Lovers of the good life: the The California Dream is right at your fingertips. This exclusive listing by Bill Smith of Pacific Union International is a rare opportunity to own Landfall, one of Belvedere Island’s most historic waterfront estates.
Nestled amongst the bucolic streets of Belvedere Island, Landfall is an estate like no other. This is a masterpiece of the Shingle Style, favored by the wealthy of San Francisco who built weekend retreats on Belvedere Island near the turn of the 20th century. Built in 1891-1892, Landfall’s lovely arched roofs, dormers and leaded glass windows imbue the house with grace and charm.
Lush grounds extend all the way from Beach Road to the beach itself. Visitors are greeted by a plaque noting Landfall’s historic designation at the greenery-draped driveway leading to the two-story brown shingle garage. A black wrought-iron gate with the estate’s name scripted into it welcomes you. A stairway leads down through mature, flowering gardens to the first of several patios and a small bronze statue of the Greek god of the woods, Pan, playing his pipes and pointing the way to the main house below.
Yachters will appreciate the large deep-water dock (the largest on Belvedere Island) and its location on a sunny outcropping within the protected waters of Belvedere Cove. Families will welcome the size and layout of the exquisite house and grounds, so beautifully maintained and updated, as well as the highly desirable community and award-winning school district. Busy executives will savor the peace and privacy of unparalleled waterfront living while being so close to San Francisco, and the entire Bay Area. Listing price is $12,998,000.
Additional highlights include:
•Expansive views of Belvedere Cove, Raccoon Strait, Angel Island and the Tiburon hills.
•Seven bedrooms, five bathrooms, all in unique styles.
•Six bedrooms on upper floor and a full au pair unit on lower floor.
•Large master suite with ample closets and spacious adjoining sitting room.
•Chef’s kitchen with large marble center island, professional stainless appliances and adjoining breakfast room.
•Wide plank hardwood floors throughout. •Lush, mature gardens, with meandering paths.
•House under Mills Act for significant property tax savings.
•Excellent school district.
•Easy access to Belvedere Park, downtown Tiburon and the ferry to San Francisco.
For more information, contact Bill@BillSmithRealEstate.com; 415.902.4456; www.BillSmithRealEstate.com [License # 01229913]