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On the road with Moffitt Mansion

August 24, 2018

Where: 8 West Shore Road, Belvedere, CA 94920

Originally built in San Francisco in the early 1900’s, Moffitt Mansion has a history unlike any other. The home was literally sawed in half during the 1960’s, placed on a barge, and moved to its current lot in Belvedere. Built by architect William Knowles, Moffitt Mansion features spectacular detail, spacious rooms, and abundant outdoor spaces. This includes hand-wrought iron, ornate plasterwork and moldings, six fireplaces, a cherry-paneled study, solarium, large attic space, and a three-car garage. It also offers a sparkling swimming pool and outdoor space that’s ideal for entertaining friends and family.

On the market for the first time in decades, this masterpiece in Marin offers elegant style and comes with an incredible story.

Take a virtual tour of Moffitt Mansion.

For more details, visit the full listing.

Don’t forget to stop by our open house this Sunday, August 26, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. to see the history for yourself.

The home is listed at $4,995,000 by Hazel Carter of Alain Pinel Realtors’ Tiburon/Belvedere office.

Looking for homes in the Belvedere/Tiburon community? See more in the area.

Notable Listings / Sales

Former Residence of Andrew L. Pansini, Inventor of the Automatic Pool Cleaner, Listed in Belvedere

July 20, 2012

200 Golden Gate Avenue, Belvedere, the former residence of Andrew L. Pansini, inventor of the automatic pool cleaner, has been listed by Bill and Nancy Stewart. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1958 by architect John Lord King, the home was crafted to take advantage of the extraordinary surrounding outdoor areas by bringing them indoors. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame spectacular views from the kitchen, dining room, family room, living room and the master bedroom, all on the ground floor. The home is set on a 43,000+/-sf lot on the crest of Belvedere, and was designed to maximize the views of the San Francisco Bay.
Pansini’s automatic pool cleaner completely revolutionized the swimming pool industry. Released under the name of Pool Sweep by Pansini’s company, Jandy Products, the automatic pool cleaner made maintenance of a swimming pool much easier, allowing the swimming pool industry to expand greatly. The brand name Jandy remains one of the most popular and respected names in the swimming pool industry today.
Pansini developed many other products, receiving over 40 patents. One such product, the Leaf Master, is still the number one product for removing leaves from pools. He developed several generations of swimming pool cleaners, as well as a line of electronic controls so that the operation of a pool could be done automatically from inside a home.
Pansini settled at 200 Golden Gate Avenue, Belvedere in 1976, and his last invention is installed in the pool at the home. “The Retriever” automatically removes the swimming pool cleaner from the swimming pool each day and stores it out of sight.
Offered at $9,000,000. For more information visit