On the market for $2.925 million in 2014, listed for $2.495 million in 2015, and reduced to $2.195 million earlier this year, the sale of the postmodern Lucas Valley Estates home at 20 Westgate Drive has just closed escrow with a reported contract priced of $1.965 million or roughly $518 per square foot.

Designed by the owner-architect and built in 1994, the 4,000-square-foot home sits on an acre of land abutting a permanent Open Space Preserve, with an indoor living/dining room that opens to a covered outdoor living room (across from which there’s a gallery-like lounge with loft), four bedrooms, and a detached circular library/office with its own driveway.

13 thoughts on “Postmodern in Marin Sells for $518 per Foot”
  1. A few tweaks – new lighting; replace the stairwell; maybe resurface the walls; new fixtures and new art/furnishings – place will look fine.

    1. I said this last time this place came up on SS: that stairway is a crime. What a collosal waste of space, butt ugly and dangerous too. Can only safely be used on the far edges where the hand rails are, and even then there’s only 1 rail. The rest of it: too dangerous to use, too steep and narrow to sit on. Utterly pretentious homage to a gravel borrow pile at a construction site.

      1. I wonder if they sacrifice virgin brides to Smoking Mirror at dawn at the top of that stairway. (I like the house overall, but your comment is spot on!

        1. On close exam, hard to say for sure, but maybe the stairs ARE wide enough to sit on. “Yeah, I know, I think I’ll go out and enjoy my morning tea sitting halfway up somewhere. Makes me feel like I was back in college again! Overlooking the Student Union or at a football game. Perfect.” …. ?

    2. Start by painting the stairs grey, instead of red. And totally agree with your comment. This is a great house that needs some updating.

  2. I also said this last time this property was on SS, but this home is not nearly as private as it looks in the photos. $500/sq ft seems like a deal though.

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