In Pacific Heights, on a tree-lined block of Bush Street, sits a row of so perfectly preserved residences, all built between 1870 and 1885, as to be designated historic. This officially dubbed Cottage Row is an architecture lover's delight; but for those on the hunt for real estate, it's more akin to a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
But now, in a rare moment, a home has come on the market: a beautifully remodeled four-story Victorian that deftly melds old San Francisco with modern life. Yes, it has all the fanciful flourishes old fashioned types will want, but it's also got a new foundation, solar panels, multiple decks, and a movie theater. Welcome home!
Walk through the iron gates to the garden with boxwood hedges, beneath the shade of a leafy old tree, and up the dark steps to a welcoming red front door. On the other side, a Victorian foyer awaits with soaring 11-foot-tall ceilings that signal the grandeur to come.
In the living room, a marble mantle and ornate plaster moldings serve as a reminder of the original home, while dark wood floors and an illuminated cove ceiling and lighting for art bring it into the modern age. Another marble hearth awaits in the formal dining room, which opens up to the kitchen—also complete with marble countertops and high-end appliances from Wolf and Sub Zero. A south-facing deck here is perfect for dining al fresco.
Make your way down the stairs to the garden level, which can also be accessed from the front of the house. A bedroom with en suite bathroom and steam shower takes up this space, along with storage beneath the stairs and a family room with a sheltered deck with heat lamps. The south-facing garden just beyond can be taken in from all levels. Manicured landscaping on multiple tiers and around the home provide endless zen-filled nooks to soak up the sun or hide away with a book, including a raised seating area by a redwood tree with a fountain, as well as another tucked in a corner with benches and gas fire pit.
Bathed in natural light from nearly 10-foot ceilings and four windows, the master bedroom upstairs has sleek, custom built-in cabinets, en suite master bath with double vanities, and a skylight over the rain shower. Three additional bedrooms, an office, and four-and-a-half bathrooms ensure there's room for everyone.
The ground floor holds a suite of flex rooms that have been used for extra bedrooms and even as a gym; this level also holds the jewel of the home—a state of the art, acoustically engineered Dolby Atmos movie theater that can seat 10 people at least. Oh, and there's secure parking for multiple cars as well as an electric charger for your Tesla.
Location: Cottage Row, 2115 Bush St. (Pacific Heights)
Size: 3,500 sq. ft.
Asking price: $5,250,000
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