Charming 1904 Banana Belt Beauty w/ Separate Rental
Escape to a private, sunny, 1904 charmer featuring a large, protected, beautifully landscaped patio, multiple decks, idyllic views of Mt. Tam, Richardson Bay, and marinas; and a bonus one-bedroom rental property.
This special 5-bedroom home with a bonus one-bedroom rental captures the best of classic Sausalito living. Awash in sunshine and abounding with unique architectural features, skylights, and inviting spaces, it’s a bright, airy beach-house-like oasis of indoor-outdoor living surrounded by stunning views of Mt. Tam, Richardson Bay, and the marinas.
As soon as you step onto the property the beautifully landscaped & expansive front garden and patio hint at the private tranquility and distinctive character to come.
Inside the front entryway featuring beautiful oak hardwood floors, a wide staircase leads to the expansive main level. Here soaring ceilings add to the grandeur of the formal dining area with built-in shelving. The large, bright, updated eat-in kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, Carrara marble countertops, a farmhouse sink, and center island with second sink makes for cooking easy cooking and entertaining. Further enhancing the spacious main floor and accessed from the kitchen/dining rooms is an expansive redwood deck perfect for large and small gatherings. Off of the kitchen a large laundry room hides an additional full-size upright freezer, built-in cabinets, counter space, sink, and an all-skylight ceiling.
Just a few feet away, an enclave of comfort can be found in the all-wood library with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, spectacular bay views, and double doors leading to a view-deck. Within this relaxing enclave is a separate powder room, shower, sauna with a view, and convenient storage.
The library’s view deck wraps around the spacious living room to connect with a sunroom. Set just off the living room the sunroom is accessed via floor to ceiling double-doors and is an ideal year-round escape for a gardener or orchid enthusiast, as it features a drip system and all-skylight ceiling. Equally as inviting as a reading nook or a cigar smokers getaway this sunny protected space also offers amazing views.
Up a half flight from the entry is the exceptional master suite with enviable views from wrap-around windows; a large walk-in cedar-lined closet; and a sitting area that separates the bedroom from a natural-light-filled full bath with shower/steam room, claw-foot tub, toilet, and bidet.
On the same floor are two additional generously-sized bedrooms appointed with new sisal flooring with access to a large adjoining double-sink guest bathroom. One bedroom has a large wall-to-wall built-in closet. The other features incredible views and a desk / sitting area that can easily be converted to a sizable closet.
The spacious top level, envisioned as two additional bedrooms served by a full bath with new vanity and double sinks, is a unique, adaptable space with architectural nooks and abundant personality. It can easily be outfitted to be one or more office spaces, an artistic enclave, music room, hobbyist’s workshop, children’s dream play space, teenagers hideaway, or generous storage space.
Meanwhile, the ground floor offers an additional ~520-square-foot 1 bedroom rental with separate entrance which can be used as an office, or in-law, or au pair unit. Equally bright and awash with natural light, it’s well-appointed and showcases fantastic views, ample privacy, and two living-room double doors opening to an expansive deck as well as storage, gardening space, and a level lawn area.
This special home is further enhanced by its established landscaping including grassy areas; garden areas; and an enormous patio with an English style garden perfect for drinking in the atmosphere of this fantastic property.