The Ten Most Expensive Homes Sold in Marin County in 2022
Thomas sold 1100 Cabro Ridge (above), One of the Most Expensive Homes Ever Sold in Novato
The most expensive Marin County home sold in 2022 sold in Belvedere for $19,500,000, down significantly from 2021’s top sale of $28,100,000. Six of the top ten were sold in the first half of the year, before rising interest rates and a declining stock market took their toll on the overall market. The bucolic town of Ross which usually dominates this list took a backseat this year to southern Marin towns of Mill Valley, Tiburon, Belvedere and Stinson Beach which represented seven of the top ten most expensive homes sold in 2022. No single agent or brokerage dominated the top 10, also a departure from prior years.
The real estate market in Marin returned to a more healthy, balanced market, with the median sold price down 4% at the end of the year to $1,583,000. Check out my monthly Marin Real Estate Market Reports for my commentary on the market.
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- Highest Priced Marin Home Sold
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The Most Expensive Home Sold in Marin County in 2022:
130 Bella Vista Avenue in Belvedere Sold for $19,500,000
Photo Courtesy Bill Smith and Ann Aylwin/BAREIS MLS
#1 – The most expensive home sale in Marin County in 2022 was 130 Bella Vista Avenue in Belvedere, which sold off market for $19,500,000 on May 21, 2022. The home last sold in 2014 for $2,134,000. The home was listed as new construction, meaning the old home on the property was torn down. The home was represented by Bill Smith and Ann Aylwin.
The Second Most Expensive Home Sold in Marin County in 2022:
12 Upper Ames Avenue in Ross Sold on 4/20/22 for $18,000,000
Property Video Courtesy Josh Burns and Carol Sebastiani
#2 – The second most expensive home sold in Marin County in 2022 was 12 Upper Ames Avenue in Ross, which sold on 4/20/22 for $18,000,000. It last sold in 2016 for $9,150,000. The property description from MLS reads: “Incomparable, updated Mid-Century Modern located less than a half-mile to Ross Commons. Beautifully sited, the approx. 1.4-acre property orients towards the South and is elevated off the valley floor, bathing the house, guest house, pool house and pool in incredible, natural light. The high-tech 5BR/5.5BA main home with approx. 5,930 sq ft with formal living/dining is anchored by the kitchen/great room with two Nana walls opening onto the property’s incredible grounds. The East wing offers a dedicated office, state-of-the-art home theater, and guest suite with separate entry. The 665 +/- sq. ft. one bedroom guest house with kitchen, living room overlooks the inviting pool area. There is also a 615 +/- sq. ft. pool house with kitchen and great room and direct access to the pool. The resort-like pool area was designed around majestic Japanese maple, olive, fruit trees, star jasmine and mature succulents. Top rated public schools, three car garage and more.” Represented by Josh Burns and Carol Sebastiani.
The Third Most Expensive Home Sold in Marin County in 2022:
1860 Mountain View Drive in Tiburon Sold for $$17,500,000 on 4/11/2022
Property Video Courtesy Deborah Svoboda and Danielle Chavanon
#3 – The third most expensive home sold in Marin County in 2022 was 1860 Mountain View in Tiburon which sold for $17,500,000 (vs. an asking price of $16,000,000) on 4/11/2022. The property description reads: “This is one-of-kind: a modern masterpiece with unparalleled views and bespoke finishes in coveted Hill Haven. Expert engineering of the cantilevered steel frame and frameless glass railings mazimize the views. Features include smart home technology, AC, radiant heating in baths, gas-powered generator, 2-car garage parking with EV charger plus at least 4-car parking in the motor court and driveway.” The property was represented by Deborah Svoboda and Danielle Chavanon.
The Fourth Most Expensive Home Sold in Marin County in 2022:
480 Throckmorton Avenue in Mill Valley Sold in 3 Days for $15,900,000 On 8/4/2022
#4 – The fourth most expensive home sold in Marin County in 2022 was 480 Throckmorton Avenue in Mill Valley, which sold in just three days for $15,900,000. The property description reads in MLS: “A seldom found sanctuary for those seeking the best Marin has to offer, this grand estate is arguably the crown jewel of Mill Valley. Located in the highly desirable Old Mill neighborhood, this +/- 5,755 SF home rests majestically on a sunny, 1.15 acre, lot that is a mere stroll to town yet tranquil & private. Recently renovated, the interiors exude timeless elegance & the ultimate in craftsmanship. Every detail has been meticulously curated, creating beautiful & inviting living spaces that are a perfect meld of tradition & modern. The functional floor plan is ideal, with the living areas on the entry level & four of the five bedrooms on the upper level. The lower level w/ separate entrance offers privacy for guests or au pair. The grounds are spectacular with meandering paths, vegetable gardens, fruit trees & grapevines. The outdoor entertainment areas are currently undergoing a major renovation including new pool, pergola w/fireplace & TV and a stunning alfresco kitchen.” The property was represented by Chris DeNike.
