A Renovated Haven in a California Surf Town Asks $2.4M

A photographer puts Camp Wilder, her dreamy Bolinas hideout, on the market.

Maple kitchen cabinets are sleek and modern.  Hand made leather and brass pulls are just one of the many, finite details embedded in the design.

Photographer, maker, and all-around creative Thayer Gowdy rescued this house from demolition and nursed it back to health, calling it Camp Wilder—a multifunctional home, event space, and studio in the artist and surfer paradise of Bolinas, California, about 13 miles northwest of San Francisco. Now, the picturesque Camp Wilder is ready for new homeowners.

This Nordic-inspired California retreat is a maker's paradise on expansive grounds surrounded by greenery, expansive views, and natural elements.

Camp Wilder, a Nordic-inspired retreat in the surf haven of Bolinas, California, is a maker’s paradise on expansive grounds surrounded by greenery, expansive views, and natural elements.

Photo Courtesy of Thayer Gowdy

An exterior courtyard is a lush and green private sanctuary for enjoying the California scenery.

A lush, protected courtyard allows homeowners to enjoy the outdoors but maintain privacy. 

Photo Courtesy of Thayer Gowdy

The once run-down property has been transformed into an open, luminous abode with tall ceilings, cozy nooks, and surfer-meets-Scandinavian vibes. Set on expansive grounds surrounded by fruit trees, Camp Wilder is a charming sanctuary away from the bustling city. 

Rustic and modern elements create a cozy, cabin feel. The eye-catching wood stair is a focal point upon entry.

Rustic and modern elements combine to create a polished, surf shack feel. The eye-catching wood stair is a focal point upon entry.

Photo Courtesy of Thayer Gowdy

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