7 Walnut Avenue
Larkspur, CA 94939

$1,970,000

7 Walnut Avenue, Larkspur, CA 94939

3 BD

2 BA

1,496 SF

1902

25,500 SF Lot

About 7 Walnut Avenue

Idyllic Larkspur Retreat - Where Past and Future Meet

Bring your heart home to 7 Walnut Ave – this rustic and weathered summerhouse is a rare & beautiful piece of Larkspur history. What’s the vision you’ll bring: to reimagine a home oasis that retains the original architectural heritage and naturalized landscape, or expand & build a new, larger, custom dream house?

Built in 1902 by a wealthy San Francisco family, this home harkens back to gatherings on the wraparound porch with treetop views & relaxed garden living. The existing 1,496 sq. ft., 3 bedroom/2 bathroom house, with extra office or studio spaces, offers an opportunity for restoration or a complete re-envisioning. The roof is only a few years old, electrical has seen upgrades, but the original redwood pier & post foundation still stands, & the covered front porch & brown shingling need repair.

Yet this property is more than just a parcel in a highly desired area. More than shovel ready, this existing home provides public utilities & sewer in place. The gentle slope offers a generous expansion envelope. The lot is ideally & uniquely placed, with access from both sides of the hill, Mt. Tam views, & a private driveway & carport. Nestled above Madrone Canyon & the Arch Street stairs, just a block from shops & restaurants, this charming vintage home in a highly coveted location features ½+ acre of gently sloping meadow & mature trees: oak, bay, pine, & more.

The still-naturalized lot serves as a respite for wildlife in the area. Mother deer and their newborn fawns wander through, birds call, herbs & wildflowers bloom, oak trees provide shade & a sense of calm, & century-old apple trees produce sweet fruit. Breathe easier coming home to this truly special place.


Status: Active

Open House:

  • June 15, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • June 16, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Features & Updates

  • Rare opportunity to Restore or Re-Envision an existing home
  • 25,500 sq ft private lot with gentle slope
  • Generous expansion envelope
  • Public utilities to existing home
  • Site supports contractor needs
  • Deeded driveway with generous parking area
  • Coveted Loop location just one block from Larkspur Village
  • Award winning school district
  • Mt Tamalpais views
  • Historical legacy as one of the first houses on the hill
  • Private setting yet close to best Marin amenities
  • Prestigious area where restoration and custom homes are being built

Location Details

Sited at the top of the Arch Street steps just above Larkspur Village, 7 Walnut Avenue is located on the highly-coveted Walnut-Palm loop, with views of Mt. Tam to the west, Christmas Tree Hill to the south. This central but sheltered beautiful little village is cradled between the best Marin County amenities, incl. Mt. Tam, the Bay, & Angel Island.

Restaurants, Cafes, & Bars: A short stroll to Perry’s on Magnolia, Equator Coffee, Left Bank, Restaurant Picco, Farmhouse Local, Boichuk Bagels, Emporio Rulli, Backstage Wine Bar, The Silver Peso – and a short drive to Philz!

Parks & Recreation: Just steps to Dolliver Park & West Baltimore Hiking Trail to Mt. Tam. Nearby Piper Park (playground, picnic area & dog park), Town Park Playground, Corte Madera Creek, Marin Rowing Association, San Francisco Bay, Angel Island, & Marin Headlands.

Transportation: Steps to Magnolia Street & Golden Gate Transit. Easy commutes to San Francisco or Wine Country. Smart Train at the Ferry Terminal in Larkspur Landing.

Groceries & Shopping: Central to Safeway at Town Center Corte Madera, Woodlands Market in Kentfield, & the Larkspur Farmers Market at Larkspur Landing. Convenient to The Village in Corte Madera, Book Passage, Mill Valley, & more.

Schools, Theater, & Culture: Award winning K-12 schools, College of Marin, historic Lark Theater, Mt. Tam Mountain Play, Marin Art & Garden Center, & so much more!

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