1400 Lawndale Road

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1400 Lawndale Road

This simple yet stunning example of thoughtful architecture rests within a special environment, perfectly quiet and private, with distant views. The design is precise, tasteful, and exacting in its execution, considering not just the view sight lines, but also unexpected details throughout. Refashioned from the ground up, the main house takes advantage of every square inch of space while allowing those spaces to breathe.

An open-air atrium is the focal point of entry, with the entertaining and living rooms on one side, and sleeping rooms on the other. Both sides have floor-to-ceiling windows and doors opening onto Ipe decks, affirming the connection to nature.

The kitchen design is perfect for the chef, whether by profession or passion, with mis en place, baking, and cooking stations, as well as ample cabinets and shelving for storage. All appliances and cabinets were thoughtfully placed, for active kitchen use, but also to allow for unobstructed views of the outdoors.

Tucked into the hillside, away from the main house, is the guest house, a modern rendition of the “Hobbit House” with a curved wall of windows and a living green roof. As is true of the main house, the guest house is positioned to capture expansive views, expressing the owner’s desire for privacy from and for guests.

The property is ideal both as a home and a retreat, in perfect harmony with the natural world outside, beautifully framed by expansive, soaring windows. Multiple decks, a heated pool, and walking trails complete this escape from modern life. This exquisite home was built to last into the next generation and beyond.

Exterior Materials:
– Ipe Siding & Decking
– Corrugated AEP Span Steel Siding
– Metal Standing-Seam Roof
– Corten Steel Garage Door

Interior Materials:
– Hickory-Pecan Wide Plank Flooring
– Marvin Windows & Doors
– Western Red Cedar Ceiling
– LaCatina Doors to Atrium with Hidden Shade & Air Screens
– Cherry Cabinetry in Living Room and Hallways

Kitchen:
– Wolf Dual Fuel Range with 6 Burners & Charbroiler
– Wolf Electric Built-in Oven
– SubZero Pro48 Refrigerator/Freezer
– Wolf Microwave Oven
– Fisher Paykel Double Drawer Dishwasher
– Bosch Full-Sized Dishwasher
– Sub-Zero Full-Sized Wine Storage
– Sub-Zero Undercounter Refrigerators
– Elkay Kitchen and Bar Sinks
– Maple Cabinetry with Integrated Pulls
– Composite Countertops

Bathrooms:
– Walnut Cabinetry
– Duravit Toilets and Sinks
– Ceramic, Glass and Porcelain Tiles
– Graff Polished Nickel Fixtures
– Victoria & Albert Barcelona Tub
– Duravit Paiova Bathtub
– Alissa Lavatory Sinks
– Robern Defogging, Dimmable Mirrors
– Panasonic Motion and Moisture Activated Fans

Mudroom:
– Maytag Bravos XL Washer
– Maytag Commercial Dryer

Lighting & Sound System:
– Sonos Multi-Zoned System
– YLighting, Sonneman, & Elliptipar Fixtures
– Property is Dark-Sky Compliant

Primary Architect:
– Jim Cassidy, Connecticut

Local Architect:
– Ernie Selander, San Francisco, California

Contractor:
– Insight Construction Partners, Inc., Mill Valley, California

Cabinet Carpentry:
– Ken Seidman, San Francisco, California

Landscaping Contractor:
– Manuel Fernandez, San Rafael, California

Utilities:
– Prepped for Solar
– 2600-Gallon Water Tank with Pump
– 400 Amp Main Electrical Service
– 5-Bedroom Septic System
– Most Utilities Removed from House to Reduce Noise

Additional Details:
– Mix of Pocket & Swinging Doors
– Reach-in Closets with Door-Activated Lights
– 3 Jotul Rais Woodstoves
– Roberts Wooden Hot Tub flush with Decking Material
– Exaqvision Security System with 8 Cameras
– Sprinkler System
– Heated Bathroom Floors
– Acoustical Insulation in all Interior Walls
– 2-Car Side-by-Side Garage
– Additional Driveway Parking

 

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