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Welcome to Marin’s Sweetest Mini Farm. Nearly one acre of rare, level & light-filled land that offers a beautifully remodeled home, horse stables with arena & grazing area,chicken coop, garden with raised beds, patios and so much more. The single level 3 bedroom / 2 bath home features chef's kitchen with stainless steel appliances, master bedroom with stunning bath and attached 2 car garage. Enchanting professionally landscaped property with incredible mountain views in the heart of Indian Valley.

 

T H E  H O M E

  • 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom 
  • Newly refinished Oak hardwood floors
  • Single level home with easy access to expansive outdoor dining/entertaining/living spaces
  • 3rd bedroom / home office
  • Remodeled Kitchen
    • Statuarietto marble counter tops
    • Thermador range 
    • Thermador dishwasher
    • Grohe Fixtures
    • Extra deep sink
    • Tile Backsplash
    • Commercial grade Bamboo floors
    • Open pantry
    • Access to outdoor patio 
    • LG Refrigerator 
    • Open/close sky lights 
    • Andersen architectural windows
    • Beautiful views 
  • Separate Laundry room 
    • Folding table
    • Farm sink
  • 2 car attached garage
    • Additional washer/dryer 
  • Master bedroom with ensuite bath
    • Walk-in closet 
    • Glass-enclosed shower
    • Italian tile floors
    • Freestanding tub
    • Kohler shower
    • Designer lighting
    • Magical hillside views 
  • Professionally designed/installed recessed lighting
  • New patio with extensive drainage system 
  • High end water conscious fixtures and toilets
  • Remodeled guest bath 
  • Professionally landscaped
    • Drip irrigation for landscape, overhead for lawn and for horse arena
  • Outdoor shower with hot/cold water surrounded by plantings and a beautiful view
  • Stunning hill/mountain views (sunsets, Hill Ranch, etc) from inside the home and around the property (and on horseback, arena has Northern/Eastern views toward Mt. Burdell hills, etc. in addition to West and Southern views)
  • Beautiful Redwoods in front yard and stunning heritage Japanese Maple in back yard, a home and garden focal point

 

T H E  P R O P E R T Y 

  • Quaint wood barn with horse (or other animal) stalls
  • Four extra large 12x16 Warmblood/Draft size stalls, two with separate paddock
  • Two 10x12 stalls (water)
  • Huge covered shelter with easy movement throughout spaces
  • Large hay storage, (tack, etc) with power 
  • Arena with great footing and irrigation well-graded for drainage (drains well throughout the year), surrounded by wood fence (with exterior hot tape that can be turned on and off separately from the rest of the hot tape as desired for horses roaming throughout the horse areas)
  • Compacted and well-graded gravel paddocks for water drainage
  • Gated/fenced grass separate grazing area
  • Horse/dog shower with hot and cold water, on slab with drainage
  • Separate gated entrance/driveway to horse facility (vets, farriers, etc can park outside or drive all the way in)
  • Horse facility/paddocks drainage to street
  • High end slow feeders and rubber mats
  • Entire horse area is set up with hot tape
  • Novato disposal hauls manure placed in green bins for free
  •  Garden
    • Backyard garden offers blooms (including many roses and other cutting flowers), Fall color, fragrance, stunning views throughout the seasons
    • Vegetable, herb garden with raised beds, irrigation, fenced from horses, chickens & deer
    • Front yard has low maintenance deer, drought, rabbit, peacock, etc. tolerant plantings, many of which are CA native and offer blooms and interest throughout the seasons
  • Chicken house and run
  • 6’ no-climb fence around majority of the property to enclose horses, dogs, chickens, kids, etc. and keep deer out 
  • Privacy screening and softening of property borders, including fragrant vines and shrubs on no-climb fence
  • Gravel driveway for easy horse trailer drive-through (no need to back up to turn around) and ample off street parking

 

T H E  A R E A

  • Short easy horseback ride/walk/bike to Indian Valley Open Space (entrance on Indian Valley Road)
  • Short trailer ride to Novato Horseman’s Club for xl lighted arenas, round pen, clubhouse, Rush Creek trails and many activities, shows, parties, etc. Anyone can join.
  • Short trailer ride/bike ride/run to Mt Burdell trail system (Olompoli State Historic Park access from the top of Mount Burdell)
  • Short trailer ride to Indian Tree Open Space Preserve
  • Easy drive/trailer ride to Point Reyes National Seashore, Mt Tam, beaches, etc

What we love


We have lived here for ten years.  Our animals and family (we helped raise our nieces and nephew who live a block away) mean the world to us.  We did everything we could to make this property and home safe, happy, welcoming, fun and healthy for them...a true labor of love. The ease with which our dogs, horses and chickens all lived together peacefully, and the ease with which we shared them with our visitors, made living at sunshine-infused 1 Syosset Lane especially joyful for us.  Visitors constantly commented on the sweet, happy energy of the place and animals.

