In real estate, the view tells you a lot about a home. It can say, “Welcome. You’ll want to stay awhile.” Or “You have arrived.” Or perhaps it’s more of a general expression of the beauty that extends just beyond the windows or borders of the home. In the case of this stunning mid-century residence set above Belvedere, the views are an invitation to experience another kind of lifestyle. Breathtaking panoramas of the Belvedere Lagoon, Tiburon hills and Richardson Bay sweep across the interior windows in a dazzling display. The sight of water and sailboats set against the green hillsides encourages you to open the windows, to venture outside on the patio, to listen to the foghorns drifting up from the Bay or to watch the fog melt off and the bright sun warm up the crisp, breezy Bay air. This kind of view also has the power to inspire buyers to jump on a real estate opportunity — because they see the possibilities with their very own eyes.

For just under $6 million, this 5,150 square-foot home offers just such an opportunity. Built in 1957, the home fuses present-day sophistication with mid-century elements — a wide-open floorplan, a strong indoor-outdoor connection, warm beamed ceilings and patios. Minimal ornamentation means that this home is practically a blank canvas to create the ultimate dream, if you so choose. A formal living room, formal dining room, custom gourmet kitchen, family room and media room allows for easy entertaining. Custom designer finishes reveal pride of ownership. The lush patio, surrounded by gardens and magnificent trees, pay homage to the stunning picture of nature that exists right outside the door. The view decks, which overlook a formal English rose garden, offer just the sort of space you’d want for entertaining friends and family year-round.

Snap up this rare piece of luxury real estate on Golden Gate Avenue by calling Carolyn Hansen  at (415) 269-3064.