Impeccable Sausalito Cottage
169 Spencer Avenue
SAUSALITO, CA 94965
Built in 1944 (per realist public records)
1,685 interior sq. feet (per realist public records)
5.040 lot sq. feet (per realist public records)
Extensively Remodeled in 2015
Wood Burning Fireplace
Vintage iron-paned windows
Spacious dining room
Adjacent Den/ Media Nook
Two View Decks
Living Room Features
Mt. Tam to Tiburon Views
Wood Burning Fireplace
Vaulted and Wood Beam Ceiling
Caroline Lizaragga Decorative Arts wall and beam finishes
Chef's Kitchen Features
La Cornue French Range
Subzero Refrigerator and drawers
Fisher & Paykel refrigerator-freezer
Undercounter Sharp Microwave
Ann Saks subway tile
Upstairs Bath Features
Exquisite Surfaces Antique French Marble Floor
Kallista/Michael S. Smith marble console sink
Carrara Marble shower walls
Walker Zanger shower floor tile
Downstairs Bath Features
Travertine flooring, sink-top and shower seat
Radiant heated floors with Nuheat thermostat
Welcome to 169 Spencer Avenue in Sausalito. Located in the coveted banana belt, this home, built in 1944, is perfectly situated on its site, capturing unobstructed views of Mt Tamalpais, Richardson Bay, and hills stretching north past San Rafael. From the street you notice the home's stature as it sits proud on the site. A beautiful stone path meanders through the mature gardens. Well-established hydrangeas, roses, camellia and citrus surround the home. Ascend to the front door and you immediately are captivated by the views. The living room has vaulted and beamed ceilings, and the focal point is, of course, a wood-burning fireplace. Iron clad, paned windows throughout frame the vistas in a timeless manner.
A few steps up from the living room is an open, yet formal dining room, perfect for entertaining. Adjacent is a media nook. The open-concept chef’s kitchen certainly will not disappoint. There are elegant finishes throughout, including a La Cornue Range, Ann Saks tiled walls, marble counters and top-notch appliances. Of course, the kitchen also faces the Bay.
On the main level there is guest bedroom with picture windows that look both out to the gardens and to the water. The adjacent, European-style bathroom is elegant as well with stunning antique marble floors, Carrara marble shower and Michael S. Smith Kalista marble console sink. Waterworks fixtures complete the upstairs bath.
Downstairs is the main bedroom suite. An elegant master with a wall of custom built-ins faces out to the views. There are beautiful Caroline Lizaragga Decorative Arts hand painted chinoiserie walls. The bathroom on this level features travertine flooring and surfaces and the bathroom floors are warmed by radiant heat. There is a convenient hall laundry closet with Bosch washer and dryer. A generous dressing room completes the suite with custom cabinetry and shelving. Also from this level, you can step outside to the private main deck, catch the afternoon sun and even take an outdoor shower.
Above the home is a terrific vista deck. Perched high on the site, it’s the perfect spot to grab a bottle of wine and watch the day turn to dusk over Mt. Tamalpais.
At street level there is a one car garage and additional street parking. Conveniently located, with close-proximity to town and quick access to the 101. Across the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco is just 8 minutes away. And for the outdoor-minded, the house has direct walking and biking access to the vast beauty of the Marin Headlands.
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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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