Rebuilt in 2012, this two-bedroom urban retreat near downtown Mill Valley teems with contemporary designs and verdant views. The public rooms are set on the top floor of the two-story residence and both bedrooms open to a covered deck overlooking the garden. Wide-plank hardwood floors and large windows give the interior an open and airy feeling, and the top level includes access to another view deck.

Don't miss: The outdoor spaces. Besides a backyard with hardscaping, pool and spa, the lot includes a detached workshop, several view decks and a private deck in front, below street level.