Marin County Properties
5 Nelson Avenue, Mill Valley
4+ Bedrooms +
One of the keys to successfully designing a “new” house is to ensure that the aesthetic is harmonious with the existing neighborhood’s style while also inspiring the community with new ideas. 5 Nelson, the latest new construction project by Postcard Properties, strikes this all-important balance. The extraordinary design is the result of a collaboration between Architect, Kelly Haegglund and Designer, Jennifer Tidwell. The look and feel of the property has been influenced by the Plantation style of architecture that was re-imagined by the developers of Seaside, Florida. With the standing seam metal roof and the generous covered front porch, this signature design is both visually enticing while creating an organic relationship to the street and the neighborhood. Few architects and designers have the ability to blend inspirational finishes with functional flow like this creative team. Their trend setting ideas populate the pages of Pinterest and Remodelista websites. 5 Nelson resonates emotionally on so many levels for people who want their home to be the ultimate source of inspiration, comfort and luxury.
5 Nelson is a 4+ bedroom, 3 bath new construction home with state of the art mechanical systems, radiant heating, multi zone built-in speakers, high-end appliances and a one car garage. The open floor plan has a “great room” with the kitchen, living and dining all in one space that look out onto the generous backyard. The main living space has great indoor/outdoor flow that lets children circulate outside while parents can observe them from inside without burning the casserole in the oven! The outdoor space has been as carefully planned as the interiors with a designated dining area, cozy fire pit, a lawn for soccer and an over-sized deck to extend the living space into the outdoors.
Some of the exciting design features included wide plank European rift white oak floors, a concrete faced fireplace with custom white plank surround, Carrera marble counters in the kitchen and a large breakfast island with a Carrera waterfall countertop. Also on the main floor is a separate family/media room so the kids can have a place to play and make a mess without disturbing the grown ups. With a full bathroom nearby, it can also double as a guest bedroom. The master suite has a view of the garden, access to the deck and a luxurious master bathroom with Thassos marble counters, stand-alone tub, over sized shower enclosure, dual vanities and walk in closet. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms, one oversized full bathroom and the laundry room. One of the bedrooms is large enough it could be carved into two bedrooms or used as a kid’s playroom.
5 Nelson is ideally located close to Sycamore Park, walking distance to several schools, the Rec Community Center and the up and coming Miller Street corridor of shops and restaurants. Rarely does the opportunity present itself to live in home that is so well crafted in such a perfect setting with such inspiring architecture and design.