5 Beds      4.5 Baths      4,611 SF      0.76 Acres      $5,495,000

Sausalito, CA

Panoramic Vista at the Gateway to San Francisco

Every room in this modern masterpiece focuses on one vast, breathtaking, panoramic vista that spans the hillsides and mountain tops of eight Bay Area counties, the expanse of the San Francisco, San Pablo and Richardson Bays, the historic Angel and Alcatraz Islands, the activity across the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, and the iconic nightly lightshow on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

Just three minutes to the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco, this stunning luxury home and guest house is set nearly 1,000 feet above sea level in a wind-protected microclimate atop the Marin Headlands that offers privacy as well as out-your-door entry to the endless trails of the magnificent Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Built in 2009, this 5 bedroom - 4.5 bath - 4,611 sq. ft., streamlined “Dwell Home” recently underwent a no-expense-spared update, enriching all aspects of the already exceptional property.

The light-filled main level features floor-to-ceiling commercial steel-and-glass piano-hinged doors, radiant-heated terrazzo flooring, and a wide, remote-controlled, “ribbon of fire“ Spark fireplace.  Floor-to-ceiling mahogany-trimmed windows and sliding glass doors allow unobstructed views of the panoramic vista to the east, frame sections of the magnificent undulating sedimentary chert rock wall to the west, and beckon you out onto the 65-foot deck with its heated seating area. The expansive open floor plan incorporates dining, living, and family areas as well as a large chef’s kitchen outfitted with a 6-burner, 2-oven Dacor range, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and honed absolute-black granite countertops.

Upstairs, radiant-heated Honduran mahogany floors and appointments continue through the four bedrooms, the library, and art gallery breezeway. The sumptuous, open floor plan master suite offers unobstructed views from the custom-crafted platform king bed, Italian Bisazza tile steam/shower, and deep 2-person Japanese soaking tub. The master suite is an oasis of elegance and spaciousness, smartly appointed with a dual-sink vanity, Jacuzzi towel warming drawer, custom cabinets, and an adjoining 18-foot dressing room. The three additional bedrooms also celebrate the view—a second master has an en-suite bath, another is home-office-ready, and the third features twin murphy beds and doubles as a workout room. The hallway guest bathroom with large sink and dual controls, and the large laundry room with folding station and storage area, are well appointed. Your gateway to the second master suite is through a newly constructed library with built-in floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and view decks on either side – one offering a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Just steps from the main house, across a blue stone garden patio, sits the handsome, two-story, 1,080 sq. ft. guesthouse. It mirrors the contemporary architectural design and appointments of the main home and shares the same panoramic San Francisco Bay Area vista. A cozy home unto itself, the first floor has radiant heated concrete floors, a bar/kitchenette area and offers ample room for living and dining. Upstairs is a full bedroom suite with radiant-heat mahogany floors, sitting area, built-in 6-door wardrobe, separate Bisazza tile floor shower with subway tile walls and a Duravit deep soaking tub.

This property includes a variety of modern conveniences and smart-home features including programmed LED lighting, as well as wine storage for over 900 bottles, new landscaping with 220-foot retaining wall and native, drought-tolerant, fire-resistant plants.  It also includes 450 feet of newly paved road leading to the home and a Tesla charging station. Attention to detail is evident at every turn.

Located atop the Marin Headlands, a quick 3-minute drive from the Golden Gate Bridge and the Highway 101/Spencer Avenue Exit, this home provides the rare opportunity to live “away from it all” while having nearly traffic-free immediate access to the city of San Francisco and Sausalito’s fine restaurants, cafes, and shopping.  Yes, truly, you can have it all!

MLS # 21714781

Property Features List: 61 Wolfback Ridge, Sausalito


  • 100% custom, 4,611 sqft 4 bedroom/ 3.5 bath main home & 1 bed, 1 bath, guesthouse
  • 9-county/3-bridge bird’s eye views from nearly 1000 feet up, including Napa, Sonoma, East Bay, Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco
  • On 0.76+ acres with significant buildable area off Wolfback Terrace
  • 2011 remodel, originally built in 2009
  • Streamlined, organizational design with breathtaking flow
  • Protected from the elements via a hillside cutout thus creating a warmer microclimate with dramatically less wind and fog than immediately adjacent properties
  • Stunning natural undulating chert wall along backside of the house with indoor views from grand picture windows; ferns & succulents at the base and elegant up-lighting for dramatic effect and evening viewing
  • Newly refinished hand-sanded and hand-stained custom cedar wood siding
  • Newly refinished 65 by 13-foot Meranti hardwood deck and cap rail on main level
  • New LED outside lighting
  • New anodized aluminum downspouts
  • 2 large buried dissipaters for all water runoff (8x8x16)
  • Radiant heat system with 6 zones
    • 2 downstairs in main home
    • 2 upstairs in home home
    • 2 in the guesthouse (1 up, 1 down)
  • Large 2-car garage with Tesla 100 amp charging station and storage
  • Wall-to-wall floor-to-ceiling windows/doors with Honduran mahogany frames; double-paned doors and windows
  • Franke sink fixtures
  • Custom, hand-polished terrazzo floors made from handpicked Italian imported stones plus all new anodized aluminum baseboards
  • Ellen Kenan interior full spectrum paint (no black pigment)
  • All new hardware throughout
  • Refinished guard rails with new cables for stairwells
  • Maple with cherry stain cabinetry throughout

Kitchen/Dining Area

  • All-stainless steel appliances
  • Open-floor plan kitchen / dining
  • 6-burner Dacor range with two ovens and Dacor hood
  • Built-in custom maple cabinetry
  • Sub-Zero refrigerator
  • Water filter system for insta-hot & cold faucet
  • Absolute black granite countertops with leather finish
  • Views of the stunning natural undulating chert wall along backside of the house from grand picture windows
  • Views of the Bays, cities, bridges, islands, and beyond

