If Otis Redding's "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay" is your desired anthem, then you may have just found your dock.
A rare offering on Richmond's Sanderling Island Street, where every home has private waterfront access, this 2,500-square-foot, three-story house has all the amenities needed for bayfront chillin' and is listed at well under a $2 million—a steal(ish) considering its size and proximity to San Francisco Bay.
Squint and you might take the geometric wood-sided architecture to be a Sea Ranch escape; the modern sanctuary seems to mimic the hills of its distant landscape and is flooded with natural light. The spaces are, of course, designed for indoor-outdoor living, and hardwood flooring and trim throughout feel in keeping with the natural environment.
An open floor plan is suited to entertaining: The living and dining rooms are separated only by a wood-paneled stone fireplace, and floor-to-ceiling doors slide open to encourage mingling between you and the fresh sea air. Another sitting area with floating shelving makes for a perfect little library or nook to sip drinks with friends.
Pass through the home office, also on the main level, with built-ins and a mini bar to enter the master suite, where the bathroom has a dual-sink vanity, a walk-in glass shower, and panoramic views. Another bedroom, on the second floor, feels private but still connected thanks to a glass balcony that overlooks the living space. On the third floor, a flexible room has a private deck and views framed by sweeping windows.
Ready for some serious sun? Step out onto the wraparound deck off the living and dining rooms for views of the Bay Bridge, Mount Tam, and Angel Island, or wander down the dock to watch the tide roll away. Of course, you could always jump into the action—now is the time to purchase that stand-up paddle board.
We're gonna need a bigger boat.
Location: 1324 Sanderling Island St. (Richmond)
Size: 2,484 sq. ft.
Asking price: $1,350,000
// For more information, visit redoakrealty.com.