Get thee to a nunnery (and a bunch of other amazing digs). Here are the region's best residences, from an architect's point of view.
In this spectacular waterfront home in Tiburon, designed by Andrea Ponsi with Jensen Architects, four wings meet around a courtyard-cum-art-gallery, descending gently, terrace by terrace, to meet the beach. The exterior is designed to weather, over time, to match its surroundings, enhanced by age.
By Amy Keyishian
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