Open House Obsession: Spectacular Views From the Loveliest Queen Anne on Belvedere Island, $4.4MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 180 Beach Road, Belvedere
When: Sunday, July 31 from 2:00PM-4:00PM
What: One of the first homes built on Belvedere Island, this lovely Queen Anne was built in 1892 as waterfront summer cottage by Wells Fargo executive Alfred Tuckey for his family. Back then, Belvedere (still an island) was a magnet for San Francisco’s newly prosperous– at a time when sailing was a popular sport and undergoing tremendous technological advances.
Below, the timbered carport, stone walls and an entry garden graced with an ancient oak lead down to the 3-bed, 2.5-bath home.
Now an historic landmark, the exterior of the house is much the same as it was in 1892, but deep inside, it’s a different story altogether. Over the course of 2005-2008, the foundation was replaced and the structure seismically refitted. Systems were overhauled, plus the simple, unadorned interiors were sensitively embellished with period architectural details, delivering to new owners a classic Queen Anne ready for its next century.
Most of the rooms open up to verandas and big views of Angel Island and Raccoon Straits.
All else aside, we’d buy this house just for the master bath, below.
What We Love: Fishscale shingles and timbered gables.
There’s a handy funicular down to the private dock for when you just can’t deal with the stairs.
More: Go to the agent’s dedicated site for additional images and information.