House of the Day: Nestled Into a Bay Area Hillside

Many architects strive to marry man-made and natural beauty so that the two, like mom and pop of an enduring mom-and-pop store, bring out the best in each other. Franklin Lloyd Wright was a huge fan of the idea.

"No house should ever be on a hill or anything. It should be of a hill. Belonging to it," he proclaimed.

This stunning contemporary, listed for a whopping $22.25 million in Belvedere, Calif., hits the jackpot in that regard. It truly seems to "belong" to its waterside perch on 220 square feet of prime California coastline. The site's trees, reaching over the home's roof, nearly envelope it while shrubs and rocks line paths that weave about the property. Stunning panoramas of San Francisco, the city's bay and Mount Tamalpais can be viewed through the home's glass walls or from its seaside terrace.

Sitting on 1.2 acres, the residence offers seven bedrooms, six bathrooms and 8,000 total square feet. Two of those bedrooms are in a separate guesthouse. Special features include a spa and wine cellar.

William Bullock and Lydia Sarkissian of Decker Bullock Sotheby's International Realty have the listing.

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