On the legendary Gold Coast of Pacific Heights, an elite enclave on Outer Broadway known for its mansions and notable residents, this imposing 11,600± square-foot manor represents the most important offering on the market in San Francisco. Impressively constructed and engineered, it was newly completed in 2004, creating a stately residence that is both refined and relaxed. Eminently livable, it is decorated with wit and whimsy. The prominent corner lot at the crest of the Gold Coast affords light and air from three directions and the finest views in the city.
The residence offers six bedrooms—five en suite—seven full baths, and two half baths. Floors are clad in hardwood, limestone, and marble. High-ceilinged public spaces are airy, open, and ideal for entertaining on any scale. The centerpiece of the home is a spectacular serpentine staircase with ornate railings crafted by Italian artisans. The property features elevator access to four levels, smart home technology, radiant heating, two working fireplaces, a four-car garage with an EV charging station, and abundant storage.
A formal entry facing Broadway begins with a grand portrait hall with 20-foot ceilings, marble floors, aged cast-stone walls, and a dramatic double staircase. An extensive wine cellar with tasting area is also located on this level. The second level is comprised of a study and two bedrooms, including a two-room guest suite. On the third level is a vibrant, open library with paneled walls and coffered ceilings, Empire bookcases, a bay window with a lovely view, and a decorative fireplace fitted with a custom glass mosaic. The handsome, ever-popular pub and billiards room boasts an antique bar reclaimed from a British tavern. Completing this level are an elegant guest suite with quilted leather walls, a private fitness room, and a large laundry room with a pet bathing station.
The fourth floor is the heart of the home. Filled with glorious light from 14 sets of French doors, the main public spaces include a formal living and dining room with bay views and glowing cerulean walls of burnished enamel; and a modern open-plan great room encompassing the kitchen, casual dining space (with a built-in banquette) accommodating eight, and a family room. Four sets of French doors give way to a protected, sun-filled south terrace and an artificial-turf lawn. A thoughtful built-in desk and wood bookshelves add to the sense of effortlessness and ease. Chefs and entertainers will appreciate the kitchen, which features an island; Italian milk glass countertops; a Thermador range with a copper hood; pairs of Sub-Zero refrigerators, dishwashers, ovens, and sinks; and a butler’s pantry with a third Sub-Zero refrigerator. Here also is found a less formal, rear entrance to the home via the landscaped terrace and great room.
On the uppermost level are two charming family bedroom suites—one with its own sunny south-facing terrace—and a lavish master suite boasting a classically detailed bath with a soaking tub; an expansive, impeccably appointed walk-in closet and dressing area; and a working fireplace. The pièce de résistance is the master bedroom’s walkout terrace, which includes a spa. Here, unparalleled panoramic views unfold from the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands, across San Francisco Bay, and all the way to the Oakland Hills, showcasing such landmarks as the Palace of Fine Arts, Alcatraz and Angel Island.
The Gold Coast, also known as Billionaire's Row, rests at the top of Pacific Heights, high above the city and the bay. These three tranquil blocks provide respite from city life, yet are just blocks from the upscale boutiques, restaurants and shops of fashionable Sacramento Street. The nearby Presidio—a national park and a National Historic Landmark District—offers the Presidio Golf Course, miles of trails, picnic areas, museums, restaurants, Crissy Field and Baker Beach.