2850 Union Street, San Francisco , California 94123
2850 Union is a gracious Cow Hollow view home with sweeping Bay views, large picture windows, and fabulous outdoor space, including a deck en-suite to two bedrooms and a deep and enchanting garden. An expansion of the home has resulted in a modern floor plan with a mix of classic period details and elegant finishes. Stepping inside the gracious foyer, to your right is an elegant and inviting living room with a wood-burning fireplace with a white marble mantle, flanked by built-ins. On the opposite wall, an exquisite stained-glass window is one of many throughout the home, commissioned exclusively for the current owner and in keeping with the beautiful original period details that adorn the property, including bordered hardwood flooring, crown and baseboard moldings, and more. The stained-glass windows were done by the late Allen Dragge, founder of Reflection Studios and a renowned glass designer. He designed the glass in the beautiful dome of the Garden Court at the Palace Hotel in downtown San Francisco, as well as projects at Grace Cathedral. To the left of the entry is an open formal dining area, perfectly shaped to accommodate a grand table. The dining area opens seamlessly to an attractive family room, with oversized picture windows overlooking the garden greenery and cherry blossoms, as well as Bay views. Here there are also built-ins, and a breakfast area. There are stairs from this room directly to the garden for a seamless indoor/outdoor flow. The family room, which is the entire width of the lot, wraps around to the open kitchen, which is also accessible from a door at the entry. The kitchen is beautifully equipped with granite countertops, white cabinetry, and stainless appliances, including double ovens and dishwasher. There is both a center island as well as a peninsula with ample space for food preparation and informal gathering. Off the entry foyer is a coat closet for guests as well as a powder room with marble-topped vanity. On the second floor are three spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a laundry room with side-by-side washer and dryer. The north bedrooms boast spectacular views of the Bay and the Palace of Fine Arts, both with walk-out access to a sprawling view deck with room for seating and entertaining. The larger of the two north bedrooms is outfitted with a double closet and an ensuite marble bathroom with shower. The third bedroom faces south and has a wood-burning fireplace with marble fireplace and two closets on either side, as well as a gorgeous ensuite marble bathroom (also accessible from the hallway), with a shower over tub. The top floor houses a fantastic primary suite, including a lovely sitting area or office with south-facing windows and built-in shelving, and to to right of the stairs is the dramatic primary bedroom, featuring a large walk-in closet, and a spacious bedroom with north-facing windows displaying direct views of the San Francisco Bay, Presidio, Angel Island and Alcatraz. An ensuite primary bathroom boasts a custom double marble-topped vanity, a glass-enclosed shower and a luxurious Jacuzzi-style tub. At the top of the stairs is whimsical stained-glass skylight, allowed for streaming sunlight throughout the home. On the bottom floor is an additional bedroom or family room with direct access to the garden. This room has in-wall and in-ceiling speakers and connects ensuite to a marble bathroom with a glass shower. French doors open to the gorgeous Japanese-style garden, which is also accessible from a separate entrance on this level. The garden itself is lush and incredibly deep, making for a unique expanse of greenery. There is ample storage on this level, both in the garage and by the bedroom areas, with over four large closets including a wine-storage closet, and a wall-of built in cabinetry in the garage. The garage itself is a showcase for fine cars, allowing for two car side by side parking along with a third stored car if parked in tandem. This wonderfully walkable Cow Hollow location is a half a block from the greenery of the Presidio, and just six short blocks to the shops and restaurants on Union Street- not to mention nearby Fillmore and Chestnut Streets. It is convenient to multiple parks, great schools, and access to the Golden Gate Bridge.