Inside a Picture-Perfect Residence in Pacific Heights – Sotheby´s International Realty

From its quiet tree-lined street in Pacific Heights, this five-level 1911 residence presents an enchanting historic charm, with a pitched gabled roofline, decorative trim, clapboard siding, arched and bay windows, and dentil moldings that bring to mind the homes of storybooks.

San Francisco, California | Neil Bassi, Sotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage

But from the backyard—a private south-facing retreat with meticulously designed patio and terrace space—the feel is decidedly contemporary, with clean lines and angles, minimal detailing, and expansive surfaces of glass brought to bear by Design Line Construction’s impressive rebuild, which was guided by prolific Bay Area architect John Maniscalco.

The home’s unique interiors combine elements of both aesthetics, with timeless honey-hued hardwood floors and lovely arched and diamond-paned period windows harmonizing with sleek millwork and storage elements, artful light fixtures, a sculptural staircase, an easy modern flow, all-new systems and infrastructure, a Waupaca elevator linking four of the five levels, and electric vehicle chargers in the two-car garage.

Stylish living and entertaining are effortless here, with appealing public spaces on multiple levels. The main floor features a light-flooded living and dining area adjoined by a chic powder room, a streamlined kitchen with an island and enviable Miele appliances, and a relaxed but refined great room with a casual living and dining space, eye-catching built-ins, and a warming fireplace surrounded by plaster and Calacatta marble. Amid a wall of windows, a glass door opens to access the backyard.

A second great room on the lowest level augments options for relaxation and recreation with its kitchenette, living and dining space, plentiful built-ins, and a wall ideal for home state-of-the-art home theater components. Through a disappearing wall of glass, this floor flows directly to the alluring outdoor spaces. On the uppermost floor, a lofty lounge with built-in speakers and views of neighboring homes opens to a deck and a living roof garden. A second space with a wet bar and an iconic Golden Gate Bridge vista could serve as an office or an additional entertaining area.

Primary private quarters are secluded on the third level. The owner’s suite begins with a wall of streamlined built-in storage, beyond which are a bedroom gazing south through the treetops, a magnificent custom closet with generous built-ins, and a sophisticated spa-like bath with dual vanities and both a shower and a soaking tub. Each of the three guest bedrooms on this level includes a closet and an en suite bath. The ground level is ideal for guest quarters with its two bedrooms, two baths, office, laundry facilities, ample storage, garage access, and private entrance.

Steps from Alta Plaza Park, the restaurants and shops of Fillmore Street, and the verdant expanse of the historic Presidio, this home is quintessentially San Franciscan, bridging the gap between classic early-20th-century preferences and the de rigueur details of 21st-century comfort and convenience.

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