The Ten Most Expensive Homes Sold in Marin County in 2021
The Town of Ross Again Features Prominently in the
Top 10 Most Expensive Homes Sold in Marin in 2021
My Listing (above) at 5 Norwood Avenue in Ross Sold in One Day for $505,000 Over Asking
The most expensive Marin County home sold in 2021 closed for $28,100,000, almost double the price of the most expensive home sold in 2020. Once again the highly-desirable town of Ross features prominently on the list, hosting 4 in the top 10. Marin saw another year of steady price appreciation, with the median home price increasing to $1.5 million at the end of November, after peaking at $1.820 million in July.
The red hot real estate market is reflected in this year’s numbers. The median of the top 10 home sales in 2021 was $20 million, double the median of 2019. Just like last year, Four of the top ten most expensive homes sold were transacted off market then entered into MLS by their respective agents after the sales closed.
The market looks poised for a strong start to 2022, though the course of the pandemic is unknown given the Omicron variant surge. Check out my monthly Marin Real Estate Market Reports here for more commentary on the market. Wishing you and yours a very happy 2022!
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- Highest Priced Marin Home Sold
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The Most Expensive Home Sold in Marin County in 2021:
32 Shady Lane in Ross Sold for $28,100,000
Photo Courtesy Tracy McLaughlin/BAREIS MLS
#1 – The most expensive home sale in Marin County in 2021 was 32 Shady Lane in Ross which sold in just 15 days on 12/8/2021 for $28,100,000. The home last sold in 2013 for $15,00,000 . Here is the description from the listing: “A very rare opportunity to acquire Ross’ finest estate. Originally designed by the Bernard Maybeck firm in 1902, the 6 bedroom, 9 bath main house + detached guest house have been fully restored using the finest in today’s construction & design finishes. Incredible scale & light are seamlessly blended with fine architectural details including the use of elaborate moldings, wainscot walls, & handsome balustrade. All white marble kitchen & bathrooms, chic lighting, and high end fixtures were selected for timeless design. Detached guest house+ full gym/yoga studio opens to the resort like grounds. The heart of the house is a grand scale great room that opens directly to the sweeping level lawn, +- 60 foot pool, elevated spa, outdoor fireplace & magazine worthy gardens & mature trees. Old growth Oaks, stately Palms & soaring Cypress grace the grounds. Off street parking for +- 30 cars. Gated & very private in town living.” The home was represented by Tracy McLaughlin.
The Second Most Expensive Home Sold in Marin County in 2021:
41-43 Belvedere Avenue in Belvedere Sold on 8/20/21 for $21,000,000
Property Video Courtesy Sarkissian-Bullock Team
#2 – The second most expensive home sold in Marin County in 2021 was 41 Belvedere Avenue in Belvedere, which sold on 8/20/201 for $21,000,000. The property description from MLS reads: “Architectural masterpiece above Belvedere’s west shore w/panoramic views of the City, GG Bridge, Richardson Bay, Sausalito, Mill Valley, & Mt Tam. Designed by award-winning architects Aidlin Darling Design, this incredible estate took over 5 years to build, completed in 2015, now one of the most architecturally significant homes in the SF Bay Area. Dramatic setting & grounds w/meticulous landscaping & manicured gardens by Blasen Landscape Design. Sleek, modern & sophisticated, w/stunning use of materials, incl. concrete, steel, stone, reclaimed oak, leather, bronze, & glass to perfectly frame vistas. Approached through an olive tree-lined courtyard, the home’s main level has fml living & dining spaces, expansive water view terrace, art studio office, & lux. media room. Upstairs has an ensuite BR, custom office, master suite w/ terraces & uninterrupted views. Lower level w/3 additional bedrooms, exercise room opening to pool & spa sun deck. 2 car garage & auto court. Guest house. Fully furnished.” Represented by the Sarkissian-Bullock Team.
