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On the road with Moffitt Mansion

August 24, 2018

Where: 8 West Shore Road, Belvedere, CA 94920

Originally built in San Francisco in the early 1900’s, Moffitt Mansion has a history unlike any other. The home was literally sawed in half during the 1960’s, placed on a barge, and moved to its current lot in Belvedere. Built by architect William Knowles, Moffitt Mansion features spectacular detail, spacious rooms, and abundant outdoor spaces. This includes hand-wrought iron, ornate plasterwork and moldings, six fireplaces, a cherry-paneled study, solarium, large attic space, and a three-car garage. It also offers a sparkling swimming pool and outdoor space that’s ideal for entertaining friends and family.

On the market for the first time in decades, this masterpiece in Marin offers elegant style and comes with an incredible story.

Take a virtual tour of Moffitt Mansion.

For more details, visit the full listing.

Don’t forget to stop by our open house this Sunday, August 26, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. to see the history for yourself.

The home is listed at $4,995,000 by Hazel Carter of Alain Pinel Realtors’ Tiburon/Belvedere office.

Looking for homes in the Belvedere/Tiburon community? See more in the area.

Featured Open Homes Notable Listings / Sales

Featured Home: 3 Heron Drive in Mill Valley

September 26, 2016

Classic Mediterranean home with luxurious details

Front of home3 Heron Drive, Mill Valley (listing | tour)
Located in the Strawberry Point neighborhood in peaceful Mill Valley, this is a beautiful and majestic Mediterranean home with exquisite designer features. Enter into the grand two-story foyer with split staircase. Upstairs, find the spacious private master bedroom suite, two additional bedrooms (each with private updated bathrooms), and an office/den. The two formal living rooms are detailed with intricate inlaid wood floors, fireplaces, and crown molding. Each room includes a private tiled terrace.
Offered at $2,750,000.
See more homes for sale in Mill Valley | Visit our Marin community page

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OPEN HOUSE: 100 Mount Lyell Dr in San Rafael

January 15, 2016

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Where: 100 Mount Lyell Drive in San Rafael (listing | virtual tour)
Open: Saturday, January 16, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm and,
Sunday, January 17, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
Your wait is over! This elegant and sophisticated Double A-Frame Eichler has been taken to the next level with its Mid Century Modern indoor-outdoor lifestyle. The 5 bedroom floor plan provide privacy and space for all to enjoy. New solid white oak engineered wood floors, updated kitchen, and appliances. The gorgeous landscaping brings the outside in with plenty of grass yard, crushed Granite patio and stately oak trees. This is not to be missed.
This home is listed by Jennifer Palacio of Alain Pinel Realtors Corte Madera.
Offered at: $1,325,000
See more homes for sale in San Rafael. | Visit our Marin community page.


Notable Listings / Sales

76 Bridgegate Drive in San Rafael

November 13, 2015

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Where: 76 Bridgegate Drive in San Rafael (listing | virtual tour)
This is only the sixth ‘gated country estate with acreage’ in Lucas Valley to come on the market in the past 20 years . Designed for entertaining, this south-facing home is elegant, light, and bright, wrapped around an interior courtyard. The single-story with 10-foot ceilings has a brilliantly designed kitchen. Located in an area providing privacy and seclusion adjacent to open space  and trails, you can enjoy the country life of simplicity with sophistication and neo-classic flair.
This home is listed by Tom Verkozen of Alain Pinel Realtors Corte Madera.
Offered at: $3,950,000
See more homes for sale in San Rafael. | Visit our Marin community page.


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Alain Pinel Realtors Hosts Luxury Consumer Summit

September 30, 2015

Top luxury experts and real estate professionals come together to discuss working successfully with today’s luxury consumer

Alf Luxury Event
Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) hosted The Luxury Consumer Summit last week, an event that educated real estate agents and managers on how to increase their business with the luxury consumer and effectively deliver outstanding customer service experiences that set them apart.
Held at Cavallo Point in Sausalito, real estate professionals from San Francisco, Marin, and beyond came together for an intimate luncheon that featured Alf Nucifora, the Chairman and Founder of The Luxury Marketing Council chapters in San Francisco and Las Vegas, as the keynote speaker, as well as two panels.
Nucifora spoke on the topic of today’s luxury consumer and what they are looking for in their customer experience.
In his presentation, Nucifora said, “Let’s look at the product. What do our affluent customers demand? The most important thing they want is the ‘experiential’ halo over the product or service. Every category you can think of, it has to be experience driven.”
The Luxury Consumer Experts Panel followed Nucifora’s presentation. Moderated by Rainy Hake, APR’s Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, panelists shared experience from industries outside real estate, offering a fresh perspective on how the luxury consumer can be approached.
Larry Altschul, Senior Vice President of Customer Development at MGM Resorts International, joined the event from Las Vegas and spoke on his experience working with “whales,” high net-worth gamblers, sharing several stories of his clients’ outrageous requests. Greg Minor, General Manager of Ferrari/Maserati of San Francisco, spoke specifically to the Bay Area marketplace in terms of who the luxury consumer is and how to capture their business. Sharon Osen, Chief Marketing Officer of Perricone MD, provided insights into what agents can be doing with the resources they have to find client information, organize it in a manageable way through a CRM tool, and put it to use in order to generate more business. David Friedman, President of Wealth-X, emphasized the crucial nature of compiling this information and how to use specific data to target groups of potential clients.
The second panel was moderated by Michi Olson, SGMS, APR’s Vice President of Global Business Development & Relocation, and was geared specifically to real estate. The panel consisted of top agents from all over the country, including Jeff Hyland from Hilton & Hyland in Beverly Hills, Pat Choi from Choi International in Honolulu, Brian Lewis of Halstead Properties in New York City, and Quetzal Grimm from APR Woodside. All the panelists echoed the theme of treating the luxury consumer like a real person rather than an exotic spectacle, being authentic and true to yourself in all that you do, and going above and beyond to make their wishes a reality.
“As a luxury brokerage, it is crucial to stay relevant and understand the needs of our affluent clients so that we are able to provide them with the exceptional customer service they have come to expect from Alain Pinel Realtors,” said Hake.

