The main level of the home is host to everyday and formal rooms that flow together in understated elegance. The entrance salon showcases a grand staircase that accesses the top two levels and precedes the formal living room and dining room. A gallery leads to the heart of the home, which is a central gathering space that features an open epicurean kitchen connecting to an informal dining room, breakfast nook, family room, and intimate library. A rare walk-out south garden and brick terrace wrap around the home inviting outdoor living in a private setting.
The second floor is devoted to the family living quarters. The east end is comprised of four large bedrooms, connected to one another through two shared bathrooms and a shared dressing closet. The west wing encompasses the expansive master suite, formerly the homes original library, which maintains the handsome classical detailing, intricate moldings, and original fireplace. An immense Bay window captures extraordinary views toward the Golden Gate Bridge. Separate His and Her dressing rooms and bathrooms complete the master suite.
Continuing up the main staircase to the upper-most level, the inspired vision of the home is capped by three rooftop terraces, all with commanding views of iconic San Francisco landmarks. Inside, the upper floor plan offers an abundance of space given to the pursuits of leisure, study, and play with a family room, game room, his and her offices, plus a full kitchen, dining area, and guest suite.
Play and recreation are the theme of the homes two lower levels with a media room, art room, and indoor basketball/sport court adjoining a fresh-air terrace for outdoor enjoyment. An au pair suite, temperature-controlled wine cellar, and attached two-car garage add convenience. Throughout the home, 21st century amenities operate behind the scenes, with touch-control for light, sound and temperature.
Size: 16,400 Sq. Ft.
Speciality Items: Full Seismic Upgrade, New Mechanical Systems, 3 Rooftop Terraces, Unbelievable City & Water Views, 4 Stories.
Address: 2701 Broadway, San Francisco, California, United States, 94115
The residence at 2701 Broadway is a stately neoclassical-revival home situated at the apex of the Gold Coast. The home sits prominently on the corner of Broadway and Divisadero, a site that affords expansive unobstructed views stretching from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Bridge and on to the towering City skyline.
The residence is distinguished by its classical balance of elegance and 21st century function, creating a truly inspired residence. The home has a grand but subtle presence informed by refined details of Greek revival architecture such as well stated cornices and columns. The five-story home of more than 16,000 square feet is surrounded by brick walls and accessible from the street through a pedestrian gate. The brick entry walk and garden sanctuary provide a gentle transition from the public world to the privacy of the inviting home. Inside, the open floor plan evokes the optimal blend of classical spaces and comfortable living. The interiors are graced by wide, hand-planed walnut floors, raised wall paneling and 10-foot-6 ceilings, all of which contribute to an interior thats sensible and adaptable for both formal and informal living.
The original house at 2701 Broadway was designed for a lumber magnate in 1910 by the well-known San Francisco architect James Miller at the height of his career. Of this prominent location, architects of the world renowned Panama Pacific International Exposition of 1915 would later say, The finest point of observation [of the Exposition] would be at the corner of Divisadero Street and Broadway.
Its transformation into a one-of-a-kind residence began during the late 1990s. The owners then were clear in their aesthetic objective: first and foremost, to preserve the homes classic architecture yet instill in it a modern and balanced family atmosphere with style and character. Through the careful planning and design of architects Stephen Willrich and Ian Moller of Moller Willrich Architects, that goal was achieved. This is an exceptional residence that blends the beauty of classic design with the practical function of a modern home.