Scott Kalmbach and his wife, Tjasa Owen, knew they wanted good public schools, plenty of sun and a familyoriented community when they moved from San Francisco to Mill Valley three-and-a-half years ago.

“We looked in Tiburon and Mill Valley, but we kept an open mind,” Owen recalls. “We always knew the house would speak to us, would find us.” The family found that perfect house in Mill Valley’s Sycamore Park neighborhood.