If stately is your game, then this Pacific Avenue manse is read to hug you into its lavish interiors and magazine-worthy manicured gardens.
Just ascending the exterior staircase to the front door is an experience, where a trickling chorus of a cascading waterfall fountain provides the opening soundtrack. Foliage bursts from several hydroponic planter boxes, and koi do synchronized swimming in the pond. At the top, step through wrought iron gates to continue the water show—an antique frieze of a man on horseback rides proudly through a Chinese water trough.
The home beyond is equally as enchanting with an abundance of period details including crown and baseboard moldings, bordered hardwood flooring, and beamed 11-foot ceilings. The home is also equipped with eco-friendly touches like solar panels on the roof, a solar glass awning along the front of the home, and a double helix wind turbine.
Inside, the foyer faces the grand staircase, powder room, and built-in book nook. The living room to the right is swathed in light from a series of windows spanning one full wall, while a wood-burning fireplace with mantle and built-in shelvings takes up another. A formal dining room sits to the left of the entry with multiple French doors opening to both the back and side yards. In addition to in-wall speakers and custom wraparound bookshelves with an attached ladder, the room holds built-in pocket doors that allow for separation between the dining area and kitchen.
Amid a combination of flat-front white and frosted glass cabinets with slate countertops and backsplash are all the makings of a chef's paradise with a double oven, a Subzero refrigerator, a built-in microwave, dishwasher, and a 5-burner cooktop and hood. A center island offers two additional stainless steel sinks, while the breakfast bar provides further counter space and a casual perch to enjoy a bite. For the worker bee, a home office area has a built-in desk and cabinetry.
The second floor holds the primary bedroom with a walk-in closet and en suite bathroom with a soaking tub and shower. Three more bedrooms each offer distinct amenities like a built-in desk, en suite bath, fireplace, and deck. Also on this level is a cedar linen closet and laundry closet with side-by-side washer and dryer. On the top floor, a sweeping family room with picture windows lets in views of the city. Two more bedrooms here share an attached deck and bathroom.
The bottom level is an ideal space for entertaining with a front sitting room, bedroom, and bathroom. Game lovers can enjoy the gym-like playroom complete with a basketball hoop. An adjoining utility room provides even more storage space or can be used as a creative studio.
Outside, a serene haven awaits with a lacrosse/tennis at one end, outdoor seating, and a meandering path through trees. Another stone path leads to stone bench and treehouse. On the side of the home, an additional decked area and barbecue makes way for another space to enjoy a meal alfresco. Toward the front, another deck provides just one more zen-filled space with a wrought iron railing and kiva-style seating around a glass gas fire element.
Location: 3030 Pacific Ave. (Pacific Heights)
Size: 5,625 sf
Asking price: $11,000,000
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