Serena & Lily's powerhouse co-founder, Lily Kanter, happily juggles life, family, and frequent dinner parties in her turn-of-the-century Mill Valley, California, estate.
Photo: Jonny Valiant
Coincidentally, this is not the only way the family honors the house's past. Originally built in 1907 for a family with eight children, the home became well-known at the time for being a community hot spot. It was the site of the first tennis court in town, and many poetry readings were held on its grounds. That open-door policy is one Kanter and her clan are eager to uphold. "We like to think we embody that same spirit," she says. "We love this house, and we want to share it, too."
Guests feel free to help themselves and find it easy to unwind—taking turns going for a swing on the Serena & Lily hanging chair.