Constructed in 1903 and recently renovated, 37 Presidio Avenue is a Federal-style cedar shake home that typifies the refined architectural vocabulary for which San Francisco is known. Offering seven bedrooms, five full and one half bathrooms and numerous outdoor living areas across four levels, the residence totals approximately 5,690 square feet* and is defined by abundant natural light, period details and a classic ambiance.
Upon entering the main level, one immediately appreciates the delicate balance between preserving historic architectural details and creating a modern atmosphere that the renovation achieved. A whimsical foyer juxtaposes designer wallpaper against leaded-glass windows and original hardwood floors with an elegant inlaid border. Hallmarks of high ceilings, elegant moldings and oversized windows continue as you progress past the grand staircase which is flanked by the formal living and dining rooms. Graciously proportioned, both principal rooms center on wood-burning fireplaces surrounded by oversized mantles. The dining room offers direct access to a deck, perfect for al fresco entertaining. Completing the main level is the gourmet kitchen, handsomely outfitted with custom cabinetry, Calacatta marble countertops and a six-burner Bertazzoni gas range. A butler’s pantry hosts an impressive china cabinet. The informal dining area offers outlooks across the Presidio through arched bay windows; French doors lead to the deck and sunny garden via a spiral staircase.
Flooded with light by a skylight above, the central staircase leads to the upper level and the luxurious master suite. A true retreat, the large master suite is anchored by a marble fireplace and built-in library cabinets and offers an oversized dressing room with generous closet space and a spa-like marble bathroom with dual vanities, soaking tub and frameless glassed-in shower. Two additional bedrooms with bay windows and ample closet space, a dual-vanity bathroom and laundry room with new steam appliances complete the upper level.
The penthouse level is highly flexible for a variety of lifestyles and easily configured as three spacious bedrooms or two bedrooms plus an all-purpose room with multiple closets. Two additional dual-vanity bathrooms are located on this uppermost level. A bright and airy sunroom adjoins one of the bedrooms and provides long outlooks across the Presidio and towards the Golden Gate Bridge.
The lower level hosts the media room, another deck, a full marble bathroom and the seventh bedroom with walk-in closet, which can easily be used as a home office thanks to a built-in desk. The garage accommodates two vehicles and includes additional laundry facilities, built-in storage cabinets, and direct access into the home.
5,690 Sq.Ft. LIVING AREA
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