The real thrill of remodeling comes when an architect achieves their creative goals. This was achieved when architect Robert B. Marquis captivated his vision with the magical transformation of this amazing home for his own family in the 1960s. He created a work of art with an exterior metamorphosis and developed a modern open floor plan and aesthetic all the while taking the environment into consideration with walkout decks, a terrace, and a garden.
From a traditional Victorian, believed to have been built in the 1880s, walls were removed to create a spectacular 32 foot long expansive LIVING ROOM with soaring ceilings over 11 feet high. The effect is dramatic yet warm and inviting. The architect achieved his vision with a fireplace and a custom lavish book wall and floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room and designed an open floor plan so popular and important for today’s lifestyle. The entry flows seamlessly into the living room and elegant formal DINING ROOM with a fireplace, hardwood floors with inlay, and access to the garden.
The architect also combined multiple rooms and created a large, open eat-in KITCHEN and BREAKFAST ROOM with high ceilings offering great volume and space. The kitchen is perfect for the serious chef or for family gatherings and entertaining. The hallmark of this open kitchen is the huge island and large windows showcasing the lush outdoor spaces. The fabulous eat-in light-filled kitchen offers beautiful hardwood floors, an abundance of cabinets and counter space, built-in shelves, two sinks, InSinkErator garbage disposal, KitchenAid double oven, KitchenAid fridge/freezer, KitchenAid dishwasher, general electric microwave, and built-in desk. The kitchen opens to a lovely breakfast room and leads to the lush garden with a large patio area perfect for outdoor dining, entertaining, or child’s play. A half bath completes the main floor.
There is no question Marquis was ahead of his time with his vision and design and created a home so in demand in today’s world. The current owner has enjoyed this gorgeous home for over 40 years.
The staircase to the top floor is stunning with a wood carved railing and banister. It is light filled through a beautiful stained glass skylight.
The four BEDROOMS on the top floor are all sizable and offer good closet space. The wonderful PRIMARY BEDROOM features a fireplace, built-in shelves, multiple closets, and bay windows with views of downtown and Salesforce Tower to Sutro Tower. The PRIMARY BATHROOM with freestanding marble sink, shower over tub with chic black and white tiles. The second bathroom on this floor features a full bath with shower over tub.
The LOWER LEVEL with a separate entrance is an ideal MEDIA ROOM , a place to have a game night, watch your favorite movie, have private zoom meetings, or use as a gym. A large storage room that is ideal for wine storage, a half bath, laundry area with Whirlpool washer and dryer and mechanical room complete this floor. There is access to the garage from this floor.
The 2 car side-by-side GARAGE offers built-in shelving and Liftmaster garage opener system with the myQ Connectivity app.
The premier location is a walker's paradise with a walk Score of 96. Walk to Sacramento Street, California Street, and Fillmore Street shopping corridors and embrace all the shops, stores, and restaurants they have to offer. Shop at Molly Stones or Christa Wonderful Market at the corner and enjoy a hot sandwich, hot coffee, or cold beverage. Walk to the Presidio Library and to all the amenities this fabulous location has to offer. Close to public transportation and easy access to downtown, Golden Gate Bridge, Highways 101, 280, and SFO.