Victorian architecture — which emerged in the period between 1830 and 1910, during the reign of Queen Victoria — has a certain romance to it. The decorative trim, the Mansard roofs, the wraparound porches…it all instantly takes you back to a simpler time where gingerbread houses and dollhouses were part of your world. They are storybook houses, capable of telling tales spanning generations.

Romance, mixed with the modernity of today, is the theme of this historical Victorian in downtown Mill Valley.  Extensively remodeled in 2016, the charm of the 1893-era home welcomes you into a story not yet told in over 3,031 square feet, four bedrooms and four and one-half baths. The main house features soaring ceilings throughout, a large open living room, dining room, family room, kitchen, breakfast area and a half bathroom.

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Light and bright interiors make living here seem easy and free. The eclectic nature of Victorian architecture has been thoughtfully maintained, as a lively mix of modern appliances, a sleek new kitchen and the latest technology blend seamlessly with historic details like moldings and ornate fireplaces. Upstairs,  a master suite with two additional bedrooms and bathrooms provide just the right amount of privacy. On the lowest level, there is a connected one-bedroom apartment — perfect for an income-producing opportunity, in-laws or guests.

Surrounded by a large and private yard, this gorgeously updated Victorian features great valley views and southern exposure. And that wraparound porch…. swoon…need we say more?

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Offered for $3.8 million and represented by Joshua Deitch of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Mill Valley, this home is rare, regal and oh-so-romantic. For more information, call (415) 572-5433.