34 S. Forty Dock, Sausalito:
The S.S.Maggie SOLD
3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths
Modern Elegance, Historical Significance and Brilliant Architecture
A 130-Year-Old Schooner Transformed into a Unique Home
They say everything comes in threes. In the case of the S.S. Maggie, that means three stories of elegant living, three oversized decks and three fireplaces. Oh, and 360-degree views.
Scan the slide show links below for what may be the most striking home tour you’ve ever seen. A brilliant, modern design offers over 2,100 sq. ft. of large, practical living spaces with abundant light. But keep looking and you’ll see the exposed beams, interior bow structure and backbone of a hand-hewed 19th century wooden steamship. And it’s all encased in a modern and secure state-of-the-art concrete hull.
The S.S. Maggie is a long-time star of the famous Sausalito Floating Homes Tour. You’ll get to decide if you opt-in to this once-a-year one-day event, which draws visitors from all over the world. Or whether you’ll keep this luxuriously-renovated wooden ship all to yourself 365 days a year!
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Question: Can a host ever get tired of hearing guests say, “This is the most amazing home I’ve ever visited!”?
Or, “Other people have sculptures in their homes. Your architect revealed the massive beams of the S.S. Maggie — your home IS the sculpture, and it’s beautiful!”
Or a visitor who says, “If I lived here I could never decide which deck to choose for my morning tea or coffee. They’re all like being in Amsterdam or Copenhagen, Dubrovnik or Venice, Paris or Hamburg!” Actually, this last visitor would be me. I’ve seen unique boats turned into homes in those six major world destinations… and this home rivals all of them.
Lovingly maintained and updated with fine finishes throughout, this 3-story steam schooner has beautiful windows that feature San Francisco Bay and Mt. Tamalpais views.
The enormous dining room is situated in the wheelhouse, and can seat up to 12 guests. With broad vistas from bay to mountain, this home offers the perfect atmosphere for entertaining.
The gourmet kitchen and restored baths are just a few of the many elegant features in this unique, historic floating home. She turned 130 years old this year.
When you buy the SS Maggie you are not only buying a magnificent home, but you’re buying a lifestyle of community, kayaking, socializing and absorbing the beauty of nature.
Sausalito floating home specialist Michele Affronte is excited to share this unique new listing. 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: 34 S. Forty Dock, Sausalito: The S.S.Maggie
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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 South Forty Dock lies the entrance to 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, Mediterranean and Pizza.