Stunning 9.2-acre property in San Rafael Hills offers serenity and an environmentally conscious lifestyle

June 04 23:10 2021

Raven Ridge, a private mountain retreat, includes a handcrafted Japanese-style en suite wing with furo soaking tub and sweeping Mt. Tamalpais views.

As the world slowly returns to normal, people are beginning to recognize the value of the solitude, serenity and nature-focused life the pandemic offered us. At 2000 Bayhills Drive, a property set on nine hilltop acres in San Rafael, CA, that lifestyle is attainable every day.

Surrounded by 2000 acres of parkland and open space, Raven Ridge — named for its abundant bird life — offers the ultimate in privacy and quiet. The three-bedroom, three bath home is nestled on a forested ridge rich with Japanese maples, an organic garden, mature fruit trees, expansive views, and no visible neighbors.

The home’s primary en suite wing, in particular, evokes a Zen-like oasis or spa. The Japanese-style bedroom and bath were designed and handcrafted by Len Brackett, owner of East Wind (Higashi Kaze) Inc., who learned traditional building techniques when he trained as a temple carpenter in Kyoto in the 1970s. The Raven Ridge en suite includes Hinoki cedar woodwork, Shoji doors and a furo soaking tub, and was featured in the book Building the Japanese House Today.

The en suite has its own private deck, which is one of the many large decks that surround the home and offer the ultimate in California indoor-outdoor living. The home’s kitchen features a six-burner Dacor stovetop, Viking oven and sizable center island, while the living room — with its three sets of French doors — offers abundant views and access to the outdoors.

Just steps away from the house are a saltwater lap pool and a fenced organic garden with heritage roses, fig and Blenheim apricot trees, with plenty of terraced space for an herb and vegetable kitchen garden. The fully gated property also includes a detached, secluded studio/office, which would be perfect for an artist’s or yoga studio, or home office.

The home is on a well water and septic system and draws on solar energy for the pool and spa. If the house were also wired for solar, it would be possible to live entirely off the grid on this property.

Just minutes from Highway 101 and steps away from world-class hiking, fishing, sailing, swimming, paddling and hiking, 2000 Bayhills Drive is truly a retreat that’s timeless and perfect for these times.

You can view this stunning property by visiting, or by contacting Garrett Burdick at 415-602-2282 | [email protected] or Christine Christiansen at 415-259-7133 | [email protected]

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City: Mill Valley
State: CA
Country: United States