BANANA BELT VINTAGE STORYBOOK COTTAGE
145 Santa Rosa Avenue
SAUSALITO, CA 94965
Built in 1927 (per realist tax records)
1,520’ sq interior (per realist tax records)
8,890’ sq lot (per realist tax records)
Terrific views of Mt Tam and Richardson Bay
Original wood paneled living room
Open kitchen with chef’s gas range
Separate media / family room
Dining area opens that opens to the gardens
Enchanting and private back yard
Brick patio for entertaining
Perched hot tub with privacy and views of Belvedere Island
Available plans for expansion/ remodel
Built in 1927, situated at the end of a long driveway is this storybook cottage located in the desirable banana belt of Sausalito. The charming facade is welcoming and classic in style. Ascend the stairs into the foyer and you’re immediately captivated by the warmth and detail of this period home. Original wood paneled walls, vaulted ceiling and wrap around picture windows create the charm and mood of this special property. Capturing the vistas of Richardson Bay, Mt Tamalpais and Belvedere Island, depending on which way you face, the home is all about the views. Of course, the wood burning fireplace is a centerpiece of the living area, as are the French doors that open to the private gardens in back.
The open kitchen flows effortlessly from the living room to the dining and family rooms. Classic and timeless finishes and a chefs range complete the kitchen. The dining area has a pair of French door that lead to the outdoors. A brick patio surrounded by mature camellia and lilac, with a canopy of mature oak trees above. Of course you can peer out to the bay from the garden. Slightly above, perched on the hillside is a newly installed hot tub, which captures the views while boasting total privacy.
A family/ media room allows for a generous additional living space, for that causal / open concept lifestyle. There are two bedrooms, both with picturesque views over the bay and to Mt Tam. Wake up and look out at the harbor and the marine activity each day.
There is a generous attic above with adequate height and a dormer window which captures the views. Under the house, a basement with laundry and adjacent to that, a covered car park area.
Also available are a full set of plans created by Jared Polsky to substantially remodel and expand this house. The proposed design would nearly double the sq footage of the home and go up a level yet respects the scale and style of the home. Use it as is, or engage the project and create a truly grand Sausalito property.
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Sausalito offers some the best views of San Francisco that Marin County has to offer. Stroll along the bayfront promenade on a weekend, and you'll hear the languages of visitors who come to Sausalito from all over the world. Tourists come for the Sausalito Art Festival, its hidden walks, its funky houseboat colonies, its seafood, and unforgettable views.
Sausalito’s Bridgeway is home to pleasant Dunphy Park, while the local library and Studio 333, a warehouse-sized art gallery, are a few blocks away. Food runs the gamut from Sushi Ran to Smitty's Bar -- where the bartender knows you your name and the kitchen serves up a delicious and cheeseburger and fries. Increasingly, Sausalito is home to new media and green-tech entrepreneurs who have traded in the Silicon Valley commute for a walk to headquarters along the Waterfront and Marinship District. Located just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito boasts quick access to San Francisco by car, bus, ferry, or bike.
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