The Third Most Expensive Home Sold in Marin County in 2021:
74 Bellevue Avenue in Belvedere Sold on 10/25/2021 for $20,000,000
Property Video Courtesy Sarkissian-Bullock Team
#3 – The third most expensive home sold in Marin County in 2021 was 74 Bellevue Avenue in Belvedere which sold on 10/25/2021 for $20,000,000. The property description reads: “On the southernmost tip of Corinthian Island, this estate offers the privacy of small-town living only a stone’s throw from bustling San Francisco. Sun-soaked & sprawling, the property is finished from hardwood floors to coffered ceilings. The front doors open to a double-height foyer complete with curved floating limestone staircase that will impress from first sight. Entertain in the gourmet chef’s kitchen w/ designer appliances and Carrera marble countertops, overlooking the SF skyline. Drift outdoors on to one of multiple balconies and patios to enjoy the breathtaking views of SF Bay. Retire to the spectacular primary suite w/ 2 walk-in closets & 2 offices. Enjoy the private putting green or spend time by the fireside lounge area. Lush gardens, established hedges, & limestone walls encase the estate for privacy. A short walk leads to Tiburon’s shops, dining, & ferry.” The property was listed by the Sarkissian-Bullock Team of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty.
The Fourth Most Expensive Home Sold in Marin County in 2021:
9 Upper Ames Ave in Ross Sold Off Market on 5/7/2021 for $20,000,000
#4 – The fourth most expensive home sold in Marin County in 2021 was 9 Upper Ames Avenue in Ross, which sold off market on 5/7/2021 for $20,000,000. The property was represented by Tracy McLaughlin.
The Fifth Most Expensive Home Sold in Marin County in 2021:
2900 Paradise Drive in Tiburon Sold on 10/18/21 for $20,000,000
Property Video Courtesy Sue Pence & Darlene Hanley
#5 – The fifth most expensive home sold in Marin County in 2021 was 2900 Paradise Drive in Tiburon which sold on 10/18/2021 for $20,000,000 which was $4 million under the original asking price. The property description from MLS reads: “Unbelievable Price Reduction!!! This secluded waterfront oasis will transport you to your very own tropical resort the minute you enter its gates. Just 19 miles north of San Francisco, this 8.5+/- acre Tiburon property offers approximately 1000 ft. of San Francisco Bay waterfront. One of the largest properties of its kind on the bay. The main residence boasts 12,060 sq.ft.(+/-). Its lush gated grounds make it unseen from the road affording the utmost privacy, with multiple buildings, including pool house, caretaker’s house, beach house, a pier, a sandy beach, a provisional helicopter site and more. Tranquil bay views and passing watercraft included.” The property was represented by Sue Pence and Darlene Hanley.
The Sixth Most Expensive Home Sold in Marin County in 2021:
200 Sarah Drive in Mill Valley Sold on 5/12/2021 for $19,500,000
Property Photo Courtesy Paul Bragstad / BAREIS MLS
#6 – The sixth most expensive home sold in Marin County in 2021 was 200 Sarah Drive in Mill Valley which sold off market on 5/12/2021 for $19,500,000. The property description from MLS reads: “This 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath home is situated on 6.8 private acres with perhaps the finest vistas in all of Mill Valley. From Mt. Diablo to San Francisco to Mt. Tamalpais your panoramic views are unimpeded and impressive. Ample wide decks, a new pool and a pool house make for luxuriant entertaining. The living room has Ahwahnee dimensions with a large fireplace and two French chandeliers. The kitchen, dining room and and breakfast room all enjoy San Francisco views. A family room and mud/laundry room complete the downstairs. Upstairs the master suite with sitting room has commanding San Francisco views.There are 4 more bedrooms , 2 of which have Mt. Tam views. An office and media room complete the upstairs. The long circular driveway leads to a spacious garage, a basement storage room and a sport court. 2 wells and public water cover all the bases.There are many fruit trees, mango and avocado and a vineyard. Gardening is in raised beds. The property borders open space and hiking trails.” The property was represented by Paul Bragstad.
The Seventh Most Expensive Home Sold in Marin County in 2021:
2 De Witt Drive in Ross Sold for $18,000,000 on 5/14/2021
Property Video from 2018 Listing Courtesy of Mark Millstein
#6 – The seventh most expensive home sold in Marin County in 2021 was 2 De Witt Drive in Ross, which sold off market on 5/14/2021 for $18,000,000. The listing description reads: “Rare offering for incredible grand Ross estate on nearly 2 flat acres in the heart of town. Resort like gated entry leads to motor court for main residence (7,668 sq. ft.), 6 bedrooms/8 baths with an extraordinary great room for entertaining. Master bedroom on first floor. Amazing grounds with private tennis court, pool, bocce court, 4 car garage, pool cabana (410 s.f.) with full bath,sauna, bar, and tennis cabana/guest quarters (582 s.f). Must see” This home was represented by Tracy McLaughlin.
