Puffed-up terms like “rare” and “one-of-a-kind” get tossed around in the world of real estate. But in the case of this new Marshall home along Pacific Coast Highway, these two descriptors are actually fitting.
The unincorporated Marin County enclave, located on the east shore of oyster hotspot Tomales Bay, has an unofficial population of roughly 50 people and only a dozen or so residences. The town is mainly home to a few organic dairies (it’s named after four brothers who set up the dairy industry here in 1850), and now this unabashedly contemporary construction.
Featuring two bedrooms and two bathrooms, 18135 State Highway 1 was built by Lowell and Jacquie Strauss, owners of Amalfi West (1860 Mountain View in Tiburon and 9 Woodside Way in Ross), who used steel and concrete as the primary materials.
The house comes with an open floor plan making up the kitchen, the living room, and the dining area. All of it comes with hardwood flooring, soaring ceilings adorned with gorgeous woodwork, and floor-to-ceiling windows framing the waters of Tomales Bay.
The one-story home spreads out its two bedrooms on opposite sides of the house, with each suite boasting full views of said bay. The master bathroom features a toilet and shower in full view of the beach outside—a daring treat for those who prefer to live on the wild side. And there’s also an expansive outdoor deck with a spa and a fire pit.
Asking is $3,895,000; it’s listed through Scott Woods of Vanguard and Bill Smith of Compass.