A Luxe Retreat on Belvedere Island

Sure, Forbes recently ranked San Francisco as the seventh most stressful city in America, but we can't imagine a more stress-free abode than this one perched high atop Belvedere Island.

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Sure, Forbes recently ranked San Francisco as the seventh most stressful city in America, but we can't imagine a more stress-free abode than this one perched high atop Belvedere Island. On the market for $4.995 million, the luxe estate boasts sweeping views of the Bay from the city to Mt. Tamalpais. The dramatic home exudes an inviting and classy vibe, which all Bay Area residents can agree are two qualities that define this spectacular, sometimes-stressful city. View the listing.
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Once you step into this Marin County estate, you'll begin to understand the dramatic nature of this spread. The house includes a plethora of large scale windows and doors that flank the main foyer and living space.
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The grand loft-like main living space is chock full of wooden beams and includes 20-foot ceilings.
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The exclusive estate was designed by renowned architect John Marsh Davis who created San Francisco landmarks such as Rutherford Hill Winery, Chateau Souverain, and Joseph Phelps Winery.
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Despite its abundance of exposed wood beams, the loft-like living space receives tons of sunlight from the sliding doors and sets of skylights.
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It's not unusual that such a lavish home on Belvedere Island is listed for $4.995 million. The affluent city is one of the highest income cities in California and the 17th highest income place in the United States.
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It's not unusual that such a lavish home on Belvedere Island is listed for $4.995 million. The affluent city is one of the highest income cities in California and the 17th highest income place in the United States.
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The 4,000 square foot house features a kitchen and because it's perched on the highest point of Belvedere Island, most rooms offer outstanding views of the picturesque Bay.
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Luxuriate in this stunning abode as you watch the fog roll in over the Golden Gate and into the heart of the city.
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The dramatic pad features three bedrooms, three full baths, three half baths and a studio.
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The study features built-in shelving and numerous skylights. While the $4.995 million price tag may seem like a cut above the rest, it's not all that far off from the average list price of $3.621 million for homes in the same zip code.
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Separate living areas in the home allow for maximum privacy.
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A closer look at the intricate wood beams that make this home truly unique.
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What's the point of a spectacular view if you can't enjoy it from a lounge chair on your own private terrace?
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The phenomenal views reach from Mt. Tam and Marin all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge and to the City by the Bay.
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There's even a pool in the protected private courtyard, as well as a three or four car garage.
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Talk about dramatic! The perfectly situated terrace maximizes the breathtaking views afforded from this vantage point.
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From this vantage point, the grand and dramatic nature of this property is undeniable.
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