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Carlos Santana's Private Hillside Home Provides Spectacular San Francisco Bay Views


The contemporary house also features an "acoustical dome"


Catherine McHugh | Mansion Global





Tucked into a hillside in Tiburon, California, this home owned by famed guitarist Carlos Santana presides over stunning views across San Francisco Bay.


“The home is also architecturally interesting with its floor-to-ceiling glass windows that showcase the bridge-to-bridge and San Francisco views,” said listing agent Shana Rohde-Lynch of Compass. “It’s surrounded by mature landscaping and has a very private feel.”


Built in 1978, the home embodies a contemporary architectural design and features a dramatic entrance: an “acoustical dome” that leads into the main living spaces.


“The ‘acoustical dome’ is a special architectural feature installed by the prior owner,” Ms. Rohde-Lynch said. “It’s a small circular space that has a microphone-like effect when you speak from this specific location.”


Once inside, the house’s modern style flows across an open floor plan marked by clean lines and quality craftsmanship from the kitchen and dining areas to the living room. Hardwood flooring and walls of windows frame the picturesque views from nearly every room.


The primary suite is found on the main level with an en-suite bathroom that includes a raised soaking tub, a glass-walled shower—and lush hillside views. Outdoors, a large deck and a lower patio offer entertaining areas.


“I love the home’s sense of volume from its large open, light and airy living spaces,” said Ms. Rohde-Lynch. “And the sweeping views across the bay that include the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Belvedere Island and Angel Island.”


The home, which sits on nearly an acre, has 3,785 square feet of living space, which includes four bedrooms, three full bathrooms and one half bathroom.


The home’s open chef’s kitchen is centered by a granite cooktop island and a serving pull-up counter seating and a breakfast area. The property also includes an attached two-car garage and motor court for multiple vehicles.

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