The story behind this house is that is my own house. I purchased the lot back in 2002 and began construction immediately as the plans for the house were already approved . The house is a 2750 sq foot home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Its a south - easterly exposure and gets year round sun. (This is especially nice in the winter as many a San Geronimo Valley resident can attest to). The house is far enough removed from Sir Francis Drake Blvd so that it is relatively tranquil and quiet. The house is at the top road of the subdivision. There are privately held parcels above but are very unlikely to be developed. Above those parcels and along the ridgeline of Mt. Barnabe - are the lands of Samuel P. Taylor state park. The views depicted in the photographs are 1. of the aforementioned ridgeline and 2. across the valley - is the Gary T. Giacomini open space preserve. To the south of the GTGOSP are the lands of the Kent lake watershed. It is the largest andone of the more remote lake/watershed areas of the MMWD. The house is basically located at the end of the San Geronimo Valley. To the West are the lands of SPTSP and large privately heald agricultural parcels. To the south - aside fromthe few homes inthe area are the lands of the GTGOSP and the Kent Lake lands of the MMWD.
The house has the garage located at the top of the house and is on a downslope lot. The main floor contains the large andspacious living/dinning/kitchen area. There are also two bedrooms and a bathroom on the same floor. The downstairs is where the Master Bedroom suite is located. The MBS has a large -double sink, jacuzzi , 2 walk-in closets and a frameless glass enclosure shower. The Master bath also has an electronic infloor radiant heating system to heat the floor. The house is heated by a > 90% efficient 2 stage carrier furnace.
All of the ceilings inside of the house are 9' or greater. The peak of the ceiling in main room is 18' . The house is super insulated and many of the bulbs in the house are CFL. The electrical bill is typically $60-80 mo. The house is also heated by propane and is on a septic system that has a large highly effective sand filter. The lot is approximately 28,000 sq feet. The street to the house is paved but the neighbors have chipped in to pave it. The county doesn't maintain the road (but should).
There is a large play-room area under the driveway. It is rainproof but unheated and does get chilly in there in the winter. There is also a large amount of minimally developed storage immediately under the 2 bedrooms on the main floor.
There is also a large flat area that has been created by the construction of retaining walls. That area does have irrigation installed.