Stunning Italianate-Style Home on the San Francisco Bay

Terrace: Belvedere., Calif.

This terrace, with its inspiring view of the Golden Gate Bridge, is our favorite spot in the whole house.

Loosely modeled after the villas of Italy, the stately Italianate architectural style is known for its simple form ornamented with elaborate corbels, window crowns and porch columns. Although this style peaked in popularity in the U.S. from the mid- to late-1800s, we found an exquisite example built in 1978 — with an equally exquisite location on the San Francisco Bay.

Designed by architect Andrew Skurman, the home has all the hallmarks of the Italianate style from the outside: a symmetrical shape, rounded windows and a gently sloping roof. Inside, the residence is wrapped in fine details and finishes, including Venetian plaster walls, smooth stone countertops and rich wood cabinetry.

Our favorite spot in the home has to be the waterfront terrace off the kitchen and family room. Complete with a fireplace and barbecue area, this breathtaking space offers unobstructed views spanning from Mt. Tamalpais in the west, all the way to Sausalito, the Golden Gate Bridge and the entire San Francisco skyline in the south.

Location: Belvedere, Calif.
Listed By: William Bullock and Lydia Sarkissian of Decker Bullock Sotheby’s International Realty
Price: $16,500,000
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