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Located on the southern tip of Corinthian Island in Belvedere, this luxurious Mediterranean estate is reminiscent of the Italian Riviera and South of France, yet it is just steps from Tiburon’s charming village and minutes from San Francisco. The sun-drenched property enjoys extraordinary privacy and incredible views of the San Francisco Bay, encompassing the San Francisco city skyline, the Bay Bridge, downtown Tiburon, Belvedere Island, the local yacht harbors, and more.


The home was custom built in 1915 for Captain Edwin Johnson, who captained the ferryboat Cazadero between Tiburon and San Francisco in the early part of the last century. Lovingly remodeled and expanded with the finest authentic European detail, this grand home offers the consummate indoor/outdoor lifestyle, with expansive terraces overlooking lush gardens and spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay.


With Tiburon’s shops, restaurants, award-winning schools, and ferries to San Francisco just steps away, this home is perfect for families and executives alike who are looking for the ultimate retreat within minutes of one of the world’s great cities. The Corinthian and San Francisco Yacht Clubs are also within walking distance, making it a boater’s dream, as well.


General Features

  • 5005 +/- square feet
  • 4 bedrooms, 5 baths
  • 10,790 square foot lot
  • 270 degree view of the San Francisco Bay, including the San Francisco city skyline, the Bay Bridge, downtown Tiburon, Raccoon Strait, Angel Island, Alcatraz Island, the Corinthian and San Francisco Yacht Club harbors, Belvedere Island, and more
  • Hand-troweled and Venetian plaster walls and arches
  • Hand-painted details by famed Swedish painter Jonas Wickman
  • Swedish engineered, European style “tilt and open” windows
  • Original patterned hardwood floors
  • Surround sound speaker system throughout the house and grounds
  • Central heating and air-conditioning in main living areas
  • Radiant heat in master bath and guest apartment
  • Two car garage plus off-street parking for two additional cars
  • Mature gardens with patios, pergolas, and meandering paths

Main Level:

  • Lovely hand-painted entry foyer
  • Airy and elegant living room with wood-burning fireplace
  • Light-filled sunroom off the living room, with hand-painted ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Expansive terrace off the sunroom, with custom Mexican paver tiles and sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay
  • Custom gourmet kitchen with hand-painted walls and ceiling, and recessed lighting
  • Custom wood cabinetry
  • Stainless steel appliances, including Sub-Zero refrigerator, Miele steam oven, two Wolf ovens, and a warming oven
  • Hidden dishwashing station featuring Portuguese hand-painted tile, stainless steel sink, Bosch dishwasher, and two Fisher Paykel dishwasher drawers
  • Large granite center island with Wolf 6-burner cooktop under a stainless steel hood
  • Custom pewter wet bar with wine refrigerators
  • Adjacent pantry, storage, and powder room
  • Dining area with gas fireplace, coffered ceilings, and arched bay windows highlighting sparkling water, city, and island views
  • Family/media room adjacent to kitchen, with oversized picture window framing dramatic views of San Francisco and the Bay
  • Generous patio with large BBQ and wood-burning pizza oven adjacent to main kitchen, perfect for al fresco dining with a view

Upper Level:

  • Luxurious private master bedroom suite with views of the San Francisco Bay
  • Oversized European doors opening to a sunny view deck
  • Spacious master bath, featuring heated tile floors, towel warmers, double sinks, soaking tub with skylight, and walk-in shower
  • Oversized walk-in master closet with generous hanging space and storage
  • Two additional en suite bedrooms, one with large view deck
  • Large finished storage area

Lower Level:

  • Large guest suite with open floor plan, including two sleeping areas and lounge, full bath with custom Mexican tile, and gas fireplace
  • Separate entrance from main house, steps from the driveway
  • Spacious laundry room with ample storage
  • Fitness studio
  • Wet/dry Swedish Tylo sauna
  • Attached indoor/outdoor “Garden Room,” featuring walls of arched windows and Mexican paver tiled floors, wet bar, traditional wood burning fireplace, and an ornate wine cellar

Floor Plans



Large, historic homes perched on hillsides with commanding views of San Francisco Bay define Belvedere, one of Marin County and the Bay Area’s most desirable communities. With waterfront vistas that rival the Côte d'Azur (and prices to match), Belvedere is one of Marin's most exclusive enclaves.
Waterfront activities are the reason many people move to Belvedere. Located on two former islands now filled in with causeways and separated by a private lagoon popular with kayakers, Belvedere is all about water. The San Francisco Yacht Club calls the city home.


Open Houses:
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Brokers Tour:
Wednesday April 18th | 1:00-4:00

Additional Showings by Appointment:
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Bill  Smith

Bill Smith

Luxury Property SpecialistCOMPASScalDRE# 01229913415.902.4456

Ann Aylwin

Ann Aylwin

Luxury Property SpecialistPacific Union InternationalcalDRE# 01960821415.902.3909