Santorini Style Home on San Francisco Bay With Pool and Boat Dock
I SOLD THIS UNIQUE HOME IN 1999 TO A COUPLE FROM San Francisco who own dozens of Bay Area properties. Still, they wanted an exceptional waterfront home in Belvedere to create a resort setting in the style of the Greek island Santorini on the San Francisco Bay. In 2001, after about two years of planning and construction, they completed the transformation of this 4,165 square-foot, 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath home on an 11,360-square-foot lot. It features rustic wood beams, white stucco, antique doors, lanterns, and many artistic and decorative elements purchased in Greece, Italy, Morocco, and India.
The home is located in the center section of Belvedere West Shore which offers magnificent views of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, and Mt. Tam. It has a boat dock, a huge deck, and a pool—a rare combination. The spacious, bright, airy living room with fireplace, adjacent sitting room with a wet bar, and dining room with fireplace all have wall-to-wall glass doors which open onto the viewing deck at the water’s edge. The property also has a billiards room with a full bath, a closet, and a sauna opening to the garden and pool. The billiards room may be used as a fourth bedroom. Two of the three bedrooms upstairs have two viewing decks and wall-to-wall sliding doors. This home is a perfect place to enjoy the magnificent views, ever-changing from sunrise to the gorgeous sunset over Marin Headlands. On a foggy day, you can watch the ocean fog roll over the Golden Gate Bridge and cover the Sausalito hills while Belvedere continues to enjoy the sunshine.
There is a courtyard with extraordinary white marble seating at the front entry, a 3-car garage, and ample street parking on the desirable, wide, and flat West Shore Road. It is walking distance to downtown Tiburon where there are ferry services to San Francisco and Angel Island and a bayfront bicycle path to Mill Valley, Sausalito, and Golden Gate National Park. Belvedere Park features outdoor concerts and a children’s playground, the world class Corinthian Yacht Club and San Francisco Yacht Club, and a dozen fabulous restaurants including Michail Mina’s Bungalow Kitchen, Le Pettie Left Bank, Malibu Farm, Sam’s Anchor Cafe, Caprice, and Luna Blue. Offered at $8,995,000. Pictures on: www.49WestShore.com.
Posted by Olivia Decker