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Built in 1904, this handsome Georgian-style residence is located in one of San Francisco’s most prestigious neighborhoods, featuring graceful proportions, a sense of balance, & elegant finishes throughout.
Elegance and Grandeur
Handsome Georgian-style residence located in one of San Francisco’s most prestigious neighborhoods Features graceful proportions a sense of balance &elegant finishes throughout.
The gated entry with honed marble walk-way leads to a gracious portico with etched glass panels that provides a glimpse of the garden beyond and a geometric limestone roundel in the floor and a mahogany front door.
A grand foyer showcasing a grand staircase is light-filled thanks to a large leaded glass window and skylight reflects a bygone era of special niceties like stunning woodwork, high ceilings and introduces the hardwood flooring that flows through much of the main level. Generous wall space is ideal for displaying large pieces of art.
The spacious living room has a fireplace, three picture windows with custom crafted shutters and easily accommodates a grand piano. Extra recessed lighting bathes the generous wall space for art.
Adjacent to the living room is a library with handsome lacquered walls, floor-to-ceiling book shelves and a cleverly concealed television behind doors that appear as shelves of antiquarian books. A sound system with individual room controls is located in the library.
The elegant dining room features an ornate coffered ceiling and fireplace with a marble surround and wood mantle and a paneled wainscot encircles the room beneath the upholstered walls.
The large eating area in the kitchen opens through French doors to an inviting deck overlooking the garden below. The kitchen is designed for those who love to cook, well appointed for entertaining large parties yet comfortable for day-to-day living. An oversized center island and abundant cabinetry in a high gloss white provide a striking contrast with the onyx marble counter tops. A full-size Sub-Zero Freezer and Sub-Zero Refrigerator flank each side of the kitchen, with a commercial grade Wolf range and oven as a focal point. Also included are two dishwashers, microwave, warming drawer, and a trash compactor.
The master bedroom suite enjoys spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay and opens to a generous sitting room with a fireplace, separate his and her bathrooms, and individual custom fitted dressing rooms.
The second bedroom is highlighted by a fireplace with a decorative marble mantle and surround. The bathroom en-suite has beautiful decorative tile, glass enclosed shower and a marble top vanity. The third bedroom is currently used as an office to complete this floor. Beautiful molding and wall sconces adorn the wide halls that connect these rooms.
A fabulous family/media room spans the north side of the residence with panoramic views of the Bridge and Bay. The room has a wet bar with an under-counter refrigerator and is wired for surround sound.
Two spacious bedrooms with generous closet space and bathrooms en-suite complete this floor. This level is serviced by an elevator from the garden level that also services the main and second floor..
A versatile recreation/exercise room can be conveniently accessed directly from garden and has a powder room The staff quarters includes a bedroom and .bathroom. This level has convenient egress to the driveway, garage and side entrance to suit all needs.
Other amenities found on this floor is a temperature controlled wine cellar beautifully outfitted to hold approximately 1500 bottles, a large utility and laundry room, storage room, trash room that allows for pick-ups with a keyed door leading to the driveway.
The garden is a welcoming place to entertain, recently transformed to a level yard by elevating the ground six feet with new retaining walls.. A checkerboard pattern of grass with granite cobble stones, and a gravel border was designed to allow for drainage during the rainy season. An outdoor amphitheater with seats terraced into the landscape and a movie screen slips between cleverly crafted bronze bamboo poles. The bamboo theme is carried out in the borders of the yard, up-lit to create a dramatic ambience at night. A fully-equipped outdoor kitchen which is hidden from view and protected by etched glass panels. The kitchen has a large barbeque, warming drawer, two under-counter refrigerators, granite countertops and sink. Substantial glass and bronze doors lead guests to a walkway to exit the property with five panels of etched glass with a bamboo design shield the view of the neighbor’s property.
º Six bedrooms º Six bathrooms º Two half-bathrooms
º Four fireplaces, two with gas starters º Library
º Family room/media room º Exercise/recreation room
º Wine cellar, approximately 1500 bottles
º All-weather kitchen in garden º Outdoor amphitheater
º Mahogany paneled elevator to all four floors
º Extensive seismic retrofitting, 1994
º Laundry room º Security system º Two-car garage
Presidio Heights offers architecturally interesting residences on wide, quiet streets where lush gardens line the front entrances. Located on the Northwest side of San Francisco, this neighborhood enjoys close proximity to San Francisco’s most coveted green space and extensive hiking trails of the Presidio, a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The Presidio is also home to spectacular vistas, museums and food trucks, art and archaeological sites as well as San Francisco’s newest recreation facilities.
Nearby, Julius Kahn Park offers a great gathering place for exuberant play for children from all over San Francisco.
This part of town is know for the exceptional shopping, health & beauty services, and dining on nearby Sacramento Street and Laurel Village. Excellent hospitals and private schools are within walking distance.