7440 -7430 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Lagunitas - SOLD
Lagunitas Creek Retreat
First offering of classic creekside enclave, where one family over 122 years celebrated life under majestic redwoods, splashing in stream water, playing in its backyard’s old North Pacific Coast Railroad bed. Great-grandpa built his two-home retreat on opposite banks of a quintessential brook when time was spent outside, under filtered daylight & twinkling nightlight. Kids frolicked along the shore; lovers kissed under spreading boughs; large neighborhood gatherings partied here on the covered porch and back deck, and were occasionally photographed for posterity. Today’s owners as youngsters helped manicure a dance floor in a natural tree-lined amphitheater behind the main house where evening sounds of nature were only outdone by music, foot tapping and laughter.
Recent upgrades: engineered bridge, 2 septic systems, foundation, roof, electrical, plumbing, sheer, dual pane windows, central heat.
Step Back in Time
Few properties offer century-old history with modern upgrades like this 122-year-old encampment on Lagunitas Creek.
At first it served as a gathering place for adults and children in the heat of the summer; subsequently occupied as a fulltime residence for later generations when Lagunitas School needed more students to establish a taxable district.
Loved & cared for, modernized & protected by five generations of one family, it is difficult to let go.
The romance of a covered porch, or a nook under a low-slung ceiling evokes a feeling that can’t be duplicated in newer construction.
It’s an acre of natural splendor in an exclusive redwood grove in an unduplicatable setting.
Main Home (7440 SFD)
· Built second, in 1905 (records say 1912)
· 3-bedroom septic system
· 1 bathroom with original clawfoot tub
· Extra-large covered porch
· Full size lower floor
· Newer foundation & roof
· Newer electrical & plumbing
· Laundry room on lower floor
· Backyard overlaps old RR bed
· Majestic redwoods
· Shares H20 meter with 7430
Cabin (7430 SFD)
· Built first, in 1896 (records say 1910)
· 1 bedroom septic system
· Recently renovated bathroom
· Original clawfoot tub
· Fireplace, French doors
· Deck overlooks creek
· Shares H20 meter with 7440