We have owned a landscape design and construction firm for over twenty years, and are passionate not only about animals but also gardens and spending time outside.  In revamping the property at 1 Syosset Lane, it was important that the spaces and structures functioned exceptionally well in addition to being aesthetically pleasing.  The landscape we created here has been even more than we dreamed it would be. It has delighted us with stunning views throughout the seasons from both inside and outside the home, blooms (roses and many other cutting flowers!), stunning fall color, fragrance, privacy, and gracious spaces for us and our animals to thrive.  Our photo album shows snapshots of some of the joys of living at 1 Syosset Lane through the seasons.

We have had a constant stream of visitors since moving here.  Entertaining/dining indoors and out was a priority in making these spaces.  We love to cook, and created a kitchen where we could enjoy wonderful meals and views.  We love the easy access from the kitchen and living areas to the barbeque, firepit and hang out spaces, where the beautiful views are always changing, and horses can peer over the fence to say hi and join the party. We have grown a bounty of vegetables (especially great tomatoes!), and herbs, and one of our greatest pleasures was to collect our harvest at sunset as the animals looked on, perhaps waiting for a carrot or other treat from the garden.

We have had four very large sport horses here for ten years. We made the horse facility to be a place that was safe and peaceful for them, and have been very pleased with how they could flow through the spaces and have room to play, graze, rest, get out of the elements, and get to work happily and comfortably. The ability to ride out the door to miles of trails just down the road has been a privilege that we have appreciated immensely.  The all-weather arena offered the ability to exercise the horses through the year as well as a place for them, our dogs and even chickens to hang out in nice sandy irrigated footing. We made our driveway an easy drive-through for our truck with extra long two-horse trailer. We have appreciated the ease with which we would pop over to Mt. Burdell, Novato Horseman’s Club, or anywhere else.

 

We have loved that the close-knit immediate neighborhood is filled with horse people, mountain bikers, runners/walkers - some with kids, many with dogs and other farm animals - and is very friendly.  We feel most fortunate to have lived in Indian Valley, this quiet corner of Marin. While just a short bike ride from Whole Foods, great restaurants, shops, etc. we’ve experienced the serenity, slower pace, lush beauty and solitude of “Old California”.  This is the only place we have found in the Bay Area where we can feel a sense of what California used to be while being able to easily get to the coast, Sonoma, Napa and San Francisco, the East Bay and the Peninsula.

 

We hope you will love living here as much as we have.   

 



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Neighborhood


Novato

Located in the rolling hills and valleys of northern Marin County, Novato is the second-largest community in the county. Formerly known as a gateway to the Wine Country, Novato is increasingly being discovered as a destination in its own right. The reasons: great weather, a lively downtown, and homes that provide the best value in Marin.
Upscale housing includes the luxury homes of Black Point, waterfront living on the lagoons of Bel Marin Keys, the wooded Alameda Del Prado, and Indian Valley Road and its horse-country estates.
Big-box shopping is concentrated in the Vintage Oaks Shopping Center, which houses a Costco, a Target, and a Macy's Furniture, among other businesses. Downtown, a beautification program has brought new life to the businesses along Grant Avenue. The downtown area is alive with a Tuesday evening farmers market, outdoor movies, parades, and art and wine festivals.
In the '90s, military base Hamilton Field was converted to new housing and a business park. The former hangars now house cutting-edge biotech companies, digital development companies, the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, and more than 40 art studios. Novato is also headquarters of large insurance company Fireman's Fund, as well as the Buck Institute, a research organization that focuses solely on aging.



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Additional Showings by Appointment:

Contact Lotte Moore
415.412.7471 direct
lotte@mcguire.com

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415.464.7484 direct
sarah@mcguire.com 

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415.740.4554 direct
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Contact

Sarah Kowalczyk

Sarah Kowalczyk

Realtor® AssociateMcGuire Real EstatecalDRE# 01742287415.389.5622 office415.464.7484 mobilewww.LotteandSarah.com

Lotte Moore

Lotte Moore

Top ProducerMcGuire Real EstatecalDRE# 01744042415.389.5622 office office415.412.7471 directwww.LotteandSarah.com