Serious property addicts will know the types of awe-inspiring homes we're referring to here - the ones that leave you utterly speechless, in amazement, that homes like these even exist.
Watch out - your jaw is about to hit the floor...
Wow-factor: This contemporary architectural masterpiece was designed by multi-award-winning Aidlin Darling Design. Enjoy a sunken living room, mesmerizing views of the city, waterfront, and hills, an incredible chef's kitchen, full-floor primary bedroom with view deck, and a full roof of greenery. Also features a carport for two cars with EV charger.
A total delight.
Wow-factor: Rose garden beauty offers outdoor living as gorgeous as indoor living. Four beds, three baths, a gourmet kitchen with folding doors that open to an incredible outdoor living space with a BBQ, fireplace, hot tub, built-in gas heaters, and beautiful landscaping. The laundry room is a must-see.
Wow-factor: Magnificent and modern four-story home with decks on each level. Tucked away in the Claremont Hills with breathtaking Bay views.
Five beds, four baths, home office, home gym, wine cellar, huge laundry room.
Wow-factor: Brand new custom-build offers ideal indoor/outdoor California living. 70 miles of unobstructed Bay Area views, open floor plan, high ceilings, two fireplaces, Monogram kitchen appliances, skylight-topped showers, two EV charging stations, and 24 solar panels.
Wow-factor: this contemporary beach-inspired home is a must-see with magnificent Bay views.
The two-level residence features tall ceilings, walls of glass allowing the home to flood with natural light, a media room, and a large private backyard. With five beds, 5.5 baths, and a detached one bed, one bath guest house. We'd move in tomorrow.
Wow-factor: The ideal retreat for maximum indoor/outdoor waterfront living in the exclusive gated community of Seadrift. Full of natural light thanks to a wall of windows that also provide views of the lagoon and the ridge of Mount Tamalpais. The outside deck features an outdoor fireplace, sunken hot tub, and brand new floating dock - perfect for a kayaking or paddle-boarding excursion.
Wow-factor: Dreamy Tuscan estate sits on approximately one acre, behind secure gates for maximum privacy. Built in 2002, the property enjoys views of the oak-studded hills, a chef's kitchen, spiral staircase, three fireplaces, hand murals, an au pair suite, and one bedroom in law suite.
Wow-factor: Idyllic Tudor Revival / Storybook style home in Thousand Oaks is like something straight out of a fairytale. Feast your eyes on charming period accents like beam ceilings, arched doors and windows, and a Juliette balcony. Cozy finished room over the garage is perfect for an office or studio. A path down to the stream grotto adds to the romance of this special property.
Wow-factor: In search of a tranquil waterfront family compound? This special property in Tiburon awaits. Two homes plus a studio AND a beach shack. Endless space for the whole family. Lush grounds and meandering trails lead to a private waterfront beach shack with lapping shoreline. Nothing like the sounds of water at your feet.
Wow-factor: This unique residence is reminiscent of a work of art and is only a 10-minute drive to San Francisco. Envelop yourself in glass in the highest residence in Marin, surrounded by stunning views and a 100+ year-old mature landscape in this prime location. The main living space is all one level and rare collectible work can be found throughout.
Wow-factor: Brand new, modern French style home and finished garage in prime Willow Glen. Fully-furnished and move-in ready just a few minutes walk to downtown. Lovely backyard for al fresco living and check out that vegetable garden - what more could you possibly want?
Wow-factor: With breathtaking bridge-to-bridge views from a crown point of the Berkeley Hills, 1061 Sterling Avenue is an exquisite and stylish Mediterranean-inspired home. Every room floods with natural light and you can enjoy indoor/outdoor living thanks to three balconies and a new deck for sunsets and stargazing.
The light-filled chef’s kitchen includes top-quality appointments and a unique concrete eat-at counter that provides a natural gathering place.
Wow-factor: Modern and super spacious home in Sunnyside offers high ceilings, an open floor plan, and a huge kitchen in the heart of the home. Quartz counters, a six-person island, and high-end appliances are the cherry on top. The adjoining living room leads out to the dining deck with stunning Southern Hills views. Other highlights include a climate-controlled wine room, wet bar, and interior garage access.
