For Sale
Tamara Goldman
238 Summit Dr
Corte Madera, CA



Exclusive, Secluded Architectural Beauty Designed by Robert Overstreet


With a coveted perch overlooking the bay, this exceptional hillside residence is decades in the making, now on the market for the first time in a quarter of a century. Renowned architect Robert Overstreet of Botsai and Overstreet spent 10 years realizing his vision here at his own personal home—a 4,000 square-foot beauty with an additional 900 sq. ft. guest house on 1.3 acres of lush, forest-like grounds.

The current owners purchased the home from Overstreet 21 years ago, and spent the last three years on meticulous updates that honor Overstreet’s original vision while keeping in step with lifestyle trends. Upgrades include custom kitchens and baths and entirely restored wood exteriors for both the four-bedroom main house and one-bedroom guest house.


The thoughtfully designed entrance and private driveway keeps the property hidden from the street and leads to ample off-street parking and a renovated two-car garage. Custom stained glass on the formal entry door depicts the home’s distinctive floor plan.

Living Areas

A full wall of bay views, original redwood paneling, and boxed ceiling light wells anchor the living room. Gather with guests in the intimate conversation area, which is warmed by an 82-inch fireplace. Note the railroad ties that form the hood of the fireplace; Overstreet discovered these at an Oakland railroad yard and expertly incorporated them into the home design. Similar ties also feature in the guest house.

Kitchen & Dining

Handcrafted doors in the living area open to a multi-faceted dining room with an Overstreet-designed dining table at its center, which can be adjusted from a standard dining table to a lower, Japanese-style height. Feasts at this table will feature sweeping valley views, and a deck just off this space adds more room for entertaining.

The crown jewel of the kitchen is the custom, vertical grain fir veneer cabinetry by Julian Giuntoli Custom Furniture in San Francisco. The space also features black granite counters, deluxe built-in appliances and one-of-a-kind marble backsplash.

Adjacent, a sizable covered gazebo deck acts an extension of the home, with views of the garden and Koi pond.

Bedrooms, Bathrooms & Bonus Rooms

Find two generous master suites on the lower level. Both include a platform bed, a private deck, a sitting area, two walls of closets and newly remodeled baths. Each bathroom has a new rift-cut oak veneer vanity by Julian Giuntoli Custom Furniture, marble mosaic tile and textured marble floors, which are heated.

At the mid-level, two lofted bonus rooms—well-suited for both home offices or guest rooms—feature views, an updated full bath, and a serene, covered viewing terrace.

Guest House

Custom design continues in the separate one-bedroom, one-bath guest house, including a fireplace finished with railroad tie plates that mirror those in the main house. In the guest house kitchen, find new appliances, counters, and custom cabinetry by Julian Giuntoli.

Equally upgraded, the bath is finished with a new vanity and sinks, plus all-new electrical and plumbing. Tucked into the lower level for privacy, the guest house bedroom features ample closet space and a laundry closet. This guest house is a legal rental and can present an additional income opportunity.

Outdoor Areas

Carefully chosen native plantings in the garden create a seamless, tucked-into-nature feeling inside the home.

Outdoor areas are designed to provide maximum benefit for minimal upkeep: landscaping is upgraded with a new irrigation system, and retrofitted LED fixtures illuminate the garden, driveway and entry walkway. A well-stocked Koi pond is self-maintained, with a new automatic feeder and a pond filtration and aeration system.


The property has been recognized in numerous national and international publications.

  • Los Angeles Times, Sunday Home section, January 6, 1974
  • San Francisco Sunday Examiner, November 21, 1976
  • San Francisco Bay Architectural Review, 1978
  • Fine Home Building, June/July 1983
  • The New York Times, July 18, 1985
  • Sunset Magazine, June/July 1983
  • L’architettura Cronache e Storia, January 1990
  • Northern California Home and Garden, February 1991



