PRIVATE AND SERENE NICASIO RESORT
4 Beds • 4.5 Baths • Approximately 5230 sq. ft.t SF • 48± Acres • One bedroom pool house/Guest house Appr. 700 square feet • $4,950,000.
1220 Nicasio Valley Road, Nicasio, CA 94946, USA
As one travels through life, there are few instances that are both compelling and memorable. Within a timeless aura, surrounded by natural light and beauty and a pure, absolute sensation of pleasure, you have arrived.
Nestled in the hills of west Marin just outside the charming town of Nicasio is the truly serene 48 acre enclave, 1220 Nicasio Valley Road.
Entering the gated property you are greeted by a horse facility complete with a 70 foot round pen, five enclosed stalls and paddocks, a barn and expanse of pasture land.
Meandering down the quarter mile driveway you are enveloped in a private valley reminiscent of a healing refuge with a variety of wildlife that intermittingly visit the terrain including deer, fox, coyote, bobcat and owl.
The main house is comprised of three buildings connected by a crescent shaped hallway and exterior patios. A gated enclosure in the front of the home highlights a spacious lawn and gardens, an in-ground pool, 8 seat hot tub and fully equipped guest house. There is also an enclosed aviary, dog run, conversation seating area and the bubbling sounds of a seasonal creek.
The casual contemporary styled main residence has three en suite bedrooms plus a guest bath all on the main level.
Upon entering you are drawn down a wide slate hallway to the expansive living and dining rooms.
The living/dining great room features vaulted ceilings, chestnut hardwood floors and a wood-burning fireplace. Both rooms open onto the rear bluestone patio and entertaining area featuring a koi pond and fire pit.
The recently remodeled chef’s kitchen boasts a center island, new cabinetry and granite countertops, a 6 burner gas range and double convection ovens.
The romantic master bedroom suite features a skylight that filters the sunlight and a wood-burning fireplace. A newly designed and expanded master bathroom including a European made tub, a steam shower, Italian porcelain floors and double walk in closets. French doors open to a sunny private deck and hot tub.
Above the master suite connected by a separate staircase is a private office and sitting area boasting tranquil views of both sides of the compound.
The two additional large, inviting bedrooms are separately placed, one of which opens onto the patio.
There are several scenic hiking trails within the expansive property, with one circling at the highest position to include a bucolic view of Mt. Tamalpais.
An expansively engineered cave and interior wine cellar within easy trail walking is the ideal place to hold an unforgettable evening while the meditative fire pit is sure to inspire one’s limitless imagination and harmonious connectivity with nature.
We know the visual description of this magnificent landscape will invite the most imaginative and creative to inspect this pastoral setting.
Why We Bought This Property and What It is Like Living Here
We were looking for a place to live to bring balance to our busy, stressful lives. Our daughter rides horses so we needed a horse-friendly place. When we saw this property we instantly felt Peace.
Living at 1220 Nicasio Valley Road is like being in a private resort. Every morning I pinch myself as I look outdoors at the beauty that surrounds us. The weather is ideal with plenty of sunshine. The night sky is beautiful and we have taken many walks under the moonlight.
Every person that visits the property comments on how beautiful and peaceful it is. We have hosted several Natural Horsemanship clinicians, including Brian Neubert and Oscar and Cristobal Scarpati (from Argentina). It has certainly been a place of healing and meditation for our family and for our guests.
We have lovingly worked on the property making many improvements: building the round pen and pasture fences, replacing the roof, completely remodeling the kitchen and living room, adding the stone deck and fire pit to the koi pond area, changing the landscape to reflect mostly native, drought-tolerant plants that thrive in our area, remodeling almost every bathroom in the house, creating new trails, and meticulously caring for the land and home.
Now that both our daughters will be gone (youngest is heading to college this year) we are entering the next phase of our lives and it is time for us to make a change.
