Designed by architect Angela Danadjieva and built for herself in 1995, the ‘Nirvana House’ at 450 Ridge Road, in Tiburon’s Hill Haven enclave, is centered around a signature great room, with an intricate cathedral ceiling rising up to 36 feet in height and a cascading waterfall.

Finished in granite, redwood and cedar, and sitting on a prime half-acre lot, walls of windows provide panoramic views, stretching from Angel Island to San Francisco and beyond.

Priced at $7.8 million in 2012 and having flirted with foreclosure for years, 450 Ridge Road returned to the market earlier this listed for $4.995 million and has just closed escrow for $4.4 million.

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by sethgreen

    tear it down. start over.

    • Posted by Harambe

      For what reasons?

    • Posted by ess

      maybe take your sarcasm-out-of-the-gate trashposting back over to curbed (if you can find their comment section).

  2. Posted by BobN

    Beautiful space. Could do without the waterfall. Maybe it’s OK with lower flow.

  3. Posted by cleverpunhere

    I love it. Congrats to the new owner.

  4. Posted by Dandywhatsoever

    Indoor water features are the worst. I agree, tear it down.

  5. Posted by Drew

    So beautiful! Very NorCal in the best way…

  6. Posted by Amewsed

    Wow, I thought it was some kind of new architecture for a church, or a high end yoga/meditation studio. But I agree it is the epitome of NorCal high-end low key luxury living. Very unique. Congratulations to the new owners.

  7. Posted by jlasf

    Many houses “inspired” by Frank Lloyd Wright simply mimic his style. I think this house has some of the actual feeling, like the FFL church in Arkansas.

    • Posted by thirdanon

      That church was designed by E. Fay Jones. And while he *was* a Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice, his work absolutely stands on its own.

  8. Posted by pablito

    Neat house. The exterior seems more successful than the interior. 7,000 people sleeping outside in tents under freeways in SF, houses with private indoor waterfalls in Marin. Bay Area is an odd place. Not sure I get our development policy.

  9. Posted by bachman_erlich_overdrive

    This film is a bit precious, but will illuminate this house somewhat: Coast Modern

  10. Posted by jl

    I think this is the “scoop” of the year. The lot is worth $3mm and any kind of suitable replacement building would be at least $1.4mm (the windows here are probably a $400k item). A little creative re-imagining of the place for family living, plus a pool (say $1mm budget) could make this thing an $8mm+ place. The design aesthetic is surely a deal breaker for many people, but I think it could be made to appeal to a lot more folks. And if you like the style, no way you could replicate it for anywhere near this price.

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