The Real Story of Novato’s Round House

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Ed Note: The recent rental ad for Novato’s Round House on Craigslist is like having Emmanuel Lewis show up at your work Christmas party wearing a Braveheart costume and FaceTiming with the ghost of Elliott Smith. Or, in the words of the ad, its a once-, (maybe twice)-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Intel from a couple guys in line at Italian Delite yesterday and an hour spent poring over the Novato Library microfiche reveals there’s much much more to this house than a “‘Jetson’s’ style kitchen” and spinning oil drums as metaphor of fossil-fueled white flight to suburbia.

Below, what the ad did not disclose:

Designed originally as a time machine during the fall of the Third Reich by imprisoned Polish scientist Augustyn Komorowski, the Harkleroad home of Novato is currently available for rent on Craigslist.

Sam Harkleroad was a drifter who found his way to the Novato Denny’s the night of the Kennedy assassination after riding the rails of the Marin Airporter. There he met a man called Baskethead who solved math problems that hadn’t yet been invented while he sipped coffee at the counter and, as his name suggests, wore a basket on his head.

Harkleroad, who was studying to be a cobbler’s apprentice, was told there would be work for him on Grant Avenue. He was down to his last penny when Baskethead handed over Komorowski’s plans and said the structure should border the 101—but warned him of the responsibility that would come with building such a landmark.

“But I am just a simple man, a cobbler’s apprentice,” Harkleroad said as he bit into his key lime pie. “I’m not ready for this.”

“The world’s not ready,” Baskethead said.

Harkleroad buried the plans in a Folgers Crystals canister behind the Roger Wilco and went about his business of cobbling. Five years to the day later, a vision of a Miwok princess visited Harkleroad during his evening cordial down Sutro and warned him of a great flood. “You must build a sanctuary on high ground. It is the only way to save this town.”

“Including the Novato Theater?” Harkleroad asked.

“Nobody,” she said, “can save the Novato Theater.”

When spring arrived, Harkleroad made the 1.7-mile journey to The Square on foot and unearthed the plans. He went about collecting cans and string and coffee cups in order to build his masterpiece and fulfill the prophecy.

The Lazy Susan-shaped structure, which is able to circumnavigate time and space through the power of wind through sliced-in-half oil drums that sit atop it, was erected in 1969. The home’s first tenant was the Zodiac Killer who promptly used the wormhole to go back in time and cover his tracks. His security deposit bounced and he was evicted before he could hang up anything weird on the interior’s wood paneling. He was never heard from again.

The Native American apparition’s prophecy did come true as the city of Novato was decimated by flood waters in early 1982. The seven surviving residents of Novato, known today as the “Novato 5*” (*two of the seven defected to Terra Linda to start a new utopia, now called Northgate One), were able to use the Harkleroad home as a temporary shelter and a place to re-purpose and re-build the ranch town into a bedroom community.

“We have found sanctuary here and we will make Novato a safe haven from the pestilence and crime of San Francisco. A place where the city’s guardians—its police and firefighters but not MUNI drivers—can drink and drive and get laid sometimes and not have to lock their doors,” Harkleroad said.

Novato soon flourished. Harkleroad’s Round or Barrel House became a landmark now driven past really really slowly by more than 3 million commuters a year. Its barely turning centrifuge rooftop a daily reminder that while life is in constant motion, nothing ever changes in Novato.

The home has been inspiration for many of today’s pop culture touchstones: Journey’s “Wheel in the Sky” is about frontman Steve Perry’s first visit to the home whereupon he felt he was “floating” 15 feet above the freeway.

“We were out of ideas and basically bankrupt musically,” Metallica’s James Hetfield said in a 1994 interview for short-lived British metal fanzine, Happy Clappers. “Then one day I was driving my Bronco—the one with the steer horns mounted on the front—on the way to the Bit and I saw the (Round) house and thought, ‘Nothing Else Matters’. And that’s where (inspiration for) the Black Album came from.”

Longtime Marin County resident George Lucas said he’d fallen into a deep “creative coma” after filming his biggest box office hit Howard the Duck in Novato. He used the Harkleroad home to go back in time and write the Star Wars prequels but upon re-entry into 1996, the drafts were lost.

“It was like when you wake up at 3 a.m. and have this great epiphany and you don’t write it down and it’s gone forever. But then you get up the next morning and try to get down what you remember anyway,” he said. “That’s what I did…so I blame Jar Jar Binks on the rough re-entry into the present.”

