Nestled in the beautiful setting of Marin County and roughly 30 minutes away from the Golden Gate Bridge & San Francisco.

 
 

This diverse setting hosts Douglas Fir, Giant Redwoods, Oak, Madrone, and Bay Hammocks typical of Marin County. Wild life, seasonal creeks and rock outcroppings are abundant within this rich ecosystem. With immediate access to urban living, top restaurants, wonderful markets and the finest schooling in California, Marin County is matched by none.  

A truly natural habitat with extensive equestrian, mountain bike, and hiking trails that form dendritic patterns through the property eventually linking into MCOPS trail systems. Tomales Bay, Point Reyes national seashore, Napa Valley and Sonoma’s wine country and Lake Tahoe are all within a short distance. 

Offered at $13,900,000.00

 
 

Camino Margarita, Nicasio, California


HISTORY

 
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Originally from County Wexford, Ireland, Timothy Murphy, known to some as Don Timoteo or Old Tim, moved to California in 1828. In 1844 he was granted 21,679 acres consisting of three Ranchos: Rancho Santa Margarita, Rancho San Pedro, and Rancho Las Gallinas. Upon his death in 1853, John Lucas, Murphy’s nephew, inherited the 7,600 acre Rancho Santa Margarita in the shadow of Mount Tamalpais.

 
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Cirilo “Chillo” Gonzales purchased 2,500 acres of the ranch in 1943. Timothy Murphy & successors had used all their property for cattle grazing, hunting, and logging. Gonzales changed the 2,500 acres he purchased to sheep grazing and was subsequently contracted by the U.S. government to provide wool for World War II soldiers. He eventually subdivided the land several times selling chunks at a time. The remaining parcels were used for cattle grazing, until their sale.

 
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In more recent years, Ben Weisshaut purchased approximately 440 acres of Rancho Santa Margarita. Currently this land is being used for recreation, equestrian, mountain biking, and hiking.