370 Overlook Drive
Bolinas, CA 94924
Quintessential Bolinas three home estate offers almost acre of flat, private tranquility with spectacular and protected expansive meadow views; in the distance see Mt. Tam, Stinson Beach and peek a boo city views. With few neighbors and a quick bike ride or stroll to town, the beach and world class surfing, this new/newly renovated property includes a 3 bedroom, 2 bath main residence, detached artist studio and 1 bedroom, 1 bath second unit. Remarkable and unique in more ways than one, this is a seldom seen opportunity for inspired Bolinas living at its finest.
Originally developed in 1949, the expanded main house and studio have been fully remodeled with all modern amenities and systems while keeping their early characteristics and feel. At 2500+/-sq. ft., the two story main house features engineered red oak floors, original wood plank ceilings, walls and doors throughout were either retained whenever possible or reused in other parts of the house. The open plan living area has a new EPA-compliant woodstove as a centerpiece and is supplemented by a new forced air heating system. The bright chef's kitchen features Belmont cabinets, Corian countertops, Kitchen Aid appliances, a generous porcelain cast iron sink and was designed with family gatherings in mind. From the upstairs there are stunning easterly views of adjacent meadows and ponds to distant views of Stinson Beach and Mt Tam and the city. Sunrise and moonrise can be breathtaking from here. The 723+/-sq. ft. ancillary studio/office includes large sun-filled open plan area with separate wet bar and bathroom. Featuring wood paneled walls and rustic hickory flooring, it is warmed by a new EPA-compliant wood burning stove. Cozy up with a friend or book on the inviting window seat or in the antique claw foot tub and immerse yourself in the outdoors.
Inspired by travels to Scandinavia, the brand new 750+/-sq. ft. second unit uses a distinctive and relaxing blue color as a focal point and recreates the random paneled accent walls that is a common trademark of homes there. With sublime views from open plan living area, custom Belmont kitchen cabinets and Corian countertops, this small European style home lives large inside. Natural Brazilian green slate tiled floor throughout with delightful bonus of 3 zone underfloor heating. Just outside this unit relax in the perfectly placed hot tub when the fog rolls in or, in the winter, soak and watch the numerous birds visit the rain filled ponds.
Precisely designed, updated and built by the current owners, each building on this property is Green Point and Title 24 certified and are all fully permitted and compliant with current coastal commission and Marin Planning and Building Department requirements. All feature WUI-compliant doors and windows, each thoughtfully placed to maximize views and access to the outdoors without compromising privacy. There are fire sprinklers in all rooms, including most closets and storage spaces. Each have new roofs, gutters that drain into 4 dry wells, exterior Hardi-Board siding finished, foundations and well positioned decks. Additionally, these buildings have completely new electrical, plumbing and heating. Waste water is treated onsite with engineered, computer controlled Advantex alternative septic system installed in 2013. Each building has centrally located, leased propane gas service (installed in 2016) and is in the BPUD water district. Also there is new generous off street parking for 5-6 cars with one spot car charger ready.
Also of note, the property has several mature fruit trees, a succulents featured berm, a healthy quail loving coffee berry bush and extraordinary all day sun for an organic vegetable garden. Year-round the bordering meadow serves as habitat for many animals and birds, among them coyote, fox, skunk, bobcat, weasels, gophers, raccoon and numerous ducks, blue birds, quail, red wing black birds, meadowlarks, rufous back chickadees, many kinds of raptors and occasionally eagles too. Additionally, the compound has paved road access, mail service and is close to the Public Safety building, adjacent Kaiser satellite clinic and medivac helipad. All homes have solar panel potential. Main house has electrical outlet for possible second hot tub. Second unit is plumbed for an outdoor shower, could be expanded due to new regulations and has additional parking space possibility.
Words cannot capture the essence of this soul replenishing place, you must see it, this home is one of a kind in so many ways. Whether you are thinking of using this as your year-round home or holiday surf retreat, you will be enchanted by this beautiful Bolinas property. So close to the city and yet you will feel transported to a place where anything seems possible and magical dreams can and do come true!