With deep ties to the innovations of Victorian era architects, and the diverse interests of decades of San Franciscans: maritime memories, Summer of Love, pursuit of local art, and the love of nature; this revered, turn-of-the-century trophy, has served the same family since the 1960's, loving stewardship evident in every, elegant aspect. Majestic scale, generous propositions, refined detailing and thoughtful modernization, anchor this grand set of residences, with flexibility of use as its hallmark.
With three levels of living space over a full basement and garage, the building, legally three units – two well ordered, four-bedroom flats, plus a dramatic, one-bedroom penthouse with stunning roof deck – is served by an elevator to all levels and has been historically used as a two-story home over one huge flat.
Set on an easygoing, tree-lined block in Pacific Heights, on the 'cusp' of Cow Hollow and Russian Hill, walkable to assets of Union, Polk and Lombard Streets, the location is literally the quintessence of San Francisco: Historic Octagon House with adjacent Allyne Park, Perry’s, Pane e Vino, Wildseed, Flores, The Matterhorn, Aquarello, Balboa Cafe, countless yoga and fitness studios, boutiques and more.
Sitting proud on an extra wide lot, these homes offer myriad possibilities for its new owners: live in and investment, multi-generational living/pied-à-terre/family compound or potential development as two, two-story units.
Each of the flats has useful floorplans with formal entries, lovely foyers, expansive formal living rooms with fireplace and graceful bay windows. A succession of spacious bedrooms connects to polished kitchens open to gorgeous formal dining with box beams, paneling built-in hutch and additional fireplace. Gorgeous period detail is enhanced by, stunning, ebonized oak hardwood flooring. A deck off of the lower unit dining room accesses a verdant outlook to the tailored garden below.
Crowning the property is a dramatic one-bedroom penthouse suite, set in the romantic ‘turret’ space at the roofline with a lofty open plan, including deep skylights projected into the sky, and Bay views, and featuring an impressive, custom kitchen including a professional Wolf Range, fit for the likes of famous English Chef and food author Elizabeth David. There is a glorious, sheltered roof terrace accessed from the Penthouse great room has sweeping outlooks, a true outdoor living and dining room.
With a full basement accommodating a three-car garage parking, workshop space and separate large storage room, this unique building offers it new owners many future possibilities for living in and exploring our treasured city.