Marin Home / BACKSTORY
MLS. “I called my realtor and said, ‘ This is it.
This is our house.’ ”
The midcentury modern–style home
ticked every box on the couple’s wish list.
What sealed the deal, however, was the view
— best enjoyed through walls of glass in the
home’s open-concept living room. The vista,
which includes the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel
Island and San Francisco, can also be soaked
up while they’re lounging on one of the home’s
t wo bayside decks.
But the house has other attractive assets,
including a well-equipped kitchen designed with
white Shaker cabinets, top-of-the-line appliances
and a center island. “It’s got lots of flat outdoor
space for entertaining and clean lines for displaying my photographic art pieces,” adds Miller.
Additionally, the main-floor master suite
allows for a smooth flow bet ween the couple’s
public and private areas. “Downstairs we have
three additional bedrooms, t wo for when the kids
come to visit, and one for an office,” Miller says.
The couple’s furnishings are a mix of old and
new. A previously purchased dining table from
Sloan Miyasato transitioned seamlessly into
the new space. A new Restoration Hardware
sectional, a chartreuse Kenneth Cobonpue
Bloom chair and textured throw pillows add
punches of color to the living room.
To complete the master suite, Miller
tapped design firm Four Walls with a Roof in
Mill Valley to help her with a new headboard
as well as a bench for the foot of the bed. “We
designed these to work with our nightstands,
which we found on a trip to Nantucket,” Miller
says. The photographic artwork above the bed
was shot on the same trip. The chaise was once
her father’s reading chair.
Miller and Sieck still plan a few minor
tweaks to the home. But future changes
notwithstanding, they couldn’t be happier.
“We just love having our morning coffee
looking at the water,” Miller says. “It’s so
enjoyable here, we never want to leave.” m
IT’S BEEN 10 years since artist Victoria Lorin Miller first laid eyes on her hus- band, brand strategy consultant Greg Sieck. At the time, Miller was com- fortably ensconced in a one-bedroom
apartment in Russian Hill. While not expansive, the unit had great views of the bay and
served double duty as her art studio. It was
not, however, the ideal setup for her new beau
and his teenage children. So Miller began
spending more time at Sieck’s Mill Valley
home. “It was a lovely place,” she says. “But it
never really felt like our place.”
Years passed, the couple married, and
Sieck’s kids ceased being kids — they’re now
25 and 22. It was time to find a place that better suited their needs as a couple. Sieck’s Mill
Valley home sold quickly. Finding that perfect
replacement space took a little patience.
After seven months of watchful waiting,
the stars aligned when this Tiburon home
appeared on the real estate listings portal