If you were to marry French neoclassical architecture with Pacific Heights glitz you'd have this home at 2110 Scott Street, situated just around the corner from Alta Plaza Park.
Built circa 1900, the four-story home is grand to say the least, but not just because of its sweeping 7,000 square feet with six bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths. The interior architecture is actually dazzling, with marble floors, intricate crown moulding, five fireplaces, and French doors throughout.
The home's facade stands out on the street with Parisian styling in its wrought iron railings, over-scaled windows, limestone stairway, and a pair of lion statues guarding the front entrance where double doors are shaded by a chic wrought iron and frosted glass awning.
Step through and onto sprawling black-and-white checkered marble floors beneath dentelle and crown moldings and crystal sconces reflected by infinity mirrors. A French chateau-style curved Carrara marble staircase has yet more wrought iron railing and spirals gracefully behind the foyer.
The grand salon—because, yes, houses like these have grand salons—feels fit for entertaining Marie Antoinette with its gold-veined marble fireplace, three sets of French doors, coved ceiling, and opulent crystal chandelier. Just outside is a balcony with a wrought-iron balustrade.
From here, yet another set of French doors leads into an octagonally shaped formal dining room with still more marble flooring and hardwood inlay, another carved marble fireplace, gilt and crystal lighting, and mirrored panels offset by fanciful de Gournay–style wallpaper. The adjacent butler's pantry has an abundance of cabinets and counter space ideal for storage and prep for events, as well as its own sink and a double-door stainless steel Fisher and Paykel dishwasher.
The chef's kitchen, while still luxe, feel a touch more homey with communal space for cooking and snacking overlooking a stylish patio. Finishes here include Ogee edge granite countertops, a mirrored Italianate-style tile backsplash with an inlaid mural, and paneled cabinetry with carved accents. The appliances are appropriately high-end—cooks will love the stainless steel Dacor four-burner gas range with a grill, double ovens, and warming drawer. There are also double sinks, wine storage, and a spacious pantry with a second double door, stainless steel Monogram refrigerator.
The kitchen is open to the breakfast room, which has three sets of Palladian-style glass doors that flow onto the garden patio with diamond-patterned stone tiles, a carved stone fountain, and fragrant white jasmine.
Rounding out the main level is a large laundry room overlooking the garden, a powder room, a storage closet with a built-in antique safe, and an elevator tucked off the back hall.
Up the stairs on the second floor, the primary suite is accessed through arched and carved French oak doors and is expectedly fancy with its own sitting area, bay windows, and another marble fireplace. More French doors open to a lavish dressing room and bathroom with granite counters, a large steam shower, and a jacuzzi tub overlooking the garden. This suite has direct elevator access.
Also on this floor, the wood-and-mirror paneled library is a cozy escape with a marble fireplace of its own as well as a wet bar complete with a copper sink and under-counter fridge.
On the top floor, find two bedrooms each with en suite baths, a family room with another wet bar, and an airy office with built-ins, a fireplace, and garden views.
Finally, the ground level holds a guest (or staff) bedroom with a large walk-in closet and en-suite bath, as well as a flexible room equipped with a wine refrigerator and storage closets. This space also connects to the garage and elevator.
The residence has been extensively restored and renovated by its current owners who replaced the foundation, wiring, plumbing, all windows and doors, and installed a Runtal radiant heating system, updated security, and Sonos speakers throughout. Don't worry, the elevator is working and has been regularly serviced.
Size: 7,148 sf
Asking price: $8,750,000
// 2110 Scott St. (Pacific Heights); for more information, visit coldwellbankerhomes.com.