104 Golden Gate Avenue
104 Golden Gate Avenue
Known in design circles as The Steinhart House, for the San Francisco family who commissioned it in 1959, this expansive 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath Belvedere home is a prime example of the organic architecture of Charles Warren Callister. An esteemed architect of the Bay Area Modern tradition, Callister designed many distinguished San Francisco Bay Area homes as well as some iconic churches, chapels and public buildings.
Set atop an easily accessible half-acre knoll and protected from the street by redwoods and laurels, 104 Golden Gate has wraparound views spanning the towers of the Golden Gate Bridge, across Richardson Bay and around to the Belvedere Lagoon. It is clear why this special parcel was chosen and how it exemplifies Callister’s philosophy: modern clean lines designed in harmony with the spirit of its surroundings. Callister enhanced the home’s relationship with nature by his use of local wood and stone inside and out, his artful use of skylights and walls of glass for natural light, and Japanese-inspired design elements to enhance a sense of serenity. For Callister, the goal in designing a home was never just to erect a building but rather to capture a feeling.
Only two owners since its completion in 1960, this mid-century home is in largely original condition...yours to refurbish or perhaps expand. Check with the City for expansion potential.
- A grand entry welcomes guests to a sunlit stone and wood paneled foyer with a glimpse of the private garden beyond for a peaceful sense of arrival and sanctuary.
- The light-filled living room with its three walls of windows framing bay views opens to a slate patio.
- An inviting family room has signature Callister built-ins and more glass doors opening to the patio and gardens. The open flow between the foyer, living room, dining room, and family room were designed for entertaining large groups, but the family room can also be closed off for separate quiet time by the fire.
- A spacious formal dining room, with wood-paneled walls, high ceilings, and skylights is next to the family size kitchen.
- The generous corner kitchen with water views punctuated by giant redwoods and a small breakfast nook is in need of updates and offers intriguing possibilities.
- A dramatic hallway of skylights leads to the Master Bedroom wing with two (yes, two!) master bathrooms. The master opens to the gardens and the old green house.
- A second bedroom with bath en suite is off the hallway, as is a powder room.
- Blueprints and Original Landscaping Plans available. In 1960, a pool had been planned for the end of the garden. With some clearing, this may still be an ideal pool site—private, sheltered, and not reducing useable yard area.
Designed as staff or guest quarters, the lower level includes a living room with kitchenette and two additional bedrooms, each with bathrooms en suite. It has its own entrance as well as interior stairs from the main level. Also on this level, the laundry room, a large storage room, and direct access to the motor court and 3-bay covered parking.
If you are looking to live 100 feet above Richardson Bay atop a prime Belvedere view knoll and be able to put your own stamp on a home steeped with character and history, 104 Golden Gate is a rare opportunity.
Beautiful! Irreplaceable! Ready for your Updates!
Belvedere - Tiburon
Large, historic homes perched on hillsides with commanding views of San Francisco Bay define Belvedere, one of Marin County and the Bay Area’s most desirable communities. With waterfront vistas that rival the Côte d'Azur (and prices to match), Belvedere is one of Marin's most exclusive enclaves. Waterfront activities are the reason many people move to Belvedere. Located on two former islands now filled in with causeways and separated by a private lagoon popular with kayakers, Belvedere is all about water. The San Francisco Yacht Club calls the city home.
There’s no disputing that Belvedere is pricey.