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Lagunitas Gem! Engaging country home, attached garage, separate barn on 2.5 sheltered acres. Set strategically on Mt Barnabe's upper slopes for solar warmth & sweeping views. Loads of charm; tons of potential; sweet just the way it is. Solidly built & fastidiously maintained by its one owner for 65 years. Renewed hardwood floors, new bedroom carpet; new paint; 2021 composition roof and central heating unit; MMWD water connection including onsite storage tank. Plenty of parking and pastureland. Generous level area around house and barn. Fascinating history; family's land ownership here goes back a century, with this as the last holding.
2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom 1,075 square feet 2.5 acres Built 1957 Wood-burning fireplace Top-nailed oak floors Tile New carpet Separate Barn 808 square feet
San Geronimo Valley lies between the western edge of Fairfax and the eastern edge of Samuel P. Taylor Park. Home to four unincorporated towns of Woodacre, San Geronimo, Forest Knolls, and Lagunitas, it’s known locally as the Valley. It includes country neighborhoods, ranchland, forests, creeks, and Mt Barnabe. It’s the transition from urban Marin to the wild coast of West Marin.
Mt Barnabe is at the western edge of the Valley and soars as the high point in the region, dividing Lagunitas from Samuel P Taylor Park. 103 Portola Avenue is in the upper slopes of the mount and its 2.5 acres were carved out of an original 40+/- acre ranch that today’s owners’ grandparents purchased in 1930. Their Victorian farmhouse still stands two doors up from 103.
There are many long-term, successful Valley businesses that mostly run along Sir Francis Drake Blvd. A farm stand offers local produce and organic meats. Small grocery stores, book exchanges, baked good stands, and restaurants dot the valley floor. Bike routes, hiking trails, horse stables and riding paths, plus other outdoor recreation, fill the Valley’s hills and dales.
There’s the desirable Lagunitas School District where children attend Kindergarten through 8th grade. A nearby community center serves many needs and hosts various events and activities to include all age groups; its motto: You Belong Here.
On the other side of the valley from Lagunitas is the Woodacre Improvement Club, with heated swimming pool, fitness center and tennis courts.
Marin County’s Fire Department Headquarters are in Woodacre and planning a move to a larger facility in neighboring San Geronimo. Sheriff’s deputies and CHP patrol the Valley. The Pulitzer-Prize winning Point Reyes Light covers Valley news, and West Marin’s local radio station KWMR has a transmitter just for the Valley.
And most important, there’s a community of people with like-minded love and appreciation of a relaxed and rural way of life.