Luxury Outlook 2023
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
Single Family Homes
The famed Gold Coast of Pacific Heights is a serene, three-block enclave on Outer Broadway known for its majestic homes, notable residents and unsurpassed views. Here, on a coveted corner lot set high above the city and the bay, this imposing 11,635± sq. ft. mansion is one of San Francisco's premier offerings, presenting a rare opportunity to own a custom-built residence in a world-class location with world-class views. Masterfully constructed and engineered with concrete and steel, it was completed c. 2004, distinguishing it as one of the historic area's newest residences. The highly published interiors were designed by the luminary Ken Fulk, and are most recently featured in the celebrated new design book, More is More is More: Today's Maximalist Interiors.
The stately home has seven bedrooms, seven full baths and two half baths. Floors are clad in walnut, raw limestone and marble. High-ceilinged public spaces are airy, open, and ideal for entertaining on any scale. The centerpiece of the home is a spectacular serpentine staircase with ornate railings crafted by Italian artisans. The home boasts elevator access to four levels, a secondary back staircase, smart home technology, radiant heating, two working fireplaces, hand-plastered walls, mahogany doors and windows, a four-car garage with EV charger, and abundant storage.
A formal entry facing Broadway begins with a grand portrait hall with 20-foot ceilings, marble floors, and a dramatic double staircase. An extensive wine cellar with tasting area is also located on this level. The second level is comprised of three bedrooms, including a two-room guest suite. On the third level is an open library with mahogany-paneled walls, coffered ceilings, built-in bookcases, a bay window with lovely views, and a decorative fireplace with a custom glass mosaic. The handsome pub and billiards room has an antique bar reclaimed from a British tavern. Completing this level are an elegant guest suite with quilted leather walls, a private fitness room, and a large laundry room with a pet bathing station.
The fourth floor is the heart of the home. Filled with glorious volume and light, the main public spaces feature 14 sets of French doors and include a living and dining salon with bay views and glowing peacock-blue lacquered walls; a separate sitting area; and a magnificent, open-plan great room encompassing the kitchen, a casual dining space with built-in banquette, and a family room with a wall of bookshelves. Four sets of French doors give way to a protected, sunny south terrace and artificial-turf lawn. Chefs and entertainers will appreciate the kitchen, which features an island; custom-painted mahogany cabinetry; Italian milk glass countertops; a Thermador range with a copper hood; pairs of Sub-Zero refrigerators, dishwashers, ovens, and sinks; a built- in desk; and a butler’s pantry with a third Sub-Zero. Two elegant powder rooms conclude this level. Here also is found a less formal, rear entrance to the home via the landscaped terrace.
On the uppermost level are two charming family bedroom suites—one with its own south terrace—and a lavish master suite boasting a classically detailed bath with a soaking tub; an expansive, impeccably appointed walk-in closet and dressing area; and a fireplace. The pièce de résistance is the master bedroom’s walkout terrace, which includes a spa. Here, unparalleled, panoramic views unfold from the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands, across San Francisco Bay, and all the way to the Oakland Hills, showcasing such landmarks as the Palace of Fine Arts, Alcatraz and Angel Island.
Also known as Billionaire's Row, these three tranquil blocks offer respite from busy city life, yet are just minutes from some of San Francisco's most fashionable restaurants and shops. Nearby also are Julius Kahn Playground and Presidio National Park with its golf course, beaches, and miles of trails.
Pacific Heights boasts some of the most luxurious homes in the Bay Area with views of the water and the Golden Gate Bridge.
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