Property Features

  • Location Information:

  • Lot Description: Bayfront, Dwnslope

    Views: Bay, Water, Mountains, Hills, Panoramic, City Lights

    # Of Stories: 2

  • Interior Features:

  • Main Level:  Main Entry, Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Guest Bedroom, Full Bathroom, Laundry Room, Patio, Deck

    Upper Level:  Mastersuite, Master Bath, View Terrace

    Kitchen Features: Centrr Island with Wine Fridge, Built-in Zub Zero Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Gas Range with Hood, Fireplace

    Laundry:  Washer, Dryer, In Laundry Room,

    Master Bath Includes:  Two Seperate Sinks, Stall Shower, Jetted Tub

    Additional Baths Includes:  Wooden Bath Tub, Tile, Stall Shower

    Additional Features: Guest House Attached to Garage, Vaulted Open Beam Ceilings, Formal Entry

    Flooring: Hardwood Floors, Stone, Tile, Carpet

    Heating/ Cooling:  Fireplace, Gas Furnace

    Fireplaces: Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Wood Burning

    Water/Sewer: Sewer Public, Water Public

  • Exterior Features:

  • Exterior: Stucco 

    Garage: 2 Car Garage Detached 

    Yard Description: Fenced, Landscaped, Lawn, Patios, Deck, Spa

    Roof: Wood Shake, Shingle

    Additional Features: Gated Entry, Circular Driveway, Ample Guest Parking




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3344 Paradise Drive
LIST PRICE: $3,425,000
Tiburon

Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 3
Square Feet: 1,869
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A FAIRYTALE COMES ALIVE IN THIS STORYBOOK RESIDENCE OVERLOOKING THE BAY!

Once upon a time in the seaside town of Tiburon , California,  a fairytale comes alive!

The essence of old English architecture is beautifully displayed by every detail and thought out design features .   Located on the edge of the Bay offering a feeling of serenity ,privacy , and fairy tale memories .  A true ‘storybook’ lifestyle with all the comforts of modern day amenities.  Perfectly situated at the end  of a lane with views spanning Mount Tamalpais, San Rafael Bridge, across the East Bay with views of the hills and city lights.

This special property offers intricate craftsmanship and design, special stone and brick work, incredible woodwork including old world custom doors, and artistic window detail.

 

FEATURES :

-Main house offers 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms

-Private “Turret “ style dining room overlooking the bay

-Kitchen with gas range , subzero refrigerator, updated dishwasher, center island with wine refrigerator

-Inviting brick and stone patio with BBQ area off the kitchen overlooking the bay

-Romantic living room with beautiful stonework and Oak beamed coffered ceilings opens with French doors out to an expansive deck overlooking the bay and beyond

-Stone flooring  with Oak finished inlay in the kitchen /dining room

-Beautiful Oak hardwood flooring througout the living areas and bedrooms

-Fireplaces in the kitchen , living room , and master suite

-Main level full bath with wooden bath tub

-Main level laundry room  with wash sink

-Main level 2nd bedroom with incredible wood detail and built in’s opens to a private west facing deck and hot tub

-The upstairs offers an enchanting master suite with vaulted oak ceilings , artistic French doors with wood detail,  built in furniture detail for ample storage, walk in closet

- Master bath updated in the 80’s with jetted tub, stall shower , and two pedestal sinks.  Custom wood door with window overlook the lush private grounds

-Private, gated, sunny estate

-Circular driveway and parking for 10+ cars

-1 acre +

-Public sewer system in 2010

-Tankless water heater  - Gas furnace

-Light filled detached guest house with full bath, dining area, sitting room , and loft offering picturesque views

-West side of the property offers a picnic table and BBQ area .  As the story is told many many years ago prior to the construction the prior owner entertained guests at an annual 4th of July picnic in this same spot overlooking the bay.

-Mature landscape surrounding the residence with meandering walkways throughout

-Fairy tale like view balconies

-Nearby Paradise Park offering 19 acres of parkland, picnic tables, horseshoe pit, beach, and fishing pier

-Nearby transportation for the commuter offers ferry service to downtown San Francisco - 6 minutes to the Tiburon ferry and 13 minutes to the Larkspur ferry

 

HISTORY………….

 

The prior owner purchased this perfectly sited  1 acre parcel in 1973 with a dream in mind , to create a residence made from stone and timber.     Enamored by the European architecture of the 1920’s and 30’s, he learned England was the heart of this characteristic style .  

The search began for the right architect and contractor for the job.   The local contractor from Marin County who was hired,  specialized in custom built furniture and was known for his high quality craftsmanship.

The owner wanted a home as authentic as it could get and sent the contractor to England for research and photographs.

The project took several years to complete, finishing in 1980.   This residence was a labor of love for all parties involved.    The owner moved a 21’ trailer to the site where he lived for 3-4 years in order to be a part of every aspect of the construction .

All areas of the home have their own story.

The concrete was found from Sonoma fields ; the old bricks were recycled from the McNears rock quarry in San Rafael; the cobblestone used was from old streets in San Francisco;

The owner had a ‘steaming machine’ built for the Oak  which also came in handy for the rafters for the curved roof.    Wine bottles still inset in the stone exterior from the days of construction.

( this was not uncommon in the old homes in England which were built with all types of leftover building materials) .  When the owner reached a milestone in construction they would open a bottle to celebrate – the bottles which exist  today remnants from these earlier days.

The windows were custom made , leaded pane with every piece of glass cut and put together by hand on site.  Storybook “eyebrow” windows found in the “turret” and kitchen area.

The wood detail incredible , truly custom with solid Oak coffered ceilings , a “turret” style dining room with Redwood ceiling.  The special crosses carved in the wood from period details in England.   The ‘gothic’ style front doors weigh approximately 300lbs and look like a true picture of the old medieval European residences.

The flashings and downspouts are copper .   A fireplace with three separate flues.

The prior owner purchased the property from a landowner who had named it Chauncey Point.  He liked the name so much he kept it on the front door where it remains today.

(Point Chauncey is a point of reference for maritime navigation in this specific location )

The property was sold in 1985 to a Southern California TV personality.  When they learned they could not make certain dock additions they pursued litigation which finalized with the prior owner buying the property back.   Shortly thereafter the current owner bought the property and has been there ever since.   The current owner has carried on the tradition of quality craftsmanship improvements and regular maintenance.

 

Storybook Architecture defined:

Wood shingles  - Curves  - architecturally shaped and carved doors  - steel frame windows   - stained glass inset  - timber  -  turret style rooms  -  all based from European homes  -  the appearance of a structure built in the past  -  most surrounded by trees and shrubbery