About 445 - 455 Belvedere Avenue, Belvedere, California
Featured in Architectural Digest and GA Houses, this world-class residence showcases panoramic views of San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, entire city skyline of San Francisco, and Sausalito. The magnificent masterpiece in a dramatic setting on the most prestigious location comprise of 8,131 square foot home on 0.67 acre lot features 4 bedrooms, 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 3 car garage with glass doors, an elevator descends to a courtyard, a detached one bedroom, 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 towards the Bay. The house’s compact organization within the precinct formed by the retaining walls insures 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 entry level of the main house, and a 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 opening 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. The package includes a vacant lot with a 2 car garage and an 1bed, 1bath apartment on top of garage.