Sandy Alderson’s Winning Tiburon Home Lands on the Market for $5.25M
May 8, 2020
By Claudine Zap | May 7, 2020
Legendary baseball executive Sandy Alderson has placed his winning home in Tiburon, CA, on the market for $5.25 million.
Never before on the market, the custom-built home was finished in 1992 and offers San Francisco and bay views. It also looks out to Mount Tamalpais and open-space vistas.
“The standout nature of this custom property on Midden Lane is the privacy of the cul-de-sac location site, which the Aldersons selected, that backs up to open space on the Ring Mountain Preserve, and the stunning San Francisco and Bay views from nearly every room,” says listing agent Jean Pral of Compass. Pral and Amy Deming of Compass hold the listing.
Alderson wasn’t finished once he had picked the exact spot for his custom home.
“After selecting this amazing site, which allowed the family the ultimate indoor/outdoor California living, Sandy and his wife, Linda, engaged internationally renowned architect, Nick Brereton, in collaboration with Penny Whiting of Whiting Interiors,” Pral told us.
The end result is worthy of a social media share (or two), according to Pral.
“This sanctuary offers a dramatic space to make an impact on Instagram,” he adds, as well as ultimate privacy, where you can reimagine your daily routine in your private pool and spa.
The luxurious four-bedroom, 5.5-bath residence is a home run. (Staging in the listing photos is virtual, due to the shelter-in-place decrees.)
With nearly 5,000 square feet on a lot of more than a half-acre, there’s plenty of room to stretch out.
From the elegant entry that leads to the living area and a private view deck, the space offers a seamless indoor-outdoor flow. The living room also features a fireplace and cathedral ceilings. A formal dining room offers beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay.
The chef’s kitchen comes with a granite center island, a Wolf cooktop, and top-of-the-line stainless appliances. Plan to enjoy your morning coffee in the breakfast area, which looks out to a vast open-space preserve.
A family room with built-ins and a fireplace opens to the outdoor area and pool. It’s easy to explore the Ring Mountain open space just off the pool area, with access to miles of trails.
Upstairs, retreat to the master suite, which features San Francisco skyline views, a private deck, fireplace, and dual walk-in closets. The renovated master bathroom boasts marble finishes, radiant floors, and a double vanity. A free-standing tub looks out to Mount Tam.
On the lower level, the living space includes a media room, spacious en suite bedroom for guests or an au pair, plus a potential fitness or office area.
In addition to abundant storage, the property includes a garden room and a three-car garage.
Alderson’s off-field acumen resulted in a sustained run of success with the Oakland A’s. He served as general manager for nearly two decades, and was responsible for constructing the roster of the A’s 1989 World Series-winning team.
Alderson, 72, moved into an executive role in commissioner’s office of Major League Baseball before becoming GM of the New York Mets from 2010 to 2018. He is now a senior adviser to the A’s, a role that’s reunited him with his former protégé Billy Beane.Claudine Zap writes about a wide array of topics, including home, entertainment, travel, food, art, and culture.