If you love to roll around in the lap of luxury, or just roll your eyes at the epic extravagance of it all, you'll enjoy a look at this nearly 11,000-square-foot mansion that feels utterly out of place in laid-back Sausalito.
What's that you say, are those trumpeting angels painted on the ceiling and gold leaf on the walls? Why yes, they are, and that's just the start of it.
Custom-built over the course of four years and completed in 2000, the house is pure mad indulgence with Italian marble floors, intricate lattice work and moulding, elaborate balustrades, gilded sconces, and glittering chandeliers throughout. Even the powder room and swimming pool have fanciful tile mosaics.
In the living room, a series of elaborate arched doorways provide bay views; there are also multiple terraces, decorated with classical stone sculptures, offering a panoramic vista of the San Francisco skyline, the Bay Bridge, Angel Island, Tiburon, and beyond.
The house has seven bedrooms, six and a half bathrooms, and an elevator connecting all floors. Additional amenities include a steam shower and sauna, an exercise room, wine cellar, and a four-car garage.
Size: 10,783 square feet
Asking price: $22,500,000
// 6 Bulkley Ave. (Sausalito); for more information, visit goldengatesir.com.