Everyday words become love songs in this phenomenal home, a pinnacle of cosmopolitan sophistication in San Francisco’s exhilarating and peerlessly walkable Excelsior District. Originally built in 1908, all three levels of this legacy residence have been stunningly redesigned to make this turnkey property a pathway into generations to come. Trend-forward, ultra-modern architecture catapults this 5-bedroom, 5 bath urban oasis to the front of the pack, elevating it from a comfortable metropolitan nest to a suave signature home with unforgettable je ne sais quoi.
Au courant yet welcoming, this completely renovated property boasts industrial chic design accents while extending a warm, family-friendly embrace throughout its enviable 2,884 square feet of living space cloaked in natural brightness. The open concept main level creates maximum impact with soaring ceilings, recessed lighting, and a multitude of dual pane windows. Steel stair rails lend dramatic panache and contemporary appeal, tying together entertaining spaces including a formal living room with inline fireplace and a suave dining room with an artistic wall of custom-built cabinets. The chef de cuisine will find inspiration in the arsenal of Viking appliances, including a six-burner range and under-counter microwave, surrounded by marble countertops and a generous breakfast bar. Still considering take-out? The chevron subway tile backsplash, gorgeous slate grey and natural wood-faced cabinets, and luxe soft-close drawers might persuade you to at least use the fine china. Sequestered in the back wing of this level are a flex use office/extra bedroom, a lavishly appointed guest bath, and the first of three en suites, each more spectacular than the last.
Sous le ciel de San Francisco, the uppermost level houses two additional bedroom suites, each with its own modern bath—one overlooking the serene yard, the other with blue-sky views of Glen Canyon Park. At sunset, watch the kaleidoscope of colors over the park from the front porch and greet your neighbors as they stroll the tree-lined street and wide sidewalks that are a berth to your private garage. Then, slip around to your terraced backyard to sip cognac under the stars. In a place like this, guests are inevitable-- they will flock to you. Fittingly, this home comes complete with a rare and coveted luxury: a fully self-sufficient lower level: two bedrooms and a bath with a spacious living area and wet bar/kitchenette. The possibilities here are limitless: a private apartment for adult kids to return to the nest, drama-free multi-generational living, supplemental AirBnB income, or simply the family/rec room of the century. Either way, sit back and relax!
If you’re not yet convinced that San Francisco, not Paris, is truly the City of Love, you only need to explore Excelsior, one of the city’s most diverse and thriving neighborhoods. Whether you crave pupusas at midnight, lumpia at lunchtime, or a morning shot of Excelsior Coffee’s ‘dope coffee for dope folks’, your wishes are easy to fulfill in this location with its unparalleled 92 WalkScore. Equidistant to two BART stations, even commuting is a snap. Nearby McLaren Park is San Francisco’s second largest (and first grooviest); nowhere else will you find tennis, basketball, trails, a dog lake (!), and the Jerry Garcia Ampitheater, venue for the festive annual Jerry Day.
To quote Audrey Hepburn, “Paris is always a good idea”. She knew what she was talking about—come see for yourself.