The Ten Most Expensive Homes Sold in Marin County in 2019

Aerial view of 190 Gilmartin Drive in Tiburon, California

190 Gilmartin, My Listing in Tiburon,  Sold On New Year’s Eve for $6,625,000

Wondering what the most expensive homes sold in Marin County in 2019 were? As we embark upon 2020, I thought I would take a moment to recap the most expensive homes sold in our beautiful county in 2019. We are fortunate to live in one of the most picturesque places in the world, and that natural beauty is matched by some of the most stunning homes you can find anywhere.

As 2019 kicks off, I thought it would be worthwhile to take a moment to look back on the Marin County real estate market in 2018 to see the top 10 sales last year. This year the most expensive home sold in Marin County sold for $14,000,000, which was $7.4 million less than the most expensive home sold in Marin in 2018. The exclusive town of Ross takes the lead position yet again this year, with 4 of the top 10 sales.

Some interesting stats: of the top 10, seven sold for less than the asking price and none sold for more than the asking price. Five of the the top 10 homes were sold off market and then placed on the Multiple Listing System (MLS) after the sale, compared to just two last year. And for the first time since I’ve been compiling this list — one home is represented twice, having been bought and sold two times in 2019. Not reflected here are any sales that were off market and not subsequently input into MLS. Also interesting to note is one home, 26 Sky Road in Mill Valley, appears on both my 2018 List and my 2019 list.

The market continued to be strong in 2019, though inventories crept up and pricing flattened a bit. Check out my monthly Marin Real Estate Market Reports here for more commentary on the market. Wishing you and yours a very happy 2020!

#1

Most expensive home sold in Marin in 2019

The Most Expensive Home Sold in Marin County in 2019:
7 Bellagio Road in Ross Sold Off Market for $14,000,000

#1 – The Top Home Sale in Marin County in 2019 was 7 Bellagio Road in Ross which sold for $14,000,000. Here is the description from the listing: “This serene, resort-like home is on approximately three private acres with stunning Mt. Tam views. French doors open to the breathtaking grounds to create a seamless indoor-outdoor living experience. Chefs will adore the open kitchen’s gorgeous marble countertops, custom cabinetry and top-notch stainless-steel appliances. The master suite is a tranquil escape featuring an en-suite spa-like bathroom with a freestanding soaking tub as well as a large glass shower. Outdoors, gorgeous grounds with rolling lawns surround generous seating areas and a stately pool deck with a spa and outdoor kitchen. Close by is a well-equipped gym and powder room.” The home was listed off market by Donna Goldman.

#2

104 Laurel Grove Avenue Ross

The Second Most Expensive Home Sold in Marin County in 2019:
104 Laurel Grove Avenue in Ross sold for $12,450,000

#2 – The second most expensive home sold in Marin County in 2019 was 104 Laurel Grove in Ross, which sold on April 8, 2019 for $12,450,000 versus the original asking price of $13,500,000. According to the MLS records, this 7,8000 square foot home has 6 bedrooms with 5.5 baths and is located on more than 2 acres.  Listed by Josh Burns of Sotheby’s International Realty.

#3

41 Upper Road Ross California Aerial View

The Third Most Expensive Home Sold in Marin County in 2019:
41 Upper Road in Ross Sold for $11,495,000

#3 – The third most expensive home sold in Marin County in 2019 was 41 Upper Road in Ross, which sold off market TWICE in 2019 and thus occupies two of the slots on our top 10. It sold for 11,495,000 on 11/15/2019 after selling for $10,500,000 on 7/2/2019. That’s quite a price appreciation after 4 months!

The listing description reads: “Oustanding gated estate built by legacy builder Mitch Weiner. Recent updating and shows beautifully throughout. South facing with outstanding Mt. Tam views and all day sun. Fabulous 1-2 bedroom guest house with full gym. Private and quiet. Stunning mature trees and plantings. Sweeping lawns and inground pool. Separate spa house. Compound living just steps from the Baldy Trails and all of the Mt. Tam recreational opportunities.” The property was listed by Tracy McLaughlin.

#4

351 Evergreen Drive Kentfield

The Fourth Most Expensive Home Sold in Marin County in 2019:
351 Evergreen Drive in Kentfield Sold for $10,500,000

#4 – The fourth most expensive home sold in Marin County in 2019 was 351 Evergreen Drive in Kentfield, which sold on May 23, 2019 for $10,500,000  versus the original asking price of $10,995,000 after 70 days on the market. The listing description reads: “This is an emotional property. Must be seen to appreciate all that it has to offer. Truly one of the best sites in Marin with unobstructed views from the Headlands to Napa. Situated ON the Mountain with trails outside your door.Feels like you are in wine country but you’re vacationing at home. Understated elegance with a casual vibe. Traditional style with 10-13′ ceilings, master on main level, amazing resort grounds with pool, spa and pool house” This home was listed by Leiann Werner.

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#5

41 Upper Road Ross California Aerial View

The Fifth Most Expensive Home Sold in Marin County in 2019:
41 Upper Road in Ross Sold for $10,500,000

#5 – The fifth most expensive home sold in Marin County in 2018 was the first sale of 41 Upper Road in Ross, which also occupies the #3 slot above. the home sold for $10,500,000 after 129 days on market versus an original listing price of $11,800,000. The property was represented by Isobel Weiner.

