MCM Gem by Any Name - Page 2

Revered Bay modernist Henry Hill may be tied to Marin estate—a beauty regardless
Fridays on the Homefront
Very little has been done to the house over the years other than painting and staging, like in the living room above.

There are two en-suite bedrooms with great views of the North Bay and single-floor living, and out back is one of the largest residential swimming pools in Marin County. There is also a two-bed, two-bath cottage and a Japanese-style tearoom. Despite these features, Glass is most impressed with the unassuming entrance to the estate.

"It's the modesty of the house when you pull up," he marveled of the property entrance. "It's very discreet. There's a certain sort of a game going on."

All subtlety is left at the door once you enter, however, with lush gardens offering views of Mt. Tamalpais and a huge glass door that slides out of sight into a wall when accessing the pool from a family room.

Fridays on the Homefront

"Most succinctly, it's indoor-outdoor living," said the duly impressed realtor. "They're rare, houses of this period, when they're as dramatic as this."

Glass said very little has been done to the house other than painting and staging, and little more is needed aside from resealing some backyard tilework.

"It's a party house for entertaining," he suggested of the luxurious backyard. "It's a stunning property."

If photographs of the estate have you dreaming about throwing parties of your own there, time may be running out. Glass said he has shown the house to numerous prospective buyers in recent weeks, adding, "Everybody that's come has requested a disclosure package."

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The realtor said the owners, the Coons family, have set a timetable wherein they planned to consider pending offers this week, although none had been accepted at press time.

Confident of his research, Glass has marketed the house as being designed by Henry Hill. Whoever the architect was, it's a mid-century modern gem by any name. For more photos and info, click here.