Lucas noted he’s tried several times to go back back in time to unwrite the prequels but, “That, well…that is a story for another day.”

For $3,000/mo plus a $5,000 deposit, the lucky renters will have easy access to the 101 at the Rowland exit where they can travel back a quarter century to view both Back to the Future sequels and Something to Talk About during $2 Tuesday at the new Rowland Plaza Cineplex (once they fix the leaky roof), stop by Nave Lanes’ Phoenix Garden for a RC and Crown and enjoy a dance underneath the laser lights at Club Changes.

Andrew J. Pridgen is former assistant features editor of the Pony Express.  He is the author of “Burgundy Upholstery Sky,” and lives in California.  

94 COMMENTS

  1. Samuel Harkleroad is my great grandfather and non of this article is true. (Besides tht he was a poor cobbler) Sam and his wife Fern were the first to live in the house. The 101 wasn’t even built yet. The city bought the roundhouse for 45k from Sam and was going to dimolish it, Sam bought it back for 4k and moved it over the hill to where it stands now..101 was then built around it. The zodiac never lived there. If you want more of the real history behind this roundhouse, you’re better off asking us family members.

  2. Samuel Harkleroad is my great grandfather and non of this article is true. (Besides tht he was a poor cobbler) Sam and his wife Fern were the first to live in the house. The 101 wasn’t even built yet. The city bought the roundhouse for 45k from Sam and was going to dimolish it, Sam bought it back for 4k and moved it over the hill to where it stands now..101 was then built around it. The zodiac never lived there. If you want more of the real history behind this roundhouse, you’re better off asking us family members.

  3. Hello Andrew. The house you are picturing is not the Round House. It is the Parabola House which is #17 Harkle Road, just next door to the round house. Everything else in your article is completely accurate. Also, if you were the one crawling up my back hill that morning to take this photo, we documented the whole thing and sent photos of you to the Russian government. Best wishes!

  4. Hello Andrew. The house you are picturing is not the Round House. It is the Parabola House which is #17 Harkle Road, just next door to the round house. Everything else in your article is completely accurate. Also, if you were the one crawling up my back hill that morning to take this photo, we documented the whole thing and sent photos of you to the Russian government. Best wishes!

  5. Matt, not one part of this article is accurate. The photo in this article is the half shell house which my cousin lives in.

    • I love Harkle Road and know your family quite well. We rented #17 for four years. Of course the article is jibberish! I was replying to satire with satire. Have a good day.

  6. Matt, not one part of this article is accurate. The photo in this article is the half shell house which my cousin lives in.

    • I love Harkle Road and know your family quite well. We rented #17 for four years. Of course the article is jibberish! I was replying to satire with satire. Have a good day.

  7. Actually, Andrew was able to obtain his picture by entering the Round House and spinning it backwards for several minutes. He may of stepped on a mayonnaise sandwich however on the way back thus shifting history to the the Parabola House next door. “Sh*t Happens” he was heard muttering as he left the Round House.

  8. Actually, Andrew was able to obtain his picture by entering the Round House and spinning it backwards for several minutes. He may of stepped on a mayonnaise sandwich however on the way back thus shifting history to the the Parabola House next door. “Sh*t Happens” he was heard muttering as he left the Round House.

  9. Actually, Andrew was able to obtain his picture by entering the Round House and spinning it backwards for several minutes. He may of stepped on a mayonnaise sandwich however on the way back thus shifting history to the the Parabola House next door. “Sh*t Happens” he was heard muttering as he left the Round House.

    • It’s Not really funny when it’s about your family and about a man who you respect dearly. It’s also annoying when hundreds of people are emailing and texting me about this article thinking it’s true. I guess it’s funny to those who are bored? Andrew if you want to write something worth reading, I can show you over a thousand newspaper articles of the roundhouse while being built and the history of it.. My great grandmother Fern collected them .. That would be worth reading 🙂 Sam also tried to make the first hybrid car in the 70’s that no one ever took seriously… He was a facinating man.

  10. Actually, Andrew was able to obtain his picture by entering the Round House and spinning it backwards for several minutes. He may of stepped on a mayonnaise sandwich however on the way back thus shifting history to the the Parabola House next door. “Sh*t Happens” he was heard muttering as he left the Round House.

