Quintessential Mediterranean style villa in the heart of the Marina, exuding understated elegance throughout, is steps away from the Palace of Fine Arts, St. Francis Yacht Club, Marina Green and Crissy Field. Situated on one of the most exclusive blocks in San Francisco, this home was built in 1929 by Newsom Brothers Architects and features classic doorways, crown moldings, and thoughtful architectural detail throughout the home. Dramatic picture windows showcase awe-inspiring vistas overlooking San Francisco Bay, including magnificent sailboats and gigantic ships coasting from around the world. The mature landscaped front yard complete with olive trees leads to a sinuous exterior stairway, beckoning you through an arched front door and into a gracious foyer with its impressive open staircase.
Light-filled and welcoming, the main level of this home delights with its charming character and well-thought-out floor plan.
The magnificent formal living room with its floor to ceiling bay windows has custom stained-glass panes on either side of the stately fireplace. An oversized picture window boasts incredible views of the Marina Green and beyond, across the bay and to Sausalito. A grand formal dining room features crown molding and a pocket door leading into the kitchen with sumptuous views of the nearby harbor.
An updated chef's kitchen includes custom concrete countertops, greenhouse windows plus Wolf, Subzero, and Gaggineau appliances. The adjoining spacious breakfast room opens to a deck with bay views and plenty of space for a potted herb garden. The partially enclosed wrap around deck extends the living space outdoors and is perfect for entertaining. Additional cabinets with a wine refrigerator adjoin the large and well located laundry room with plenty of storage. A lovely tiled bathroom with shower and Toto commode completes the main level.
A gracious top floor landing is filled with natural light emanating through oversized casement windows. The spacious master bedroom with its sitting area is bathed in afternoon sunshine. Closets include a built in dressing table. The sliding glass door opens to â€œJuliet's balconyâ€� with stunning views of the Marina Green, Palace of Fine Art and glimpses of the beach, bay and beyond to Sausalito.
The updated split tiled hall bathroom has a step-up jetted bathtub, walk-in shower, custom stained-glass window and Toto commode.
There are three additional large bedrooms which feature crown molding and multiple windows, further brightening the living space. A tiled bathroom with shower is located between two of the bedrooms. These bedrooms offer views of the Marina Green, St. Francis Yacht Club and Alcatraz.
Separate guest/au pair quarters may be accessed from the garage or private exterior entry. This area includes a spacious living room with a large river stone fireplace and built-in desk with bookshelves, eat-in tiled kitchen including dishwasher, spacious bedroom and step-down tiled bathroom with shower over tub and custom stained-glass window. The private, low maintenance garden with mature landscaping and brick patio is accessed through the kitchen's dutch door or alternatively through a north facing walkway. There is a dedicated washer and dryer for these quarters. A four-car garage with ample storage and workshop potential completes this level.