Artful design, refined finishes
New construction in Larkspur offers scenic views
Almost everything you could ask for exists at 215 Alexander Ave. in Larkspur.
Street-to-street lot? Check. A palatial kitchen that marries form and function? You better believe it. Scenic views and proximity to parks and downtown? That’s affirmative.
“The best way to describe it is magnificent and rare,” said Tina McArthur of Pacific Union Real Estate, who is colisting the newly built five bedroom with Victoria Love for $5.9 million. “The design is artful, the finishes are refined and the living spaces are unpretentious.”
Nestled between Palm and Alexander avenues, the trilevel contemporary embraces environmental sustainability and digital connectivity. A horseshoe shaped layout includes a welcoming loggia off a kitchen that is the home’s statement piece.
The backyard’s level lawn and surrounding landscape drink from the home’s graywater system that makes use of water sent down sinks and appliances. Fire sprinklers and a hardwired security system with four night vision cameras provide security and peace of mind.
A blue-ribbon group of Bay Area builders, designers and architects conceptualized the home at 215 Alexander Ave. Developer Michael Folk of IdealSense, LLC tapped Larkspur’s own Perlstein Architects to draft the trilevel and its energy-efficient inclusions. Landscape architect Chris Reamer of Permaculture Design + Build balanced lowmaintenance plantings, an edible garden and a level lawn in the backyard, while still leaving ample room for outdoor entertaining. Nova Designs + Builds and its principal, John Schrader, coaxed the extravagant plans out of the digital realm and into reality.
Located along the horizontal portion of the horseshoe, the kitchen and nearby loggia serve as the center for parties and gatherings. The kitchen stretches 30 feet long. All that room comes in handy when it comes time to place restaurantgrade appliances from Wolf, Sub-Zero and Miele around a stone island with bar seating and waterfall edges. Open shelving and dual sinks grant additional conveniences while still leaving ample space for a casual dining area.
Stand at the island with your back to the cooktop and gaze at the surrounding bucolic landscape. If there’s a glare, simply open the 17-foot long retractable glass wall and step into the loggia, which is enclosed on three sides and covered. Also known as the outdoor living room, the loggia has lights, audio and heating and cooling capabilities. With the retractable glass wall out of the way, the loggia and kitchen effectively become a shared space capable of hosting sizable dinner parties.
Head upstairs and experience an impressively appointed master suite topped off by a spa bathroom with a soaking tub and walk-in shower. Go back down the architectural staircase finished in glass and steel to reach a wine cellar, a full bathroom, a garage and a bonus room that could easily adapt to a variety of different needs.
Visit www.215alexander.com for more photos and a details.
Listing agent: Tina McArthur, Pacific Union Real Estate, (415) 250-5221, firstname.lastname@example.org; Victoria Love, Pacific Union Real Estate (415) 377-4370, email@example.com
The loggia at 215 Alexander Ave. in Larkspur serves as an outdoor living room with heating, cooling, audio and lighting systems.
Above: The kitchen at 215 Alexander Ave. in Larkspur offers bar seating at its center island, as well as open shelving and professional appliances. Below: The home offers 5,400 square feet of living space, along with expansive terraces and patios.