Magical Views And Mid-Century Architecture In Belvedere, $4.4MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Belvedere Island is one of the Bay Area’s most enchanting places to live, and with westward views over Richardson Bay from Mount Tamalpais to Fort Mason, this c.1956 masterwork by architect Henrik Bull has been sensitively restored and adapted for 21st Century life.
Henrik Bull [1929-2013] was the child of Norwegian immigrant parents from sophisticated, accomplished families. He grew up primarily in Stowe, Vermont, and perhaps predictably, Bull would become a life-long skier. After graduating from MIT and working for the Bay Area architect Mario Corbett, Bull’s first solo project was a compact ski cabin, published to wide acclaim in Sunset Magazine; he would go on to many residential ski and resort properties in Tahoe and Squaw Valley in addition to projects in the Bay Area, all deeply connected to nature.
Entry is though a timber-walled courtyard at street level.
And the views open up immediately in the open-plan living area and deck.
What We Love: It’s the perfect “couple’s house” with enough space for two to live stylishly in a sheltered but extraordinary setting, and the perfect home to “age in place” with minimal landscape duties, an elevator, and stylishly ADA-compliant features. In addition to the primary bedroom suite (below) there’s a second bedroom on the lower level.
More: Go to the property listing for additional details, images and a virtual tour. An extraordinary opportunity represented by veteran San Francisco architecture and luxury specialists Richard Bastoni and Jeffrey Wahl at Sotheby’s International Realty.
Photo Credit: Aerial Canvas for Sotheby’s International Realty