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Famous Kentfield 1958 midcentury asks $3.69 million

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One of only 10 homes designed by architect Jack Hillmer

Featured in exhibits in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Dallas Museum of Modern Art, this 1958 abode in the tony town of Kentfield has much to offer. Especially for those looking for a rare, albeit updated, midcentury gem.

Designed by architect Jack Hillmer, known for his intricate and bizarre designs and who only completed 10 homes during his career, this five bed, four bath masterpiece is but a handful of Hillmer homes available.

"Hillmer's homes mix a Zen-like simplicity with a baroque richness that comes not from ornamentation but from the beauty of the materials and the way the home interacts with the environment, framing dramatic views and filtering daylight," notes a 2004 San Francisco Chronicle article on the architect.

Something to keep in mind, however, is that this five-bed, four-and-a-half bath, 3,865-square-foot home at 75 Upland Road was updated in 2004, which is evidenced in the new kitchen, fireplace, and bathrooms.

On a related note, there is a mild movement afoot to keep Hillmer's very few homes from being torn down or ruthlessly renovated. (We see you, vessel sinks. Grumble, grumble.)

In all, though, this is a gorgeous midcentury, replete with of-the-era artichoke lamps, wood accents, vaulted ceilings, and more.

Asking is $3,698,000.