Art Gallery Meets Mansion in Belvedere

It's not often that a $45 million waterfront mega-mansion hits the market and is totally open for public tours. The Marin Designers Showcase estate, located in the posh Marin County town of Belvedere, is open now through February 27 for the serious buyers, interior design enthusiasts, and of course, all of you voyeurs curious how the 1% live. The entire mega-mansion showcases some of the best designers in the Bay Area, and all proceeds from the event benefit Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership. Real estate for a good cause? We're sold. View the listing.

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It's not often that a $45 million waterfront mega-mansion hits the market and is totally open for public tours. The Marin Designers Showcase estate, located in the posh Marin County town of Belvedere, is open now through February 27 for the serious buyers, interior design enthusiasts, and of course, all of you voyeurs curious how the 1percent live. The entire mega-mansion showcases some of the best designers in the Bay Area, and all proceeds from the event benefit Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership. Real estate for a good cause? We're sold. View the listing.
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The 2012 Marin Designers Showcase estate is as much about showcasing the jaw-dropping view as it is about the swanky interiors. The waterfront Belvedere mansion includes 180 degree unobstructed views that span from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Bridge. We think that this sunset view alone is worth $45 million.
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The magnificent Marin County estate spans 15,500 square feet and a living room that was designed by Suzanne Tucker of Tucker & Marks in San Francisco. The rooms were all created by local designers, several of which were commissioned specifically for this sweet project. Talk about supporting local businesses.
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Now in its 41st year, we can't imagine a more breathtaking view than this one, or, one that would be more ideal for watching the upcoming America's Cup. And, if you'd rather take the party outdoors then be sure to take advantage of the 50-foot Bay front gallery, designed for special events such as an America's Cup viewing fiesta.
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Another sweeping view of the swanky living room. The mansion itself sits on 1.14 acres of prime water frontage and was designed by notable Bay Area architect Sandy Walker.
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The elegance of the home can be experienced first-hand (caution: you'll likely leave the tour green with envy) every day except Monday. There are even special evening wine tastings and at the conclusion of the showcase, the public will have a chance to buy furnishings from the home, though with all the cool designer furnishings chances are you'll be fighting for your picks.
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A view of the family room, which was designed by David Kensington of San Francisco. The family room flows openly to the kitchen and showcases the sweet Bay views afforded from this location.
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Real estate voyeurism never looked (or felt) so good. All proceeds from the event (even the furnishings sale so bring your check book) benefit Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership, which is all about promoting volunteerism, strengthening nonprofits, and providing leadership to engage the community.
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Even though the study doesn't have a real-life picturesque view, there's an equally enchanting, albeit painted one, covering the far wall. And in reality, when working on deadline, gazing out at the unobstructed Bay views likely won't do much to improve procrastination.
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Another view of the cozy study, which was created by David Harris & Richard Kasten of Santa Rosa.
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Every posh estate requires a grand wine cellar like this one, which is temperature-controlled and will certainly store enough bottles of wine to imbibe all party goers. And, if you're planning to throw a big talk-of-the-town party, then don't fret about parking spaces because this home has on-site parking for two dozen cars, not including the three-car garage.
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The expansive estate includes seven bedrooms. This suite was designed by Cecilie Starin of Cecile Starin Interior Design of nearby Tiburon.
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The suite is decked out with a lavish gold painted ceiling, four poster bed, old school chaise lounge, and some very neatly stacked books, but what really takes the cake is the awesome view, which truly never gets old.
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There are eight full and two half baths in the crib. Plus, there's an elevator (when throwing down $45 million, who wants to take the stairs, anyways?) that connects all three floors.
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A view of the master bathroom. The master suite was created by Gioi Tran of Applegate Tran Interiors in San Francisco.
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A look at the Katie Denham-designed guest suite, which is one of seven bedrooms in the pad.
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Also included in the impressive spread is a private health club with sauna, steam room, and gym, and a sweet home theater in case you tire of just gazing out at the gorgeous sunset.
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There's even a guest suite for in-laws, friends, or really, anyone lucky enough to score a room at this $45 million waterfront abode.
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The three-level home boasts a wood-paneled office with built-in shelving.
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Once you tire of working (or watching television from the built-in TV the office hosts), head on out to the 50-foot Bisazza tile lap pool and spa. And, if this photo gallery isn't enough, head on out to the property itself -- your inner real estate enthusiast and not to mention, Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership will be thrilled.
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