Proximity to nature is one of the perks of life in San Francisco, where we all share daily views of densely wooded parks as well as of the glittering city.
This Neo-Classical home on Buena Vista Terrace has it all in terms of, er, vistas: From its high perch, Buena Vista Park and all SF lay before it. Add to that such amenities as a gourmet kitchen, 1,000-bottle wine cellar, a movie theater with surround sound, and a lush garden and, well, you've got yourself an urban oasis on top of the world.
Limestone-framed windows, wrought-iron balustrades, and bursts of bougainvillea and maple introduce the grand 7,000-square-foot home. The front door, beneath a glass canopy, opens to a marble foyer that leads into a central reception room. The mood is welcoming here with a multitude of windows, 15-foot ceilings, and warm Brazilian rosewood flooring. A stone fireplace and floor-to-ceiling built-in bookshelves anchor the room, which also has a step-out terrace for taking in the views.
The kitchen is the home's showplace with honed marble countertops and custom cabinetry in a glossy red hue. Discerning chefs will appreciate the six-burner Gaggenau gas grill with a stainless steel commercial-style hood; a stainless steel SubZero refrigerator with a glass display door; built-in Gaggenau microwave; and double ovens. Two dishwashers make cleanup easier. The space is also designed for gathering with a large central island and an open dining area with a stylish marble fireplace.
There are five bedrooms in all. The luxurious primary suite has enormous built-in wardrobes made of walnut; a spa-like bathroom with a walk-in double-headed steam shower, dual sink vanity, and waterfall Jacuzzi-style tub. Kick back in soapy suds and soak up the views of the park. This room also has its own terrace. Additional bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and sizable closets.
Upstairs is an airy pent-room with bamboo flooring, a wet bar, and windows on three sides. Downstairs you'll find a laundry room, family room, a cozy movie theater, and expansive wine cellar.
Asking price: $12,750,000
// 15 Buena Vista Ter. (Duboce Triangle); for more information, visit demo.ohpadmin.com.