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Bay Area midcentury with beautiful redwood walls asks $2.9M

A lovely retreat 20 miles north of San Francisco

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Location: Ross, California

Price: $2,895,000

On the market for the first time since 1957—that is, six years after it was built—this sprawling Bay Area home has time capsule appeal with a modern polish. The owners have well preserved desirable midcentury features like glass walls, a floating staircase, built-ins, and gorgeous redwood walls. The kitchen, though, was updated in 2000, along with the dining and family rooms.

Built by a big shot San Francisco developer Jeremy Ets-Hokin, the house spreads six bedrooms, four baths, and three family rooms across 3,930 square feet. The beamed master suite, with direct access to the garden and a huge dressing room, is particularly delightful.

The 0.43-acre grounds, designed by noted American landscape architect Lawrence Halprin, includes stone patios and terraces, a large pool, and carport. The very private house sits at the end of quiet lane in Ross, California, a Marin County town about 20 miles north of San Francisco proper.