A luxurious, stately residence in one of San Francisco’s most coveted enclaves – the border of Pacific Heights and Cow Hollow, on bucolic Green Street. This elegant home is solidly built and enhanced by magnificent craftsmanship and sophisticated period details, including soaring archways, columns, ornate moldings, and woodwork throughout.
The front door opens to a gracious formal entry and curved staircase, appointed with rich hardwood flooring. The grand living room is adorned by a beamed ceiling overhead, a striking wood-burning fireplace at the center, and a south-facing bay window with leaded glass upper windows and a built-in window seat. The living room flows naturally into an impressive formal dining room, with wood paneling concealing multiple storage/china closets, and French doors opening out to a sprawling deck showcasing sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay.
Off the hallway from the foyer is a powder room for guests with a whimsical floral tile vanity. The hallway leads to a pristine chef’s kitchen, equipped with a center island and stainless appliances including a gas range with hood, built-in microwave, and a dishwasher. There are two pantry closets for storage, and a convenient side-by-side washer and dryer. A bright, sunny breakfast area offers another set of French doors out to the deck. The flat, walk-out deck is perfect for entertaining and cocktail parties while admiring the outlooks of the waters of the Bay and the gleaming dome of the Palace of Fine Arts, with a peek at the Golden Gate Bridge spire. Stairs down from the deck lead to a lower-level deck and then the garden.
Up the stylish curved main staircase, past a coat closet, is the second floor of the home, with four bedrooms on one level. The primary bedroom boasts a south-facing window bay, and a wall of built-in cedar closets as well as a built-in vanity closet. The contemporary ensuite bathroom is designed with a double sink, water closet, and a glass-enclosed shower, as well as an additional wall of built-in closets. Adjacent to the primary bedroom is a second bedroom, furnished with a cedar closet and built-in chest of drawers, and south-facing windows bring in excellent light.
At the back of the home, the western bedroom is outfitted with a cedar closet and sliding glass doors to a viewing deck displaying the vistas of waters of the Bay, across the city to the Palace of Fine Arts. Two utility closets are cleverly concealed in the hallway for storage. The eastern back bedroom is designed with a wall of built-in bookshelves, and windows facing the water view, with charming stained-glass detail. The bedrooms share an attractive, skylit bathroom with a shower over a Jacuzzi tub. On the third level is an expansive family room with exposed beams and windows presenting fabulous views of the Bay, Bridge, and the Palace of Fine Arts.
From an entrance at the front of the home (or from the garden), one can access the hidden lower level, which contains a generous family room with wood paneling and a built-in closet, a wine cellar, a sleek half-bathroom, and a kitchen complete with refrigerator, steel countertops, gas cooktop, and more. Adjacent to the kitchen is access to the hidden sport court, a half basketball court with a covered awning overhead. Further down from the house is the garden, a magical, unique urban escape featuring an actual stream running through it! There is a decked area for seating and it is surrounded by lush landscaping and bamboo, creating a feeling of a real oasis in the city. The house also includes a roomy two-car garage (tandem) with a sink and storage.
This stunning home is tucked away on a quiet, residential block in Pacific Heights/Cow Hollow, blocks from the Lyon Street Steps and the greenery of the Presidio, and a short distance to the shops and restaurants on Union Street, and excellent schools.