Wondering about the most expensive homes sold in Marin County in 2016? You’ve come to the right place! Coming off a booming 2015, we saw a moderation in the 2016 market, with price and sales increases tempering their big gains from the prior year. However it was still a very strong year and we saw some noteworthy transactions in Marin’s high-end luxury real estate market.
Below is the complete list of the ten most expensive homes sold in Marin County in 2016, courtesy of Bay Area Real Estate Information Services (BAREIS) which provides all the Multiple Listing Services (MLS) for Marin County. Note that this list does not include homes sold off-market that were never offered to the public for sale via the MLS system.
You may click selected images below for more details on each of the most expensive homes sold in Marin County in 2016.
TOP MARIN HOME SALE — The most expensive home sold in Marin County in 2016 per MLS was 20 Glenwood Avenue (above) in Ross, which sold for $15,000,000 on March 21, 2016. It had been listed for $17,500,000 in 2009. Filmmaker Barry Levinson called 20 Glenwood Avenue home from the mid-1990s until 2001. The almost-12,000 square foot estate features 6 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms situated on 2 level acres with a pool and guest quarters. It was sold “off market” in 2016 but recorded in the MLS system.
This sale is substantially lower than last year’s all-time record-breaker, 440 Golden Gate Avenue in Belvedere, which sold for $47,500,000 in August of 2015.
NUMBER TWO: 1860 Mountain View Drive in Tiburon — Sold for $13,000,000 on February 24, 2016 with an original asking price of $13,500,000. The property description in MLS: “An icon of modern design– This recently completed 4BR, 5BA stunner offers A+ location on a 1/2 acre w/ SF, Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island & Mt. Tam views. Presenting a masterful design w/fine finishes, 11 foot ceilings, indoor-outdoor flow w/Nano walls, decks & smart-home tech. Main level w/living, dining, kitchen combo + butler pantry. Private master suite, double walk-ins. Lower level, family room, office, guest + 2 beds. Infinity pool, spa, outdoor shower, level lawn.”
NUMBER THREE: 185 Gilmartin Drive in Tiburon — Sold for $12,000,000 in June 2016 with an original listing price of $12,500,000. This home is a neighbor of my own top sale in 2016, 21 Gilmartin Drive in Tiburon which sold for $6,500,000 on October 18, 2016 and was the 13th most expensive home sold in Marin in 2016. The property description in MLS: “Astonishing luxury and resort-like amenities in this gated, private, and newly-refinished, ±14,000 sf residence on ±1.4 level acres. Five-bedroom, five full and three half-bath main residence. Separate 2-level, 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath guest house with kitchenette. Separate 1 bedroom, 1 bath au pair apartment. Pool, spa, sauna. steam room, tennis court, large level lawns and gardens, recreation/media room with adjacent wine cellar, elevator to all levels of the main residence, four-car enclosed garage, three-car carport and large circular motor court. Sweeping views of Mount Tamalpais, Sausalito, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco and the East Bay. 7 bedrooms, 7 full and 4 half baths.”
NUMBER FOUR: 68 Bridge Road in Ross — Sold for $9,925,000 on June 2, 2016 with an original listing price of $9,975,000. This home was owned by the Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh and was originally listed for $10,350,000. The property description in MLS: “The Bridge House, built in 1906 by Conrad Meussdorffer offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to live in an unparalleled setting on 2+ acres in the flats of Ross w/ a quick stroll to the coveted Ross K-8 school. Welcoming & warm this 7 bdrm gracious residence has been carefully updated while respectful to the original design. Every window offers complete privacy & park like views of the gorgeous manicured grounds, and inviting swimming pool.”
NUMBER FIVE: 266 Seadrift Road in Stinson Beach — Sold for $9,500,000 on April 19, 2016, with an original listing price of $9,950,000. The property description in MLS: “A rare opportunity to own a spectacular beachfront home on 2 lots. Views throughout of Pacific & City foothills. Protected courtyard w/views, fireplace, hot tub. Master suite wing with fireplace, outlooks, office & exercise room. Luxury master bath with two vanities, walk-in shower, walk-in closets. Four guest bedrooms. A truly rare offering of 2 prime beachfront lots that feature a stunning residence with uncommon privacy.”
NUMBER SIX: 108 Laurel Grove Avenue in Ross — Sold in for $9,408,000 on June 15, 2016 with an original listing price of $9,800,000. The property description in MLS: “Unrivaled Italianate Summer estate on 3 acres in the coveted flats of Ross! Completely renovated throughout! Extensive use of timeless. designer finishes with all white marble kitchen & baths. Great scale, traditional floorpan (all 4 bedrooms up), full guest house within the main house + secondary detached 2 bedroom guest house! Private & quiet, yet blocks from town & the K-8 school. Resort like with huge lawn, pool/spa, & entertaining areas.”
NUMBER SEVEN: 12 Upper Ames Avenue in Ross — Sold in for $9,150,000 on May 20, 2016 with an original listing price of $8,995,000. The property description in MLS: “Ultra chic modern beach estate in the heart of Ross! Simply nothing like this on the market. Complete restoration with great scale, high ceilings, white marble, & grey/white pallet throughout! Used extensively in print & commercial photo shoots. 5 bedroom main house + guest house+ pool house. Incredible resort like grounds w/ pool, spa, badminton, sport court, level lawns, & stunning views. Gated & private. In the flats just 2 blocks from school.”
NUMBER EIGHT: 133 Sugarloaf Drive in Tiburon — Sold in for $9,100,000 on May 2016 with an original listing price of $9,950,000. The property description in MLS: “Magnificent gated estate set atop exclusive Mt. Tiburon boasts ultra chic interiors and world class views that span the Golden Gate bridge to the San Francisco skyline. Luxury abides in this 7500 sq ft, 4 bedroom, 7 bathroom opulent home. A full spa, replete with European elegance, lends the discerning buyer a coveted lifestyle. A rooftop deck, shimmering pool and soaring fountains further enhance the appeal of this premiere property.”
NUMBER NINE: 170 Laurel Grove Avenue in Ross — Sold in for $8,745,000 on July 29, 2016, with an original listing price of $8,995,000. The property description in MLS: “170 Laurel Grove is a magnificent gated estate w/ 5 buildings located on a very private parcel. Altogether, there are 7 beds, 7 baths with 6BR/4BA in the main house. There are two guest cottages accessed by hillavator, totally renovated pool house, and detached garage w/legal loft space above. The property features a huge sprawling lawn, a rare and highly desirable feature due to the local topography. Inside is a huge wow factor-must see!!”
NUMBER TEN: 296 Beach Road in Belvedere — Sold for $8,224,000 on June 17, 2016, with an original listing price of $9,989,000. The property description in MLS: ” Rare opportunity to own Landfall, a historic waterfront estate on Belvedere Island with generous deep-water dock and views of San Francisco Bay. Modern, yet character-filled amenities include 6 bedrooms plus au pair quarters, 5 full baths, gourmet kitchen, living and dining rooms, sunroom, game/workout room and more. Grounds host lush gardens, patios and meandering paths with a two-car garage, workshop, shingled tool shed and hillside pergola.”
I hope you enjoyed reading about the most expensive homes sold in Marin County in 2016. If looking at these homes has you wondering how much your Marin home might be worth, please take a look at my article “How Much is My Home Worth?” You may also want to check out my monthly Marin real estate market reports.
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