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One-of-a-kind luxury log cabin retreat surrounded by nature reminiscent of grand lodges found in Aspen or Sun Valley. This unique property will transport you to an authentic mountain getaway, yet sits just minutes from downtown Fairfax. The experience begins as you cross the charming wooden bridge over the creek to an expansive outdoor entertaining deck in a peaceful wooded setting. The beautifully and meticulously maintained 3 bedroom / 2 bath home has only three neighbors inside a private community and features an open floor plan, dramatic cathedral ceilings, recently updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, hardwood flooring and a gorgeous master suite on its own level. Much like the majestic Ahwahnee Lodge of Yosemite, this log cabin was built with grand details, such as massive timber beams, rock fireplace, antler chandeliers, and fine woodwork and metal work throughout. In addition to the stunningly designed main home, the property includes an equally well-detailed studio/workshop space that could be used for work or more lodging.
While stunning alone, this listing not only includes the two spectacular dwellings, but in addition, the designer furniture and accessories that elevate the spaces even more. Ralph Lauren furnishings combined with antiques and the finest of art, each picked meticulously to complement the setting and cabins were inspired by Sundance and certainly live up to the excellence Redford would command.
With incredible privacy and tranquility, one is transported there to an experience that is deeply calming and reflective, with the stillness of the forest, the lull of the creek in the rainy season or the song of birds overhead in the summer quiet. Simultaneously, the retreat was designed for gathering and entertaining. While originally used as a hunting lodge, more recent owners have held executive retreats, music recording sessions, and gatherings amongst neighbors and friends.
When you purchase a home in Fairfax, you're also purchasing history. There's still a whiff of 1960s counterculture in Fairfax, where the Jefferson Airplane once played softball with the Grateful Dead. This town of 7,500 residents just north of Mount Tamalpais is 30 minutes from San Francisco, less than 20 miles from Point Reyes, and is known as one of Marin County’s more affordable communities. The heart of Fairfax is Broadway Boulevard, which parallels Sir Frances Drake Boulevard, the main traffic corridor heading west. Broadway is a perfect walking street where locals shop at Fairfax Coffee Roastery, purchase fresh local produce at the farmers market, and duck into Fairfax Variety for toys, tchotchkes, and candy. If Fairfax feels like it is living in a time warp, that's just fine with its residents, who have passed ordinances prohibiting chain stores, plastic bags, and Styrofoam takeout-food packaging. The art-deco movie theater and 19 Broadway Bar & Night Club are at the center of the action when it comes to nightlife in Fairfax.