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Location: 2196 Jackson Street (off Buchanan)
Lot size: Approx. 3600 Sq.Ft - 50’ x 72.687’
Year Built: 1902
Sq. Footage: Approx. 5025 per appraiser (does not include approx. 715 sq.ft. basement)
This delightful single family home is poised on a lovely, tree-lined street perfectly situated between two public parks: Lafayette and Alta Plaza. Lafayette Park offers beautiful grassy hills, a playground, and an off-leash dog park, while Alta Plaza is perched even higher with many of the same amenities plus spectacular views. This flat block affords an easy stroll to the cafes, restaurants, and chic boutiques on popular Fillmore Street. Several of the city’s finest private schools are within a couple of blocks – avoiding the long school drop off/pickup car queues! Boasting a 95 Walk Score®, this location is deemed “a Walker’s Paradise – Daily errands do not require a car.” Pacific Heights is considered one of the most scenically advantaged locations in the world. It is bordered to the west by a mature forest of pine, cypress, and eucalyptus trees which the army began planting in the Presidio in the 1880s. To the north is Crissy Field, originally a rich salt marsh at the bay’s edge and now a wildlife sanctuary. Just beyond is the bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Marin Headlands. All are protected sites within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), one of the largest urban national parks in the world.
Coveted location between Alta Plaza and Lafayette Parks, two easy blocks to the schools on Broadway, and a flat 2 block walk to the chic boutiques and cafes on popular Fillmore! This grand scale 4BD/3.5BA home situated on a 50’ wide lot offers the perfect floor plan with 4 large bedrooms on one level. The principal and second bedrooms are each en suite, and the third and fourth share a bath between them. Exquisite architectural details include rich parquet floors, wainscoting, and stained-glass windows. Grand scale living and dining rooms are balanced by two family rooms, one adjacent to the kitchen, and one on the top floor with an en suite bath which may be used as guest/au pair quarters. The beautifully renovated, gourmet kitchen showcases a built-in banquette overlooking the delightful, trellis-enclosed garden. Several bonus rooms on the lower level (approx. 715 sq.ft. not counted in sq. footage) for added flexibility.
Main Level: The entry is grand and imposing with a welcoming fireplace, wainscoted walls, and beamed ceiling which introduce the architectural details echoed throughout the home. An archway accented with ionic pilasters opens to the spacious living room with sunny southern exposure through windows adorned with plantation shutters and window boxes. The adjacent dining room continues the beam ceiling detail and showcases two art niches inset with antiqued mirrors. Throughout these formal rooms are rich hexagonal-patterned, parquet floors.
From the dining room, enter to the exquisitely renovated, eat-in kitchen, the heart of the home. The gourmet kitchen features book matched, statuary style Quartz counters, two prep areas with stainless farmhouse-style sinks, each with its own Miele dishwasher. In addition, there is a built-in wine refrigerator, a Subzero refrigerator, and Subzero refrigerator and freezer drawers built into the center island which can seat four. Top of the line appliances include a Garland six burner stainless stove with oven and hood, a Gaggenau wall-mounted oven and Dacor warming drawer. There is incredible storage in two glass-fronted pantries in addition to abundant cabinets. A well-positioned designed desk overlooking the garden affords a convenient space for reviewing a recipe or dashing off a quick email.
Overlooking the trellis-enclosed garden, a banquette fills the windowed bay making this the ideal spot for breakfast and informal dining. The deck and garden are accessed from the adjacent glass door.
A charming bookcase door-surround makes an attractive passageway to the adjacent family room which features a fireplace and garden views. This handsome, wainscoted room has a large built-in storage cabinet topped with bookcases. Completing this level is a guest powder room. The main level is ideal for entertaining on a large or intimate scale as the rooms on the main floor radiate from the entry foyer and flow outdoors to the beautifully landscaped garden.
2nd Level: The wide and elegant staircase, accented with beautiful stained and leaded glass windows, arrives at a landing from which the four large-scaled bedrooms harmoniously radiate. The first bedroom is a spacious en suite lined with bookcases and lit by south and west windows. The ensuite bath has a tiled stall shower, porcelain pedestal sink, and Tiffany blue colored walls.
The elegant principal suite features wall-to-wall carpet and grass cloth wall coverings. The custom-fitted walk-in closet is equipped with interior closet doors and a marble-topped, built-in chest. An additional walk-in closet is adjacent. The marble en suite bath has a luxurious soaking tub set beneath the opaque, sun-drenched window. In addition, there are dual porcelain sinks inset into a marble vanity, a stall shower with pivot glass door, and a marble-topped dressing table.
On the opposite side of the landing, the third spacious bedroom overlooks the garden and has a large closet. It opens to a tiled, full bath with a shower over tub and pedestal sink. This bath is shared by the adjacent bedroom which also overlooks the garden. This fourth bedroom has built -in storage topped with bookcases and a closet cleverly accessed through dual barn-style doors.
Top Level: The back staircase leads up to the multipurpose family room/media room/guest suite which has space for an office, a separate media/sitting area, and a cozy alcove for a bed or play area. This light filled room has southern exposure and two large skylights. A convenient, bathroom features a porcelain pedestal sink and a classic clawfoot tub.
Lower Level: The back staircase provides access to each level of the home and eventually lands at the lower level which may be used as shown today or developed further. There are multiple rooms that make up this area: There is a room shown as a yoga room which could function as a home office. It is adjacent to the laundry area which features an LG washer and dryer, two sinks, and an open area for ironing and/or drying clothes and sports equipment.
Adjacent to the back door is a storage room. An additional large storage room makes a nice wine cellar/tasting area. The back door leads to the beautifully landscaped garden and there is an exterior potting closet or storage closet for garden equipment.
There is parking for one car in the garage on Buchanan Street (Accessed by going through the rear of the home and through the garden of the adjacent property.) The lease for the garage space is renewable annually and expires in 2045. An additional lease is available across the street.
To Show: By appt. only with listing agent
Exclusive Listing Agent: Janet Schindler, Sotheby’s International Realty, 415-265-5994