Featured in Architectural Digest, this world class residence showcases panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, the entire city skyline of San Francisco, and Sausalito. A magnificent masterpiece in a dramatic setting in the most prestigious location comprises of a ±8,131-square-foot home on a ±0.67-acre lot and features four bedrooms and 5½ baths. This architectural work of art was designed by Charles Gwathmey, commanding spectacular outlooks from every corner of the expansive 4-level floor plan. The primarily vertical organization of this house takes advantage of its sloped site on the southern coast of Belvedere Island.
The uppermost level contains a 3-car garage with glass doors; an elevator which descends to a courtyard; a detached, 1-bedroom, 1-bath guesthouse; and a spacious wine cellar. The remaining levels of the main house are situated between two large retaining walls which follow the natural contours of the site and splay outward towards the bay. The house’s compact organization between the retaining walls ensures privacy.
An interior circular stair winds around an elevator and forms the cylindrical focal point of the house’s mass. A barrel-vaulted ceiling articulates the living and dining room at the main house’s entry level, and a large deck projects towards the bay to extend the space into the landscape.
Three bedrooms, three baths, a study, and a 2-story entertainment room occupy the intermediate floors. The bottom level contains a media room, a beautiful wet bar, and a full bath with steam shower and sauna and opens onto a spacious outdoor terrace with a infinity pool. The “infinity edge” of the water establishes a poetic connection to the bay.
The interior floors are limestone and wide plank, bubinga wood, and cabinets are lightly stained maple. The exterior is clad in gray-stained cedar with a curved, standing seam zinc roof. All exterior windows, doors, and decks are teak; all terraces are beige/gray flamed limestone pavers; and the retaining walls are painted warm white stucco.
This one-of-a-kind residence also can be purchased with the adjacent property at 455 Belvedere Avenue and a home on two legal ±0.7-acre lots at 443 Belvedere Avenue to form your amazing family compound. Additional photos and information at www.445BelvedereAve.com and www.443BelvedereAve.com. Price upon request.