118 Harvard Avenue, Mill Valley

3 BEDS • 2 BATHS • 1,628± sqft • SOLD $1,400,000

Quintessential Mid-Century Modern in Hawk Hill

This mid-century modern gem sits on a quiet street in Mill Valley’s sought-after Hawk Hill neighborhood. With clean lines in mind, the preservation retains the home's mid-century modern architecture while offering an open-concept style of living. Oversized wall-to-wall windows bring ample natural light throughout the home, accentuating the warm elegance of newly refinished hardwood floors paired with modern touches. Seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor living, 118 Harvard offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,628± square feet of living space on a sunny, lush lot. An upscale back entertaining deck provides plenty of room for al-fresco entertaining and star gazing.

Large shingled siding, oversized metal-framed windows and lush greenery highlight the warmth of modern mid-century design. The great room boasts open-concept living, dining and entertaining with original exposed wood beams with the ceilings and perimeter walls all painted a brilliant white to accentuate the sense of space, lightness and crispness. Stainless steel appliances outfit a modern kitchen with sleek white cabinetry, grey countertops and two sinks. A grey slate bar connects the kitchen to the living room with a mid-century modern wood-burning fireplace adorned with a contemporary slate subway-tile surround and a large view deck spanning the width of the room. The intimate dining room enjoys access to the outdoors and is surrounded by walls of windows taking in the views of the zen backyard and entertaining deck.

The mid-century modern design continues into the two large bedrooms on the main level. Each bedroom features open-beamed wood ceilings and beautiful, oversized wood closet doors with original hardware and Anderson windows. The ceilings, doors and door hardware truly authenticate the 1960 design yet you get the warmth and comfort of newer windows and new carpet. Also on the main level is a large full bathroom with new grey slate tile floors laid in a modern stacked pattern. The bathroom also features a large bath, a walk-in shower, a double vanity and a big linen closet.

The third bedroom and second full bathroom are on the lower level. With new carpet and ample closet space, this bedroom enjoys great natural light and privacy. The full bathroom has a shower over tub and beautiful new marble floors laid in the herringbone pattern. This level also features a large laundry room with built-in cabinetry and ample storage.

The private backyard and deck is an entertainer’s dream. With a deck spanning the length of the home and into the side yard, there is plenty of space for gatherings, lounging, playing and dining outdoors. This modern deck features recessed up-lighting for nighttime ambiance and it leads to a level artificial lawn. The peaceful, custom landscaping seamlessly blends the calm surrounding making the yard the ultimate place to unwind in Marin’s ideal Mediterranean climate.

The quintessential Mill Valley location enjoys local access to scenic, world-class hiking/biking trails and is only minutes from Mill Valley’s vibrant downtown. Take advantage of the easy access to Muir Woods, coastal beaches, public transportation, Highway 101, the award winning public school district and the Mt. Tam private school just around the corner.


  • 3 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,628± square feet

  • Authentic mid-century modern design

  • Beautifully refinished hardwood floors

  • Open floor plan

  • Sleek kitchen with stainless appliances and two sinks

  • Exquisite original wood doors

  • Private + quiet

  • Open beamed wood ceilings throughout main level

  • Walls of windows

  • Mid-century modern wood-burning fireplace

  • Intimate dining room with walls of windows

  • Front view deck and back yard entertaining deck with surrounding lush gardens

  • Large laundry room with built-in cabinetry

  • Anderson Windows in main level bedrooms

  • Close proximity to vibrant downtown Mill Valley

  • Easy access to trails, coastal beaches and San Francisco

  • Mill Valley’s award-winning school district



Open House Hours

Wednesday, August 2nd 2017: 10:30am - 2pm
Saturday, August 5th 2017: 1-4pm
Sunday, August 6th 2017: 1-4pm

Private Showings

Contact Barr Haney: (415) 847.7347


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Living on Hawk Hill

"Watch hawks trace circles in the sky from rolling hills in the Marin Headlands. Besides its wide-screen vistas of the Pacific and the Golden Gate, Hawk Hill offers fascinating wildlife experiences. It is the best place to witness the fall raptor migration and provides habitat for the mission blue butterfly. You can also visit Battery 129, a historic World War II military installation." - Parks Conservatory

Surrounded by open spaces, hiking and biking trails, Hawk Hill includes some of Marin County's most desirable trails and the perfect setting for evening strolls, foggy mornings and sunny afternoons. Most homes in Hawk Hill are within biking distance to Mill Valley's vibrant community of shops, restaurants and cafés, it's easy to take a ride to town for enjoy the local hotspots including Equator Coffee, Playa, El Paseo, Bungalow 44, Balboa Cafe, Piazza D'Angelo, The Hivery and Sweetwater Music Hall. On the Tamalpais junction side you're close to the Good Earth Market, Proof Lab, Equator Coffee, TJ's Gym, The Buckeye and easy access to Shoreline Highway as well as Highway 101. Sunny weekends are perfect for people watching on a park bench in the town center, cruising out to Muir Woods or Stinson Beach, and hiking or biking one of Mount Tamalpais' famous trails. 

Elementary school students living in Hawk Hill will attend school in one of the five excellent Mill Valley School District schools, which include the Old Mill School, Park School, Edna Maguire Elementary or the local Mount Tam Private school. Middle school students attend Mill Valley Middle School and most high-schoolers will attend Tamalpais High.


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