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Circa-1900 shingled home in downtown Mill Valley asks $1.79M

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Comes with garden and swimming pool

Photos by Open Homes Photography, courtesy of Alain Pinel

The desire for—and need for more—housing in Marin County is evident. Take, for example, this circa-1900 specimen in downtown Mill Valley, located two blocks from the bucolic town’s shops and restaurants.

“The open house we held this past Saturday and Sunday were by far the busiest one [realtor Michelle Fallone] and I have ever held,” says realtor Jason Nelson. “People who were not even in the market for a home and just happened to be in the neighborhood for Easter, randomly stopped by our open house and were so impressed that they’re going to be submitting offers. I have never personally seen such an overwhelming response to a property before.”

It’s easy to see why: This three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,835-square-foot home at 78 Lovell is a treat for any Victorians fans who like a renovation that doesn’t slough away original charm.

Period details include hardwood flooring, wainscoting, coved ceilings, stained glass windows, original brick fireplace with redwood mantle, and more. The attic space, in particular, is gorgeous with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams.

There’s even a redwood deck that leads to a fun-size swimming pool.

Of historic note: The house was one of several homes that were referred to as the “Swedish Sisters” due to the apparent architectural influences of the Swedish families who had summer homes on Lovell Ave, Nelson explains. “The original owner/builder family was the Anderson’s (Victor Anderson) who built the home in 1900.”

Asking is $1,795,000 through Michelle Fallone and Jason Nelson of Alain Pinel. Expect it to sell over asking.