The Eighth Most Expensive Home Sold in Marin County in 2021:
2 Upper Road West in Ross Sold on 4/16/2021 for $17,000,000
Property Photo Courtesy of the Sarkissian-Bullock Team/BAREIS MLS
#8 – The eighth most expensive home sold in Marin County in 2021 was 2 Upper Road West in Ross which sold off market on 4/16/2021 for $17,000,000. The home description reads: “Old-world grandeur meets modern resort living at this stately yet livable, Italian-inspired villa in Ross. Perfectly situated above the west side of Ross overlooking the valley below, Mount Tamalpais and the San Francisco Bay, the sprawling three-level estate features formal spaces with open floorplans, outdoor entertaining areas that flow seamlessly from interior to exterior and meticulous craftsmanship throughout. From the private gated drive, to the entry courtyard, to a grand triple-height foyer with dramatic staircase, the home’s immediate allure is captivating and inviting, welcoming one to dwell in its architectural splendor and well-appointed spaces.” The property was represented by the Sarkissian-Bullock Team.
The Ninth Most Expensive Home Sold in Marin County in 2021:
135 S. Ridgewood Road in Kentfield Sold for $16,000,000 on 11/8/2021
Property Video Courtesy of Tracy McLaughlin
#9 – The ninth most expensive home sold in Marin County in 2021 was 135 S. Ridgewood Road in Kentfield, which sold on 11/8/2021 for $16,000,000. The property description from MLS reads: “Marin County’s very finest estate is available for the first time since ground up completion. Magazine worthy, Santa Barbara inspired residence offers main house of +- 8,795 sq. ft; +- 990 sq.foot one bedroom guest house with full kitchen; +- 335 square foot pool house & car collector’s 5 car garage. Two of the Bay Area’s top design firms have recently waived their magic wands over the interiors, creating a bespoke, timeless design that seamlessly blends architectural authenticity with contemporary lighting and fixtures. Seamless indoor/outdoor living with all rooms opening to the resort like +- 1.7 acre grounds which include in ground pool, elevated spa, pool cave, old growth trees, sweeping level lawns, trails, veggie gardens, & multiple exterior terraces for al fresco dining and hosting of large events. Ideal as a full time residence or weekend home for SF buyers. Located a few blocks off the flats of one of Marin’s most exclusive neighborhoods. Completely private & quiet.” This property was represented by Tracy McLaughlin.
The Tenth Most Expensive Home Sold in Marin County in 2021:
435 Ralston Avenue in Mill Valley Sold for $13,500,000 on 6/11/2021
Property Video Courtesy of Neal Ward Properties
#10 -The tenth most expensive home sold in Marin County in 2021 was 435 Ralston Avenue in Mill Valley, which sold on 6/11/2021 for $13,500,000. The property description from MLS reads: “Perched above Mill Valley, this secluded oasis is nestled into the serenity of nature on Mt. Tam & boasts sweeping views of the valley and SF skyline. Built in 1994, the home is terraced into the hillside allowing for incredible light and ever-changing vistas. The kitchen, family, and dining rooms face to the east to capture morning sun and open onto a large terrace, rolling meadow and pool with spa. The large living room has exposed wood beam ceiling, steel beam fireplace, and 2 terraces. The primary suite boasts stunning views of the Valley and SF and charming bath set among landscaping. The crown jewel of the home is a bright office floating above the property with jaw dropping outlooks. Four additional guest suites and a separate guest house offer privacy, peace, and views. The legacy estate spans approx. 8 acres on 2 parcels with a private entrance and driveway leading to the rolling lawns, shimmering pool, and stunning main residence, all just steps from the best hiking in Marin.” This home was represented by Neal Ward Properties.
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 in Marin County in 2021. Congratulations to the buyers and sellers of these lovely properties!
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