Treasure in Tiburon…for Sale

Bayside custom Roger Lee design unveiled—captivating charmer with gorgeous views
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Mid-century modern architect Roger Lee has been a familiar name to 'Homefront' readers over the years. His unpretentious, affordable wood-framed homes are commonly found in the East Bay. But here's one (as pictured above) that just popped up on the market in Marin, a Tiburon bayside custom with lots to love. Photos: Jason Wells Photography

There's a well-kept secret in Marin County—this elegant bayside mid-century modern home with sweeping panoramas of San Francisco to the Bay Bridge.

Custom built for original owners Isamu and Rose Nieda in 1959, the home was designed by Roger Lee, the Chinese-American architect known for his unpretentious, affordable wood-framed modernist homes.

Lee designed more than 100 homes throughout the Bay Area during the 1950s and '60s, and his vision is apparent in every project, incorporating a graciousness that was prized by his clients.

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This latest Lee for sale, at 7 Greenwood Court in Tiburon, is "absolutely captivating," according to listing agent Donna Goldman of Compass Realty.

"Curb appeal, views, high ceilings, extra-large lot, swimming pool, ideal floor plan, highly desirable school district, and an A+ location on a cul-de-sac with easy access to Tiburon, trails, as well as Highway 101," she adds.

Located in the bayside town's Reedlands neighborhood, the two-story home is on a quiet cul-de-sac off of Highway 101 at Tiburon Boulevard and Reed Ranch, in the Reed Union and Tamalpais Union school districts.

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"Our family moved to this home in Tiburon in 2011," explains current owner Nancy Benjamin. "We had a few friends who lived here and knew it was a nice community with fantastic schools and close proximity to San Francisco, where we moved from."

Perched on a .28-acre view parcel, the home features four bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a saltwater swimming pool. It is listed at $2,775,000.

"We immediately connected with this home," says Benjamin—"the natural light (every room leads to the outside), the colors of the tiles in the baths (amethyst, apple green, tangerine, and sea foam), the cherry trees, and the kidney-shaped pool. And, #7, our address, is a lucky number!"

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