A period home at the edge of the Presidio? Don't mind if we do.
Located on Arguello Boulevard at Presidio Terrace, the 1904 residence has an entrance befitting its grandeur, through a southern garden, carved stone columns, and an intricate wrought-iron front door. Just inside, dark hardwood floors contrast against white crown molding for a contemporary feel; the curved staircase is nothing short of stately.
Period details mingle with modern touches throughout. The living room has a wood-burning fireplace, high ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows. The formal dining room has beveled lattice windows along one side and doors that open onto the rear deck and east gardens to bring a bit of the outdoors inside. Cooks will appreciate the spacious modern kitchen with gold-tone hardware. There is also a butler's pantry—this house is over a century old, after all.
Sleeping quarters, five in all, can be found on two additional floors. On the second floor, a corner library and linen closet join three bedrooms including the master suite, which has high ceilings, a glorious walk-in closet, and an en-suite bathroom with an extra roomy shower; the views make this one of the best rooms of the house.
On the top floor there is a gym, two more bedrooms, a bathroom with a soaking tub, and a spacious family room for chilling. The basement spans the entire length of the home and is just asking to be transformed into a workshop.
Location: 50 Arguello Blvd. (Presidio Terrace)
Asking price: $7,500,000
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