Wow-factor: Nestled in the hills of Brisbane, this contemporary architecture home features panoramic views of the city skyline and the bay area. Other highlights include three levels of light-filled space, multiple decks, a permitted in-law unit, three beds, two baths, a floating wood staircase, open kitchen, and awesome fireplace as seen below.
Wow-factor: The sleek modern facade of this Glen Park home is a very unique sight. Noteworthy characteristics include floating walls, floating-tread steel stairs, and a superb kitchen with marble counters, Shinnoki cabinetry, and high-end appliances. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open from the living room to an alluring private backyard. The uppermost level is home to a magnificent media room, a wet bar, a fourth bedroom, and a full bath.
Wow-factor: Newly-remodeled by the current owners, this residence boats six bedrooms, 5.5 baths, an expansive eat-in kitchen, a media room, formal living and dining rooms with access to the private outdoor living areas. Backyard features a custom-built zero-edge pool and jacuzzi, and manicured grounds. The dream!
Wow-factor: It's not everyday that you stumble across a home this like one - modern, zen, art-like. The patio, pool, spa, water features, Lynx BBQ, outdoor sink, ice maker, cooling drawer, beer tap, outdoor TV, and fire pit. These incredible features elevate outdoor California living and would be hard to replicate anywhere else. The lower level of the home hosts a 1,300 bottle wine cellar, a second kitchen, large entertaining area, gaming area, 13 seat theater, gym, full bath & storage areas. The property also has two Tesla car chargers.
Wow-factor: A 1924 New York brownstone-style home in the heart of Oakland? That's unique for sure. 3573 Lakeshore Ave is close to the excitement of Lakeshore Avenue while enjoying its’ very own peace and serenity. Remodeled kitchen and wine cellar make for the perfect foodie and wine aficionado's home - and the back patio is perfect for al fresco dining.
Wow-factor: 2020 renovated and designed with three beds and 2.5 baths in Cole Valley. Large backyard with deck offers escape and dine-in/dine-out opportunities and leads into the open plan living room and kitchen. Integrated Thermador appliances, built-in 80 bottle Liebherr wine fridge, an eight-foot cooking island - every chef's dream! Includes NEST and Ring smart home functions.
Wow-factor: Historic and hidden one-acre compound in premier Lower Hillsborough location. Originally the c.1895 gardener's cottage to Henry T. Scott's Oakhurst, one of Hillsborough's earliest estates and now your very own cozy two bed, two bath Cali cottage with guest house. Don't miss the entertaining terrace - all the Hamptons vibes.
Wow-factor: View the crystal blue Sausalito harbor and panoramic skyline from Mt. Tam Summit to Angel Island from this charming piece of property. Three levels of re-designed luxury living including a living room-sun room with fireplace and enviable views, a chef's kitchen and formal dining room and breakfast area, deck for grilling and outdoor dining, intimate library, a hot tub, a climate-controlled wine cellar and adjoining gym space so you can sup while you workout!
Wow-factor: Matarozzi Pelsinger estate nestled away in a seaside hamlet a short ride and a whole world away from San Francisco. The light-filled home sits on 7.7 acres and boasts a guest house, a barn, orchards, gardens, and majestic oak trees. This one's gotta be seen to be believed.
Wow-factor: California or the Italian Riviera? The grand and elegant 74 Bellevue is situated on the southernmost tip of Corinthian Island and has commanding views of the SF skyline, Angel Island, the Bay Bridge, and Belvedere Island, and the yacht club below. Four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, expansive formal living, dining, and entertaining areas, several terraces and verandas, a putting green, pond, sculpture garden, and two wine cellars - the list goes on...
Wow-factor: Location, location, location! This two-unit home features four beds and five baths in the owner's unit plus two beds and two baths in the second unit. Floor-to-ceiling windows and picture perfect views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Angel Island and the East Bay stretch for miles. You won't run out of deck space at this waterfront gem.
Wow-factor: Enjoy views across Homestead Valley from this striking Mill Valley home. The dramatic Mondrian-inspired front door leads into the beautiful home - through the foyer, the bright living room with glass wall and view deck, and into the great room blue kitchen. With five bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, plenty of WFH space, and all the peace and quiet you need.
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