The Frenchie vibes at 2332 Washington Street are enough to stop us in a our tracks for a quick ooh-la-la before continuing to stroll on by. But if we could go inside, we would find that the chic black trim and manicured boxwoods are only a taste of the Gallic style that awaits inside.
Though it was extensively remodel in 2012, the four-bedroom Pacific Heights home, originally built in 1902, retains a sense of vintage grandeur with classic architecture, 11-foot ceilings, and luxurious details such as carved fireplaces and marble finishes.
A lavish Terrazzo porch opens into the sweeping entry with a curving staircase. A downstairs lounge area has floor-to-ceiling shelves and a captain's bed for a cozy library vibe. A window seat here offers a peek into the kitchen.
A stylish gourmand's haven, the kitchen is painted in a moody dark gray, balanced with white marble countertops and a tiled backsplash. In addition to having ample space to prep a meal, the room also provides plenty of seating to enjoy a bite, whether at the extra-long central island or the demi-lune breakfast nook made sunny with windows and French doors that open onto to a garden patio planted with boxwoods and Italian Cyprus. When you're feeling fancy, dinner may be served in the formal dining room, which also has its own fireplace.
Sleeping quarters rest on the top floor, where the staircase landing is illuminated by an arched skylight. Expansive in size, the primary suite has a trio of French doors, an antique chandelier, and a forested accent wall for peaceful dreams. The master bath is equally luxe with a dual sink vanity, standalone soaking tub, and steam shower. Rounding out this level is an en suite bedroom with a terrace, and two additional bedrooms, also accented with ornate wallpaper, and bathroom.
The bottom level has potential for further entertaining with a large media and recreation room with a private entrance to the back patio. There is also a powder room here plus extra storage and direct access to the garage. The entire home is equipped with a Sonos sound system.
Size: 4,585 sq. ft.
Asking price: $8,500,000
// 2332 Washington St. (Pacific Heights); for more information, visit 2332washington.com.