The Fifth Most Expensive Home Sold in Marin County in 2022:
41 Upper Road in Ross Sold for $14,500,000 on 6/13/2022
Photo Courtesy Tracy McLaughlin
#5 – The fifth most expensive home sold in Marin County in 2022 was 41 Upper Road in Ross which sold on 6/13/2022 for $14,500,000. The home last sold in 2019 for $11,495,000. The property description from MLS reads: “Incomparable Ross estate masterfully blends East Coast architectural charm with high-end, designer finishes throughout! Smashing all white marble bathrooms, bold lighting, and bespoke fixtures are integrated throughout the highly desirable floor plan for both the main residence and two detached buildings. The 5 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom main home offers a grand scale great room that opens directly to the sweeping level lawns & pool. Secondary media room on the lower level. Seamless indoor/outdoor flow from all rooms to the exterior grounds. The +-1355 square foot detached guest house offers a state of the art gym that opens to a huge level lawn, grand scale game room (also ideal as a private home office), mini kitchen, & private guest suite. Reminiscent of a magazine worthy Napa Valley country house, the recreational grounds include 3 enormous lawns, pool, spa, fire pit, sauna house, old growth trees, 1.6 acres of walking trails, and mature plantings. Stunning Mt. Tam views w/all day sun.” The property was represented by Tracy McLaughlin.
The Sixth Most Expensive Home Sold in Marin County in 2022:
230 Seadrift Road in Stinson Beach Sold for $14,250,000 on 6/8/2022
Property Video Courtesy of Barbara Mitchell and Sara Gemma
#6 – The sixth most expensive home sold in Marin County in 2022 was 230 Seadrift Road in Stinson Beach which sold for $14,250,000 on 6/8/2022. . The property description from MLS reads: “On the market for the first time, a rare opportunity to own an oceanfront home from renowned architect William Wurster. The residence offers an ideal floor plan with a large great room, separate eat-in kitchen, oceanfront primary suite, two additional bedrooms, and a guest suite with a private entrance, ideal for guests. The main, open floor plan is defined by vaulted ceilings and oversized windows offering spectacular views. This great room seamlessly flows to a massive outdoor courtyard with sweeping views of Bolinas Ridge and is the perfect spot for large gatherings. The primary bedroom enjoys ocean views from Bolinas to SF. Complete with an ensuite bath and a sun-soaked sitting area with a giant door leading straight to the beach, you’ll fall asleep to the sounds of the Pacific Ocean. In addition to this sale, the adjacent lagoon parcel is separately for sale. This incredible opportunity presents an unrivaled prospect for a once in a generation beach retreat.” The property was represented by Barbara Mitchell and Sara Gemma.
The Seventh Most Expensive Home Sold in Marin County in 2022:
8 Crest Road in Belvedere Sold for $12,435,000 on 12/20/2022
Property Video Courtesy of Shana Rohde-Lynch and Dave DuPont
#6 – The seventh most expensive home sold in Marin County in 2022 was 8 Crest Road in Belvedere which sold for $12,435,000 on 12/20/2022. The home last sold for $12,000,000 in 2014. The listing description reads: “A rare opportunity presents itself in the offering of one of Belvedere’s finest estates, located in the heart of Belvedere Island and perfectly sited on over a half an acre of land. This captivating custom residence offers a rare combination of privacy and serenity, featuring panoramic views of Sausalito, the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, and Mount Tamalpais. This stunning estate is graced with unsurpassed outdoor spaces featuring mature landscaping, a huge lush level lawn, meandering pathways, plunge pool and spa, pergola, & multiple dining and entertainment areas. The main living spaces are filled with natural sunlight highlighting the spectacular views. The main level of the residence features a formal living room, dining room, kitchen, family room, great home offices, 3 bedrooms, laundry room, & large media/recreation room. The upper level features the primary suite, 3 additional bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms. Spacious fitness room & bonus room located on the lower level.” This home was represented by Shana Rohde-Lunch and David DuPont.
