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Curbed spotlights Eric McFarland’s Mill Valley midcentury masterpiece

Mill Valley midcentury masterpiece by Daniel Liebermann asks $2.7 million

Under the tutelage Frank Lloyd Wright, Daniel Liebermann assisted with the construction of the famed Marin County Civic Center (1962). But he’s since come into his own right as an iconoclastic architect, designing a slew of homes. This unique midcentury-modern gem in Mill Valley, for example, he completed at the age of 28.

Owned by the same family for 50 years, 861 Lovell Avenue will return to the market next week asking a cool $2,795,000. (The circular-shaped house is similar to the dwelling for which Liebermann is most famous, the Radius House.)

Constructed primarily out glass and old-growth redwood trees, the home is filled with exposed beams, wood work, and brick arches.

The main house boasts two bedrooms and two and a half baths. There’s also an adjacent one-bed, one-bath guesthouse.

And Heath Ceramics stans should take note—the kitchen, baths, swimming pool, and fountain are all furnished with vintage Heath tile. Gorgeous.

A bit of an eccentric, Lieberman, who died in 2015, was an unconventional thinker. According to a profile in the Point Reyes Lighthouse, “He would comport himself in layers of wool clothing during summer heat, and kept a trove of artifacts—including old cars—at his home in Inverness.”

When asked about his architectural philosophy in 2011, he said, “I see buildings as a very dynamical static bundle of forces.”

View this property on Marin County Real Estate

This property is listed by Eric McFarland in Pacific Union International’s Mill Valley office.