Real Estate: 5 Bay Area Homes With Incredible Views

Much like armchair travel, exploring our wildest real estate fantasies has become a ubiquitous pastime while we isolate. Consider this the antidote to shelter-in-place.

3100 Old Sonoma Rd, Napa Valley


Fredrik Uklund’s Napa Valley listing, 3100 Old Sonoma Rd. Photo courtesy of Fredrik Uklund.

This 6,200-square-foot Napa Valley legacy estate features 6 bedrooms, 8 baths and a 7-car hobby garage. But that is not even the best part. Situated on more than 34 acres, which includes a 1.5-acre vineyard, wine-making facility and an oil-producing olive orchard, the property boasts incredible panoramic views of Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, Mount Diablo, the San Francisco Bay and skyline as well as Mt. Tamalpais and the bucolic rolling hills of the Mayacamas. The house’s open-concept design lends itself to taking in the stunning vistas as do the manicured gardens designed by acclaimed landscape architect Walter Guthrie. All this and only 10 minutes from downtown Napa. Listing agent, Fredrik Uklund

147 Beach Road, Belevedere


Tracy McLaughlin’s listing, 147 Beach Road, Belevedere. Photo courtesy of Tracy McLaughlin.

Built with a nod toward the classic architecture of Nantucket’s coveted oceanfront homes, this 5-bedroom, 4 ½-bathroom Belvedere property has been completely renovated from top to bottom, which includes bespoke touches throughout — think wide-plank oak floors, beautiful tile and stone, state-of-the-art lighting and high-end fixtures. But the pièce de résistance is the awe-inspiring vistas. Views stretch from the serene Belvedere Cove to Corinthian Island, Angel Island and the San Francisco Bay. Yacht owners, this one is for you — the property is located directly across the street from the prestigious San Francisco Yacht Club where your future slip awaits. Listing agent, Tracy McLaughlin at The Agency

The Harrison, San Francisco

$1,600,000 – $3,250,000

The Harrison, San Francisco. Photo courtesy of The Harrison.

Urbanites are going to fall in love with SoMa’s lavish residential landmark, The Harrison. Situated atop Rincon Hill, the high rise offers 281 lavish homes and 17 penthouses, all with unparalleled views. The website touts “incredible views are the rule, not the exception” and that is the truth. Residents have their choice of city views, the Bay Bridge, Twin Peaks, the iconic marina and more thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows and generous balconies. Those looking for an incomparable city experience are going to revel in the lineup of luxe amenities: a Luxury Attaché concierge, penthouse lounge, café-style Pantry and valet parking, among other high-end comforts. Director of sales, Lynne Brown

61 Wolfback Ridge, Sausalito


Mark Rushford’s Sausalito listing, 61 Wolfback Ridge. Photo courtesy of Mark Rushford.

This Charlie Lazor-designed 5-bedroom, 4 ½-bath property stretches over 4,611-sq. ft. and is tucked away on an impressive .74 acres in the highly desirable Sausalito. Designed to showcase the splendor of the Marin Headlands, the residence offers panoramic views of eight counties and the gorgeous San Francisco Bay. Not only is this residence situated 1,000 feet above sea level in an intimate, wind-protected microclimate of its own, it is also mere steps from the beloved Golden Gate National Recreational Area and minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge. Bonus? There is also a 1,080-sq. ft. guest house that offers the same luxurious trappings and breathtaking views. Listing agent, Mark Rushford

7050 Grove, Sonoma


Christine Krenos’s 7050 Grove listing, Sonoma. Photo courtesy of Compass.

Located in Sonoma’s premier Diamond A Ranch on more than 15 acres of land that includes vast lawns, mature landscaping, fruit and nut trees and a calming koi pond, this residential gem is one of a kind. Vaulted 22-foot ceilings and glass walls offer views of wine country’s majestic valley and impressive vistas of six counties while French doors lead to balconies, patios and a 40-foot pebble tech pool and hot tub. The property has 3 bedrooms and 4 ½ baths as well as a greenhouse, raised bed gardens (who wouldn’t want a chef’s garden on their wine country property?) and photovoltaic solar for heating. Listing agent, Christine Krenos

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