Stunning Sausalito view home with hillside elevator asks $3.595M
February 4, 2019
With a Bay view and a private hillside elevator, this home offers seaside splendor in the bayside town of Sausalito for $3.6 million.
A four-bedroom, three-bathrooms abode, 244 Spencer is 4,275 square feet of unique design. The west-facing facade offers views of the forested lot, Sausalito, San Francisco Bay and beyond.
Remodeled over the course of its existence, the home now consists of two levels. On the main level, a living room with fireplace, dining room, and kitchen flow together across an open floor plan that includes access to a large deck with sweeping views.
Also on this level is the master suite with its custom dressing room.
On the lower level are two more bedrooms, a gym and a home theater-like family room that has been insulated for sound.
From no view to view
The original lot did not afford the views the home now enjoys.
In 1989, its .35 acres were purchased for just $105,000, according to Legacy Builders, because it was “a flag lot with the building site located 150 feet below the street.” There could be no view if the home weren’t constructed in a vertical fashion that would raise the outlook.
Legacy constructed the house to solve this problem, as well as adding an exterior elevator, also known as a “hillevator,” to grant access to the home.
Legacy describes the hillevator as “a hotel quality hillside elevator made of glass and marble found near Milan, Italy.”
The elevator solved the issue of access in grand style:
“The site’s biggest problem of steep access was turned into an advantage as residents and guests descend from the street through the trees overlooking the Bay.”
Just two years ago, this home sold for $3 million. But prices, like hillavators on Sausalito property, are going up. Now the asking is $3.595 million.
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