  • Entirely restored wood exterior.
  • New custom Marvin Doors and windows – double-paned and gas-filled.
  • All new decks have pressure-treated framing and stained and sealed Ipe deck boards.
  • New powder-coated aluminum handrails by Steel Geisha Designs in Sonoma for all decks and walkways.
  • Entry door has a custom stained glass inset depicting the floor plans of each level of the house.
  • Railroad tie plates form a design focus, discovered by the architect in an Oakland railroad yard and used as a fireplace hood and mantel in both the main and guest house. The 82-inch gas fireplace in the main house is new.
  • Marble mosaic tile and textured marble floor tile at the mid-level shower and both new master bathrooms. Each bathroom has all new electrical, plumbing and hardware, as well as new rift-cut oak veneer vanity made by Julian Giuntoli Custom Furniture.
  • The garage has a new garage door and has been newly sheet rocked; floors have a continuous epoxy finish and baseboard and all new electrical, lighting, and a Tesla wall charger.
  • New and retrofitted LED fixtures throughout the main house, guest house, driveway, entry walkway and garden.
  • All new kitchen appliances and custom cabinetry by Julian Giuntoli. Totally redesigned in 2008 with a new west-facing window.
  • Tech lighting beneath a long skylight, black granite counters and black marble back splash in the kitchen.
  • New concrete driveway, retaining walls, new asphalt from Summit Drive down the shared driveway.

Guest House Upgrades

  • Entirely restored wood exterior.
  • New entry door and glass door to the main-level deck.
  • Railroad tie plates as a design focus, mirroring those in the main house.
  • Custom cabinetry in kitchen and bath, also by Julian Giuntoli Custom Furniture. All new electrical and plumbing, plus new sinks and hardware.
  • All new appliances in the kitchen.
  • New LED fixtures in most of the guest house, decks and carport.

System Upgrades

  • All new utilities underground from Summit Drive.
  • New sewer line.
  • Three telecommunications conduits from Summit Drive to the main house.
  • Main furnace is two years old and master bedrooms furnace and AC is about one year old.
  • New 600 AMP service split 400 AMP main house /200 AMP guest house new main, sub-panels, conduit and wiring.

Features At-a-Glance

  • 4 Bedrooms & 4 Full Baths
  • Sweeping valley, ridge-line and bay views
  • Open living room with private deck
  • Intimate sitting area in living room with 82” gas fireplace focal point
  • Fireplace hood w/ repurposed railroad ties
  • Spacious dining room w/ entertaining deck
  • Designer, adjustable-height dining table

Kitchen Features

  • Designer kitchen, remodeled in 2008
  • Custom vertical grain fir kitchen cabinets
  • Well-designed, space-saving cabinet interiors
  • Tech lighting beneath a long skylight
  • Black granite counters
  • Black marble back splash
  • Upscale kitchen appliances include:
  • Jenn-Air 6 burner gas cooktop
  • Cheng Design by Zepher
  • Jenn- Air double oven
  • Jenn-Air extra wide built-in refrigerator
  • Miele Furtura Diamond dishwasher
  • Blanco deep double stainless-steel sink
  • U-line wine refrigerator
  • Beverage counter
  • Exterior room w/ garden views
  • Roof deck—great for BBQs

Bed & Bath Features

  • Remodeled Mid-level full bath
  • 2 versatile lofted rooms for guest/office/media rooms
  • Serene, covered patio w/ a view
  • Full laundry and utility room
  • 2 unique en-suite master bedrooms with remodeled baths
  • All main house baths include:
  • Marble mosaic tile & textured marble floor tile
  • Custom designed rift cut oak veneer vanity
  • New sinks, hardware, lighted mirrors,
  • New electrical and plumbing and lighting
  • Double wardrobe closets w/ opaque doors
  • Recently replaced gas forced air furnace
  • Air conditioning in lower bedrooms

Guest House Features

  • Remodeled guest house—a legal rental
  • New remodeled kitchen with custom rift-cut oak veneer cabinets
  • New stainless gas range w/ downdraft hood
  • New refrigerator and dishwasher
  • Open shelving and new countertops
  • Guest house fireplace w/ railroad ties
  • Guest house decks on both levels
  • New carpet in guest house

Garage/Outdoor Features

  • Guest house carport w/ 2 car parking and 2 car garage at main house
  • Garage has new door, epoxy floors
  • Tesla Charger in garage
  • Extra storage room under garage
  • Landscaping designed w/ unique native plantings
  • New Koi pond filtration and aeration system
  • New landscaping and irrigation system
  • New graded & paved concrete driveway
  • New 600 AMP service split 400 AMP main house 200 AMP guest house
  • New main electric sub-panels, conduit and wire


