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Marilyn Rich’s Marin Hydrangea House Catches SF Chronicle Attention

Artful elegance of San Rafael’s Hydrangea House History seeps from every corner of this four-bedroom Mediterranean known as the Hydrangea House in San Rafael’s Dominican neighborhood. The palatial setting has been the site of gubernatorial debates and international speakers over the decades, and recent improvements include updates to all four bathrooms and a rebuilt garage. A brick patio surrounds the pool and borders a large ...more

Jean Pral’s Sea Ranch Shines in SF Chronicle Feature

Sea Ranch stands out as one of Northern California’s archi­tectural jewels, and architect Charles Moore helped make it happen. He was one of the four orig­inal architects behind the de­ sign of the oceanfront commu­nity about 100 miles north of San Francisco – and one of his whimsical creations now awaits a new owner. “It’s a Sea Ranch classic with a magical oceanfront setting,” said ...more

Dana Green’s Duffield Spotlighted by LA Times

The home of billionaire philan­ thropist and businessman David Duffield is for sale in Alamo, Calif., for $39 million. The co-founder of People Soft and Workday, with his wife, Cheryl, spent seven years crafting their English manor estate, adding features not only for man, but also man’s best friend: a dogpark, a dog spa and two paw-washing stations. The Duffields, who cre­ ated the no-kill pet ...more

Tracy McLaughlin and Alan Mark Featured in the WSJ

A slowdown in luxury-home sales leaves the market awash in lavish condominiums and speculative homes. Now, relative bargains abound. THERE AREN’T ANY 2-for-1 deals or rebates yet, but high-end home sellers across the country are offering discounts as the luxury market softens. “Buyers are very price sensitive,” says Donna Olshan, a Manhattan-based real-estate agent who publishes a weekly report on the luxury market. “If it’s not ...more

The Press Democrat

Rick Laws Weighs in On Sonoma Home Sales

Wet weather stalls county home sales When Sonoma County real es­tate brokers talk about the damp­ening effect on January homes sales, they mean it literally. Existing single-family home  sales here declined 10 percent from a year earlier, according to The Press Democrat’s monthly housing report, compiled by Pacific Union International senior vice president Rick Laws. Mean­ while, home sales rose for both the state and the nation. ...more

Tracy Mclaughlin’s Sausalito Abode featured on Property Porn

Go Big and Go Home to This $4.5 Million Sausalito Abode Tiny houses might be on trend in San Francisco, but in Sausalito, bigger is definitely better. Case in point, this contemporary four-level residence, which features high ceilings, full walls of glass, oak floors, and daylit rooms that open onto private decks, where you can enjoy sweeping views of the Richardson Bay and Tiburon from ...more

The Press Democrat

Jeff Schween for The Press Democrat- What’s in Your Wallet?

The catchy phrase and the wildly conceived commercials conjure up a bevy of thoughts and dreams. As our markets have recovered- in some cases surpassed their old highs – we are seeing expansive growth in the frequmcy of sales for homs priced above a million dollars. But does it really take to win entry into this segrnent of the marketplace? Today’s million dollar homes, at least in ...more

Jenn Davis featured on SF Chronicle Sound Off

Which of President Trump’s proposed policies could be the most beneficial or detrimental to Bay Area real estate? A: There definitely is a lot of buzz about this right now. Especially in San Francisco and through­ out the Silicon Valley market, there is a lot of speculation about how new White House pol­ icies may negatively affect the real estate market. We are feeling very ...more

Shana Rhode-Lynch launches Tiburon estate in the SF Chronicle

Tiburon bayfront home a homage to Japanese architecture Architecture, fine art and culture converge atop solid bedrock in Paradise Cay. Set at the northeastern edge of Tiburon’s peninsula overlooking San Francisco Bay, a striking display of Japanese architecture overlooks boat slips and the sea. Alfred Klyce, a fourth generation Mill Valley architect who trained in Japan, designed 225 Martinique Ave., a four-bedroom revolving around an ...more

Hillary Ryan’s Big Ranch Road Featured on Curbed

A pebble’s toss away from the French Laundry and Ad Hoc, 5241 Big Ranch Road is Yountville’s newest and most extravagant home to hit the market, developed by the same firm that designed Restoration Hardware CEO Gary Friedman’s 8 Palms. Featuring seven bedrooms, nine and a half baths, and 17,000 square feet of living area, this grand Wine Country home sits on 10.5 acres, centered among 300 acres of cabernet ...more