$5 million Chestnut Street home has views of the Palace of Fine Arts

A graceful Mediterranean facade. Three levels that guarantee indoor-outdoor living. And, oh, the views!

With the Palace of Fine Arts in the backyard and the Golden Gate Bridge in the front, this house might be worth the move to the Marina.

The Chestnut Street abode fits right into its posh surroundings with large arched windows, multiple balconies, and a general air of swankiness. At first the feeling is formal, all hardwood floors, period details, and a foyer that opens to a twisting staircase. The living room, with its scalloped windows and cozy fireplace, is the perfect spot to host stylish friends. The dining room can easily seat 10.

But you make your way in, the vibe fades to casual, with an open kitchen and family room that seamless blend into the sprawling sun deck where you can easily see yourself grilling all summer. A wall of windows here allows natural light—and a view of the Palace of Fine Arts—to pour in. Cooks won't scoff at the Wolf gas range and dual Thermador ovens in the recently remodeled kitchen, which was finished with gray granite countertops and a colonial-style, alabaster cooking space. Pull up a stool at the spacious center island and breakfast bar. There's also a wet bar in the family room, ensuring that no guest will ever go without a drink.

Creature comforts in the master include dual walk-in closets, a gas fireplace, tub with jets, and dual vanities—there's no need for sharing here. The lower level leaves room for the imagination with three flexible spaces for your den, yoga studio, office or whatever. You'll have easy access to the garden, with its fire pit, fountain and heat lamp out back.

The house also has an integrated sound system, security system, recessed lights on dimmers, and—gasp—a private garage. Buh-bye circling for parking.


Location: 2622 Chestnut St. (Marina)

Size: 4,207 sq. ft.

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 4.5

Asking price: $4,995,000

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