4,569 Square Feet
Three Bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, including Master Suite
Additional Guest Bathroom
Office with Sitting Area/Library
Great Room with Wood-Burning Fireplace
Three Separate Patio Areas
All New Appliances
Custom Miele Refrigerator
Custom Miele Freezer
Dacor Gas Range
Dacor Double Oven
U-Line Wine Cooler
Dacor Warming Drawer
Outdoor Patio with Eating/Entertaining Area
Master Bedroom Suite
Wood Burning Fireplace with Sitting Area
Large Skylight with Electric Retracting Shade
Two Large Walk-In Closets
Access to Private Deck and Hot Tub
Custom European Made Tub
Italian Porcelain Flooring
His and Hers Custom Sinks
Office has a Deck and Views to the Back of the Property
Separate Sitting Room & Library with Deck Overlooking Front of Property
Fully Finished Attic Storage Room
Two Large Bedrooms with En-Suite Bathrooms
Views to Patios and Garden Areas
Living and Dining Great Room
Wood Burning Fireplace
Chestnut Wood Flooring
Stunning Views of Front and Back of the Property
Bluestone Patio with Propane Fire Pit
Tranquil Koi Pond with Waterfall and Garden
App. 700 Square Feet
Living Room with Deck Overlooking Creek
Two Car Attached Garage with a Finished Attic
Two Separate Furnaces and Air Conditioning Units (3 Zones)
Security System Throughout the Main House
Approximate 48 Acre Parcel
In ground Pool
Level Lawn Area
Walkways and Walking Paths
Hiking and Riding Trails
Secluded Meditation Cave with Firepit
Rolling Hills and Fenced Pasture Lands
Three Wells; Two Active
Exotic Bird Aviary
Two Work Shops
A “Tree House” with Playroom and second-story slide to ground.
Many Trees: redwood, oak, cedars, pines, maple, oak, blue spruce, apple, crabapple, persimmon, etc.
5 Stall Barn with Paddocks, two tack rooms, and work room
70 Foot Round Pen
Views of Mount Tamalpais
Ultimate Privacy and Serenity
Improvements made to 1220 Nicasio Valley Road
- Replaced both pumps in the two wells (Forster Pump)
- Terminix implemented a complete Residential Exclusion (closed all access points for mice)
- Renovated Master Bath (Robert Federighi, Inc.)
- Resurfaced/replastered swimming pool (Aquagunite, Inc.)
- Replaced pool heater (Mike’s pool & spa)
- New pool circulating pump (Mike’s pool & spa)
- Landscaping and Irrigation (Cottage Gardens)
- Replaced back patio with blue stone; added fire pit (Yellow Lotus)
- Relined and rebuilt koi pond with new pump (Yellow Lotus)
- Replaced Hot Tub (Sundance Spa). New spa has massage stations, lights, and bluetooth
- Replaced roof on shop and shed (Steve Curly Roofing)
- Remodeled kitchen and great room (TEG Construction)
- Remodeled bath in first and second bedroom (TEG Construction)
- Built 70-foot round pen arena
- Built pasture fences
- Replaced roof with 30 year composition shingles (Grand Slate/GAF/ELK brand) on entire house (Steve Curly Roofing)
- Replaced both skylights (Glass and Sash, Inc.)
- Replaced all ductwork under main house
- Added retaining wall along driveway
- Poured propane tank cement pad to bring to code; added safety shut off valve
- Purchased two new propane tanks to provide options for suppliers
The Town of Nicasio
Nicasio is a wonderful, private, charming place to live! There are two restaurants within three minutes of the house. Rancho Nicasio has a varied menu, live music and is the location of many wedding receptions and Nicasio Land Owners meetings. Two-Bird Café has wonderful food, a farmhouse feel, and also has live music). There is a charming K-8 school which is truly a gem! Downtown Fairfax is 10 minutes away with movie theaters, grocery stores (including Good Earth), and many restaurants and shops. Nicasio has an active Land Owners Association which meets to discuss pertinent issues and organize emergency preparedness events for the Valley. There is also a very active Nicasio Ladies’ Auxiliary group which meets monthly and sponsors community events to raise money for the Nicasio Firefighters. These are fantastic ways to get to know your neighbors and learn about Nicasio. Lastly, there is a famous Pumpkin Patch every fall attracting people from all over Marin, the Nicasio Cheese Factory, and many other charming events and activities throughout the year. Of course, Nicasio is close to so many wonderful trails, the San Geronimo Golf Course, horse ranches, and the many other charms of West Marin.