Home of the Week: View-wrapped Mill Valley domain

Moments from both the city and Muir Woods at 916 Valley View Lane, this expansively welcoming home has been polished to enhance its warmly elegant appeal. The sweeping indoor/outdoor flow is highlighted by windows that frame the panoramic vistas of the hills and city at every turn.

This is a setting made for everything from private family time to large gatherings. Beyond a grand and welcoming foyer with attached powder room, the living room is defined by a glorious row of large view windows. A new surround and reclaimed wood mantle enhance the gas/log fireplace. The space opens to an expansive turfed deck with a custom glass railing that disappears into the views. This room and the dining room, flowing together thanks to a wide walkthrough, feature dramatic vaulted, beamed and skylit ceilings of richly rustic wood. Art accent lights are ready for collector treasures. New or refinished hardwood floors glow throughout.

Nearby, a great room with seating and casual dining areas opens to a leafy deck. The sleek, newly remodeled kitchen is designed to handle everything from a fast lunch to a large-scale gathering. Upgrades include new appliances, counters, island, custom cabinets, lighting and fireplace; a skylight adds to the inviting natural ambience.

Baths have been beautifully updated with new floors, custom showers and cabinets, stone counters, tile, fixtures, hardware and lighting. The master suite, with dual walk-in closets, private view balcony and skylit bath with radiant heat floor, is on the same level as three other bedrooms. One, which could easily be an office or a bedroom, has a private entrance and kitchenette with counter seating. On the lower level, a new Jack and Jill bedroom suite has a full bath with sliding mirrored pocket doors. A fifth bedroom with en suite bath and second washer/dryer is located on its own level, the ideal location for guests or an au pair.

The outdoor environment is enchanting, from the enclosed downstairs porch with new bay window to the hot tub, nestled among mature oak trees overlooking the view.

The oak-shaded grounds, fragrant with lavender, mint and sage, are highlighted by daisies, lilies and vegetable beds.

Blending privacy and convenience, this private retreat is minutes from everything, rustic trails and sunswept beaches to downtown San Francisco. It’s listed by Chelsea Lindman at $2,995,000.