The experience of this unusually impressive home starts with its elegant French-style façade. A bright formal entrance leads into a soaring foyer that showcases the magnificent staircase. The original refurbished wall sconces along with the original marble inlaid floors make this space quite regal. The foyer flows into the spacious, bright living room, with an oversized fireplace, and tall French doors opening onto a charming balcony. The dining room is gorgeous, an opulent and embracing space with the same lovely sconces, a marble fireplace along with a matching built-in marble buffet, and beautiful De Gournay wallpaper panels.
The kitchen is a chef’s dream, beginning with a wonderful butler’s pantry, with a sink and plenty of storage. The main kitchen area is well-laid out with Dacor double ovens and a six-burner range with a large Sub-Zero refrigerator. The charming breakfast area is bathed in light and opens onto the lovely, sheltered yard. Off the kitchen is a superb walk-in pantry, with a large additional fridge in it. A laundry area is also off the kitchen, with side-by-side washer dryer, ample counters, and a laundry sink. This level is completed with a discreet powder room, a hidden safe, and the elevator, which goes to three levels.
Up the romantic marble staircase to the next level, with a bright and airy landing bathed in light. This floor is currently organized to please the adult owner of the home. The massive primary bedroom suite has a sitting area with a fireplace, two walk-in closets, and a sprawling master bathroom with a windowed Jacuzzi tub, a shower, dressing area, and a separate water closet and bidet. Flowing from the primary bedroom is a den or dressing room (which could be reconverted into a bedroom) with an ensuite marble bathroom. Finally on this level is a divine media room with a fireplace.
The top level is pleasingly bright and airy. A terrific office with lovely outlooks and a fireplace with an ensuite gym or sitting area opens onto a terrace, with lovely downtown views. A small bedroom has an ensuite bath, and a study adjoins the spacious bedroom at the front, which overlooks Alta Plaza Park and has a black-and-white tile ensuite bath.
The lower level has a large storage/wine room and a full guest suite, with a fun checkerboard floor that mimics the grand entry, that is perfect for a guest, teenage child, or an au pair. The area leads to the generous two car garage.
The property is remarkably well situated right at Alta Plaza Park, with its playground, tennis courts and dog play area. It is just three blocks from fun Fillmore Street and right at Sacramento Street, with its wonderful antique shops and boutiques. This is elegant Pacific Heights living at its best!