Olivia Hsu Decker presents
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. This magnificent masterpiece in a dramatic setting on the most prestigious location is comprised of a ±8,131 sq .ft. home on a ±0.67 acre lot, featuring 5 and 5.5 baths. This architectural work of art was designed by architect Charles Gwathmey, with 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 that descends to a courtyard, a detached one-bedroom, a one-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 outwards toward the Bay.
The house’s compact organization within the precinct formed by the retaining walls ensures privacy. An interior circular stair winds around an elevator and forms the cylindrical focal point of the house’s massing. A barrel-vaulted ceiling articulates the living and dining room at the entry level of the main house, and large deck projects towards the Bay to extend the space into the landscape. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, a study, and a two-story entertainment room occupy the intermediate floors, while a media room, a beautiful wet bar, a full bath with steam shower and sauna on the lowest level open onto a spacious outdoor terrace with a pool, whose “infinity edge” of 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.
Address: 445 Belvedere Ave, Belvedere, CA 94920
Photo credit: Jason Wells
For more information, please contact Olivia Hsu Decker at 415-435-1600 firstname.lastname@example.org
Olivia Hsu Decker is one of the exclusive agents representing the Belvedere/Tiburon, San Francisco, California real estate market as a member of the Haute Residence Real Estate Network. View all of her listings here.