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Famous Belvedere brick beauty asks $4.7 million

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Seaside local landmark up for grabs

Photos by Jason Wells Photography, courtesy of Shana Rohde-Lynch at Pacific Union International

Designed in the 1930s by Carr Jones, who was famous for his storybook homes (for example), this brick abode is a local landmark and point of pride for residents who cherish the work of the noted architect.

Featuring three beds, three baths, and 3,919 square feet, 423 Belvedere Avenue boasts crooked slate tiles on the pitched roof, archways galore, landscape windows with views of that famous hunk of metal in the bay, and fruit-bearing garden.

“For most of the more than 70 years since it was built, the three-bedroom, three-bath cottage perched on a hill has been occupied by Audrey Jones Beck, the Houston philanthropist and art historian who bought it in 1965,” report the San Francisco Chronicle in 2003. “By the time she died at age 81 this summer, she had surrounded herself with gardens of hydrangeas, fuchsias and giant impatiens.”

The property was rechristened after the philanthropist shortly after her death, and the home entered into Belvedere’s register of historic homes in 1997.

Really, a bargain at any price. Asking is $4,795,000.