Located in the heart of Belvedere Island and perfectly sited on almost 1/2 acre of land, 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 architect, Albert Farr, offering a traditional design and exceptional period detailing; the home is meticulously maintained and renovated by the current owner for the past 33 years
This historical residence was designed by renowned San Francisco architect Albert Farr and has been beautifully revitalized and modernized for today’s most discriminating buyer while preserving the integrity of the outstanding floorplan. This magical estate offers 5,574 sqft +/- , 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.
The property was just approved for the MILLS ACT: historic properties that are approved, receive a reduction in property taxes in exchange for the continued preservation of the property. The property taxes would be approximately $26,000 +/- or slightly less for the first 4 or 5 years.
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.
The foyer features beautiful hardwood flooring and leads to all the main living areas. Off of the foyer is the updated powder room. The stately living room is light filled and overlooks the bay, featuring original fir hardwood flooring, classic vintage windows, beautiful milled floor to ceiling wood paneling and a massive gas start wood burning fireplace anchors this spectacular room.
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.
ADDITIONAL FEATURES AND IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDE:
-New carpeting: top floor, sun room ,guest room ,kitchen cellar stairs and guest cottage (2019)
-New roofs for main house and garage (2018)
-Refinished fir floors and stairways (2019)
-New sewer line from house to street (2018)
-French drain system installed , updated drainage system (2018)
-Two new water heaters (2018) (2012)
-Replaced furnace (2012) ( moved from the laundry to crawl space adjacent to wine cellar )
-Added 2nd furnace adjacent to workshop
-Refinished and repaired oak floor in ballroom /rec room (2018)
-Painted house , interior and exterior (2018)
-New waterproof membrane on porch (2019)
-Replaced most sconces throughout the house, new light fixtures in ballroom, entry hall (2018-2019)
-Replaced outside gardeners toilet (2019)
-New wallpaper powder room (2019)
-Complete kitchen remodel (2012)- added leaded glass cabinet (2013)
-Complete laundry room remodel including lowering ceiling (2012)
-Replaced outside lighting (2000’s)
-Replaced powder room floor (2000’s)
-Installed waterproof membranes on front door balcony and side balcony (2000’s)
-Remodeled fireplace mantel in ballroom (2000)
-Remodeled storage cellar into wine cellar (2006)
-Remodeled ceiling in sunroom (2007)
-Installed gas hookups in 2 fireplaces (2010) (one already existed )
-Undergrounded power lines from house to street (1990’s)
-Added brick driveway with two car parking (1990’s)
-All garden hardscape redesigned and replaced ( Heritage Landscaping) (1990’s)
-Replaced retaining wall and balustrade in garden and added lawn ( 1990’s)
-Installed sprinkler drip system
-Built rock wall fronting the property on Bella Vista (1990’s)
-Replaced all 6 garden gates, upper and lower gardens
-Foundation work , bolting frame to foundation, sheer walling (1990s’s)
-Installed copper downspouts , flashing and roof trim (1990’s)
-Replaced gutters (1990’s)
-Replaced , enlarged and redesigned back porch ( added storage beneath) (1990’s)
-Insulation added on all floors
-All bathrooms remodeled and re-tiled (1990’s)
-Installed bookshelves and cabinets in ballroom/rec room (1990’s)
-Added Pinot Noir vines (1990’s)
-Refinished Oak floor in master suite (1990’s)
-Master bedroom redesigned including adding closets, window seat and shelving (1990’s and redecorated 2018)
-Master bathroom remodeled (1990’s) (2019)
-Re-installed fireplace in master (1990’s)
-New stucco outside of house (1990’s)