Master Suite

  • Spectacular views from both the bed and bath
  • Mahogany floors under wool carpeting
  • Rawpanel radiant heat disbursement
  • Built-in solid mahogany and lineal cut travertine California king bed with backside headboard storage and Hettich gentle-close drawers
  • Adjustable recessed spotlights for art lighting and Cree LED lights
  • 18-foot walk-in luxury-boutique-style dressing room with custom Maple closets and organization system
  • Open floor plan leads to elegant, spa-like, newly remodeled partially open master bath:
    • 2-person deep soaking tub and spectacular views
    • Caesarstone floors with epoxy grout
    • Clear glass steam and shower enclosure with dual-head rain shower, floor-to-ceiling Italian Bisazza tiles and spectacular views from within
    • Jacuzzi towel warmer, Wetstyle double sink with wall-mounted faucets
    • Grohe fixtures, 3-panel cabinet-mirror that open for 360 perspective
    • Mahogany countertops, built-in maple and mahogany cabinets, and built-in safes
    • Toilet and bidet

Second Master Bedroom with En Suite Bath

  • Currently used as a design studio
  • 8-foot picture windows
  • Full suite with shower and Italian Bisazza tile
  • Sink with ceramic tile back and wall-mounted faucet

Guest Room/Exercise Room

  • Twin Murphy bed
  • Solid mahogany pocket door with Hefela hardware
  • Wool carpeting over hardwood
  • Bay views via 8-foot picture windows

Guest Bathroom

  • Hill view through giant inset picture window
  • Wetstyle double sink with wall-mounted faucets
  • European-style Grohe showerheads
  • Penny tile

Art Gallery Breezeway

  • Ideal location for art display
  • Double doors to cedar balcony with panoramic views


  • Bay views through 8-foot picture windows
  • Solid mahogany pocket doors with Hafele hardware
  • Built-in wrap-around desk with ample filing/storage


  • Newly constructed library from what used to be exterior space
  • Built-in nearly floor-to-ceiling bookshelves
  • Breezeway with sliding 8-foot window/door to the front deck and the panoramic view and a door to the back deck where you can get a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Baseboard heating

Laundry Room

  • Spacious with Whirlpool Duet washer and dryer
  • Champagne colored tile
  • Sink
  • Cabinets /storage / folding table
  • Water filter system for faucet


  • Picture perfect and spacious with bay views
  • Bluestone tiles
  • Deck access for main home and guesthouse
  • Succulent plantings
  • Drip irrigation system
  • Accent lighting

Guest House

  • Two levels
  • Poured concrete floors with epoxy coated finish and radiant heat
  • Glass and stainless 9’ piano-hinged commercial doors
  • Rebuilt bar/kitchenette area with newly added Thermador micro/convection oven, built-in GE mini refrigerator, absolute black granite countertops; sink with disposal, maple cabinets
  • Picture perfect views upstairs and down
  • New shower
  • Upstairs bedroom with built-in custom maple 6-door wardrobe, mahogany hardwood floors, radiant heat, picture windows, and bath with Bisazza tile floor, subway tile walls, deep soaking tub, and separate shower and toilet areas

Tech Specs

  • Advantex panel remote-operated 3-tank Questa Engineering septic system with recirculator, renovated leach field, newly pumped tank
  • House built on a concrete perimeter grade beam foundation that sit on 63 piers which are 8 to 10 feet into solid bedrock
  • Lutron smart spot-lighting with RadioRA system that controls lights,
  • Lineal cut travertine-wrapped new Spark fireplace (with 70k BTUs)
  • Coffeemaker can be remotely activated from master bedroom
  • Updated sound system includes Sonos connect and Polk Audio in main level and exterior; zones are dining, kitchen, TV, and patio
  • Aiphone intercom system
  • Security home with 4 video cameras and full alarm system with Redwood Security
  • Internal fire suppression system
  • External fire suppression system on upper retaining wall (below main level of home)
  • 200 amps electricity to the house
  • Water heating system with 1.5-inch water main
  • 2-inch gas lines to the house
  • Anti-electricity surge protector on entire home
  • Fan cooled electrical system closet.
  • Main house newly rewired throughout
  • New full drip irrigation system / 4 timers in all
  • Roof irrigation controls in laundry room for main home, in upstairs closet for guesthouse roof
  • Grumpus variable speed water pump to deliver high pressure water to the home

Property Exterior Extras

  • Edible garden area with Meyer lemon trees and sage bushes
  • Newly paved driveway to the home and 450 feet of road leading to the home (to be done around July 10)
  • Garbage / emergency compound made from reclaimed 100-year-old clear heart redwood
  • Custom built wine storage in garage and behind guesthouse, ~ 700 bottle storage behind guesthouse
  • Completely cleared and meticulously selected and re-landscaped with red bud trees, arbutis,  tower of Jules, echium, row of ciadothi and more native species
  • Up a private road and just steps to the pristine and extensive paths and surroundings of the GGNRA
  • New 220-foot retaining walls with 10-foot-deep piers against lower side of house and along Wolfback terrace with draught-tolerant native plants
  • Exterior heaters on main deck
  • Large buildable lower lot area
  • Meranti decking on main deck
  • Small decks off library are both ipe
  • Plans to lower power poles exist and included in disclosures
  • Fire rated plants selected for areas below the home

Interesting Information

  • Often called “The Dwell House”
  • Every inch is maintained by expert people which sellers are happy to refer
  • Cutout for the home believed to be originally done in the 1940’s for radar dishes


Mark Rushford

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
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    The above information including square footage is based on data received from the seller and/or from public sources. This information is deemed reliable but has not been independently verified and cannot be guaranteed.