Marin County is home to so many of our favorite things — and much of it includes being outside, viewing local wildlife and taking in the natural sights. We have Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin Headlands, Tule Elk reserves and so much more! But in addition to those spaces right in our backyard, there are bustling cities like Sausalito and San Rafael that are filled with charm, history and things to do.
What we’re trying to say is we’re in love with Marin and we think you should be too. It’s one of the most photographed places in the country for a reason.
But it’s not just a tourist destination; it’s also one of the most beautiful places to live. Whether you’ve fallen in love with the county or you still need a little convincing, preview some of the local homes that show off everything we love about the region: charm, lush land and modern touches. Then let us know which one you love!
Even if you’re not house hunting, you’re going to want to see these views. And feel free to steal a few design secrets along the way.
Modern Marvel | Stinson Beach
This modern marvel has a space for every occasion — whether you’re entertaining inside, hosting an outdoor party, cozying up in front of the fire or working from home. Sun streams in through glass walls and large windows on every floor so you can appreciate your picturesque surroundings year-round. But as the weather heats up, move outside to the party-ready patio. Hop in the hot tub or host a dinner party in the middle of the beautiful, dry-scaped yard.
Room to Roam (and Lounge) | Bolinas
This Bolinas property includes over 56 acres, three finished homes, an office, greenhouses and plenty of land to grow and explore! Each house has a personality of its own and each one takes our breath away all over again. As summer settles in, we especially love the sunny, rustic Marin home. The wide open lodge spaces and skylights create a bright, vacation atmosphere we want to spend all season basking in!
Farm Cottage Meets Modern | Tomales
This Tomales home combines cottage atmosphere with lodge details and modern updates. Throw in lush farmland and sweeping views and we can’t get enough! The 14.65-acre property includes the vintage farmhouse and adjoining casita, separate caretaker’s residence and two artists studios so there are plenty of spaces to gather inspiration!
Contrasted Luxuries | Kentfield
Kentfield is the perfect backdrop for this glamorous home. Lush greenery and mature landscaping complement the decadent entry — and we love the black satin paint on the front door! After you get your hands dirty in one of the many gardens, lounge by the luxurious pool or atop the sunny upper patio!
A Bit of the Beach at Home | San Anselmo
We can’t get enough of this one-of-a-kind family home! The shingled exterior echoes the bright, beach atmosphere of the interior, while the plentiful decks and outdoors spaces invite you to soak in the sun all summer long. When rainy weather hits, retreat to the sunny family room — you won’t regret it.
Living a Fairytale | Mill Valley
The charm of this Mill Valley property can be felt before you ever reach the front door. Drive up the winding driveway through a forest oasis, walk the red brick pathway to a gorgeous pastel entry and then step inside to experience the fairytale decadence. We love the living room — complete with library-style built-ins, elevated ceilings and a grand sculpted fireplace.
Wine Country Getaway in Marin | Novato
This jaw-dropping home offers the peaceful getaway atmosphere we’ve come to expect in Napa, but it’s located in a convenient, upscale neighborhood right here in Marin. The interior design takes mid-century modern to the next level. Vintage decade details are transformed by modern design, skylights and fun colors — especially in the sunny living room!
Which home do you love?
If one of these gorgeous homes convinced you to pack up and move to Marin, let us know! Share your favorite design details and tell us which ones you’re stealing for your own home.