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La Villa Sausalito This spectacular home is a true work of architectural art; showcasing traditional Spanish Colonial Revival elegance gracefully interpreted to suit today’s modern lifestyles. Spacious and private, this impressive 5,094 square foot gated estate offers an open and expansive floor plan, all crowned in top grade finishes and distinctive style. A tranquil flagstone courtyard and lushly landscaped grounds exhibit the best of indoor/outdoor living, where a raised-hearth outdoor fireplace and built-in patio heaters provide a perfect setting for relaxing and entertaining. Generous level lawns and gardens surround this four bedroom, three and one half Main Home. Private flagstone patios and mature gardens accent the detached Studio Office and a separate Au-Pair Suite located above the three-car garage. Vaulted ceilings, concrete floors with integrated-color and the calming hues of designer paint colors and finishes accentuate this generous and welcoming floor plan. Comfortably nestled in Corte Madera’s desirable Hidden Valley neighborhood, this property is ideally located to nearby award-winning schools, hiking trails, shopping malls and Highway 101. | 3

Estate This modern day hacienda boasts origins that trace back to California’s nineteenth-century and earlier ranchos and before that, to Mexico and Spain. Inspired variations of historic themes include star windows, balconies, diminutively scaled towers, and conchas – the distinctive scallop-shaped openings found in the state’s Mexican-era dwellings. A central courtyard is framed by the house on three sides, and on the fourth, by a low, curving Koi pond and lines of Mexican Fan palms. Along the edge of the adjacent corridor stand giant Birds of Paradise. An outdoor fireplace offers ambiance and warmth.

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• Vaulted Ceilings • Floor-to-Ceiling Windows • Access to Patio and Expansive Level Lawn

Living Room In the grand Living Room, doors open in alignment with those of the adjacent corridor, and lead to the sunny and spacious courtyard beyond. The dramatic fireplace is framed in metallic copper ceramic tiles.

• Fireplace Surround with Metallic Copper Tiles

Throughout the home’s interior, walls are painted a variety of light and saturated hues, floors are an

• Concrete Floors with Radiant Heat

integrated concrete of terra-cotta and ceilings are made of Douglas fir beams and rough-sawn plywood panels. French doors and tall windows lead from the Living Room to an extensive pergola-flanked patio overlooking a wide and expansive level lawn and Eucalyptus grove.

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Kitchen Richly colored finishes in the kitchen include terra-cotta stained concrete floors, custom

• Sub Zero Refrigerator • Wolf 48” Gas Range • Wolf Double Oven • Viking Vent Hood

ceramic tile countertops and back splash and

• Pot Filler over Range

color-stained birch plywood cabinets.

• Bosch Dishwasher • Shaw’s Original Farmhouse Sink • Separate Bar Sink • Walk-In Pantry • Custom Tile

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Family Room The vauted ceiling and expansive Family Room offers luxurious garden views. The ceiling design recalls Spanish Revival stenciling and the custom light fixtures were designed by architect David Weingarten, of Ace Architects to perfectly suit the space. The spiral staircase -- a patented Ace Architect trademark -- leads to the Master Bedroom Suite which overlooks the Family Room.

• Vaulted Ceilings • Floor to Ceiling Windows • Custom Built-In Cabinetry • Fireplace • Geometric Design Accents on Ceiling • Access to Private Patio and Hot Tub • Courtyard Garden

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Master Bedroom A serene second-level Master Bedroom Suite includes a sitting area wrapped in sun-filled windows. Two floor-level Spanish Grille openings were thoughtfully designed to allow for perfect viewing of Family Room fireplace below. • Vaulted Ceilings

• Seating Area

• Fireplace

• Custom Farm Door

• Walk-In Closet

• Glass Block Accents

• Seagrass Natural Weave Carpet

• Oversized Shower

• Built-In Cabinetry

• Double Vanity Sink Console

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Atrium Bedroom Suite This Atrium Bedroom Suite boasts a magical setting, with floor to ceiling windows that open to the private and expansive level lawn and Eucalyptus grove beyond. • Floor to Ceiling Windows • Fireplace • Full Bath with Glass Tiles • Duravit Sink • Access to Courtyard Garden 14 | | 15

