216 Corte Madera Avenue

Perhaps the single most enchanting and inspiring property in all of Mill Valley, the John Hayes House is like nothing you have ever seen or will ever see again. The devotion to preserving and celebrating the history of this Victorian home is evident in each curated decision that went into its transformation. The home’s authentic feel is enhanced by a floor plan engineered for modern day living. The main floor of the home has a formal living room and dining rooms for entertaining. There is a voluminous great room with a state of the art gourmet kitchen and casual dining area with a cozy family room. Also on the main floor is an office, powder room, a convenient mud room/laundry room with a full bathroom to clean up after a day spent in the garden. The second floor houses a spacious primary suite with a private decks, luxurious bathroom and huge walk-in closet and office nook. There are three more bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on this floor. The guest house is a great multipurpose space for long term guests, or used as a media room or separate home office with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom and kitchen. The indoor/outdoor flow of the property is ideal with huge wrap around decks that give every downstairs room access to the extensive outdoor space including a sunny lawn area with plenty of room for a pool. The grounds are reminiscent of a private park with a creek running through the redwoods amidst abundant natural light. This idyllic family compound is where you will want to host wedding and anniversary celebrations, graduations and birthday parties. A once in a lifetime opportunity to create memories at this incomparable magical estate.


  • 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom +/- 4,000 sq feet main house
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom guest house +/- 735 sq feet
  • Set on over ½ an acre on an expansive flat lot
  • Reimagined vintage home rebuilt in 2011
  • Architect Wendy Posard and Associates
  • Designed by HSH Interiors and constructed by Sausalito Construction
  • Custom new windows and doors throughout
  • Antique Victorian hardware on the windows and interior doors
  • French door custom brass hardware made in London by Frank Allart
  • Antiqued oak  ¾” wood flooring imported from Belgium
  • Antique cast iron fireplace mantels from England
  • Custom made Golden Ratio dining chandelier by Coup d’Etat
  • Butler’s pantry with Sub Zero under counter wine refrigerator
  • ​​​​​​​54” side by side Sub Zero refrigerator and freezer
  • 48” Wolf cooktop with grille, Viking steam oven, 30” double Wolf wall oven

  • Wolf warming drawer
  • Miele dishwasher by the sink and dish drawer in the island
  • Pressed tin ceiling by Shanker Industries
  • Antique encaustic kitchen tile from Belgium made in the 1860s
  • Custom kitchen cabinets with walnut interiors and German hand rolled wavy glass
  • Handmade crackle glazed tile from Walker-Zanger in mudroom 
  • Radiant heat on the lower floor, forced air upstairs
  • Large, sunny flat lawn with adjacent stone patio seating area
  • Great indoor/outdoor flow with french doors leading to wrap around porch 
  • Sport court, trampoline, outdoor lounge, and private hot tub area 
  • 2 car garage with interior access
  • Bonus multi-purpose space for art studio, workshop or teen media lair
  • Easy, quick walk to downtown Mill Valley in the flats



    4,755 Sq.Ft. LIVING AREA

    0.413 Acres lot

    Radhi Ahern & Scott Kalmbach

    Radhi Ahern & Scott Kalmbach

    Mill Valley

    Home to just under 15,000 residents, this charming hamlet is one of the most popular destinations in Marin county.

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