430 Horseshoe Hill Road

Bolinas, California

$3,650,000 SOLD



There’s a different world only 50 minutes from San Francisco.

Tucked into a sunlit ridge in Bolinas, California, and surrounded by the music of the trees, you enter down a winding, tree-shrouded driveway. Remind yourself of a dream you once had. You have arrived at your own place in the Shire.

Award-Winning Design. Originally conceived as an artist-musician-writer retreat, several structures stand on the 3.4 acre property. The buildings were hand-crafted from rare hand-milled, reclaimed redwood. The Sunset Award-winning design by Jeff Morse features sliding Japanese-style doors, hipped-gable roofs, and eyelash-shaped eaves. It elegantly blends a Zen sensibility with a Craftsmen core.

Interior Experience. Imagine yourself from within this magic. Take a book and snuggle into one of several nook-overlooks or on the sky-bridge connecting the Main House to the Bridge House. Bathe in a sunken, tiled bathtub. Gather your family around the central hearth—a beautiful concrete fireplace designed by a master-craftsman. Record music in the Gate House studio space. Write your novel while sipping homemade lavender tea. Meditate inside the Cottage.

Glorious Nature. Outside, enjoy the sun on one of many sundecks. Dance across your meadow. Explore a forested gully. Paint the redwood covered hillside and valley landscape. Play basketball on your own court. Pick vegetables and herbs from your garden. Bike or walk to the Bolinas Lagoon or to the Bolinas beaches. Take a short drive to the redwoods, world-class surfing, waterfalls spilling onto the beach, rustic lighthouses, mystery trails, and fantastic farm-to-table meals.

Sustainability. Be on-the-grid or off. Harvest your own electricity from a solar panel farm that generates enough power for the entire property’s regular electricity usage. Draw pristine water from your own well.

Have Options. The property’s versatility means it can function as a second home or a primary residence for a single family—the wonderful Bolinas-Stinson School (K-8) is just down the road. Or, occupy one structure and rent out the homes to other families.

Earn income. The current owner has the different units separately listed on VRBO and earns a substantial return. The property’s idyllic setting—centered around the meadow—creates a perfect wedding and event rental space. Many happy unions have been entered into on the property. The residual love-energy abounds.

Sanctuary for the Arts. Return to the legacy as an artist retreat. There is the makings for a music recording studio in the Gate House. The Bridge House serves as a writer’s retreat—with its tranquil vibe and forest views. The Cottage makes for a great space for painters—with indoor space for supplies and a protected porch overlooking the valley.

Want to go big? What about creating your own movie studio—your own Skywalker Ranch. Shoot, edit, record sound, create animation, house creatives and crew, and make movie magic.

At 430 Horseshoe Hill Road in Bolinas, California, the dreams and values from a different age survive.

Live, dream, create in this California original.


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