Distinctive Destinations: Exceptional Properties In The San Francisco Bay Area

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This month, we partnered with Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty (GGSIR) in the San Francisco Bay Area for Distinctive Destinations, a series that highlights a selection of properties from our global affiliate partners around the Sotheby’s International Realty® network. The team at GGSIR shared a collection of luxurious homes from all corners of the Bay Area, illustrating the uniquely breathtaking and one-of-a-kind real estate the location has to offer.

Tiburon, CA   |   Represented by Lydia Sarkissian and William Bullock

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity awaits with the sale of Easton Point (aka the “Martha Property”), the San Francisco Bay Area’s most iconic, pristine land of ±100 acres. Located at the southern tip of the Tiburon Peninsula and offering panoramic views of the San Francisco skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, Richardson Bay and beyond, Easton Point is for sale for the first time in over 100 years. An undulating hillside paradise, the iconic estate offers endless vistas, forested trails, lush meadows and breathtaking ridge-lines 590 feet above sea level.

Palo Alto, CA   |   Represented by Gloria Young and John Young

Originally designed in 1927 as a glamourous Italianate-style villa and extensively renovated between 2006 and 2009, this residence is a seamless blend of stunning period architecture, modern living and classic California indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Located in Palo Alto’s highly desirable Crescent Park enclave, the home is sited on beautifully landscaped grounds reminiscent of the Riviera, yet in the heart of the booming technology and venture capital center of the world. Hannaston Estate comprises a three-level, approximately 6,155 sq. ft. main residence with four bedrooms, as well as a private guest cottage and lush resort-like grounds including a colonnade and outdoor entertaining patio and a Hearst Castle-like swimming pool.


Rutherford, CA   |   Represented by Dulcy Freeman and Michael Dreyfus

The grandeur of European design and the relaxed lifestyle of Wine Country are one at this iconic Napa estate in Rutherford. Designed by renowned residential and hospitality architect Sandy Walker, the landmark residence is spread over approximately 4.25 acres, offering a rare opportunity to be situated within the Rutherford appellation and surrounded by vineyards of notoriety. Created with stately proportions, this property features an approximately 8,814 ± square ft. main house with a massive limestone fireplace imported from France, multiple entertaining rooms, covered terraces and an enclosed garden dining room that can comfortably seat up to twenty guests.

Pescadero, CA   |   Represented by Michael Dreyfus and Jakki Harlan

With extraordinary architecture and 84 acres, this contemporary masterpiece is made for the best of both worlds—tranquil coastal living with access to nearby Silicon Valley. Featuring spectacular ocean views, the main residence is open with flexible accommodations, including as many as seven bedrooms, two offices, and four car detached garage.

Diablo, CA   |   Represented by Anton Danilovich and Rebecca Burns

This architectural masterpiece melds together the beauty of nature with panoramic hillside views, and design at the forefront of modern technology. With an auto-retractable floor to ceiling glass door, the resident of this estate can enjoy a seamless integration of indoor and outdoor living spaces to bask in the amazing weather of Diablo, California. This home proudly boasts a 1,300 square foot Master Retreat that overlooks the infinity pool below; on chilly nights, enjoy the fireplace and beverage bar. With 7,400 square feet of free-flowing living space, this residence is truly a breath-taking embracement of modern living.

Berkeley, CA   |   Represented by David Gunderman and Andrew Raskopf

Resting on a rare double level lot in the Berkeley Hills, this stunning four-bedroom home showcases the very best in custom touches, from thoughtful, stylish interior design elements to exquisite, award-winning landscaping. Light spills into the kitchen from the windows in the attached family room, where you can settle in before a massive fireplace and simultaneously enjoy a fire and take in the view through tall picture windows. Pass through an additional dining area and one of the home’s most dramatic features reveals itself: a spectacular outdoor dining area with custom poured-concrete table, seating for ten, and staggering views. Designed by architect David Stark Wilson this property perfectly marries the classic indoor-outdoor flow of California luxury style with meticulous attention to detail.