Welcome to 432 Lovell Avenue in Mill Valley! This one-of-a-kind architectural masterpiece is the end result of five years of collaboration between some of the best and brightest principals, architects, designers, and builders. The finished product is simply breathtaking and must be seen in person to be truly appreciated.
Nestled in the foothills of Mount Tamalpais and perfectly situated between the walls of Cascade Canyon, this remarkable residence is perfectly positioned to take advantage of views looking down the canyon. The home was designed by award-winning architecture firm, Quezada Architects, and has been written up in various publications.
Situated on a sunny 1.45 +/- acre parcel, the modern retreat serves as a family compound boasting 4 or 5 bedrooms, 5½ baths in the main house, 1 bedroom, 1 bath in the guest house, and over 5,800 square feet of living space. From planning to execution, the home was intended to work with the natural site topography, incorporating multiple patios, gardens, decks, and a lap pool with integrated spa into its design.
An impressive towering entry receives guests and an imported (Montreal) glass bubble chandelier by Premiere Lumiere hangs from high above. Ascending the main staircase, the entertainment level is gradually revealed behind custom wood slats that line the stairwell. The kitchen, dining, and living rooms flow effortlessly to one another and canyon views pour in through floor-to-ceiling windows. Optimized for year-round indoor/outdoor living, walls of glass instantly collapse, connecting the luxurious interior to the idyllic natural setting.
Just off the main public space is the pool and spa, surrounded by a generously-sized patio and native, drought-resistant landscaping. The pool features an automatic cover and is heated for year-round use. An outdoor kitchen with sink, food prep area, and grill, are ready for action.
Back inside, the kitchen serves as the heart of the home and is anchored by two steel-clad islands, one of which has breakfast bar seating. Top-end Gaggenau appliances, three sinks, two dishwashers, instant hot/cold water, and refrigerator/freezer integrated into the warm-toned Henry Built cabinetry are just some of the features. Wonder Brown counters show off beautiful striations, a pattern that is subtly repeated across the marble flooring.
The dining room is simply spectacular and oriented towards the epic view. A modern Rhythm chandelier by Lumens lights the room, and the dining table is surrounded by sleek glass and clean lines. Dinner guests will be left with an unforgettable experience!
Up one level is the primary bedroom suite. This level includes a lofted room that could function as a home office (as it is currently used), exercise studio, or lounge. There are two separate outdoor spaces, one at the rear and another positioned towards the view. The view deck is divided into a sunny side, which enjoys direct light, and a shaded area underneath the awning. An outdoor fireplace punctuates the experience. Another collapsible wall of glass leads directly into the primary bedroom, which boasts a huge closet / dressing area, leather-tiled wall behind the headboard, and spa-like bath with steam shower, dual vanity, and all-glass roof. The primary bath has excellent privacy and looks out to a serene natural setting at the rear of the property.
The primary bedroom suite is adjacent to the southwest wing of the house, which is comprised of two bedrooms that share a hallway bath. The bedrooms feature custom millwork and ceiling fans. A secondary staircase provides a quick route back to the main living area, and high-end European White Oak flooring runs throughout the bedrooms.
The eastern side of the residence contains a guest bedroom with en-suite bath, tucked away for maximum privacy. Verdant views of Eucalyptus groves pour in, and nesting raptors are often spotted. Descending down a level is one of the most unique rooms in the house – the family room – which is cantilevered over the garage and entry stairs. The family room has a full bath en-suite and could serve as a 5th bedroom if needed.
Other features of the main house include a wine cellar, media / utility closet, laundry room, 2-car garage, storage room, powder room, and built-in desks. The home is equipped with hi-tech lighting, integrated speakers, radiant heating and cooling in the ceilings, designer light fixtures, all topped by a double roof system (tar & gravel subroof with aluminum on top) for a seamless look. Solar panels are located on the southwest wing of the Greenpoint-rated home, helping offset the home’s energy footprint.
Down a discreet staircase at the northeast side of the property is a private guest house. The guest house features its own kitchen, one bedroom, one bathroom, and living space. The guest house was finished to the same level of quality as the main house and is the perfect au pair or recreation room. A beautiful seasonal creek may be seen from the guest house, adding another layer of tranquility to this phenomenal property.
432 Lovell is as much an engineering marvel as it is an aesthetic homerun. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of the premier properties in all the Bay Area, one that will provide many years of enjoyment and satisfaction!
Please contact the team at Artemis to book a private showing at [email protected] or 415-891-7770.