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Exceptional Belvedere Home

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With a premium Belvedere location,  a storied history and  sophisticated, turnkey interior, this luxurious trophy home makes a statement. Located on a quiet street across from Richardson Bay, the residence features high ceilings and hardwood floors, a level lot with a secluded pool/spa, and easy access to local ferries, shops, parks and restaurants. Built in 1904 with superior attention to detail, the home offers all the features that make older properties a prized possession, including custom millwork and moldings throughout, hand-crafted wrought iron, and a total of 4 fireplaces. Once located in Pacific Heights, the home was saved from the wrecking ball in the 1960s by architect Norman Gilroy, who saw the quality of its architecture and construction, as it withstood the 1906 earthquake. This prompted Gilroy to cut the home in half with a chainsaw and have it moved by barge to its current location. Now that the residence has been modernized where appropriate and renovated with a focus on preserving the original character, features include a bespoke gourmet kitchen, new designer fixtures, and a dining room with dual walls of French doors and a coffered ceiling. The expansive living room is a highlight of the home, as it has floor-to-ceiling windows with stained glass accents, recessed alcoves for displaying art, dentil moldings and retractable glass doors that open directly to the pool. Equally appealing, the spacious eat-in kitchen has an oversized center island with a waterfall edge, furniture-grade cabinetry, quartz countertops and a large dining area warmed by a fireplace. A built-in refrigerator, a massive built-in hutch/wine station/coffee center and a La Cornue gas range show the careful attention that went into every inch of the renovation. The primary suite has all the features one would expect in a home of this caliber, including a large retreat with a fireplace, a large walk-in steam shower with a glass enclosure, stone counters and a modern free standing tub. Unexpected surprises include an adjacent dressing room with extensive built-ins and three sets of glass doors that open to a large balcony covered by a glass roof, perfect for inviting cooling breezes inside or just relaxing in the sunshine. Other highlights include large secondary bedrooms, updated bathrooms, an office, a third floor bonus room/playroom, and an attached three car garage. Backing to a secluded hillside, the backyard has numerous seating/dining areas, a built-in fire pit, mature olive trees, a large grassy play space, a water feature and a spacious patio. Situated in an established neighborhood, this historic residence seamlessly blends modern amenities with classic details of the original design.

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