    • It’s Not really funny when it’s about your family and about a man who you respect dearly. It’s also annoying when hundreds of people are emailing and texting me about this article thinking it’s true. I guess it’s funny to those who are bored? Andrew if you want to write something worth reading, I can show you over a thousand newspaper articles of the roundhouse while being built and the history of it.. My great grandmother Fern collected them .. That would be worth reading 🙂 Sam also tried to make the first hybrid car in the 70’s that no one ever took seriously… He was a facinating man.

  11. Breana…. this whole article is a joke… It saddens me that was lost on you. You are taking it and peoples comments very seriously.

    This was absolutely hilarious! Thank you Andrew Pridgen.

  12. Breana…. this whole article is a joke… It saddens me that was lost on you. You are taking it and peoples comments very seriously.

    This was absolutely hilarious! Thank you Andrew Pridgen.

  13. Andrew you have obviously been fully submersed in Novato Culture. This article is SO INCREDIBLE! We must drink beer’s together at Brown’s soon.

  14. Andrew you have obviously been fully submersed in Novato Culture. This article is SO INCREDIBLE! We must drink beer’s together at Brown’s soon.

  15. Other interesting factoids about the ‘Round House’. The band Phish wrote and recorded their 9th Studio Album ‘Round Room’ in the ‘Round House’ over 46 days in 2002. NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley (aka the Round Mound of Rebound) used to rent the ‘Round House’ in the 1990’s and host Native American ritual cleanses, turning the house into a sweat box and serving peyote. Notable attendees included Olden Polynice, Orlando Woolridge and current mayor of Sacremento Kevin Johnson.

  16. Other interesting factoids about the ‘Round House’. The band Phish wrote and recorded their 9th Studio Album ‘Round Room’ in the ‘Round House’ over 46 days in 2002. NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley (aka the Round Mound of Rebound) used to rent the ‘Round House’ in the 1990’s and host Native American ritual cleanses, turning the house into a sweat box and serving peyote. Notable attendees included Olden Polynice, Orlando Woolridge and current mayor of Sacremento Kevin Johnson.

  17. I LIVED IN NOVATO SINCE 5 YEARS OLD AND WENT TO SCHOOL WITH RENEE HARKELROAD DAUGHTER OF BUILDER OF ROUND HOUSE LEAF ROOF HOUSE . THIS STORY IS NOT TRUE TO MY KNOWLEDGE. iT WAS BUILT LONG BEFORE KENNEDYS ASSANATION. NONE OF THIS STORY IS TRUE

  18. I LIVED IN NOVATO SINCE 5 YEARS OLD AND WENT TO SCHOOL WITH RENEE HARKELROAD DAUGHTER OF BUILDER OF ROUND HOUSE LEAF ROOF HOUSE . THIS STORY IS NOT TRUE TO MY KNOWLEDGE. iT WAS BUILT LONG BEFORE KENNEDYS ASSANATION. NONE OF THIS STORY IS TRUE

  19. Breanna, I would LOVE to see and hear the real history on your family and the Roundhouse. I’ve always been fascinated with it as long as I can remember.

  20. Breanna, I would LOVE to see and hear the real history on your family and the Roundhouse. I’ve always been fascinated with it as long as I can remember.

  21. That anyone could think this is true, or that people need to be told it is untrue is hilarious.

    Welcome to the internet.

    Truth does not exist here.

  22. That anyone could think this is true, or that people need to be told it is untrue is hilarious.

    Welcome to the internet.

    Truth does not exist here.

  23. This article is really funny to this native of Novato. But now I want to know the real story! Sorry if someone had hassles because if it but I laughed out loud! 🙂

  24. This article is really funny to this native of Novato. But now I want to know the real story! Sorry if someone had hassles because if it but I laughed out loud! 🙂

  25. I knew it was satire when 101 was called ‘THE 101.’ Also, ‘traffic scofflaw’ is the preferred nomenclature for MUNI driver.

  26. I knew it was satire when 101 was called ‘THE 101.’ Also, ‘traffic scofflaw’ is the preferred nomenclature for MUNI driver.

  27. This article is hilarious! Its too bad the family has never bothered to put up a website or any information about the house and their family history. Perhaps the satire of this article would be more obvious if the real truth were already out there! Happy Holidays time travelers! 😀

  28. This article is hilarious! Its too bad the family has never bothered to put up a website or any information about the house and their family history. Perhaps the satire of this article would be more obvious if the real truth were already out there! Happy Holidays time travelers! 😀

  29. They never moved that house, they moved the freeway. It used to flow right through Novato. When that house was built, it made Sunset Magazine. The pictures in the Sunset article showed undeveloped land to the East of the house, and twinkling city lights to the West.

