Eichler Neighborhood Tour - Eichlers On The Bay, Strawberry Point
We’ve recently taken a look at two Eichler neighborhoods (Upper Lucas Valley and Marinwood) in San Rafael, so I thought we’d head south and tour an exclusive Eichler enclave in Mill Valley. Just a handful of the 1700+ homes that Joseph Eichler constructed in Marin County were built in Mill Valley. Although Eichler had originally planned to build 99 homes in the Mill Valley neighborhood of Strawberry Point (aka Harbor Point), only 15 were actually constructed.
The Mill Valley / Strawberry Point Eichler homes are not typical Eichlers. Designed primarily by Claude Oakland and built in 1965, they are larger homes (between 2200 and 2900+ square feet) than the prototypical Eichler, and all have somewhat unique floor plans and custom or semi-custom details. Four of the Strawberry Point Eichlers are 2-story homes. You’ll find the Strawberry Point Eichler homes on Starboard Court and Great Circle Drive. You’ll also find that they feature lovely views of the Bay!
Strawberry Point is a quiet, exclusive Mill Valley neighborhood. Its Richardson Bay location provides plenty of opportunity for recreation for the entire family. The Club at Harbor Point has a year-round swimming pool, tennis courts, and a fully equipped fitness center; and the Strawberry Recreation center offers camps, activities and workshops for young and old. Strawberry Point is also in a great location for commuters. Highway 101 is nearby as is the Sausalito Ferry Terminal.
Elementary (K-5) and middle school children living in Strawberry Point attend either Strawberry Point School or another of the elementary schools in the Mill Valley School District. All MVSD elementary schools feed into Mill Valley Middle School, and high school students attend Tamalpais High School.