361 N Ferndale Avenue
This retro chic mid-century 3 bedroom 2 bath home has many of the era’s signatured details with more recent improvements for modern living. The voluminous living room has exposed wood beams and large glass sliding doors leading out to a spacious deck that takes in the beautiful views of the Homestead Valley. The remodeled kitchen has sleek appliances, granite countertops and stone floors and lots of natural light. On the main level are two bedrooms with ample closet space and a remodeled bathroom. Downstairs there is another large bedroom and full bath with custom Grotto style stone hot tub and sauna. There is a groovy family room with kitchenette and stylish wood burning stove and stone meditation/entertainment. A great place for family game night or long term guests or teenagers.
The third level has its own private entrance and would make a home office, studio or au pair quarters with a full bathroom. The property has lush Japanese style landscaping, a two car carport plus parking pad, and a bonus storage room that could also serve as a workshop. With over 2,600 square feet, this floor-plan provides versatility for larger families and those seeking a private retreat with an authentic Mill Valley vibe.
Family-friendly Mill Valley is all about schools and sports. Nestled at the foot of Mount Tamalpais, homes in the Marin County city range from 500-square-foot hunter's cabins to multimillion-dollar mansions tucked away on winding, narrow lanes under the redwoods.
Coffee is king in Mill Valley. Downtown, three separate coffee shops do a brisk business. At the Depot, as the sunny town center is called, moms with strollers, kids on tricycles, and teenagers kicking hacky sacks relax in the open-air plaza, which now houses an independent bookstore and cafe. The Depot is also a jumping-off spot for hikers and mountain bikers heading up the slopes of Mount Tamalpais. Nightlife in Mill Valley is anchored by Sweetwater Music Hall, which hosts many well-known musical acts.
As the groomed playing fields at the community center attest, sports are big in Mill Valley, with soccer, baseball, and lacrosse leagues all popular.