2187 California Street, San Francisco, California 94115$4,700,000
Gorgeous, grand Victorian with period detailing and soaring ceilings and volume. Ornate details abound throughout the house including brass carved doorknobs, archways and cornices, picture rail and crown moldings, wainscoting, intricate brass light switches, ceiling medallions, and decorative millwork on fireplace mantles and cabinetry.
This expansive home evokes a sense of drama as soon as you walk into the impressive entrance. Elaborate double doors with leaded glass windows open to a gracious foyer. The main front stairs boast a curved banister and to the left is a full double parlor with a bay window, unusually high ceilings and an attractive fireplace. Folding doors allow this room to be closed off from the entry. The formal dining room is regal, with wainscoting and a fireplace with marble surround. A built-in hutch with glass doors and glass-paned pocket doors separating the dining room and double parlor add to the elegance of the room.
The dining room opens to a sun-filled family room including an unusual angled bay window, a built-in china cabinet with glass doors, and a fireplace with an elaborate oak mantle and hutch. The kitchen is fabulously remodeled with off white cabinetry up to the ceiling, porcelain countertops, and subway and mosaic tile backsplashes, creating a neutral backdrop with fashionable accents. It is equipped with a SubZero refrigerator with a family-friendly chalkboard surface, a striking La Cornue six-burner range with griddle, a sink with pot filler, a Gaggenau steam oven and warming drawers, a full farmhouse sink, a Subzero wine refrigerator, and plenty of storage. At the end of the kitchen is a lovely bright breakfast area with two banquettes tucked in the double bay windows.
A simple yet chic powder room with wainscoting and mosaic tile, in the back stairs area, completes this level. There are light oak hardwood floors throughout the bulk of this level of the home, which contribute to the light and airy feeling, as well as modern conveniences such as recessed lighting and Infinity touch thermostat.
Up the main staircase with a rich wood-carved balcony, one reaches the upper level. The generous rear primary bedroom presents a fireplace, a large walk-in closet, and windowed French doors framed with closets, opening onto a very large deck with sweeping Southern city outlooks including Twin Peaks. Adjacent is a stylishly remodeled bathroom adorned with marble tile and with a double vanity and walk-in glass-enclosed shower. The center bedroom, also with Southern outlooks, has a large dressing room/closet and opens onto the tiled Jack-and Jill bathroom, with double sinks and a shower over tub. The third bedroom at the front of the house is unusually large and gracious, with a bay window and a fireplace. A laundry center completes this level.
On the lower level, which is a legal second unit, is an inviting guest bedroom and a sleek guest bathroom with walk-in glass shower and exposed brick accent wall. Steps down to the family room pass a large storage closet and cabinetry. The spacious family room is a welcoming focus to the floor, with a gas fireplace with marble surround, extensive built-in media/storage cabinetry, and a kitchenette with a gas cooktop, microwave, undercounter refrigerator and stainless sink. It is also equipped with a built-in Mitsubishi air conditioning unit and in-wall speakers. The family room opens directly onto a wonderful covered porch, perfect for outdoor dining in any weather. The adjacent south-facing yard offers a sandy play area or firepit area surrounded by beautiful landscaping, and a paved area for BBQing. The parking in the garage is for one car or two cars in tandem (depending on size) plus an additional spot on the parking pad in the driveway. There is plenty of room for storage and a fantastic built-in double wine refrigerator and a separate SubZero refrigerator.
This bright, elegant home has southern outlooks and is conveniently located near Lafayette Park, the Fillmore shops and restaurants and direct transportation downtown.
Property Type Single Family
Property Status: Sold
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2187 California Street, San Francisco, California 94115
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