177 San Marino, San Rafael

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Today we hop across the bridge to visit a home that while not in the East Bay is without a doubt the work of an East Bay Architect. This exceptional mid-century residence is the only Case Study house that was built in Northern California and it has never been on the market before now. It is perhaps the second best known home (after the Dave Brubeck house in Oakland) designed by local standout Beverley David Thorne who was an early adopter of steel framing for residential purposes. Thorne is known for his creative designs and his ability to take full advantage of difficult sites, but even by Thorne’s standards, this home is a showstopper. The gently sloped roof that shelters the carport becomes a secondary ceiling or clerestory above the public rooms allowing the headroom to be increased and light to flood in from all directions – well worth a visit while it is on the market.

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