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.