Location: Tiburon, Calif.
The Skinny: Rarely has brokerbabble reached the lofty heights of the buzzword-stuffing puffery on display in for Marin County’s Nirvana House: “Evocative of some of the world’s most iconic architecture…Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Leaf…I.M. Pei’s Pyramid at the Louvre…The Frank Gehry Museum at Bilbao…” The home was designed by noted urban park architectAngela Danadjieva (whose work includes Seattle’s Freeway Park and Portland’s Keller Fountain Park) as her personal residence. It’s location in Tiburon’s Hill Haven district takes advantage of stunning San Francisco and Golden Gate Bridge views, a feature highlighted by the centerpiece of the home: a vaulted redwood and cedar great room with 36-foot-high cathedral ceilings, an indoor waterfall, glass double doors, and 57 windows. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom spread, which is now owned by Danadjieva’s sister (herself an architect) $7.5M.