Beaux Arts architecture flourished in San Francisco during the early 20th century. Taught at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, the school of design emphasized composition and symmetry based on Greek and Roman models. Many prominent Bay Area-based architects, from Bernard Maybeck to Julia Morgan, studied at this famed institution and brought the style to the Golden Gate City.
Set in the city’s prestigious Pacific Heights neighborhood, this Beaux Arts-era masterpiece has been seamlessly transformed into a stunning contemporary residence with a beautiful transitional aesthetic fit for our modern times. The historic residence was built in 1908 and designed by Albert Farr, one of San Francisco’s legendary starchitects of the early 20th century. The interiors have been gracefully reimagined with exquisite details and finishes to complement his masterful architectural backdrop. Over 9,000 square feet unite magnificently scaled public rooms for the grandest of occasions with seven bedrooms, six full baths, and one partial bath for enduring privacy. A large eat-in kitchen is highlighted by a beautiful marble island with seating, designer appliances, breakfast area, a terrace, and a family room on the lower level stepping out to the garden. A spectacular pent-room leads to the 360-degree view roof terrace — a fantastic space for enjoying casual everyday indoor/outdoor dining, lounging, and entertaining while enjoying scenic vistas of the Bay, City, and Golden Gate Bridges.
Listed by Joel Goodrich of Coldwell Banker Realty in San Francisco for $19,200,000, this landmark property offers the quintessential San Francisco lifestyle in one of the City’s most sought-after and vibrant historical neighborhoods — just a short drive to the world-class tech and finance hubs of SoMa and Fidi, with easy access to Marin and the Wine Country. If you fancy yourself a historic architecture aficionado, you will not want to miss this rare opportunity to own a piece of the city.