OLD TOWN TIBURON'S HISTORIC 'RED BARN'
3 Beds • 2.5 Baths • 3,700 SF • 10,000 SF Lot • $2,777,000
1865 Mar West , Tiburon
The forgotten past has come alive in the offering of one of Tiburon’s most historic homes, the iconic Northern Pacific Railroad’s ‘Red Barn’.
The ‘Barn’ was built in 1908 and was the records office for the railroad. Years later, the ‘Barn’ became the office of renowned architect Charles Warren Callister.
Picturesque views of the bay and Belvedere Island from this one-of-a-kind residence.
New roof and skylights - March 2022.
This dramatic residence offers the utmost potential for the buyer looking for something special - truly a one-of-a-kind opportunity.
Some of the special features include volume ceilings, redwood interior paneling, and interesting wood and window detail throughout.
The Barn offers 2735+/- sqft comprised of an oversized great room, (2)office areas, loft-style den, 1.5 bathrooms, 2 bedrooms, kitchen, and laundry room.
The second unit features 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, an inviting living room, and a spacious kitchen.
Two entertainment decks overlooking the bay.
This unique residence has been thoughtfully redesigned by local architect Michael Heckmann with construction renovation plans approved by the Town of Tiburon (The new design will keep two units; 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom | 1 bedroom, office, 1.5 bathrooms).
Two car parking.
The best location only two blocks to the waterfront and San Francisco and Angel Island ferry services. Downtown Tiburon’s Main Street gourmet restaurants include the new Michael Mina Bungalow Kitchen, Squalo Wine Bar, Caviar Co. tasting cafe, and the world famous Sam’s Anchor Cafe. Whether site seeing dining or commuting, you are sure to enjoy the seaside lifestyle of the Tiburon Peninsula.
The Tiburon Railroad history........
In 1775 Spanish explorers named the area Punta de Tiburon ( Point Tiburon) . 100 years later, due to the proximity to San Francisco, Point Tiburon became a major railroad and ferry terminal, maintenance yard, and industrial town. In 1884, Peter Donahue, an Irish immigrant, and industrial tycoon completed the extension of the San Francisco and North Pacific Railroad to Tiburon with a ferry fleet to provide faster service for freight and passengers between the city and Northern California. The railroad line ran from Eureka to Tiburon and Sausalito.
23 years later the Donahue lines merged with competitors to become the Northwestern Pacific Railroad, a subsidiary of the Southern Pacific Railroad. The last train left Point Tiburon on September 25, 1967. When the train stopped running Southern Pacific deeded its shoreline property and the 'Depot Building' to the Town of Tiburon for open space and a museum, as a condition of redevelopment. The Landmark Society takes care of the Tiburon Railroad and Ferry Museum, which is located on the waterfront at 1920 Paradise Drive.
The railroad line was responsible for the birth of Tiburon. Prior to the railroad, Tiburon was pretty much dairy lands, cod fishing off Belvedere, and Oyster Works ( now the famous Blackies Pasture ) .
Alcatraz Island opened in 1934 as a federal penitentiary where they say the first bunch of criminals came by train through Tiburon noting 'a trainload of bad guys from the midwest, handcuffed to the seats of the train.
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