Was $8M, now $7, it's so much easier with round numbers. This complex on ten acres in Bolinas has been going begging, making it perfect for a religious cult or spiritual center. Two houses, two carriage houses, one big house in the middle for Big Daddy. Possibly a vineyard and room for horses to pull those carriages, plus more than 2000 feet from any elementary school, as required for CA sex offenders.
· 20 Rose Lane, Bolinas [BAREIS]
Was $679K, now $595K, a waterfront shack overlooking the Hog Island oyster beds in Marshall. Literally out over the water on a quiet stretch of Route 1, three bedrooms, two baths and oyster shooters every morning (it's to the right of the parking lot, above.)
· 20175 Highway One, Marshall [Fred Rodoni, Coastal Marin]
We're not sure how this figures as Petaluma, but it didn't sell when it was advertised as being in Marshall, either. No one seems to remembers who the architect was (Jon Fernandez?) A complex of studios and living areas arranged around an immense central courtyard on over 600 acres of meadow and ravines. Was listed a few years ago for $6M and finally sold considerably below that. Now listed at $3,950,000, down from the most recent price of $4.6M. Yes, it 's corrugated steel. It's biggest problem may be that while the property has a view of Point Reyes, Tomales Bay and the Pacific, the house does not. Palomino negotiable.
· 1750 Petaluma Marshall Rd [Scott Murphy, Leading Edge Properties]
And a reader tipped us to this: a condo development called Marin on the Semiahmoo Peninsula in Washington (yeah, we had the same reaction.) Adjoins a spa. A secure compound for those massaged, in-touch, enlightened and entitled folk in natural fibers who seek naturally refined living. And play golf. A magical combination, no doubt.