17 South 40 Dock, Sausalito
1 bedroom, 1 bath $850,000
Is this an Intimate, Romantic Floating Home?
Or A Unique, Hand-Crafted Work of Art?
If you crave beauty, bayside living and sustainability, this won’t just be a place to live. It will be your dream home… and the most stunning work of art you’ll ever own.
Every interior wall, every board in the cathedral ceilings, even the custom-made cabinets and bed are crafted from salvaged redwood, sustainably sourced for the comprehensive 2015 remodel that created this modern home. When friends come for dinner you’ll take their breath away, as an entire wall of redwood French doors swings open to showcase your deck and views of the Bay.
Launch a kayak from your personal boat dock and paddle down the historic shoreline for lunch at one of Sausalito’s famous view restaurants. Sip evening cocktails on your very-private deck, then prepare dinner on the gas cooktop in your custom kitchen, complete with copper countertops and flashing.
After relaxing in the tub as you watch the boats go by, you’ll drift off to sleep in the loft bed. As you gaze up at the stars through the magical cupola skylight, the warmth of the free-standing gas fireplace will soothe your mind and body.
The next thing you’ll remember is the beautiful sunrise across San Francisco Bay, as it greets you the next morning. Whether this is your home base or a second home, it’s time to start another day in what may be the most romantic spot in Sausalito.
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This 1-bedroom, 1-bath floating home features views of San Francisco Bay, the Bay Bridge, Angel Island and nearby yacht harbors. One other view you’ll like will be the one in your windshield: two dedicated parking places!
The modern Sausalito houseboat community began after World War II, when artists, boatbuilders and skilled artisans converted boats abandoned by the U.S. Navy at the Marinship shipyards into floating homes. In 2015 a meticulous master craftsman restored this floating home, originally based on a 1942 U. S. Navy landing craft, and secured its hull in a modern concrete barge (the standard for high-end Sausalito floating homes). The home is located in a deep-water berth on the desirable South Forty Dock, facing south towards San Francisco, and could also serve as a unique and beautiful pied a terre.
17 South Forty Dock is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to live on the bay, not just near it. Sausalito floating home specialist Michele Affronte is excited to share this unique new listing, with dramatic architecture, sustainably salvaged hand-crafted redwood throughout, and an affordable price.
As a long-time resident, Michele understands the warm and supportive culture of Sausalito’s houseboat community, and why so many people settle here. She’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about this exciting lifestyle and this beautiful home.
To contact Michele Affronte and learn more about this beautiful home, click here! You can also call 415-798-0236, or email Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her personal website can be found by clicking here.
Slide Show: 17 South Forty Dock, Sausalito
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This beautiful Floating Home is berthed in the heart of Sausalito’s famous houseboat community, just north of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County, California. This is the area where Otis Redding wrote the classic song, “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” in 1967, making this one of the most prestigious houseboat addresses in the world.
65 years ago movie star Sterling Hayden and philosopher Alan Watts held their versions of the Paris salons of Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso and F. Scott Fitzgerald in this area. Although those large events — and the bohemian vessels where they were held — are now long gone, residents still entertain neighbors and host discussions on a smaller, more intimate scale.
Today the neighborhood is a fascinating mix of people, with residents ranging from artists to entrepreneurs and from pilots to interior designers.
A small store, a deli that’s been featured on TV restaurant shows, and a highly-rated casual restaurant are just a block or two away. A shopping center and regional transit hub for bus service are located several blocks away.
Just two blocks from the entrance to South Forty Dock (sometimes abbreviated as “S. 40 Dock”) lies the Mill Valley-Sausalito Multi-Use Path. To the north your bike ride leads to the trails of Mt. Tamalpais. To the south you can ride across the Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco.
A few blocks to the south are a supermarket, the post office, an art gallery supported by over 100 local artists, and a wide range of coffee shops, diners and restaurants including American, Chinese, Himalayan, Indian, Mexican, Middle Eastern and Pizza.