#6

1925 Straits View Drive Tiburon

The Sixth Most Expensive Home Sold in Marin County in 2019:
1925 Straits View Drive in Tiburon Sold for $9,945,000

#6 – The sixth most expensive home sold in Marin County in 2019 was 1925 Straits Avenue in Tiburon, sold on May 28, 2019 for $9,945,000 versus the original asking price of $11,995,000 after 266 days on market. The listing description reads: “This magnificent modern masterpiece, designed by renowned Sutton Suzuki Architects, is the ultimate Tiburon abode. The home, with its modern, yet warm design, born of limestone and Brazilian cherry, and dressed with the finest finishes, perches atop the sun-drenched southern tip of the Tiburon peninsula. Vast 280 degree views of the San Francisco Bay, the City, and the Golden Gate Bridge are visible from virtually every room in the house. Extraordinary details abound, including a mesmerizing room-size reflecting pool within the house walls, a mahogany-clad elevator, an outdoor infinity spa, and smart home technology. Award-winning schools, easy access to Tiburon’s charming shops and restaurants, and the ultimate commute to San Francisco by ferry combine to make this a 21st century dream house.” This home was listed by Bill Smith and Ann Aylwin.

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#7

127 Hill Drive Kentfield

The Seventh Most Expensive Home Sold in Marin County in 2019:
127 Hill Drive in Kentfield Sold for $9,400,000

#7 – The seventh most expensive home sold in Marin County in 2019 was 127 Hill Drive in Kentfield which sold after 112 days on market on June 26, 2019 for $9,400,000 versus an asking price of $9,995,000. The property description: “This stunning 1935 gated, private Kentfield estate ideally located in the Del Mesa neighborhood has been masterfully restored and updated with amazing attention given to every finish and appointment. The architectural details have been maintained and playfully enhanced by clean and crisp fresh design concepts transforming the residence into a perfect compound for the most discriminating buyer. Private perfection.” Represented by the team of Laura Reinertsen & Kristin Sennett.

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#8

77 Olema Bolinas Road in Bolinas, California

The Eighth Most Expensive Home Sold in Marin County in 2018:
3560 Paradise Lane in Tiburon Sold for $8,650,000

#8 – The eighth most expensive home sold in Marin County in 2019 was 77 Olema-Bolinas Road in Bolinas, also known as the Sea Dragon Estate. This unique property sold  on 2/1/2019 for $8,750,000 after 490 days on market versus an original listing price of $9,500,000, which is what it sold for back in 2017. The property description from MLS reads: “The Sea Dragon Estate is comprised of 18 hidden acres situated perfectly above the dramatic beauty of west Marin’s coastline. The estate’s architecture and design reflects and embraces the natural beauty that surrounds it. The breathtaking main house is the core of the estate where massive stone slabs, hand tooled wood beams, stylistically weathered-patina steel and burnt concrete define its aesthetic. An array of additional buildings and spaces allow for private and separate guest quarters, art studio, equestrian facilities and plenty of outside entertaining venues. With its sizable acreage, desirable location, impressive main house and additional buildings, the Sea Dragon Estate can easily serve as a family compound or gathering place for extended family and friends. ” This home was represented by Glen Williams and was featured in this article in 2017 in Marin Magazine.

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#9

26 Sky Road Mill Valley Front Exterior View

The Ninth Most Expensive Home Sold in Marin County in 2019:
26 Sky Road in Mill Valley Sold for $8,707,000

#9 -The ninth most expensive home sold in Marin County in 2019 was the tenth most expensive home sold in 2018.  26 Sky Road in Mill Valley sold on March 1, 2018 for $8,150,000 then sold again on 11/4/2019 off market for $8,707,000. The property description from the sale in 2018 reads: “Stunning French Chateau style on mostly level lot over 1.6 acres with breathtaking views of San Francisco from almost every room. Gated estate with lots of privacy. Main home offers 5 master suites, 1 half bath, living room, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen with eating area, family room, library/den, laundry room and 3 car garage. Detached pool house with separate entrance features full bathroom. Large level yard, infinity pool & spa.” This home was represented by Shana Rohde-Lynch.

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#10

102 Mount Tiburon Road Tiburon California aerial view

The Tenth Most Expensive Home Sold in Marin County in 2019:
102 Mount Tiburon Road in Tiburon Sold for $8,500,000

#10 – The tenth most expensive home sold in Marin County in 2019 was 102 Mount Tiburon Road in Tiburon which sold off-market on November 18, 2019 for $8,500,000. The property description from MLS reads: “Park-like level grounds & jaw-dropping vistas of SF skyline, GG Bridge, Richardson Bay & Mt Tamalpais The home is divided into 2 expansive wings. North wing, w/dramatic grand foyer, has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & master suite. South wing features formal dining & entertaining areas, gourmet kitchen, library & 5 terraces/balconies. Expansive level lawn, entertaining terrace, motor court.” This home was represented by my good friends the Sarkissian / Bullock team.

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All photos above are courtesy of the agents who represented the properties and of BAREIS MLS Service, all rights reserved.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing the top 10 most expensive homes that were sold here in Marin County in 2019. Congratulations to the buyers and sellers of these lovely estates!

I have been fortunate to represent some of Marin County’s most beautiful homes — please click here if you would like to see some of the properties I have sold. I also take great pleasure in helping buyers find their dream homes. If I may be of any assistance with your Marin / San Francisco real estate needs, please call me at +1.415.847.5584.

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