A majestic, one-of-a-kind compound: two historic buildings, is set on a tree-lined block of the HUB in an exotic landscape of towering palms, bamboo, flowering native plantings. Representing a powerful lure to creative souls, this city estate will serve those who crave the natural world and city centrality in equal measure. With a powerful history from earthquake shelters to pipe organ manufacture to ecstatic bath house and antiques import, the rich provenance, and the rustic elegance of this place results from the devotion of hands and minds. Serene, beautifully articulated water elements at its urban heart, the home is a lush world of pure wonder.
In this deeply considered, expansive built environment, two well-appointed dwellings offer divine retreat, potential for large scale entertaining and offering its occupants working space for artistic endeavors, collaboration, exchange of ideas and study.
In the main house, a forthright, rugged usefulness is anchored by an expansive salon, soaring, open-beamed ceilings, and tall windows facing the garden, the source of glorious, south light. The open plan principal room, like a stand of Sequoias, encompasses living, dining, and professionally appointed kitchen, warmed by wide-plank flooring and a massive wood-burning fireplace. A mezzanine wraps the space and functions as an open studio space or lounge, overlooking the main salon and providing access to private sleeping quarters above: one a sky-lit bedroom suite, two additional bedrooms plus luxurious shared bath, and private office.
The main floor includes a library projection room, one and one-half baths, a separate butler’s pantry/production/catering kitchen, and a sought-after workspace for culinary production or maker activities. An additional full bath, clad in slate stone and ancient Indonesian wood, is adjacent to the garage, perfect for post surf, hike, or Burning Man clean-up.
The charming one-bedroom guest cottage features classic turn-of-the-century detailing and a fresh modern finish, with a combination living and dining with plate rail and wainscot and luminous lounge and deck overlooking the garden. Each house has its own private one-car garage with storage, laundry, and workshop.
With excellent proximity to Civic Center, Hayes Valley shopping, dining, and Performing Arts, the Mid-Market tech hub is just moments away. The close-knit block is also well served by Rainbow Grocery, Costco, and Gus’s Market.
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