Luxury Outlook 2022
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
With its luxurious, historic, often architecturally significant estates and dramatic vistas of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge, Pacific Heights has long been known as one of San Francisco’s most prestigious and coveted neighborhoods. This consummately chic condominium home—occupying a full floor of a refined building and replete with superior details and amenities—is perfectly at home in its location in the very heart of this rarefied, storied setting.
San Francisco, California | Pattie Lawton, Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage
The building’s façade—ornamented with dentil moldings and elaborate iron railings—hints and the Old World inspiration found within. Handsome hardwood floors, columns, carved stone and wood fireplace surrounds, timeless wainscoting and paneling, classically detailed molding and millwork, kitchen and bath surfaces of striking marble, and graceful bay windows can be found throughout, from the grand formal living and dining rooms to the three peaceful bedrooms. Any cook will appreciate the crisp lines and lovely natural light of the kitchen, which has been equipped with a full complement of top-caliber appliances and includes a charming breakfast area with a built-in banquette. While the owner’s suite is a restful, sophisticated retreat, visitors will appreciate the attention to detail, style, and ease in the two guest bedrooms, each accompanied by its own bath. These versatile spaces could also serve as reading or media rooms, if desired.
Contemporary comforts have certainly been attended to: the kitchen is augmented by a butler’s pantry and a wine room, the primary suite includes a steamshower and a soaking tub, the adjoining gym opens to a sunny terrace, and an enviable deck for lounging, grilling, or entertaining enjoys a rooftop perch. In a further nod to modern convenience, an elevator offers direct access to the home from the garage—where owners benefit from welcome storage space and two dedicated parking spaces.
The neighborhood sees to nearly every other imaginable need: verdant Lafayette and Alta Plaza Parks, the famed Lyon Street Stairs, and the popular boutiques and cafés of Fillmore Street are all within easy reach, as are an array of fine dining options, entertainment venues, and the lush Presidio National Park.