Co-listed with Mary Edwards, Alain Pinel Realtors
This classic 1910 Edwardian stunner gives a glimpse of the elegant living of another time, with all the modern indulgences of the present. Spacious and gracious, it simultaneously projects sophistication and intimacy, luxury and comfort.
The spectacular entry announces this home's drama with its high ceilings, warm hardwood floors, lovely crown moldings and original stained glass window on the grand staircase. The glamorous living room is full of warmth and sophistication, with beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Presidio nearby. The formal dining room shows the loving restoration of period details, original woodwork and fireplace, and opens out onto a fantastic patio and tiered garden, ideal for indoor-outdoor entertaining.
The chef's kitchen is roomy and light-filled, with a big butcher-block island, granite countertops, professional quality appliances and a separate bar area. Best of all is an amazing adjoining solarium with radiant-heated brick flooring, perfect for all seasons as a breakfast nook, sunroom or conservatory.
On the second floor, the serenity of the master suite comes from its own fireplace and even more spectacular views. Next to it is a traditional library, with floor to ceiling bookcases and French doors - a perfect quiet place to read by the hearth or to use as an office. Another two bedrooms with an adjoining bathroom overlook the fountain patio at the top of the garden. The third floor has four more bedrooms and a large media room or playroom, and 1 1/2 more bathrooms. All the windows have a lovely, evocative outlook of trees or rooftops.
Other luxuries include a tandem two-car garage, amazing storage throughout, and a large au pair suite downstairs with two bedrooms, a full bath and kitchen and a separate entrance. State of the art technology includes ethernet wiring throughout with up to 1 gigabit bandwidth, and a top quality audio amplification system covering the entire first floor and garden.
The supreme location of this fabulous home is the best delight of all: bicycling, hiking and tennis are half a block away at the Julius Kahn Park and the Presidio; wonderful shops, restaurants and markets are a quick walk to Laurel Village. This rare gem in Presidio Heights is like a precious stone in a perfect setting.