Gorgeous panoramic views overSan Francisco bay and the city.
Close enough to the water (and the action) to hear water lapping and seals barking.
Mid-Century Modern home by Mario Corbett, (Frank Lloyd Wright Contemporary)
Fresh High End Renovation throughout with gourmet kitchen.
Easy (not steep) 6 minute walk to ferry and Sausalito restaurants.
Lots of sunshine, back yard, entertainment decks, gourmet kitchen and beautiful oak trees.
Our home is an iconic example of mid century modern architecture, designed by notable architect Mario Corbett, who was in company with Frank Lloyd Wright and others of the school.
The home was owned by only one family, until we were fortunate enough to come to own it. We undertook extensive renovations, but managed to preserve the original mid-century modern style. However, the kitchen had to be completely replaced, and we developed the outdoor area.
We love the ocean, and we love forests, and our home reflects that. It is hard to decide where to look - each room of the house has panoramic, uninterrupted, every-changing views of the water, San Francisco City, Alcatraz, Bay Bridge and Oakland. We also have a beautiful back garden (unusual for Sausalito), with a grove of native California oak trees, and two decks with views to the city.
Upstairs Features a large flowing open plan space comprising entrance, guest bathroom, large living room, with Home Theater, new gourmet kitchen with redwood counter tops , and formal dining room.
There are three bedrooms downstairs. Bedroom 1 is the original master with a lovely new expensive King bed. Bedroom 2 is a standard sized room, with Queen bed, Bedroom 3 is smaller with Queen bed and adjoining with a sliding door to Bedroom 2, so this could be one large bedroom or two small bedrooms, at your discretion.
There is a dining table in the living room (seats 6), kitchen bar (seats 3), and back yard deck dining set (seats 8) with BBQ Grill right off the kitchen.
Sausalito is a wonderful, historic town. It has gorgeous restaurants, wooden boats, a quirky artistic community, and a ferry direct to the city and Fisherman's Wharf, so it is a great hub for visiting San Francisco. It is also close to the mystical Marin hills and forests, so it offers guests the very best of city, water and nature.
Nearby are the mystical Muir woods with ancient redwoods (25 minutes drive), and the famous Marin country hiking trails.
Also nearby is the gorgeous scenic drive up along the rugged coastline. Mount Tamalpais National Park is 30 minutes drive, Stinson beach and the hidden hippy town of Bolinas are about 40 minutes drive.
Much of Sausalito is foggy, and up steep hills, but our home is in the famous banana belt, meaning it is a manageable 5-10 minute walk to the ferry, and in the most lovely, sunny part of the town.
THINGS WE LOVE TO DO AROUND SAUSALITO:
Walk around the docks and look at the beautiful sailboats
Visit the “intentional community” of artists who live on houseboats, tucked away out of sight of tourists (North West of Dunphy Park).
Go to the mini beach where locals go, just a bit further North west of Dunphy Park, along the shoreline, also great place for kayaking or paddleboarding
Go for a hike in the hills just behind us, or Mount Tamalpais National Park or Point Reyes. You can walk straight out the back door, through a few streets, and do a two hour hike up the mountains and back.
Visit Tiburon or Angel Island
Go up the headlands for the best view of San Francisco ever, visit the Nike missile site and abandoned military complex dating back to the War
Visit the Bay Model
Visit some of the quaint and quirky Marin towns: Stinson Beach and Bolinas on the coast, or inland Mill Valley, Fairfax, St Rafael
Wooden boat tour, or floating home tour, with fascinating history, including a mini war between authorities and rebels in the hippie era. Both can be self guided - just wander around if you don’t like formal guided tours
Shoot some hoops or play tennis a block away in a small, undiscovered public park (Cnr North and Third)
Simply walk around Sausalito and look at the lovely houses and churches. You will find all sorts of stairs and alleyways.
Look out for local festivals. The famous Sausalito Art show is once a year, Jazz on the water, sailing regattas and others
Visit Muir woods, really close by. Busy on weekend, and many of the hikes in Mt Tam also have beautiful redwoods
Ride Bicycles, in the birthplace of mountain biking
Take a ONE HOUR drive to Napa (! woot !)
Catch a ferry to the city. Fisherman’s wharf is touristy, but the ferry building and downtown are good
The whole ‘tourist strip’ near the ferry is fairly mediocre, and we avoid it, but locals go to Caledonia Street (one street back from the main drag)
Seafood Peddler (Check out their happy hour 5-7pm)
Sushi Ran (best Japanese food we have outside of Japan or Sydney, and we have spent a lot of time in Japan. Make sure to book ahead)
Le Garage (hard to find, but worth it)
Bar Bocce is kinda fun. A bit crowded, but have an actual Bocce ball court, and firepits, right on the water
Cibo is where the locals go for a coffee
Fish (Harbor Dr) Hard to find, right on the water.
Seahorse (Harbor Dr), lots of fun, with live music and dancing most nights, an eclectic mix of Cuban music, reasonably priced Italian food and art gallery
Where to get a good steak in Sausalito? We don’t know yet, we haven’t found one, but we keep trying. Please let us know if you find it. When nothing but steak will do, we go to the strangely named “Buckeyes Roadhouse” fairly nearby in Mill Valley. Despite the odd name, it is actually quite classy, with fireplaces and a good but traditional menu.
WHERE TO GET GROCERIES:
Great fresh produce and breads and artisan foods, but we call them “The World's Most Expensive Grocery Store.”
Safeway is in in Strawberry Village, about 15 min North
Whole foods in Mill Valley
The best little secret in Sausalito is a grocery store a few blocks easy walk from the house. It looks like a mere convenience store and Deli, but inside is a decent little grocery store, with a simple but good range of vegetables, wines, bread and produce.
Best of all, you can get food supplies by strolling down through a lovely little community garden at the end of Second street, and stroll back up again with a bag or two of groceries, about a 5 minute walk.
Other things to note
The local park is half a block away, with kids playground, tennis court and ball court, The local supermarket is a few blocks away - about 5 minutes walk.
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