Guest Bedrooms • View Deck overlooking Courtyard

• Oversized Shower

• Custom Star Window with Spectacular Views

• Separate Tub

• Ample Closet Space

• Double Sink Vanity

• Jack & Jill Bathroom

• Custom Tile Finishes

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Architectural Details This custom Ace Architect home is laid out as a series of curves that are individual sections of an immense circle. The curves define a line of palms, the shape of the Koi pond, and the arc of the home’s interior gallery. Designed in a Spanish Colonial Revival style “with a twist”, this sprawling ranch home boasts variations of historical architectural features including star windows, balconies, towers, and distinctive scallop-shaped details.

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Studio Office Sun-drenched windows and a soothing garden setting accentuate this airy detached Studio Office space. | 21

Exterior Features: • Gated Entrance

• Hot Tub

• Expansive Level Lawn

• Koi Pond

• Flagstone Courtyard

• Mature Landscaping

• Outdoor Fireplace

• Vegetable Gardens

• Patio Heaters

• Lemon Tree Orchard

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Q: What was your vision at the start of this project? A: When we first set our eyes on the property we fell in love with the park-like setting. We had toured a lot of properties over the years and 417 Sausalito stood out as one of most visually pleasing and useable lots we had seen in Marin. We set out to create a home that was architecturally stimulating and unique, with emphasis on incorporating the grounds into the home from practically every vantage point. Q: What were the “must haves” you wanted to be sure were incorporated in your home’s design? A: We knew we wanted a Spanish Colonial home that incorporated the kinds of updated amenities we knew would suit our lifestyle. We love indoor/outdoor living and envisioned an easy flow between the two. It was important for us to find a space where we could entertain separately from our children, so we set out to create both a Family Room and a separate formal Living Room sizeable to easily accommodate both intimate get-togethers and grand celebrations of many. We turned to David Weingarten of Ace Architects for his whimsy and attention to unique and historic details. It was important to us that every room would have its own unique style. David skillfully incorporated walls of windows and glass doors so we could take in the magnificent views from just about anywhere. His creations include the centerpiece circular staircase he designed, his discerning use of a serene and muted color palate, and dashes of boldly colored Mexican tile. Of course the concrete floors with radiant heat throughout rank high amongst our personal favorites.

Q: How does this home suit your entertaining style? A: Perfectly. We frequently dine al fresco, so the close proximity to the kitchen is essential. We generally cook while entertaining and the seating around the raised countertop island is a great place for visitors to hang out and be part of the action in the kitchen. Whenever we need heat, we simply light the outside fireplace and gas heaters. The grounds incorporate great spaces for entertaining kids and families. Kids love running around on the oversized lawn, retreating to the rope swing hidden in the Eucalyptus grove and of course, feeding the Koi fish.

Q: What is your favorite room? A: We each have our own favorite rooms. For me it’s the formal Living Room. I love the tall shed ceiling

Inspired Living Homeowners Georgetta Beck and Eric Miller collaborated with Ace Architects’ David Weingarten to transform this sprawling southern Marin estate into an extraordinary place to call home. This private oasis is a true work of architectural art, showcasing a traditional Spanish Colonial Revival style, gracefully interpreted to suit a modern lifestyle.

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and the great natural light that streams in from the huge wall of windows. The mirror over the fireplace is particularly fun, creating an optical illusion of an oval passageway to the outside. In addition the acoustics are fantastic for musical events. Eric names the Kitchen as his favorite spot. He’s an excellent cook and loves the Kitchen for all its bells and whistles.

Q: What have you enjoyed most about living in such an architectural work of art? A: We never grow tired of looking at it. Looking out any window at any time is magical, and the unique architecture is a primary part of its visual appeal. There’s so much to look at , the colors are so soothing and the ambience throughout is incredible. | 25

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417 Sausalito Street, Corte Madera  

Villa Sausalito