Overlooking San Francisco Bay, the Belvedere Residence designed by Polsky Perlstein Architects aims at capturing light and surrounding vistas: “The site has South and West views over the San Francisco Bay toward Sausalito and the Golden Gate Bridge. With a desire for connecting the home to the outside on both levels, the Main Level has continuous windows and doors on the western elevation opening to a spacious terrace with sweeping views from the Golden Gate Bridge to Mt Tamalpais.” The clients requested an entry tower, which is why the highlight of the residence is an elliptical volume accommodating the entrance hallway and a stairway linking the two levels.

Spectacular design features were integrated throughout: “The main level Great Room contains both lining and dining spaces adjacent to the kitchen. Additional spaces on the first floor include his and her offices, each with its own bathroom, a glass-enclosed wine room, an AV Room and a garage with car lifts for four cars. To the East, the kitchen has a back-lit Onyx island and pocketing sliding doors that open onto the spa terrace.” The second level is where the sleeping areas are located. You will recognize the master bathroom in the photos below, as it includes a beautiful bathtub carved from a single block of silver Travertine. See any other details you find interesting? [Landscape Architect: Studio Green; Photography by Bruce Damonte]