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It’s the way natural light floods living spaces in the main residence that grabs everyone’s heart at this historic family compound. Filtered through a canopy of heritage oaks, sunshine streams through every windowpane sometime during a bright day.
This 3-building refuge is largely hidden on a gentle downslope, fenced from the street, rock walls framing garden beds and entry steps. A roomy 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath main home enjoys ridge views and a babbling brook along its land’s edge.
There’s storage and utilities in a walk-in basement. A one-bedroom cottage with a concealed deck sits downhill, landscaped for privacy. A separate art studio enjoys north light.
Main residence, cottage, and studio – an original Craftsman homestead occupied by one of Lagunitas Development Company’s two founders when Woodacre was first developed about 100+/- years ago.
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Owner's Account ~ Loving Living at 29 Rock Ridge
In Woodacre, I found a place that is unique, beautiful, and safe from urban sprawl.
San Geronimo Valley lies between the western edge of Fairfax and the eastern edge of Samuel P. Taylor Park. Home to four unincorporated towns of Woodacre, San Geronimo, Forest Knolls, and Lagunitas, it’s known locally as the Valley. It includes country neighborhoods, ranchland, forests, creeks, and Mt Barnaby. It’s the transition from urban Marin to the wild coast of West Marin.
Just down the hill from 29 Rock Ridge is the Woodacre Improvement Club, with heated swimming pool, fitness center and tennis courts. There’s the desirable Lagunitas School District where children attend Kindergarten through 8th grade. A nearby community center serves many needs and hosts various events and activities to include all age groups; its motto: You Belong Here.
A farm stand offers local produce and organic meats. Small grocery stores, book exchanges, baked good stands, and restaurants dot the valley floor. Bike routes, hiking trails, horse stables and riding paths, plus other outdoor recreation, fill the Valley’s hills and dales.
Marin County’s Fire Department Headquarters are in Woodacre and planning a move to a larger facility in neighboring San Geronimo. Sheriff’s deputies and CHP patrol the Valley. The Pulitzer-Prize winning Pt Reyes Light covers Valley news, and West Marin’s local radio station KWMR has a transmitter just for the Valley.
And most important, there’s a community of people with like-minded love and appreciation of a relaxed and rural way of life.