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Garay Residence: Magnificent Portal Leads to Dreamy Views of Golden Gate Bridge

The mesmerizing view of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance is one that all of us would love to wake up to each morning. Much like the glittering New York City skyline, it is an iconic image that has been intertwined with the quintessential ‘American Dream’. It is no wonder then that the stunning Garay Residence nestled on a private hillside lot in Tiburon instantly draws you in with its unique design and amazing ambiance. Originally built as a modest home in the 1970s, the residence was revamped and a new 2000-square-foot addition put in place by Swatt Miers Architects, which turned it into a contemporary dream home.

Sweeping courtyards and gardens of the contemporary Garay Residence

While it is the picture-perfect views of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge and beyond that steal the show here, the beauty of the home itself is something to marvel at. Its cozy, serene aura is largely shaped by its walls crafted from custom cut Jerusalem Stone that was imported from Israel. The stone shapes the street façade of the home, and its warm, yellowish glow coupled with an abundance of natural light inside the residence ensures that this breathtaking California home perfectly blends contemporary aesthetics with a relaxing vibe.

Custom cut Jerusalem Stone shapes the entrance of the stunning Californian home

Glass walls offer seamless connectivity with the outdoor spaces

Gorgeous living room with a view of the Golden Gate bridge in the backdrop

Natural stone along with sunlight give the interior a warm, inviting glow

Open plan living area of lavish Garay Residence

Modern kitchen with a stylish island and an extended breakfast counter

Captivating views of the Bay Area and Golden Gate Bridge from the kitchen

A ‘circulatory spine’ connects the private and public areas of the house with the sweeping gardens and courtyards outside. While the central zone houses the living area along with the kitchen and dining spaces in an open floor plan, the two opposite wings contain the master suite and the children’s bedroom. Complete with a meditative pond, a refreshing swimming pool, cantilevered roof extensions that offer ample shade and scenery that will leave you awestruck; every day must feel like a beautiful vacation at the Garay Residence!

Sliding walls allow homeowners to switch between privacy and unabated views of San Francisco

Ivory vain-cut Turkish travertine floors inside the bathroom

Pool area with views of Golden Gate bridge, San Francisco and beyond

Private deck of the Posh Californian home with a tranquil pool

Warm lighting adds to the serene appeal of the contemporary home

Exquisite Belvedere Tiburon home overlooking the Bay Area and Golden Gate bridge

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