  30. They never moved that house, they moved the freeway. It used to flow right through Novato. When that house was built, it made Sunset Magazine. The pictures in the Sunset article showed undeveloped land to the East of the house, and twinkling city lights to the West.

  31. Breana, this is satire. What you don’t appreciate is that this house has claimed a part of the hearts of everyone who has ever seen it. Every time a person passes it, they make up a little “imaginary” story of how it came to be. Instead of feeling insulted, you might share it’s true story, and understand that the house was designed to inspire flights of fancy.

  32. Breana, this is satire. What you don’t appreciate is that this house has claimed a part of the hearts of everyone who has ever seen it. Every time a person passes it, they make up a little “imaginary” story of how it came to be. Instead of feeling insulted, you might share it’s true story, and understand that the house was designed to inspire flights of fancy.

  33. I know this story is true. The time machine actually exists in the round house because I entered it, went back in time to the stone age, killed a dinosaur with a sling like David did that big fella, and then Kong and I ate him for lunch.

  34. I know this story is true. The time machine actually exists in the round house because I entered it, went back in time to the stone age, killed a dinosaur with a sling like David did that big fella, and then Kong and I ate him for lunch.

  35. I too was born and raised in Novato and one thing we use to have is humor, which is what this article is about. Too bad that the humor has left Novato. I think the article is hilarious and obviously not true. Come on people… its funny!!!

  36. I too was born and raised in Novato and one thing we use to have is humor, which is what this article is about. Too bad that the humor has left Novato. I think the article is hilarious and obviously not true. Come on people… its funny!!!

  37. I thought this was a great STORY. That anyone could even think this was true is beyond my comprehension . I lived in Novato back in the early 60’s when my dad was stationed at Hamilton AFB. (long since gone). The house was always an interesting site. Very ahead of its time. Like the Marin center in San Rafael that was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Thanks again for some great reading

  38. I thought this was a great STORY. That anyone could even think this was true is beyond my comprehension . I lived in Novato back in the early 60’s when my dad was stationed at Hamilton AFB. (long since gone). The house was always an interesting site. Very ahead of its time. Like the Marin center in San Rafael that was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Thanks again for some great reading

  39. Good job Andrew. I would EXPECT nothing less from a former mid 90’s SM grad! Your story definitely took me back in time. As for the house, we’ll just have to let the stories grow! I think the Greatful Dead also has some significance with it as well, I just can’t put my finger on it…. Did Rilla sneak into a concert up there?

  40. Good job Andrew. I would EXPECT nothing less from a former mid 90’s SM grad! Your story definitely took me back in time. As for the house, we’ll just have to let the stories grow! I think the Greatful Dead also has some significance with it as well, I just can’t put my finger on it…. Did Rilla sneak into a concert up there?

  41. I remember as a kid driving by the place. The residents always drove Plymouth products. There was I believe a 69 Satellite. Later a 74 Valient. This was in the 80’s. The cars were both old and faded then

  42. I remember as a kid driving by the place. The residents always drove Plymouth products. There was I believe a 69 Satellite. Later a 74 Valient. This was in the 80’s. The cars were both old and faded then

  43. Lol this is hilarious, the Miwok indian apparition and the “No one can ever save the Novato Theater. ” Thanks for reminding me about Nave lanes! And Jar Jar Binks. Oh man this was creative, what a fun read.

  44. Lol this is hilarious, the Miwok indian apparition and the “No one can ever save the Novato Theater. ” Thanks for reminding me about Nave lanes! And Jar Jar Binks. Oh man this was creative, what a fun read.

  45. Also super embarrassed by some of the fellow Novatoans who couldn’t see the humor in this article.

    “NONE OF THIS STORY IS TRUE.” Lol, you think??

  46. Also super embarrassed by some of the fellow Novatoans who couldn’t see the humor in this article.

    “NONE OF THIS STORY IS TRUE.” Lol, you think??

