There’s a quintessential mid-century modern for sale in the Kentfield area of Marin County belonging to Gavin Newsom, former mayor of San Francisco and now governor of California, and his wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom, a documentary filmmaker. Since they’ll be spending a lot more time in the state capital of Sacramento this 5-bed, 6-bath isn’t what they need anymore. According to property records they purchased the property in 2011 for $2.25 million and placed it on the market at the end of January for $5.995 million. The home dates to 1950 from Bay Area architect Worley K. Wong who captured the motif of that time with a low frame angular design.
With 4,014 square feet of living space, the wide open rooms and large sliding glass doors let all that California sun in.
The L-shaped house is positioned on the 1.3 acre lot in such a way that it is secluded from the street so allows for a full view out to the pool (above) and the backyard (below). The home recently underwent a major overhaul thanks to designer Julie Dowling (whose background includes two stints working for architect Michael Graves and as a senior store designer for Banana Republic).
Views of San Francisco Bay and Mt. Tamalpais are easy to take in from the second floor deck accessed via the bedrooms.
The kitchen is a sleek affair with an easy route to the outdoor pool area so serving up a crowd is easy enough.
The home office has this sophisticated blue thing going on but kept the dark-stained hardwood floors found elsewhere on the main floor of the home.
A master bedroom makes up for its small size with its treehouse feel and all those windows.
And then there’s the colorful approach to one’s sleeping environs.
Of the six bathrooms in the house, four full/two half, one of them comes with this sauna.
For more information go to the listing page via agent Chelsea E. Ialeggio.
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- Originally posted on Forbes