2651 Baker Street, San Francisco, California 94123(Sold At) $7,800,000
Home at last! Featured in California Homes Magazine, this property was lovingly curated and designed and rebuilt in 2019 as a peaceful retreat for a family, by Sutro Architects, Aaron Gordon Construction and Heather Hilliard Design. The connection between the indoors and outdoors is seamless, with a warm yet modern interior and a fabulous rooftop deck with sweeping views of the Bay, Alcatraz, and the Palace of Fine Arts.
Begin with the custom sidewalk tiles in front of the house, which the owners imported from Barcelona and were designed by Gaudi. Enter the practical gated entry (where package deliveries can be left via code without entering the front door) and into the foyer, with a deep and wide coat closet and chic powder room with an in-wall toilet, plaster wall finish, and stone-topped vanity.
Up the contemporary staircase with glass panels leads to a bright, and open main level. The living room looks onto the tree-lined street, bookshelves flank the hand-troweled plaster fireplace, and the room is punctuated with a Vertigo pendant from YLighting. There is ample room for a formal dining area, with additional informal dining space in the beautifully outfitted kitchen-family room. The kitchen is finished with Calacatta slab marble countertop and backsplash on the back wall, and suede-finished granite on the center island, with rich, blue-painted cabinetry on the island complementing the open shelving on the walls. The appliances are special, with three dishwashers (two drawer units by Fisher Paykel and one by Miele); two Miele wall ovens, one of which is a combination steam/convection oven and the other a microwave/regular oven; Miele espresso machine; Gaggenau cooktop and hood; and SubZero refrigerator. There is comfortable built-in seating for reading, lounging, or dining, all opening onto the large west-facing deck, with tranquil views of the Presidio trees and an impressive brand-new outdoor kitchen, complete with built-in grill, wine refrigerator, and cabinetry, under a dramatic living wall created by Rock and Rose, with stairs that lead down to the level yard. An elegant powder room with a plaster wall finish and stone sink complete this level.
The gorgeous primary bedroom is capacious enough for a big seating area to showcase the impressive view of the San Francisco Bay. A serene cream carpet cut to fit the room works well with the luxurious, soft built-in headboard, with built-in lighting and nightstands (with built-in wireless charging). A striking custom Plug Lighting pendant overhead illuminates the room, and a sizeable walk-in closet leads into the serene, spa-like primary bathroom, with Kartners fixtures, and deluxe limestone slab flooring and shower surround. A comfortable free-standing tub is separate from the glass-enclosed shower with a bench. The double sinks have two medicine cabinets built into the mirror with outlets, lights, and USB chargers. The two other bedrooms at this level are spacious, with large windows that overlook the garden, and have deluxe built-in closets. They share a bathroom done with honed stone slabs with a glass-enclosed shower over tub. Off the landing, stairs lead to a retractable (motorized) sliding glass skylight which reveals a stunning, expansive roof deck, with sweeping Bay views of the Golden Gate, Palace of Fine Arts, Angel Island, and Alcatraz. A firepit and built-in seating, along with glass walls to soften the westerly winds, make this an utterly alluring space for gatherings or lounging with an evening glass of wine.
At the lower level, there is a full suite of rooms. A sizeable family room is furnished with a kitchenette for entertaining, including a Wolf microwave, open shelving, SubZero refrigerator drawers, and Fisher Paykel dishwasher drawer, as well as a built-in TV and cabinetry, ideal for family lounging or watching movies with friends. The family room opens out directly onto the yard through glass doors and is adjacent to an attractive bedroom, both served by a pristine white marble bathroom with a steam shower and a built-in bench. Off the hallway inside is a deep closet and an impressive laundry room with a sink and side-by-side Electrolux machines and ample counter space with luxurious Statuario marble countertops. The lovely garden is turfed for maximum enjoyment and a bucolic feel and is surrounded by pretty, tropical landscaping. The corner of the garden is hot-tub ready, should a new owner wish for one, and the area under the deck is plumbed with gas for a fire pit. Finally, a one-car concrete garage completes the lower level, equipped with a Tesla car charger and Tesla battery pack.
No expense has been spared in this home with sophisticated A/V equipment (Savant system with 16 separate audio zones and an upgraded 4k video switch), bleached white oak hardwood floors, solar panels on the roof, radiant heating under foot throughout, air conditioning for the upstairs rooms and ground floor, little niceties such as extra soundproofing between floors including hung ceilings with double gypsum boards, blackout shades slotted into window frames in all the bedrooms. All this is in a glorious, quiet, part of Western Cow Hollow, abutting the miles of open green space in the Presidio, and close to several playgrounds and dining on Union and Chestnut Streets. Convenient Presidio Go transportation stops nearby to take you directly downtown or all the way out to Sea Cliff.
Property Type Single Family
2651 Baker Street, San Francisco, California 94123
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