  47. […] The Real Story of Novato’s Round House— This was inspired by a Craigslist ad posted for a home for rent that borders the 101 in the southern-most part of Novato, sort of the unofficial gateway to the town. I grew up and went to high school in Novato and most of my best friends have found their way back there to raise families. Though I’ve been away for two decades now, when I go back, it’s the town equivalent of Cheers. This was a love note of sorts to my home town and the people in it as well as homage to the tropes that to a person, every longtime Novatan knows. As one commenter pointed out, Novato residents have always had an incredible, self-effacing sense of humor; one more closely associated with Garrison Keillor and the Midwest. They are kind people and sensible. But most of all, the folks in Novato look after one another and they all, to a person, “get it.” I’ve called many places home but Novato will always be where my heart is. […]

  48. […] The Real Story of Novato’s Round House— This was inspired by a Craigslist ad posted for a home for rent that borders the 101 in the southern-most part of Novato, sort of the unofficial gateway to the town. I grew up and went to high school in Novato and most of my best friends have found their way back there to raise families. Though I’ve been away for two decades now, when I go back, it’s the town equivalent of Cheers. This was a love note of sorts to my home town and the people in it as well as homage to the tropes that to a person, every longtime Novatan knows. As one commenter pointed out, Novato residents have always had an incredible, self-effacing sense of humor; one more closely associated with Garrison Keillor and the Midwest. They are kind people and sensible. But most of all, the folks in Novato look after one another and they all, to a person, “get it.” I’ve called many places home but Novato will always be where my heart is. […]

  49. A clap to the author for clever assimilation of fiction and comedy. You have a way with words good sir. As a writer you surely must be aware that sometimes satire can be lost in translation, when your work is put forth to the masses. I only hope that your comedic work doesn’t distract from the hard work and dedication that Sam and Fern put into this piece of local history. Although in my opinion I feel it would have been noble of you to acknowledge some actualities in this story or to at least take the time to honor the family and individuals who worked their entire lives on this property. I grew up, and currently live in the same neighborhood of the round house, and have great memories of Sam and Fern. I had the privilege to know them throughout my childhood and every Halloween I used to walk up the hill because they would hand out bags of candy, and my friends and I would swiftly switch costumes and go back for seconds sometimes thirds, to which Sam and Fern would always get a laugh and welcome us inside for some laughs and good cheer. Sam had such visions about renewable energy, he used to go on and on about wind and solar energy with such passion. I won’t ramble on about the past, but what I will offer is this; I hope that when people drive past this amazing piece of architecture, or perhaps when people get a laugh at your writings about this location, I hope that they realize it was built and maintained by two incredible human beings, and that whomever takes residence their honors their hard work by taking care of the property.

  50. A clap to the author for clever assimilation of fiction and comedy. You have a way with words good sir. As a writer you surely must be aware that sometimes satire can be lost in translation, when your work is put forth to the masses. I only hope that your comedic work doesn’t distract from the hard work and dedication that Sam and Fern put into this piece of local history. Although in my opinion I feel it would have been noble of you to acknowledge some actualities in this story or to at least take the time to honor the family and individuals who worked their entire lives on this property. I grew up, and currently live in the same neighborhood of the round house, and have great memories of Sam and Fern. I had the privilege to know them throughout my childhood and every Halloween I used to walk up the hill because they would hand out bags of candy, and my friends and I would swiftly switch costumes and go back for seconds sometimes thirds, to which Sam and Fern would always get a laugh and welcome us inside for some laughs and good cheer. Sam had such visions about renewable energy, he used to go on and on about wind and solar energy with such passion. I won’t ramble on about the past, but what I will offer is this; I hope that when people drive past this amazing piece of architecture, or perhaps when people get a laugh at your writings about this location, I hope that they realize it was built and maintained by two incredible human beings, and that whomever takes residence their honors their hard work by taking care of the property.

  51. A clap to the author for clever assimilation of fiction and comedy. You have a way with words good sir. As a writer you surely must be aware that sometimes satire can be lost in translation, when your work is put forth to the masses. I only hope that your comedic work doesn’t distract from the hard work and dedication that Sam and Fern put into this piece of local history. And for people to comment to the family saying that it was clearly a piece of fiction is not fair, obviously it was a cleverly written piece, but imagine if your family worked hard on a piece of property and you read something that you took offense to. Although in my opinion I feel it would have been noble of you to acknowledge some actualities in this story or to at least take the time to honor the family and individuals who worked their entire lives on this property. I grew up, and currently live in the same neighborhood of the round house, and have great memories of Sam and Fern. I had the privilege to know them throughout my childhood and every Halloween I used to walk up the hill because they would hand out bags of candy, and my friends and I would swiftly switch costumes and go back for seconds sometimes thirds, to which Sam and Fern would always get a laugh and welcome us inside for some laughs and good cheer. Sam had such visions about renewable energy, he used to go on and on about wind and solar energy with such passion. I won’t ramble on about the past, but what I will offer is this; I hope that when people drive past this amazing piece of architecture, or perhaps when people get a laugh at your writings about this location, I hope that they realize it was built and maintained by two incredible human beings, and that whomever takes residence their honors their hard work by taking care of the property. Hopefully this will motivate some people to do some research about the property.

