Gayle Delaney seems to have done it all. This best selling author with a PhD in clinical psychology has appeared on Oprah five times, pioneered the use of dreams for problem solving, and has helped thousands of people literally follow their own dreams. But, now this writer and Marin County main stay is ready to begin a new story.
Delaney is listing the Mill Valley home she has owned since 1987 for $3.2 million. Her hilltop retreat is not likely to last long, considering how quickly most premium Marin County real estate tends to move.
The Center of Everything
Listing agent Behzad Zandinejad notes that part of what makes Delaney’s property so unique is that its at the center of everything. From the property you can see the Bay, the San Francisco skyline, and the neighboring ridges.
You are less than ten-minute walk from the hiking trails at the base of Mount Tamalpais and the ocean. If you drive your car, in minutes you could either be in downtown Mill Valley at any one of the world-class restaurants and boutiques, or you could be entering the Muir Woods National Monument.
The House and Property
The house itself is 3,400 square feet and the lot a little more than a half-acre. Every room of the house has an incredible view. Even the master bathroom has a million dollar view from the soaking tub.
The home has plenty of open space. The closets are generous and there are plenty of clever storage spaces. The home has floor to ceiling windows. The living room has a vaulted ceiling that makes you feel as if you are outside.
The swimming pool and hot tub both fade into the environment. The decks are the perfect place to survey the surroundings, breathe the mountain air, or sit and watch the fog roll in from the Bay.
During clear nights, the decks are also great places to watch the moon and the stars. Even though the home is just minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge, when you see the constellations over the wooded ridges, you feel like you live deep in the country. Fortunately, you are also only minutes away from some of the best shopping in the world.
Stunning landscapes has always inspired great writers. Many of them have made their way to Marin County. Some like Jack London and Jack Kerouac had incurable wanderlust. Others like Anne Lamont and Maxine Chernoff staked their claim to Marin County. Gayle Delaney has been a fixture of the area for decades. She is ready to move onto something smaller now. It wouldn’t be at all surprising if another writer set their sights on Delaney’s Mill Valley dream home. It’s just the place to inspire grand thoughts and spectacular visions.
Whoever does end up with the beautiful house in the clouds, they most likely won’t wait around long before picking up the property. Marin real estate moves just as fast as the fog comes in off the Bay into the City.
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Dr.4 BED, 2 1/2 BATH, 3412 Sqft – Lot size 0.6412.
List Price: $3,199,000
First Open House: OCT 4th 1-4PM
Decker Bullock Sotheby’s International Realty
100 Tiburon Blvd, Mill Valley, CA.94941