Movie fans know Robert Redford as an Academy Award winner. Coloradans and film festival enthusiasts worldwide know him as the renowned founder of the Sundance Film Festival.
And Tiburon, Calif., residents know him as the former owner of one of the more luxurious homes on the peninsula. Redford and his wife reportedly lived in this sprawling single-level estate home in the early 2000s.
For many, the draw of living in a home once owned by an A-list celebrity would be enough. But 611 Ridge Road, perched on a prime spot with near-300-degree views spanning the San Francisco Bay, the city skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge, Mt. Tamalpais, and the Oakland Hills, offers plenty more to entice.
With a wide-open floorplan that rambles across this sumptuous half-acre-plus property, sightlines throughout the house are as interrupted as are those out to the spectacular surroundings beyond. Large windows invite scenic views spanning the entire length of the house, from the gourmet kitchen and breakfast nook to the formal dining room. In between is an entire wall of French doors in the living room that open wide to the rear yard for incomparable indoor-outdoor living opportunities.
On the far end of home, the luxurious master suite also enjoys the sumptuous views and offers direct rear-yard access through French doors for a closer look.
The home also offers five bedrooms, three baths and one partial, along with detailed architecture throughout, and a courtyard with contemporary sculpture and lush landscaping.
The private rear yard continues the allure, with a swimming pool, stone patio, grassy lawn, and lush flora, along with one of the most unique features of the property: a contemporary guest house built by renowned architect Miles Berger right in to the side of the hill and featuring an innovative garden roof.