  • Excellent Corte Madera / Larkspur schools
  • Adjacent to open spaces
  • Nearby hiking and biking trails


For a private showing, please contact Tamara Goldman 415-602-5067: Open Thursday, February 22nd ,2018 11am-2pm

About the Agent

Tamara Goldman

License #: 00989949

Tamara Goldman

I have been in the business of marketing and selling homes to satisfied clients since 1987. I have sold properties in Marin, East Bay, San Francisco, and Sonoma counties and have a highly respected name in the real estate community. I invest in residential multiple income units and have been involved with the purchase, rehab, and sale of over 25 construction projects — including new construction , remodeling of single-family residencies, multi-unit income properties, and small commercial properties. Prior to my real estate carrier, I was a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner working for the State of California. I currently volunteer my time at Mill Street Shelter, Zen Hospice in San Francisco, Marin Food Bank and Jewish Family Services .

What You Get

For most people, buying and selling your property is a major event. It can be stressful, but it can also be a very positive experience, and your real estate agent cam make all the difference. As my client, you will enjoy exemplary service that deliveries a quality real estate experience.

Your welfare is my top priority. You have access to comprehensive real estate websites — including — so you can search and research at your convenience. You will also benefit from my intimate knowledge of the areas I work in. To every transaction, I bring professional integrity, skillful negotiation, and excellent problem solving — all honed over 23 years experience in the industry.

Other Benefits

I realize that buying and selling your home is only part of the process. There are lots of other details I can help you with.

  • Mortgage guidance in your quest for the right loan program
  • Referrals and help preparing your home for the market
  • Referrals to quality moving and storage services
  • Local, national, and international relocation and referral services
  • Referrals to qualified local professionals
  • Website creation for your property
  • Guidance through internet marketing
  • Access to legal and investment income support when a transaction requires legal expertise.

What My Clients Say About Me

“Tamara was the best agent we have ever dealt with. She is knowledgeable and we found we were very represented” – Estras Varangalo

“Tamara was great. I have worked with on all four transactions in the bay area. She helped me buy and sell my personal residence, my office building and my second home in West Marin. I refer him to my friends and colleagues.” – Dr. Robert Stein

“What a trooper. I couldn’t have asked for a better real estate agent. I looked for a home for over a year and she was amazing. All the way through she kept telling me, “don’t give up the right home will come along”, and it did!” – Rachael Hannah

“Tamara is very knowledgeable and well connected. Her experience in the industry shows and it made the whole process easier. She is personable and we enjoyed her company.” – Susan and David Andrews

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2013-2016 Pacific Union Pacific Union Top Sales Producer
  • 2012 Opus award Top Producer in Number of Sales Closed
  • Pacific Union 2011 Top 100 Sales Partner Award — Gross Commissiion
  • Pacific Union 2010 Top 100 Sales Partner Award — Gross Commissions earned
    • Pacific Union 2009 Top 100 Sales Partner Award — Gross Commissions Earned
    • Pacific Union 2008 Opus award Top Producer in Number of Sales Closed
    • Pacific Union 2007 Top 100 Sales Partner Award — Gross Commissions Earned
    • Pacific Union 2006 Agent Achievement award
    • Pacific Union 2005 Agent Achievement  Award
    • Pacific Union 2004 Agent Achievement  Award
    • Pacific Union 2003 Agent Achievement  Award
    • Pacific Union 2003 Quality Service Award Certification
    • Pacific Union 2002  Emerald Medallion Award Gross Commissions
    • Pacific Union 2002 Agent Achievement  Award
    • Pacific Union 2001 Top Sales Producer
    • First Marin Realty 2000 Top Agent Award Commissions Earned
    • First Marin Realty 1999 Top Agent Award Commissions Earned
    • First Marin Realty 1998 Top Agent Award Runner-Up
    • USF School of Business and Management – Mastery of Negotiations Program
    • Brian Buffini Certificate of Completion,  Real Estate Training Course


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