KENTFIELD, Calif., March 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- There's buying a home, and there's buying a piece of architectural greatness. For the discerning, design-centric few, 445 Woodland Road in Kentfield, CA. presents a rare opportunity to own a true mid-century gem designed by Joseph Esherick. Poised to sell this month for the first time in decades, the nearly 6,000 square foot home features five bedrooms, five bathrooms and verdant grounds designed by acclaimed landscape architect Lawrence Halprin. Stephanie Lamarre of Decker Bullock Sotheby's International Realty has the listing, priced at $4,995,000.
Esherick designed the sprawling, hillside residence in 1960 for the prominent Lehman family. Esherick is one of the most celebrated mid-century modernists of his time, having been awarded the AIA Gold Medal in Architecture in 1989 for his life's work, a portfolio ranging from prestigious estates to civic spaces including the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Esherick also served as Dean of the School of Architecture at UC Berkeley, one of the nation's premier programs in the field. At the time of 445 Woodland Road's conception, Esherick enlisted help from friend Halprin to design the landscaping. Halprin, an ASLA Gold Medalist, designed iconic landmarks including Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco and the FDR Memorial in Washington D.C., for which he was awarded the Presidential Design Award.
The marriage of these two greats resulted in a distinctive home that celebrates its surroundings, seamlessly blending chic and understated mid-century interiors with a landscape meticulously crafted to evoke balance, harmony and tranquility. Architectural highlights include soaring 12-foot ceilings, sleek hardwood paneling and flooring throughout the flowing living and entertaining spaces, expansive decks and terraces for indoor/outdoor living, and verdant natural gardens bordered by a babbling brook. The home's most dramatic feature: a swimming pool that undulates in shape to blend with a cascading granite cropping, complete with a surrealist-inspired mosaicked bottom and underwater view window.
Design-savvy, prospective buyers can tour the property exclusively this Sunday, March 12th from 1-4 PM., and Sunday, March 19th from 1-4 PM.
To learn more about this distinctive residence, visit: www.KentfieldMidCentury.com
For more information or to schedule a showing, call: 415.806.3176
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About Decker Bullock Sotheby's International Realty:
Decker Bullock Sotheby's International Realty, the largest Marin County Broker by sales volume, has approximately 180 agents in nine Marin County offices, including locations from Sausalito to Novato, downtown Tiburon and Mill Valley, Southern Marin, Ross Valley, Greenbrae, San Rafael and Stinson Beach. The underlying corporation was founded in 1991, and celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016. As of April 2017 the brokerage will become Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty, to reflect its growth throughout the Bay Area. The brokerage currently has 11 offices from Marin County to Silicon Valley. Learn more here. For more information, please visit deckerbullocksir.com
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