Designed by Cheng Design, this multilevel, 6,960-square-foot hillside home is one of the Tiburon Peninsula’s most striking. All concrete and steel, it offers 180-degree panoramic views spanning San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, Belvedere Island and Mount Tamalpais. Warm and elegant, the property boasts a state-of-the-art open kitchen, a media room, a family room, five light-filled bedrooms, five full bathrooms, a fitness room (or theater), a wine cellar and an elevator. Terraces, reflecting pools, a grassy lawn, and an outdoor kitchen and games areas surround the house. From its enviable perch, it’s mere blocks from Shoreline Park, shops, restaurants and ferries. 1865 Centro West St., Tiburon, $13.9 million, Shana Rohde-Lynch, 415.264.7101, Compass Real Estate


Befitting of its historic neighborhood is a classical home by architect Andrew Skurman and interior designer Ken Fulk. Set on a private cul-de-sac once home to the British Embassy, the 10,041-square-foot property was designed with a grand foyer that leads to formal and informal entertaining spaces, including an oval dining room and a chef’s kitchen. The primary bedroom features a luxurious bath, dual dressing rooms and a private office with a fireplace and wet bar. Atop the house is a private “pent-suite,” while the home’s lower level includes a theater, wine cellar, music room, gym, second office and garden. All told, there are six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. 17 Presidio Terrace, San Francisco, $20 million, Lisa Wolfe, 415.990.8769, and Neal Ward, 415.269.9933, Compass Real Estate


Light and air define this 8,869-square-foot home by architect Mark English, set on just over an acre in Atherton, the wealthiest town in America according to Bloomberg. English designed the house with a three-story spiral staircase, a 40-foot bridge that connects the two sides of the H-shaped top floor, dramatic terraces and soothing reflecting pools. The home centers on a double-height entertaining space and offers five spacious bedrooms, six full bathrooms, a home office, a theater, a bar and wine cellar, and a separate guesthouse. An outdoor kitchen, fireplace and pool make for ideal indoor-outdoor living. 276 Atherton Ave., Atherton, $21.5 million, Sally Lee, 650.867.1210, Compass Real Estate