Notable Listings / Sales

FEATURED HOME: 200 Santa Rosa Avenue in Sausalito

September 11, 2015

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Where: 200 Santa Rosa Avenue in Sausalito (listing | virtual tour)
A rare find in the Sausalito hills with fabulous bay views, privacy, large decks on every level and a yard that can be your sanctuary nestled under the trees. Perfect 3212+/- square feet home for entertaining, family life and quintessential Sausalito living. Full eat-in kitchen, formal dining and living room, fireplace, sauna and half bath. 3 bedrooms – 2 of which are en-suite bedrooms. Large family room, fireplace, third full bath, kitchenette and mud room. 2 car garage with ample street parking. This home boasts lots of light, spacious living and easy access to both town and the freeway.
The home is listed by Kimberly Hering of Alain Pinel Realtors Corte Madera.
Offered at: $2,650,000
See more homes for sale in Sausalito. | Visit our Marin community page.


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FEATURED HOME: 209 Linden Lane in San Rafael

July 17, 2015

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Where: 209 Linden Lane in San Rafael (listing | virtual tour)
This gracious modern Dominican home with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths is sighted on a private .43+/- acre level lot with Mt. Tam Views. The property delights with a spacious deck for entertaining, a flagstone patio and lush landscaping. A utility room + 2 car garage with access to a built out sub area provide storage galore. An extra car parking area finishes a home that is truly complete while located in the central and beloved Dominican University area.
The home is listed by Laurie Schenk of Alain Pinel Realtors Corte Madera.
Offered at: $1,839,000
See more homes for sale in San Rafael. | Visit our Marin community page.

Featured Open Homes Notable Listings / Sales

OPEN HOUSE: 7230 Panoramic Highway in Stinson Beach

May 15, 2015

Where: 7230 Panoramic Highway in Stinson Beach (listing | virtual tour)
Open: Sunday, May 17th, from 2:00-4:00 pm
Spectacular Pacific Ocean views and sunsets from your private Stinson Beach paradise. Perfectly sited on 2.6+ acres bordering Mt. Tam State Park, this retreat features striking modern architecture. Abundant gardens including lawn, large deck with hot tub, and private view deck off expansive master suite. Open floor plan ideal for entertaining. Rebuilt in 1991, 2002 and recently updated. Features an elevator & wheelchair access. Close to beach, trails, cycling, and quaint town!
The home is listed by Stephanie Lamarre of the Alain Pinel Realtors Corte Madera – Central Marin office.
Offered at: $2,300,000
See more homes for sale in Stinson Beach. | Visit our Marin County community page.

Notable Listings / Sales

Featured Home: 130 Laurel Grove in Ross

March 13, 2015

Where: 130 Laurel Grove in Ross (listing | virtual tour | video tour)
Perfectly sited on nearly an acre of level land facing southwest! Turnkey gated oasis offers ideal indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Grand scale public rooms, including two family rooms, open to sweeping level lawns, blue stone patios, verandas, sparkling pool, gardens, BBQ area and outdoor fireplace. Remodeled and expanded 2008. Four bedrooms including master suite upstairs, and a guest bedroom and library on the main level. Nana Doors, 3-car garage, solar heat, wine room. This is truly a rare delight.
The home is listed by Stephanie Lamarre of the Alain Pinel Realtors Corte Madera – Central Marin office.
Offered at: $7,995,000
See more homes for sale in Ross. | Visit our Marin County community page.

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OPEN HOUSE: 100 Mount Lyell Drive in San Rafael

January 16, 2015

Where: 100 Mount Lyell Drive in San Rafael (listing | virtual tour)
Open: Sunday, January 18th, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
Exquisitley remodeled Eichler with exceptional modern detail and finishes, located in Marin’s desirable Upper Lucas Valley. Sited on a corner lot, on a cul-de-sac, and adjacent to open space, this gorgeous 2507 square foot home feautures 5 bedrooms with a master suite plus master retreat/office or nursery on one corridor, and 3 more bedrooms and one bath on the other corridor.
A spacious open style floor plan with walls of glass showering natural warm light to the family room, dining room, living room and rare breakfast room. Beautiful courtyard atrium and spacious backyard landscaping with a pool and fire pit makes entertaining and family bbq’s a must destination at your house. Kitchen features State of the Art New stainless steel appliances including a double gas convection range oven and a French door double freezer refrigerator. Modern quartz counters, breakfast bar as well.
This home is listed by Carolyn and Nicholas Svenson of Alain Pinel Realtors Corte Madera.
Offered at: $1,370,000
See more homes for sale in San Rafael. | Visit our Marin community page.