5 Beds      3 Baths      3,383 SF      10,846 SF Lot      $2,895,000

394 Hilary Dr, Tiburon, CA 94920

Beautifully remodeled five bedroom, three bath home in sunny, retreat-like setting at the end of a cul-de-sac in Tiburon’s desirable Del Mar neighborhood. Views of San Francisco, the Bay, and the Golden Gate Bridge abound from many rooms and much of the lush grounds. The present owners have painstakingly transformed this original architect-designed home of mid-century vintage to accommodate modern sensibilities and today’s lifestyle with quality and an exceptional sense of style. Sublime indoor & outdoor living is facilitated by easy access to the outdoors, including the spacious flat backyard. Relax on the deck off the family room below the gorgeous pergola and enjoy meals among the native and exotic plants, and a small vegetable garden that includes tomatoes and basil. A cutting-edge soundscape, with 28 micro-speakers, was installed in the backyard to create immersive sound experiences for all ages. Inside, sweeping windows bring natural light and offer the dramatic views while maintaining privacy. The heart of this home is the spacious and modern kitchen with top-of-the line appliances, custom cabinetry, Caesarstone countertops and a seven-foot wide picture window to enjoy the view. Comfortable living spaces include the light-filled living room and family room, both with vaulted, open-beamed ceilings and fireplaces, and a formal dining room. The master suite with a spa-like bath provides a relaxing respite, while also providing views of the Bay. A second en-suite bedroom is ideal for guests. The large lower level bonus room can be perfect for a home office, play or hang-out room, or gym. This work-from-home oasis is close to award-winning schools, parks, fields, open space, and downtown Tiburon, yet with easy access to 101.


394 Hilary Drive Improvements Since Purchase

Improvements guided by premier San Francisco designer, Chris Miniello, http://www.cminiello.com/

Home featured in Marin Magazine after renovations:


Improvements made in 2013 & 2014:

Main Level

  • Gutted entire kitchen and dining room down to the studs

  • Fully renovated main level bathroom including new porcelain and marble tile, new vanity, new lighting and new fixtures

  • Entirely new electrical, including replacing every single outlet and switch

  • Installed premium wide plank oak floors throughout entire main level (kitchen, dining and living room) and on stairs up to bedroom level

  • Extensive custom cabinetry for kitchen

  • Installed three skylights in kitchen area

  • Purchased premium Thermador appliances, including refrigerator column, freezer column, double oven, induction cooktop, high-end hood, dishwasher and microwave. Also added three temperature zone wine cooler, Blanco sink and premium fixtures throughout

  • Installed premium Caesarstone quartz countertops

  • Added seven foot wide picture window to showcase San Francisco Bay water views

  • Added / replaced three other windows

  • Removed several walls and added new structural supports to facilitate much more open floor plan with much more light and views

  • Added new built in shelving in dining room

  • Installed new recessed lighting throughout

  • Installed LED lighting on top of beams across living room

  • Installed new washer / dryer

  • Installed new electrical panels for entire house

  • Installed new interior glass doors

  • New doorknobs throughout

  • Added new lighting fixtures on walls

  • Installed new front door with frosted glass to allow more light into entry area

Upper Bedroom Level

  • Installed new carpets throughout two bedrooms and stair landing area

  • Replaced all bathroom lighting and fixtures

  • Replaced all bathroom faucets

  • Installed new closet hardware to make space more usable

  • Replaced every light switch and electrical outlet

  • Added new lighting fixtures on walls

  • Replaced all doorknobs throughout

  • Installed new toilet in master bath

Ground Level

  • Replaced old panel ceiling with new sheetrock ceiling

  • Installed new recessed light throughout

  • Installed new carpets

  • Replaced sliding door to exterior

  • Installed new doors for utility area

  • Replaced various HVAC components

  • Replaced retaining wall outside ground level sliding door

  • Replaced every light switch and electrical outlet

  • Replaced sliding doors separating basement area from work room / storage area


  • Removed four very large view obstructing trees to reveal Golden Gate Bridge views from all levels of the house and nearly unobstructed, expanded Bay views from all levels of the house

  • Re-painted entire house inside and out, including wood beams on interior ceilings and fireplace

  • Re-painted exterior balcony

  • Re-painted exterior bricks the same color as siding to create more uniform, contemporary look

  • Installed new premium modern window blinds throughout entire house

  • Added new membrane to seal exterior entryway (was unsealed before). 

  • Replaced boards in entryway

  • Replaced all sliding doors and glass windows with cross hatching to better showcase views

Renovations Starting June 1, 2015

  • Combine two upstairs bathrooms into a large master bath with premium tile and fixtures. Expose vaulted ceiling in master bathroom and install skylights and new window with Golden Gate Bridge views. Replace all legacy plumbing and electrical work

  • Put in new bathroom with premium tile and fixtures in between office and kids’ room so children have separate, larger bathroom then current bathroom at top of steps. Expose vaulted ceilings and install skylights. Entirely new plumbing and electrical

  • Wall in office area to create 5th bedroom, so house is five beds / three baths. Add built-in bookshelves

  • Add storage areas above closets in two kids’ bedrooms

  • Install same oak wood floors on upstairs landing and master bedroom.

  • Install oak wood floors in lower level hallway and in steps down to basement

  • Improve / optimize space utilization of all upstairs closet spaces, including adding new usable storage areas above closets

  • Relocate medicine cabinet in upstairs landing area

  • Replace carpet in family room

  • Re-route vent pipes to exterior. Add new ventilation systems to bathrooms

Improvements starting May 1, 2017:

  • Re-paint exterior balcony

  • Replace glass panels on sliding doors

  • Re-surface driveway with new layer of asphalt

  • Snake and clear outside drainage systems

  • Dig up and replace last ten feet of exterior drainpipe. Add new drain to better catch water flowing from uphill

  • Re-landscaped entire back yard. Install over 1700 square feet of premium turf in level back yard on two levels. Pruned trees to reveal water and bridge views.

  • Add exterior fountain

  • Replace exterior light fixtures

  • Install bird spikes on sections of roof

Improvements starting April 2018

  • Installed custom redwood hogwire panel fence to enclose perimeter of property for dog and kids

  • In coordination with neighbors, install new, wider drainpipe along property lines to route water downslope away from properties

  • Enhanced back yard landscaping

Improvements starting December 2019

  • Replace rear property line fence

  • Enhance back yard landscaping

  • Replace four sliding glass door panels

  • Re-painted house exterior, power wash decks

Completed since March 2020 inspection

  • Replace ground level large window

  • Repair car port support beam (in-process, to be completed by closing)

  • Various minor plumbing repairs

  • Replace sewer lateral

  • Replace roof

  • Install augment reality exterior audio system

  • Replace deck on front of house

  • Various interior re-painting work

  • Extensive exterior mulch added around property



Howard Wynn

Luxury Property Professional
Lic#: 01211772



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