Sold for $3,400,000
There is a place in San Francisco where dreams are not simply alive – they are both conceived and achieved. It’s a setting that blends classic style and contemporary luxury, an environment made for those who appreciate quality craftsmanship. It’s history as reflected in the present moment, the perfect mix of then and now.
Completely renovated with an eye toward the highest level of detail and craftmanship, this generously appointed top floor Pacific Heights 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath bi-level condominium feels more like a separate house.
Inside, the first level includes a grand dining room with original working pocket doors, built-in storage and bar, and a large living and sitting area as well as the half-bath, gourmet kitchen, and third bedroom. Upstairs you’ll find the two spacious decks with views – one north-facing, one south-facing with unobstructed views of the full expanse of the Golden Gate Bridge and Palace of Fine Arts – master suite, and the second bedroom. All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms.
Angela Free Design has incorporated a refined and timeless feel, breathing new life into this sunlit historic home. New custom windows made of African Mahogany and window coverings, distressed walnut floors, and designer recessed lighting and lighting controls. Other thoughtful features include custom hardware modeled after the original designs, a trio of gas fireplaces, and Christopher Peacock cabinetry throughout. The gourmet kitchen boasts a Wolf gas range, Built-in SubZero Refrigerator, generous center island for extra meal preparation space, and an eye-catching stained-glass window. Dual decks with Ipe wood, built-in lighting, and wiring for speakers and heat lamps invite you to take in the outdoors and spectacular view, while two parking spaces + storage heighten the convenience factor.
When well-known Bay Area architect William H. Wharff built the property for himself in 1885, he brought to the task his considerable experience with building a blend of Italianate and Stick-Eastlake styles, though the building hewed closer to the latter. It retains its original porch to this day.
Ideally located just two blocks from Union Square andsits across the street from the turn-of-the-century Golden Gate Valley branch of the San Francisco Public Library. Architect Ernest Coxhead designed the beautiful brick and terracotta Beaux Arts building in the shape of a basilica; an upgraded and improved version opened its doors in 2011. Within walking distance are an impressive array of eateries and cultural amenities befitting gracious San Francisco living.