2015 was a great year in Marin real estate for sellers, with significant price appreciation driven by a booming bay area economy and low inventory of homes for sale. Below is a list of the ten most expensive homes sold in Marin County in 2015, courtesy of Bay Area Real Estate Information Services (BAREIS) which provides all the Multiple Listing Services (MLS) for Marin County. Note that this list does not include homes sold off-market that were never offered to the public for sale via the MLS system.
You may click the images below for more details on each of the most expensive homes sold in Marin County.
TOP MARIN HOME SALE — 440 Golden Gate Avenue in Belvedere broke all Marin records, selling in August of 2015 for $47,500,000. The official MLS description for the home: “Originally built circa 1895, the property known as Locksley Hall underwent a monumental restoration beginning in 1998 that lasted nearly 10 years. The home incorporates only the finest materials from around the world and displays an unparalleled level of quality and craftsmanship. Its stunning location at the southern crest of Belvedere offers breathtaking views that extend from Angel Island to the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco skyline.”
NUMBER TWO: 101 Belvedere Ave in Belvedere — Sold for $15,500,000 in September of 2015. The property description in MLS: ” Sited on the western-most promontory of Belvedere Island w/ the Bay directly below & unobstructed views from Mount Tam through Sausalito, the GG Bridge & the entire SF skyline, this property truly exemplifies Belvedere. Warren Callister designed, west-side waterfront w/ 5 bdrms, 4 full & 3 half-baths in the main residence & separate 1-bdrm, 1-bath guest apartment w/ kitchen & living room, 5 fireplaces, 3 car garage + additional parking for 7.”
NUMBER THREE: 125 Belvedere Ave in Belvedere — Sold for $13,000,000 in May 2015. The property description in MLS: “Stunning San Francisco Bay-front Italianate, designed by Andrew Skurman, w/ pier, floating dock and lift, w/ totally unobstructed vws frm Mt Tam through Sausalito, GG Bridge and the entire San Francisco skyline. Highest quality construction & finish detail, large formal rooms, gorgeous kitchen, waterside terrace, huge master suite w/ lavish bath & 3 stunning en-suite guest rooms. Separate guest qtrs & staff offices, gated, gym, elevator.”
NUMBER FOUR: 1 Cliff Road in Belvedere — Sold in April 2015 for $10,500,000. Note the stunning photography which is emblematic of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty. The property description in MLS: “One of its kind, alone in its class and unlike any property you’ve ever seen in Belvedere. World-class waterfront contemporary on 1.2 ac, +/- 7,500 sf, inc the sep 2-bd guest hse, over 200 water-level frontage ft on the SF Bay & up-close vws of the GGB & entire SF skyline. West side w/ level lawns, kayak-launching beach, meditation & pelican rocks, private, park/resort-like, probably the best water-level parcel in Belv. 5 bd, 5.5 ba & 2 bd, 1 ba.”
NUMBER FIVE: 255 Golden Gate Ave in Belvedere — Sold in May 2015 for $10,500,000. The property description in MLS: “Casual elegance combined w/ 180-degree stunning unobstructed views spanning the SF skyline, GG Bridge & Mt. Tam. Over 10,000 sq. ft. of interior w/ view-filled rms including an expansive living rm that opens onto a large outdoor patio, glass-walled dining rm, library & a 5-rm master suite. Wonderful outdr living w/ a meticulously maintained garden, & intimate pool w/ terrace. 5 bed, 7 baths, & 2 half baths plus a separate 1 bed, 1 bath apartment.”
NUMBER SIX: 7 Bellagio Road in Ross — Sold in October 2015 for $10,500,000. The property description in MLS: “Extraordinary renovation on this world class estate! East Coast architecture blends seamlessly with fresh, chic & timeless finishes. Great floorpan with 5 bedrooms on the upper level. Fabulous scale with high ceilings, fine architectural details & grand scale, open rooms! Main rooms all open directly to the bluestone terrace, sprawling lawns & stunning pool. Sweeping views. Gated & very private. Just blocks to Ross School!”
NUMBER SEVEN: 1925 Straits View Drive in Tiburon — Sold in October for $10,100,000. The property description in MLS: ” This exquisite home atop the Tiburon peninsula is one of the finest examples of modern architecture ever built. Its spectacular design, finest finishes, seamless indoor/outdoor flow, sweeping views of San Francisco Bay, the City, and the Golden Gate Bridge, award-winning schools, easy access to the charming shops and restaurants in downtown Tiburon, and the ultimate commute by ferry to San Francisco, make this a 21st century dream home.”
NUMBER EIGHT: 12 Canyon Road in Ross — Sold in November 2015 for $9,300,000. The property description in MLS: “Stunning gated estate on a large, extremely private lot in Ross’ goldcoast. Completed in 2006 w/high quality finishes. Enjoy resort-style living w/impeccable grounds that include a sweeping level lawn, outdoor kitchen, outdoor fireplace, pool, spa, cabana and a meandering vegetable garden. Ideally located just 2 blocks from the flats of Ross and surrounded by multi-million dollar estates. Offers complete privacy & all day sun. Stunning Tam views.”
NUMBER NINE: 44 Makin Grade in Kentfield — Sold in April 2015 for $8,965,000. The property description in MLS: “Marin County’s most iconic estate! Legacy architecture reminiscent of a southern antebellum residence. Stunning renovation offers period details & grand scale spaces. 6 bedroom compound includes main house + 1 bedroom detached guest house, au pair/gym, & separate office. Outstanding Michael Yandle designed grounds include pool, level lawns, bluestone terrace, fireplace & old growth trees. Stunning Tam views with all day sun. Ross School district.”
NUMBER TEN: 200 Golden Gate Ave in Belvedere — Sold for $8,950,000 in March of 2015. The property description in MLS: “Stylish, sophisticated 5BR 4.5BA mid-century modern w extraordinary views of SF, GGB, SF Bay and more. Rare mostly level 1+ acre lot, w lawns, patios and pool and spa. Convenient one level living, w LR, DR, Kitch, MBR Suite and 2 additional BRs, Garden, Pool, Parking all on Main Level. 2 additional BRs on Lwr Level. Renovation completed 2015, thoroughly updated while preserving the gracious beauty and cool aesthetic of its original design.”
I hope you enjoyed reading about the most expensive homes sold in Marin County in 2015. Marin home prices continue to show strong appreciation. If looking at these homes has you wondering how much your Marin home might be worth, please take a look at my article How Much is My Home Worth?. As always I am happy to help you attain your own real estate goals or answer any questions. Please call or text me at +1.415.847.5584 or complete the contact form below and I will be in touch right away.
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