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Curbed covers Eric MacFarland’s Storybook Belvedere listing

Belvedere storybook home asks $3.9 million

The house that Jack built—literally

Photo by Jacob Elliott, courtesy of Eric McFarland, Pacific Union International

Known locally as the “Hansel and Gretel House,” the brick-and-stone storybook home at 242 Beach Road is part of three other adjacent storybook homes, as well as 12 other properties in Belvedere and Tiburon conceived by Jack Heidelberg.

The insurance executive turned designer, who graduated from nearby Lowell High School, moved to the Marin enclave in 1935 where he created many of the area’s most noteworthy abodes.

This cliffside home is perhaps one of his most noteworthy creations. Nestled below street level, 242 Beach Road features four beds, three and a half baths, vaulted dining room ceiling, copper-hooded gas fireplace, and two-car garage. The property also consists of landscaped gardens, multiple decks, private dock and pier, and guest house.

Last sold in 2016 for $3,740,000, it’s returns to the market asking $3,950,000.

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