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Living on the Water at 1433 Sandpiper Spit

Designed by architect Max Jacobson to maximize privacy, this unique waterfront home rests on multiple pilings driven into the bay, allowing three sides of the house to be surrounded by water. A 50-foot boat dock spans the slate deck in the waters of Brickyard Cove.

Understated elegance enhances nautical nuances throughout this home. The sweeping curl of the wave-like ceiling above the open concept entertainment area connects two rectangular structures. As you enter from the breezeway, the main structure on the right has three bedroom suites (one suite on each level), including a master suite with family room on the lowest level that can be used as a separate in-law suite.

The structure to the left of the breezeway is a separate art studio or office space that opens to the slate patio and leads to the 50-foot boat doack.  This area was recently used as the sail room before being converted to the owner's architect office and client conference room. The choices are endless for this separate space, complete with half-bath and laundry area.

There are multiple decks and walls of windows on each level of the main house. Sunlight filters through lattice stairways while providing functional efficiency in every room and carefully planned use of space. Views of blue water. As an example, there is no trimming around the windows to distract from the water views. Everything about this home reflects the feeling of being on a magnificent boat.

This home is located on a spit of land in the San Francisco Bay known as "Sandpiper Spit" in Point Richmond, CA.  Only a boat ride to the Embarcadero in San Francisco (or by nearby ferry!). Or, commute by car to the University of California in Berkeley, Marin County; the vineyards of Napa and Sonoma are a 40-minute drive.  The best place to be is in the heart of resort-style living on the water's edge, in convenient Point Richmond of the San Francisco Bay area. 

Total area of main house and studio is (approx) 3800 square feet.

*  Three bedrooms (one on each level), three full baths in main house

*  Separate studio/office space with conference room, opens through sliding glass doors to slate patio and 50-foot boat dock. (This was previously used as the sail room)

* Unique wave-like ceiling over public entertainment level joins both main house to the studio space

* Sliding glass doors from dining area opens to large outdoor slate deck for extended entertainment space

* Large floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors open to deck and the views to the water and Marina

Floor Plans


The "Surprise!" is Point Richmond

Located just south at the foot of the San Rafael/Richmond Bridge, the shorline runs along the edges of the Town of Point Richmond, along the Bay Trails through Knox Miller Beach, past the Richmond Yacht Club and Marina, where communities of homes on the waterfront and ensconced in the hillside have been a hidden treasure of resort-style living for decades.  Known to the locals as the "Tiburon of the East Bay" the quiet and serene style of living here is only enhanced by the new ferry services to San Francisco only a short drive from town.

In the town of Point Richmond, shops and restaurants and cafes cater to residents and tourists alike. Favorites of the Mac Hotel, Little Louis' restaurant from breakfast and brunch, Kaleidescope coffee shop/informal community center, Up and Under pub (great food!), Starbucks, Thai restaurant and so many others are a big surprise to first-time visitors to the town.  Even the federal postal service recognizes "Point Richmond" as a distinct town for mailing addresses!



Sunday Open House Times:

Satuday 10/19/2019 | 2:00-5:00 pm

Sunday 10/20/2019 | 2:00-5:00 pm

Showings by Appointment Only
For your private viewing, please call:

Julia Bivins

(510) 507-8484

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Julia Bivins

CIPS | Certified Int'l Property SpecSan Francisco Bay Area - Bridge to Bridge!Golden Gate Sotheby's International RealtyCalDRE# 01212970510.507.8484