Gorgeous, full remodel of an expansive Pacific Heights home with an open, contemporary style, amazing light, walk-out garden, and a scale, gracious floorplan. Designed by David Armour Architecture and Lisa Lougee Interiors, and executed to perfection by Jeff King & Co., meticulous attention to detail has been paid throughout with exceptional farmhouse-style millwork, oversized windows, custom closets and built-ins, recessed and designer lighting, in-ceiling speakers, and smart technology. The result is a modern country retreat feel in the heart of the city.
Up the stairs to the covered entryway, past beautiful front landscaping, one enters into an open, airy foyer, with wide-plank, French oak hardwood flooring, high ceilings, and plenty of space for a large table and additional décor. A spacious formal living room is illuminated with light through oversized south-facing windows. The room centers around an attractive fireplace with a marble surround, flanked by built-in cabinetry and display shelving, creating a welcoming entertaining space. Adjacent to the entry is an elegant formal dining room, lined with stylish wallpaper. Off the hallway is a deep coat closet and bright, whimsical powder room for guests, and both the hallway and dining room open to the stunning kitchen/family room.
This kitchen and adjacent spaces have been designed with comfortable family living in mind, with each area serving a specific purpose but allowing for multiple people to coexist happily in the light-filled great room. The family room features a gas fireplace with marble surround, with cabinets and shelving on the left and a built-in desk for home office use on the right. Floor-to-ceiling windows and glass French doors look out onto the lush garden. The kitchen is custom-designed and evokes a sense of calm and balance with a mix of white and warm wood cabinetry and pendants, white quartz countertops, and a striking slab marble backsplash. An impressive center island provides a seating area for informal dining and also houses a wide stainless sink and a Subzero wine refrigerator. Surrounding the island is a Subzero paneled refrigerator and freezer, double Wolf built-in ovens, a Wolf cooktop, and a Miele dishwasher. There is ample counterspace and wonderful storage space with an appliance storage cabinet and a built-in pantry – perfect for the avid chef.
Adjacent to the kitchen/family room is the lovely breakfast area with a built-in custom bench. This inviting space was designed to be filled with sunlight through huge windows and floor-to-ceiling glass doors looking out at the greenery of the garden, allowing for a seamless indoor/outdoor experience. The garden itself is a splendid entertaining and recreation space, boasting a custom-designed stucco outdoor fireplace, a deluxe built-in BBQ and banquette, an elegant limestone patio, and has been equipped with irrigation and accent lighting. Exquisite terraced landscaping in stone planters lead up to a bucolic grassy play area at the top of the garden encircled by rose beds and mature lemon, cypress, and camellia trees.
A broad, sky-lit staircase leads to the second floor which houses three bedrooms and two bathrooms, including the luxurious master suite. The master bedroom has a wall of south-facing windows, two step-in double closets, a built-in media cabinet, and a separate dressing area with a built-in dresser and a step-out balcony. The ensuite master bathroom is appointed with cheerful blue and white tile flooring and farmhouse paneling, a glass walk-in shower, a water closet, and a deluxe soaking tub. The double quartz-topped vanity offers incredible storage, along with two recessed medicine cabinets.
Down the hallway is a second bathroom with a quartz-topped double vanity, cool gray floor tile, and a glass-enclosed shower over tub. The second bathroom serves the two bedrooms, both with French doors leading out to a deck overlooking the garden greenery. The bedroom on the right features a step-in closet and a built-in desk space; the bedroom on the left has a step-in closet, built-in cabinetry, and an adjacent bright and cheerful sunroom with wrap around windows. Both bedrooms are generously sized, private, and enjoy views over the deck and garden.
On the third level the ceiling is dormered with handsome exposed oak beams, and the space is illuminated with light from a row of skylights overhead. At the front of the home is a charming, paneled bedroom looking out over a sweeping city view, leading out to an entertaining area and ample storage closets. There is a sunny office or bedroom at the back with windows overlooking the backyard, and a chic, farmhouse bathroom with matte black fixtures, patterned floor tiles, and a glass shower.
The lower level of this home can also be accessed via a side separate tradesmen’s alley, which extends through to the garden. At the base of the stairs is a custom-built, extra deep, oak wine cellar, with total storage capacity for over 400 bottles, plus extra shelving, and there is a hidden storage area under the stairs. This entry opens to the mudroom, with a built-in bench and hooks, a deep coat closet, and large storage closet, perfect for bikes, skis and suitcases. At the front of this level is a sprawling, south facing room which would work perfectly as a guest suite/bedroom or as a playroom. Adjacent to the bedroom is an attractive bathroom with a shower and marble-topped vanity. Down the stairs from the entrance on this level is the one-car garage.
This coveted location in prestigious Pacific Heights is just one and a half blocks from Alta Plaza, offering rolling hills of grass, exceptional city views, a playground, tennis courts, and basketball court. Excellent shopping and dining nearby on the Divisadero corridor to the south, Sacramento Street to the west, and Fillmore Street to the east, and close to notable private schools. Don’t miss this rare combination of a large, fully renovated Pacific Heights home with great light, a fabulous walk-out garden, and lots of warmth and charm.