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This Point Richmond home makes a case for ’90s architecture appreciation

All that and a bag of chips

Two rectangular structures with white wood paneling are connected by a second-story swooping structure with brown slated steel.
Front exterior with a breezeway.
Photos by Open Homes Photography, courtesy of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty

Designed by architect Max Jacobson, this 1994 bay-hugging home in Point Richmond, brimming with blonde wood, an open concept living room, and pendant track lighting, makes the that Clinton-era decade look downright appealing. Quite a feat.

Featuring three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and 3,895 square feet, 1433 Sandpiper Spit is made up of two wood-paneled rectangular structures separated by breezeway and connected by a swooping, perpendicular second story clad with rusted corrugated steel.

The main house offers several outdoor decks, walls of windows, skylights, and a towering steel lattice stairway. The floating fireplace in the living room provides a nice hat tip to midcentury-modern aesthetics while remaining firmly planted in the 1990s. (Anyone remember Sno-Drift Lounge in Mission Bay? The late ’90s and early ’00s winter-themed lounge came with a similar fireplace.)

The adjoining structure holds an office or artists studio space, as well as a rooftop deck. And the waterfront property’s rear comes with a 50-foot floating boat dock for tootling around the bay.

The asking price is $1.85 million; it’s listed through Julia Bivins of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty.

Large living room with white interiors and a ceiling that peaks. There’s also a black steel floating fireplace, two brown midcentury chairs, and a black leather sofa.
Dig that ceiling’s sweeping curl.
A black steel floating fireplace with wood inside.
The floating fireplace waits for a cold night.
Wall of windows with black steel frames. Through the windows one can see the bay and homes on the other side.
Floor-to-ceiling windows offer views of the bay.
Four chairs with swooping design on the back sit in front of a kitchen island.
The kitchen comes with an island with four totally ’90s chairs.
An upward view of the square-shaped white stairwell. A skylight sits at the top and allows in sunlight.
Industrial-chic staircase leading to all three floors, with a skylight allowing for natural light.
Second-floor interior balcony.
Another swoop.
A bed on a wooden deck, white walls, and two corner windows with horizontal blinds.
One of three bedrooms.
The rear side of the white house, which comes with a 50-foot dock for a boat.
The boat dock spans the entire slate deck.