The Eighth Most Expensive Home Sold in Marin County in 2022:
106 Mount Tiburon Road in Tiburon Sold for $12,000,000 on 9/9/2022
Property Video Courtesy of Candace Nordstrom
#8 – The eighth most expensive home sold in Marin County in 2022 was 106 Mount Tiburon Road in Tiburon which sold on 9/9/2022 for $12,000,000. The home description reads: “Unparalleled. The only one of its kind in Marin. Sundrenched. Sanctuary of nature and the ultimate playdate experience location,including zipline across the property. Distinct, private spaces for homemaking, working, playing, and relaxing. Impeccably maintained. Stunning as it is currently presented, and ideas ready for anyone wanting a ~$20MM estate. Rare opportunity to purchase a secluded Tiburon view estate w/Ross-like property amenities. World class, expansive views of Angel Island, Bay Bridge, SF skyline, Downtown Tiburon, Belvedere, Sausalito, and the Golden Gate Bridge, this private and close-to-town, California modern, Mt. Tiburon estate w/a circular driveway approach is situated on 1.44 terraced ac. amidst thoughtful,mature landscaping,a contemporary infinity pool & spa,a championship tennis & sport court, level lawns, & lush gardens. Solar powered w/back-up gas generator. Idea plans ready for additional garage w/ADU & spectacular master bedroom expansion. An exceptional destination property!” The property was represented by Candace Nordstrom.
The Ninth Most Expensive Home Sold in Marin County in 2022:
90 Lagoon Road in Belvedere Sold on 3/11/2022 for $11,500,000
Property Video Courtesy of Marcus Robinson
#9 – The ninth most expensive home sold in Marin County in 2022 was 90 Lagoon Road in Belvedere, which sold on 3/11/2022 for $11,500,000. It last sold in 1999 for $1,625,000. The property description from MLS reads: “Presiding at the water’s edge of the elegant Belvedere Lagoon, this exceptional residence has been rebuilt with perfection in mind, employing the finest systems, materials, designers and craftsmen. A successful return to the original intent of architect A. Quincy Jones and developer Joseph Eichler, the custom home, one of only a dozen, expresses the harmony of the Eichler concept with a seamless transition from indoors to outdoors, bold, crisp lines and a distinctly liberating feeling throughout the rooms with peaked ceilings and expansive walls of glass. Masterfully modernized down to the last detail, it is fully representative of the classic mid-century modern designs of today. Single-level living further compliments the ease of life-style with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, dramatic living room with fireplace, formal dining room, family room or 4th bedroom, separate breakfast area, multiple outdoor terraces and patios as well as an attached 2 – car garage.” This property was represented by Marcus Robinson.
The Tenth Most Expensive Home Sold in Marin County in 2022:
111 Goodhill Road in Kentfield Sold for $11,500,000 on 10/31/2022
Property Photo Courtesy of Tracy McLaughlin / BAREIS MLS
#10 -The tenth most expensive home sold in Marin County in 2022 was 111 Goodhill Road in Kentfield, which sold on 10/31/2022 for $11,500,000. The property description from MLS reads: “Outstanding remodel done by one of Marin’s most revered developers! No expense was spared in the execution of this beautifully renovated home in the coveted flats of Kent Woodlands. Inspired by the great estates of the Hamptons, the two level home offers seamless indoor/outdoor living with all public spaces opening to the outstanding level yard, in-ground pool, and mature gardens. Perfectly site placed on a completely level +- 1/2 acre with all day sun and south facing orientation. Resort living with sweeping level lawns, beautiful Bluestone terraces, outdoor dining area, fire pit, and generous parking court. Situated just blocks from the Woodlands store, bike path, and the many famed shops and restaurants on Magnolia Avenue. Located in the highly rated K-8th grade Kentfield School District.” This home was represented by Tracy McLaughlin.
All photos above are courtesy of the agents who represented the properties and of BAREIS MLS Service, all rights reserved.
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Thomas Henthorne is a consistently-ranked top real estate agent in Marin County working with Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty. His Marin real estate blog is a source of information on the real estate market in Marin as well as the lifestyle in this special area north of San Francisco. Thomas has 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 he has sold. Thomas brings his strong marketing and design background to expertly serve his clients.
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