The simple façade of this Marina home on a flat block of Francisco belies the amazing interior within. Sleek, chic, and straight out of the pages of an interior design magazine, this 5 bedroom, 4.5 home has it all, and more.
Through the custom redwood entry door, you are immediately greeted with rich hardwood floors, glass and aluminum hand rails, sleek shadow baseboards, and an incredible experience to come. Up the stairs, on the main level, the living room, dining room, kitchen island and seating area are completely open and unobstructed, making the space perfect for entertaining. Highlights include a massive black and crystal white fireplace in the living room, a deck off of the living room for barbecuing, a dramatic light fixture in the dining room, and almost every amenity a kitchen can possess: built-in ovens, custom floating range, a brilliant mirrored induction cooktop, dual basin sink, pull-out pantries, huge Gaggenau stainless refrigerator, built-in oven and microwave, and more. The playful mix of white laminate, rich wood, aluminum and steel accents, and a backsplash with glass tiles makes for an extremely crisp and strikingly stylish aesthetic without sacrificing warmth. There is a deck beyond the seating area past the kitchen, perfect for dining outdoors, and stairs leading down to a lush and serene garden. On this floor there is also a beautiful guest bedroom, and a full bathroom. A half bathroom also serves as a convenient amenity when entertaining guests.
On the second level there is the Master suite, a large second bedroom, and another full bath. The lush Master suite begins with a beautiful deck for private outdoor seating, and continues past the closets and spacious bedroom to a balcony accessed through two doors, with views throughout that overlook the garden and surrounding greenery with a prominent and central view of the Palace of Fine Arts. Several windows bathe the space in natural light. There is a massive master closet with custom built-ins and an island on one side, and another walk in closet across the hall. The choice will be only who has the most shoes and outfits! Attached to the bedroom is a stunning master bathroom with white matching vanities, a state-of the art Toto Japanese toilet, a steam shower with bench seating and with no fewer than 7 spraying locations, and a delicious Victoria and Albert tub with a Golden Gate Bridge and Palace of Fine Arts view, providing a breathtaking experience.
On this level there is also a wonderful, grand-scale bedroom. Four windows face South and get wonderful light, and one faces the private patio deck of the master. The bathroom across the hall is a study in contemporary design.
Back on the lower level, there is direct access to the generous garage with redwood door, ample storage closets, a full wet bar, and excellent laundry facilities. Beyond these is a gorgeous bedroom or office with doors out to the landscaped garden. Both this room and the equally stunning bedroom next door have an incredibly unique feeling of being integrated into the garden space, even with the door and windows closed; such is the size and abundance of glass, light, and the feeling of privacy. These rooms are both served by a large bathroom with a long double vanity sink, playful tile, and beautiful details.
There is not a feature in this house that hasn’t been planned, designed, pored over, and painstakingly built to create the ultimate living and entertaining environment. Additional features include radiant-heated floors throughout, and wiring for all smart-home needs and future home automation requirements, including external cameras, and spectacular views of the Palace of Fine Arts from every level. This is a must-see!
Year Built: 1927 (Per Tax Records)
Square Footage: 3,945 sq. ft. (per Graphic Artist)
The Marina neighborhood of San Francisco is one of the most desirable districts in the city. With astounding views of the Golden Gate rising over the Marin Headlands, this is where the city and the bay come together. Life in the Marina implies life by the sea, with all the romance it evokes, giant exotic yachts, magnificent sunsets, and breathtaking parks. Lovers of the outdoors populate the many hiking and running trails which line the waterfront, taking in the sun drenched views and the wide open bucolic expanse of Marina Green. This magnificent park is in steady use by kite fliers, volleyball lovers, and frisbee experts alike. There are some high quality sports retailers nearby to help outfit the exercise minded residents.
Just steps away you'll find the awe-inspiring Palace of Fine Arts, an exquisite garden and classic structure reminiscent of Roman Temples which was designed by Bernard Maybeck in 1915. Here you'll find a much needed oasis of serenity in an otherwise hectic city. The rotunda, powerful columns and introspective lagoon are a select location for wedding parties and an often repeated image for travel magazines.
East of the Marina one finds a set of dock buildings, a former Army outpost, which have become central to the cultural life of the area, known as Fort Mason. It currently houses an extraordinary cultural arts center - full of galleries, dance performance spaces and a theater. A one-of-a-kind famers market resides here weekly, as does an annual food and wine festival that attracts thousands of foodees from all across the Bay.
Nowhere in the city does waterfront life come together so perfectly with vibrant city culture and world-class restaurants. Don't miss the inspiring Marina District.
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