasmine-covered pergola overhead, providing year-round indoor-outdoor living and proximity to raw nature and seasonal wildlife in every direction.

Three private bedroom retreats are accessed off the great roomA master suite offers sparkling water views filtered through oak and bay trees from corner windows, as well as a sumptuous master bathroom with Flagstone tiles, hand-made glass shower tile and dual sinks. Two additional bedrooms, each with separate vestibule entrances include custom touches such as Sun Valley bronze hardware, custom cabinetry and high-end finishes.

Meander on landscaped paths to a separate cabin-outbuilding, housing a workshop with water views, equipped with power and water to allow for myriad expansions. Walk to a creek or the bay in minutes, take a kayak to the ocean or to any number of trails out to Pt. Reyes Peninsula for hiking and biking.

Only 48 miles from San Francisco, this sumptuous retreat boasts the best of Northern California living and is designed with an integrity for the land. The placement of the residence and local restrictions ensure that owners will never have to worry about their 360-degree landscape being compromised to another structure.

 
S P E C I A L   F E A T U R E S 
 
  • 3 bedrooms / 2 baths 
  • 2200 Square feet 
  • Nearly 4 acre lot 
  • Expansive &  sunny level meadow  
  • Surrounded on three sides by Pt Reyes Ntl Seashore
  • Architect Michael Mitchell
  • Local builder James Lino Construction
  • Remodel completed in 2007-2008 
    • New electric
    • New plumbing 
    • Complete earthquake retrofit 
    • New 30 year roof 
    • New well with dual pump & ozone purification system 
      • 5000 gallon water tank (2000 dedicated to Fire Dept.)
    • 500 gallon propane tank 
      • Replaced and upgraded for current earthquake codes 
    • Fire hydrant on property 
    • Tankless Water Heater 
    • New septic with capacity for additional bedrooms
  • Mudroom with Saltillo tile floors 
  • Vaulted ceilings 
  • Reclaimed barn wood floors w/ hand-forged nails 
  • Living room with Tomales Bay views 
    • Built-in sun bench
  • Formal Dining Area 
  • Sun Valley Bronze hardware throughout
  • Remodeled Kitchen
    • Wolf range with exhaust hood 
    • Shaw farm sink
    • Miele dishwasher
    • 140 bottle wine fridge
    • Boos butcher block 
    • Subzero fridge
    • Honed granite countertops
    • Pot filler over stove 
    • Access to deck for barbecue 
  • Master bedroom with Tomales Bay views
    • Walk-in closet
    • Ensuite bath with dual sink
  • Wood burning brick fireplace 
    • Mantle hand carved from reclaimed Pt Reyes railroad trestle 
    • One of the last new build fireplaces in Marin County 
  • Office/library with reclaimed sliding barn door from historic barn in Point Reyes
    • Custom reclaimed Redwood cabinetry from Sonoma Winery fermentation tank
  • Built-in, four zone music system
  • Wired for wifi, dish and/or satellite cable
  • Alarm system 
  • New furnace (2013)
  • 900 square feet of local Flagtone patio with pergola 
  • 1/2 acre of landscaped and irrigated gardens 
  • Fenced vegetable gardens with raised beds and mature apple trees
  • Unfinished basement storage with electricity 
  • Separate 300 square foot Workshop w/ electricity & water
  • Comfortable parking for 4 cars
  • Copper gutters throughout 
  • Complete privacy
  • Views of the ranches on the East side of the bay are protected by MALT agricultural easments and Tomales Bay State Park

What we love


  • The peace, quiet, and serenity
  • The privacy, yet easy access to town and the city
  • The wildlife
  • The change in seasons and the garden, the flowers and change in colors
  • Seeing the water, every day
  • The freedom for our kids to explore nature
  • The easy access to the beaches and the bay, kayaking and paddle boarding
  • Great local food and activities, restaurants, coffee, yoga
  • Celebrating holidays and hosting meals for lots of friends and family
  • The local community and the friends we've made among our neighbors in West Marin
  • Inverness Fair,
  • Western Weekend,
  • Small town vibe with modern amenities
  • Open Studios weekend
  • Live music at Love Field
  • Inverness Garden Club
  • Sand castle building contest
  • Oysters
  • Point Reyes Bookstore
  • Inverness Yacht Club
  • Whale watching
  • Walks on Drake’s Beach and not seeing another soul
  • Elephant seal calving season
  • Kayaking & paddle boarding at White House Pool and Chicken Ranch Beach
  • Trailhead from S. Dream Farm thru Ntl Seashore ending at the ocean
  • Favorite hikes: Bear Valley, Pierce Pt, McClure's Beach, Alamere Falls, Elephant Rock


Neighborhood


Inverness, CA

Located along the lapping shores of Tomales Bay, the historic community of Invernessoriginally a retreat for summer homes for San Franciscans is a quiet town surrounded on three sides by Tomales Bay Park and the water. With a population of just over 1,000, Inverness is now a coveted location for those looking to escape the bustle of the Bay Area and live mindfully beside unadulterated nature with access to local organic food. A few small local businesses provide locavore food in town, including Salt Water Oyster Depot, Fog’s Kitchen and The Tap Room or mainstay Vladimir’s Czechoslovakian Restaurant. But locals will tell you the heart of Inverness is its 1,000-square-foot public library which was built in 1893. Residents appreciate the small-town charm of the annual Inverness Fair, Western Weekend in nearby Point Reyes Station, the landmark Pt. Reyes shipwreck behind the local Inverness store and witnessing the elephant seal calving season first hand. Inverness is located 48 miles from San Francisco within the Point Reyes National Seashorewith close proximity to the coastal communities of Stinson Beach and Bolinas; the dairy farms of Olema, Point Reyes Station, Tomales, and Nicasio; and is an area of unrivaled natural beauty.

West Marin

The wide-open, picture-perfect spaces of West Marin include the coastal communities of Stinson Beach and Bolinas; the dairy farms of Olema, Point Reyes Station, Tomales, and Nicasio; and the forest glens of Lagunitas, San Geronimo, and Woodacre. Uniting all West Marin communities is a love for the land. That’s not going to change soon, thanks to the efforts of Marin Agricultural Land Trust, an organization dedicated to preserving farmland through voluntary conservation easements.

Outdoor recreation ranges from surfing at Bolinas and Stinson Beach to mountain biking on Mount Tamalpais and the annual Dipsea foot race to Stinson Beach. West Marin is an area of unrivaled natural beauty, one that can lay claim to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Muir Beach State Bark, Stinson Beach State Park, Muir Woods National Monument, and Point Reyes National Seashore. Of course it’s not all about the outdoors in West Marin. Devotees of inner peace turn to the Green Gulch FarmZen Center in Muir Beach and Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre. And for those who need to feed the belly as well as the soul, Point Reyes Station has become a destination for the locavore movement. The town is home to Marin Sun Farms, purveyor of ethically raised and butchered meat, and Cowgirl Creamery, which makes its award-winning cheeses using organic milk from nearby Straus Family Creamery.



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Sarah Kowalczyk

Sarah Kowalczyk

Realtor® AssociateMcGuire Real EstatecalDRE# 01742287415.389.5622 office415.464.7484 mobilewww.LotteandSarah.com

Lotte Moore

Realtor® AssociateMcGuire Real EstatecalDRE# 01744042415.389.5650 office415.412.7471 mobilewww.LotteandSarah.com