A once in a lifetime opportunity presents itself, located in the heart of Belvedere Island on the sought after ‘West Side’ and perfectly sited on almost a half acre of land. 401 Golden Gate offers a rare combination of privacy and serenity, offering stunning panoramic views of Mt. Tamalpais, Sausalito, the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, the Bay Bridge and glimpses of the East Bay.
This exceptional residence has a rich history dating back to the turn of the century, offering a traditional design and exceptional period detailing, in the same family for 75 years, and meticulously maintained and renovated.
This historical residence was designed by Edward Newell Harmon and was one of the first homes on the West side of Belvedere Island. It has been beautifully revitalized and modernized for today’s most discriminating buyer, while preserving the integrity of the outstanding floorplan. This magical estate offers 4,000 +/- sqft, 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. 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 esthetic. The mature groomed landscaping, picturesque gardens, meandering pathways, pool, pergola, and multiple entertainment areas embody the indoor-outdoor California lifestyle.
The sparkling pool features a Pebbletec surface, bluestone coping, and a charming brick terrace. The vintage pool house is oozing with charm and would be an ideal changing area or inviting playhouse for children.
The expansive pergola, overlooking the Golden Gate bridge across the bay, is the ideal entertaining area and has been the ultimate setting for generations of parties and family weddings.
All of the main living spaces are dramatically filled with natural sunlight highlighting the spectacular views. The window placement throughout the home beautifully frames picturesque views from every room. The extraordinary hardwood floor detail, original windows, and beautiful milled wood detailing throughout the residence add to the exemplary character.
The family room/sunroom is the perfect place for entertaining family and friends with walls of glass optimizing the ever changing views of Sausalito, the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, the Bay Bridge, and overlooking the beautiful grounds.
The inviting living room featuring a wood burning fireplace, view windows, and intricate stained glass windows offer sweeping views across the bay.
The formal dining room exudes charm offering custom built-in vintage cabinetry and buffet providing a wonderful area to entertain your guests.
The tastefully modernized kitchen offers style and functionality with a large center island, granite countertops, high grade stainless steel appliances including a 6 burner Thermador range, double convection Thermador oven, refrigerator, and dishwasher; breakfast area with boxed ceilings and built in bench seating.
Perfect home office off the kitchen area.
The upper level is complete with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and breathtaking views from every window.
The sizeable master bedroom suite, tastefully updated, is truly a sanctuary featuring stunning views of the San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge, a sitting area, window seat, walk-in closet, and hardwood flooring. The spa-like master bathroom features marble countertops, dual sinks, a stall shower and soaking bathtub.
The three other bedrooms are all generous in size and feature hardwood floors, custom cabinetry, sizeable closets, and a window seat perfectly framing the picturesque views. Jack and Jill bathroom with tile floors, a tub/shower combo, and views of rolling hills.
The lower level offers an en-suite bedroom ideal for an au-pair suite or private office, a laundry room with wash sink, wine storage, and bonus room.
The garage, which served as the original carriage house embraces the essence of the era. The adjacent covered carport and on street guest parking makes it convenient for everyday living.
The gated motor-court - circular drive offers additional parking for guests and car enthusiasts.
This premier location offers close proximity to waterfront pathways, island 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 one of a kind Belvedere Island residence is the perfect blend of vintage charm incorporating many amenities of today’s modern lifestyle. 401 Golden Gate Avenue is located in the most coveted neighborhood on the Belvedere-Tiburon Peninsula.