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We like getting our name in print, because it means more exposure for our clients. Below are some of the places we've appeared, either for our listings or as experts in the field.

Mill Valley Extreme Makeover: Before and After

In April of 2016, our new listing at 441 Tamalpais Avenue in Mill Valley gets featured on SFGate's real estate blog, "On the Block" - just after launching on the market and having our first open house! This sustainable smart home, located in the Middle Ridge area, was completely redesigned by Zack/de Vito Architecture and has been a labor of love for them since 2014. Originally built in 1969, it has been completely transformed into a contemporary 5 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home spans three awe-inspiring levels with multiple decks - perfect for indoor/outdoor living and built with the highest quality construction so that it could be virtually maintenance free and energy efficient.

Excerpt: "Before and after photo galleries fascinate real estate-minded readers, and 441 Tamalpais should not disappoint. Beyond a small portion of the existing foundation and a certain respect to the original home’s orientation on the lot, the new property is completely made over.

Credit for this project–both design and construction– goes to architectural firm Zack de Vito (Bay Area architectural aficionados may recognize for the firm’s work on Bacar and Steelhouse 1 and 2 in San Francisco, Super Duper Burger in Mill Valley, or Tres Agaves in Roseville and San Francisco, among many others). “The old house was built in 1969, was a ‘kit house’ of sorts; there quite a few similar houses sprinkled around Mill Valley,” Jim Zack said. “It was pretty cheap construction, and when we bought it the interior had already been demolished- it was a ‘work in progress’.”

That progress had specific goals. One: modern, clean beauty (witness gallery above). Two: flexibility. “The floor plan is open and spacious [over 4,000 square feet]: three of the five bedrooms are designed with flexible use in mind- they can be master bedrooms, an in-law unit, home office or family room,” said Zack. In addition, the home has four and a half baths."

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