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Turn-of-the-century historic Belvedere estate

April 24, 2020 | Source: Compass California Real Estate Blog

Located in the heart of Belvedere, 334 Golden Gate offers a rare combination of privacy and serenity, offering stunning panoramic views of Angel Island, Racoon Strait, the Bay Bridge, East Bay and the hills of Tiburon.

This remarkable property has a rich history dating back to 1904. Designed by renowned San Francisco architect Albert Farr, offering a traditional design and exceptional period detailing, the home has been meticulously maintained and renovated by the current owner for the past 33 years.

This magical estate offers approximately 5,574 square feet, 6 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, plus a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom detached guest suite. The large scale public rooms and a myriad of additional private spaces offer a wonderful indoor-outdoor connection and make this home ideal for family living and grand scale entertaining.

This stunning property is graced with exquisite outdoor spaces blending traditional and modern landscape elements to create a striking design and captivating aesthetic. The mature groomed landscaping, picturesque rose gardens, meandering brick pathways, lush level lawn, a pond, and multiple entertainment terraces embody the indoor-outdoor California lifestyle. Dramatically lit by natural sunlight, the central stairway leads to all the levels of this magnificent residence offering architectural detailing such as intricately carved railings, box beam ceilings, and floor to ceiling inset paneled millwork.

Conveniently located adjacent to the grand living room is an inviting lounge offering period details such as box beam ceilings, dramatic view windows, and window seating overlooking the San Francisco Bay. The formal dining room exudes charm offering a custom built-in buffet with lead glass detail and gas start fireplace offering a wonderful area to entertain your guests. 

The tastefully modernized kitchen offers style and functionality with a large center island with seating for four, Carrara marble counter tops, high-grade stainless steel appliances including a Viking 4 burner range with skillet, double convection KitchenAid oven, KitchenAid refrigerator, KitchenAid dishwasher, walk-in pantry and built-in desk. Separating the dining room and the kitchen is a casual breakfast area with built-in seating and picturesque views.

The sizeable master bedroom suite is truly a sanctuary and offers stunning views of the San Francisco Bay, a sitting area with built-in cabinetry and a wood burning fireplace. The master bathroom features updated tile flooring, two pedestal vanities, a stall shower and separate bathtub. Also located on this level are two well-proportioned bedrooms with hardwood flooring, an office opening to a private terrace and a jack-and-jill bathroom offering dual vanities and a stall shower. The top level offers two additional bedrooms, a full bathroom, and a bonus room which is the ideal playroom, study center, office or craft room.

The lower level leads to the historic “ballroom,” currently being used as recreation room, perfect for entertaining and family lounging. This multi-functional room features hardwood flooring, floor to ceiling built-in bookshelves ideal for a home library, a gas start wood burning fireplace and opens to an expansive terrace overlooking the bay and leads to the meandering walkways through the gardens. The lower level also offers an en-suite bedroom or perfect au-pair suite. A large laundry area features a marble countertop, wash sink, built-in cabinetry and ironing board. 

Accessible off the laundry room is the wine cellar offering storage for 500+ bottles. The 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom guest cottage with separate entrance is located under the garage. This premier location offers close proximity to waterfront pathways, Belvedere park, local schools, and downtown Tiburon’s charming restaurants and shops, the Boardwalk shopping center, and the commuter ferry offering service to downtown San Francisco. This special residence is the perfect blend of vintage charm incorporating many amenities of today’s modern lifestyle.

334 Golden Gate, Belvedere Tiburon is offered at $7,577,000 by Shana Rohde-Lynch. 

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