ABSTRACT: Formal Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, five Bedrooms (including two Master Suites), five and a half Bathrooms, two Family Rooms, Penthouse Room, Laundry Room, Pantry Room, AV/Storage Room, Elevator, five car Garage, three Storage Rooms, Spacious Roof Terrace and Patio off the Kitchen.
DESCRIPTION: This sophisticated and modern Pacific Heights residence is located in a prime area one block from the Presidio Gate where one can enjoy many walking trails, museums, restaurants and incredible outlooks and views. Julius Kahn playground is within walking distance, with tennis courts and a children’s playground. 68 Presidio is also within walking distance of Sacramento Street and Laurel Village shops and restaurants.
Built in 1916, the home was completely re-built and renovated in 2013/2014 to meet all of the seismic, structural engineering and fire safety standards as well as the aesthetic and living preferences of today. The property was painstakingly taken down to the studs and renovated to create a sophisticated and stunning home with custom finishes throughout. The home is a rare combination of gracious proportions, extraordinary light and perfection of design and execution.
MAIN LEVEL: As you enter the home you are struck by the grand entry that leads to a circular steel and curved glass staircase with walnut stringers. The staircase was custom crafted with the highest quality materials and presents a dramatic visual from many rooms in the property. The stairs and floors throughout are white oak stained dark. From the entry one can see the spacious opening into the kitchen and dining area.
The Formal Living Room features a sleek, modern gas fireplace surrounded by floor to ceiling Graffiti marble, and flanked by walnut bookcases with glass shelving. The lighting and beautiful white oak floors add to the ambiance of this elegant room.
The Dining Room is impressive with high ceilings, and an imported light fixture that hangs from the walnut paneled ceiling. Double paned arched windows frame the lovely greenery outlook onto Jackson Street.
The state-of-the-art Kitchen is truly a chef and entertainer’s delight! The custom made cabinetry and Calacatta Borghini marble compliments all of the high-end appliances. There is a 48” Subzero refrigerator, a Wolf six-burner range with custom stainless steel hood, and two Wolf ovens, one that also provides convection, steamer and microwave options. The large center island features a Franke stainless steel sink and two dishwashers, one Miele dishwasher and one Fisher and Paykel dishwasher drawer for fine china and glassware or smaller loads. The Family Room also has the walnut paneled ceiling and same lovely outlooks onto the newly planted trees on Jackson Street. A 60” flat screen tv completes the room. Landscape architects Frank and Grossman have exquisitely designed the patio off the Kitchen. The lush greenery and Remington Grey Flawed stonework make this area a private oasis. It is most conveniently located through French doors off the kitchen for outdoor entertaining. A half bath off the main entrance completes this level.
BEDROOM LEVEL: The bedroom level includes four Bedrooms and three full Bathrooms including the Master Suite. The master suite includes a luxurious bathroom with separate shower and tub, double sinks, beautiful Calacatta Caldia marble and Ann Sacks glass tile as well as imported designer light fixtures. The spacious and functional walk in closet features built-in custom walnut closet systems and cabinetry throughout.
Two bedrooms on the west side of the house each have a view of the Golden Gate Bridge, and share a beautifully designed bathroom with Savoy Blue marble, milk glass tile and a shower over tub. The fourth bedroom is en-suite with a bathroom that also features Savoy Blue marble and milk glass tile in the separate shower.
The laundry room is located on the bedroom level and features a Coastal Grey Caesar Stone counter with built-in sink, washer/dryer hookups and spacious custom built storage cabinets.
PENTHOUSE LEVEL: One floor up is the Penthouse Room that leads to approximately 1,100 square foot Roof Terrace through oversized glass sliding doors. Both spaces have spectacular Golden Gate Bridge, Presidio and city views! There is a custom made metal soffit that trims the entire roof deck. Aesthetically it finishes the area to perfection and adds a waterproof seal to the roof. A graphite fire pit, surround sound, and potted landscaping as well as gas/electrical hookups are a few of the amenities for this area.
This entire space is unprecedented with its large square footage for entertaining, dining, sunbathing, or just relaxing and enjoying the lovely surroundings. This one-of-a-kind view space is a rare San Francisco find, providing the opportunity to maximize outdoor living.
LOWER LEVEL: The Lower Level features a second master suite that is perfect for visiting relatives and friends or as an au paire unit. The bathroom features Pretoria Satin granite, double sinks and separate shower and tub. A large family room with a 60” flat screen tv, spacious wine cellar with separate case storage room, generously sized pantry with custom cabinetry and 38” Subzero refrigerator and wine cooler, second full bathroom and a coat and audio closet complete this level.
GARAGE LEVEL: A five-car garage, mechanical room with pet shower, and three storage rooms are on the street level. A mirrored elevator goes from the garage level to the next 3 levels of the home.