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 room. A 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.
Sir Francis Drake