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Mill Valley Craftsman-style home with musical past asks $2.6 million

Comes with vaulted ceilings and arboreal hillside views

Photos by Open Homes Photography, courtesy of Pacific Union International

Perched above downtown Mill Valley sits this Craftsman-style home, built in 1916, with several decades of expansion and renovation that have done nothing but add to the character of the house.

Featuring four beds, four baths, and 2,713 square feet, 175 Marguerite Avenue boasts a restored 100-year-old “redwood room,” created entirely of first growth redwood. The room’s clinker brick fireplace and original built-in window seat and shelving can still be seen.

The house was expanded in 1958, in 1995, and 2011, but the property, as evidenced in the photos, maintains “a rustic feel but is clean and contemporary,” per the listing ad.

Built by Japanese carpenter Utsimatsu Tashiro, the home once belonged to David Hodghead, one of the founders of the San Francisco College of Medicine (now UC San Francisco), who was also the father of Lillian Hodghead, co-founder of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Of special historical note: Composer Ernest Bloch wrote his "America: An Epic Rhapsody for Orchestra" while a guest inside the house.

Asking is $2,695,000.