  52. A clap to the author for clever assimilation of fiction and comedy. You have a way with words good sir. As a writer you surely must be aware that sometimes satire can be lost in translation, when your work is put forth to the masses. I only hope that your comedic work doesn’t distract from the hard work and dedication that Sam and Fern put into this piece of local history. And for people to comment to the family saying that it was clearly a piece of fiction is not fair, obviously it was a cleverly written piece, but imagine if your family worked hard on a piece of property and you read something that you took offense to. Although in my opinion I feel it would have been noble of you to acknowledge some actualities in this story or to at least take the time to honor the family and individuals who worked their entire lives on this property. I grew up, and currently live in the same neighborhood of the round house, and have great memories of Sam and Fern. I had the privilege to know them throughout my childhood and every Halloween I used to walk up the hill because they would hand out bags of candy, and my friends and I would swiftly switch costumes and go back for seconds sometimes thirds, to which Sam and Fern would always get a laugh and welcome us inside for some laughs and good cheer. Sam had such visions about renewable energy, he used to go on and on about wind and solar energy with such passion. I won’t ramble on about the past, but what I will offer is this; I hope that when people drive past this amazing piece of architecture, or perhaps when people get a laugh at your writings about this location, I hope that they realize it was built and maintained by two incredible human beings, and that whomever takes residence their honors their hard work by taking care of the property. Hopefully this will motivate some people to do some research about the property.

  53. Breana~I think a bunch of us would love to hear & see the history of your ancestral home. Ill buy dinner! Thank you

  54. Breana~I think a bunch of us would love to hear & see the history of your ancestral home. Ill buy dinner! Thank you

  55. Very funny article, but as the comments allude to, it’s sad when the satire precedes the truth. I’m a resident of San Rafael who has driven by the round house on 101 (not ‘the 101’) a million times. I decided to google it when I noticed the windmill hadn’t been spinning for a long time. It sounds like Sam and Fern are now deceased. In hindsight, Sam will probably be viewed as a before-his-time artist and inventor (I hope so). I have no connection to the family or friends; I’m just an observer who sees the roundhouse/leaf-house/windmill as an example of incredible creativity that we need much more of these days (um, not just developing on ‘new’ app for iPhones).

  56. Very funny article, but as the comments allude to, it’s sad when the satire precedes the truth. I’m a resident of San Rafael who has driven by the round house on 101 (not ‘the 101’) a million times. I decided to google it when I noticed the windmill hadn’t been spinning for a long time. It sounds like Sam and Fern are now deceased. In hindsight, Sam will probably be viewed as a before-his-time artist and inventor (I hope so). I have no connection to the family or friends; I’m just an observer who sees the roundhouse/leaf-house/windmill as an example of incredible creativity that we need much more of these days (um, not just developing on ‘new’ app for iPhones).

  57. Fascinating story about the Round House, love how you made it a fun read. I grew up in The City and Southern Marin, bought my first house in Sonoma and have always loved viewing the round house and barrel windmill slowing curing during my daily commutes. Not being a Novato girl would love to read more articles and history of this amazing Landmark. ;;)♡

  58. Fascinating story about the Round House, love how you made it a fun read. I grew up in The City and Southern Marin, bought my first house in Sonoma and have always loved viewing the round house and barrel windmill slowing curing during my daily commutes. Not being a Novato girl would love to read more articles and history of this amazing Landmark. ;;)♡

  59. Fascinating and very humoris read about “The Round House”. I grew up in The City and Southern Marin, bought my first house in Sonoma and have always loved viewing the round house and barrel windmill slowing curing during my daily commutes. Not being a Novato girl would love to read more articles on the history of this amazing Landmark. ;;)♡

  60. Fascinating and very humoris read about “The Round House”. I grew up in The City and Southern Marin, bought my first house in Sonoma and have always loved viewing the round house and barrel windmill slowing curing during my daily commutes. Not being a Novato girl would love to read more articles on the history of this amazing Landmark. ;;)♡

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