Classic Japanese Living in Marin County

Let's face it -- sometimes fusion just doesn't work (ah-hem, cream cheese in sushi), but once in a blue moon a combination so amazing and perfectly balanced comes along, which makes us scratch our heads and wonder why we never thought of it ourselves. Enter 63 Norman Way in Tiburon, a home that's part classic Japanese architecture, part glam Marin County elegance, and part contemporary American luxury. This sweet home is epitomizes fusion at its finest and on the market for the fine price of $6.9 million. View the listing.

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Let's face it -- sometimes fusion just doesn't work (ah-hem, cream cheese in sushi), but once in a blue moon a combination so amazing and perfectly balanced comes along, which makes us scratch our heads and wonder why we never thought of it ourselves. Enter 63 Norman Way in Tiburon, a home that's part classic Japanese architecture, part glam Marin County elegance, and part contemporary American luxury. This sweet home is epitomizes fusion at its finest and on the market for the fine price of $6.9 million. View the listing.
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An aerial view of the incredible crib that sits perched in Tiburon, California atop a hill that overlooks the pristine San Francisco Bay. Now that's what we call picturesque.
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Located at 63 Norman Way, the stunning gated compound sits at the end of a cobbled driveway and offers the utmost privacy to residents along with a recently-installed advanced security system, which boasts interior motion detector alarms and exterior video cameras and motion detectors.
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One look at the facade of the estate and you immediately question whether you're in Kyoto or Marin County. The striking facade evokes traditional Japanese architecture, but the surrounding sun-drenched landscape is decidedly modern American Marin County.
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James Pile of Wu-Way Landscape designed the exterior hillside grounds of the home, installing waterfalls and ponds, together with an elaborate wooden pedestrian gate and hand-plastered walls with slate shingles.
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Extensive Japanese gardens surround the home, which means whichever way you turn you're greeted with a serene and peaceful atmosphere.
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The Tiburon house boasts twenty different types of wood and timber, which are handcrafted in the ceilings, floors, walls, and cabinetry. In fact, many of the artisans came from Kyoto, Japan to build the home.
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Step into the main living space through the sliding shojis. The living room features a dramatic vaulted ceiling with curved cedar spanning logs overheard and impressive Bay views.
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The home itself measures over 4,600 square feet. While this pad is listed at $6.9 million, the median list price of all homes in Tiburon is currently $1.899, according to Zillow.
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The living room opens up to the formal dining room, which features the same breathtaking Bay views, as well as an engawa aka a window seat.
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The open living space comes equipped with Black Ash floors and luxurious state-of-the-art Lutron lighting throughout. Too much sunlight? Take advantage of the blackout screens.
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A closer look at the engawa or window seat, as they're most commonly referred to. This engawa includes a sliding shoji on one side and on the other, glass doors that open to the idyllic view.
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A view of the kitchen that comes with elm and cherry cabinetry, marble walls and counters, and a separate breakfast nook.
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The rear of the house and deck is strategically facing the San Francisco Bay to optimize the views of our wonderful landscape.
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Overlooking Paradise Cove, you'll feel like you're simply, in paradise.
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Throughout the spread are Hinoke (Japanese cedar) posts, Western Red cedar ceilings, and tatami reed floors as exemplified in this meditation room that can double as a bedroom.
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The lower level was constructed in 2006 and offers a totally unique feature: an interior rock and gravel garden.
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The home features five bedrooms, including three master suites. This bedroom, located on the homes lower floor, provides some awesome Bay views, which we certainly wouldn't mind waking up to every morning.
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Who needs privacy when you have a sweet walk-in glass shower like this one? The bathroom, one of three in the home, boasts double-sink granite counters, heated floors, and museum quality cabinetry.
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Despite its traditional Japanese architecture and overall aesthetic, the home is all about modern, contemporary American living. Talk about enjoying the best of both worlds.
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Another look at the lavish bathroom that brings together the dark marble and the cedar paneling so seamlessly well.
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A view of the opulent Japanese bath with a soaking tub, river stones and fragrant cedar panels. In Japan, Japanese public bath houses called onsen derives its hot water from a nearby natural hot spring.
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The contemporary spread sure wouldn't be complete without a sweet flat screen tv.
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A view of the elaborate covered walkway that cuts its way through the traditional Japanese gardens.
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