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Elegant three-level Presidio Heights residence!
Located in sought-after Presidio Heights, this elegant home offers wonderful scale and light as well as a highly desirable and functional floor plan. While extensively and thoughtfully remodeled, the home maintains its stunning Edwardian period detail, including rich bordered hardwood flooring, stained glass windows, archways, intricate picture rail moldings, and charming millwork. This stately home presents a striking entrance with marble steps, large columns, and a remarkable leaded glass front door, which opens to a gracious foyer. To the left of the foyer is an impressive formal living room with a wood burning fireplace, a stone mantle, and two oversized windows with leaded detail facing south towards Twin Peaks, illuminating the room with sunlight. To the right of the foyer is a sophisticated formal dining room, with beamed ceilings and a curved wall of windows. The main staircase is the centerpiece of the foyer, with intricate woodwork on the balustrade, and to the right of the staircase is a tasteful powder room for guests.
At the back of the home is a beautifully renovated professional chef’s kitchen, equipped with deluxe appliances including a Wolf six-burner gas cooktop with griddle and pot-filler, two Thermador convection/thermal ovens, a built-in microwave, a Subzero refrigerator, a Bosch dishwasher, a Fisher Paykel dishwasher drawer, a Sub-Zero wine cooler, and two refrigerator drawers. A striking and functional island with waterfall marble countertops and an overhang for informal dining is a focal point of this stylish kitchen. Gorgeous white veined marble countertops contrast with chic black lower cabinets and soft gray uppers that stretch around the kitchen towards a butler’s pantry with abundant leaded glass front cabinetry, pantry closets and additional counter space. The kitchen includes a spacious breakfast area and opens to a fabulous family room with garden views.
The family room boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors opening to the garden, with a beamed ceiling, a gas fireplace and thoughtful built-ins. The garden features a Connecticut bluestone patio bordered by a stacked stone seating bench and a whimsical pergola. Mature trees and landscaping provide privacy, and there is a built-in stone BBQ station and wet bar perfect for al fresco entertaining.
The skylit main staircase leads to the second floor, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a spacious library or fourth bedroom, and light-filled office. The library is outfitted with handsome built-in bookcases and cabinetry as well as a walk-in closet. Adjacent to this room is a fully customized office, with a built-in desk and cabinetry and a wall of windows overlooking the tranquil garden. Work from home in style here!
Two generous bedrooms, both with step-in closets and custom cabinetry integrating a computer station and built-in bookshelves, create the perfect retreat for home study or play. These bedrooms share a lovely bathroom off the hallway with honed limestone flooring, a double vanity and a shower over tub. Storage abounds on this level with multiple linen/storage closets. The very spacious primary bedroom features south and east-facing windows bringing in delightful sunlight, two walk-in closets, and an attractive stone bathroom with Carrera marble mosaics on the floor, a dual-sink floating vanity and glass walk-in steam shower. A concealed skylight and separate water closet complete the room.
On the lower level is a well-appointed media room, meticulously designed for entertaining with a projector screen, built-in cabinetry, a window seat, and a refreshment center with two Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers. The media room overlooks the front deck, adorned with handsome brick and lush greenery. Adjacent to the media room is an inviting fifth bedroom, perfect for guests or an au-pair, and a tile bathroom with shower over tub. At the other end of this level is a large workout room with commercial quality rubber flooring, a temperature-controlled wine cellar, a laundry room with abundant cabinetry and utility sink, a double closet with a built-in safe and an entire wall of storage closets. This level has separate entrances to the back garden and the tradesmen’s alley. One car parking is available in the garage, below the front patio.
Additional features include built-in sound speakers in the living room, dining room, primary bedroom and bathroom and wiring for surround sound in the family room and media room, Ethernet wiring throughout the house, except in the living and dining rooms, double paned windows throughout, and a security alarm system.
The property’s prime Presidio Heights location is a short distance from the shops and restaurants on Sacramento Street and in Laurel Village, and just three blocks to the Presidio, with lush hiking and biking trails, Julius Kahn playground, the Presidio Golf Course, and much more.
If you like Pacific Heights, but don't like the pretension, then Presidio Heights is for you. Although some of the grandest homes in San Francisco can be found here, like those harbored within the gated community of Presidio Terrace, this section of the city is one of the most family-friendly you will come across. On sunny days, all shapes of families can be found spreading blankets across the hills of Presidio Park, laying out exquisite picnics and taking in the sun. Nearby Julius Kahn playground makes for extensive romping for boys and girls. Plentiful choices in neighborhood schools helps to add a certain ease when it comes to raising a family here. Some of the best schools in California, placing local students in the top tiers of competitive education, call Presidio Heights home. Presidio Heights offers homes for sale that are some of the most pristine properties in San Francisco. Many of the older homes are complete with front and back yards, and offer stately 2 storey living quarters that are unequaled in elegance. Known primarily as a residential neighborhood, there are plentiful shopping opportunities to be found in the adjacent Laurel district. This part of town is known for its ecumenical viewpoint. The Jewish synagogue Temple Emanuel sits just around the corner from the Little Sisters of the Poor on Lake Street. The Jewish Community Center, further down California Street, welcomes all to its top-notch health facility and nightly performance series of dance, music, and theater. Loads of ethnic and local fare can be found along the sidewalks as well. High end restaurants fill Sacramento Street along with the techno ambiance of upscale bars and clubs. Presidio Heights hits all the high notes when it comes to livability.