2624 Green Street
With a beautiful and stately facade, this Pacific Heights mansion stands out amongst its peers. Complete with decorative brickwork ensconced in ivy, a finely landscaped front garden, a dramatic black and white marble entrance and custom wrought iron and glass doors, the sense of entry is truly grand.
This home has been modernized with a concrete foundation, recessed lights, built-in speakers and Sonos sound system, a security system, and many wonderful amenities, but all is seamlessly interwoven with classic period details, including leaded glass, coffered ceilings, wood windows and stunning ebony oak floors.
The foyer is substantial and, again, impressive. A dramatic and large space, it allows for fabulous entertaining with a natural flow from the living/dining room, to the family room, to the kitchen. A grand staircase flanked by columns leads up to the bedroom level and down to a discreet and yet playful powder room. Under a curved archway, two coat closets buffer the access from the foyer to the kitchen; one for guest coats and one for family coats.
The foyer opens onto the handsome living room/dining room, with tall ceilings, crown molding, a large modern stone fireplace and surround, and three tall south facing windows that provide light throughout the day. Curved archways on either side of the fireplace make an excellent spot to display art or built-ins.
The flow continues past the grand staircase to the family room, where there is an incredible unobstructed corner view of the Golden Gate Bridge, the waterfront and the Palace of Fine Arts, all overlooking the deck and garden below. With coffered ceilings and modern recessed lights, this room is a wonderful combination of the best of timeless design and modern amenities.
Both the grand entry and the family room enter on to the most amazing room on this floor - the kitchen. Outfitted with substantial marble countertops, glass backsplash, white custom cabinetry, and marvelous storage, this is a perfect spot for the family to gather, entertain, cook, and enjoy an even more impressive and sweeping view of the Bridge, now stretching into the Presidio and across to Sausalito and beyond. Among other features, the kitchen is equipped with a six-burner range plus grill from Thermador’s professional line; a SubZero Refrigerator; double stacked Gaggenau ovens; and a bar area with a separate sink, second dishwasher, and a wine fridge to boot. The giant central island has an overhang for informal seating, and a separate breakfast area in front of the windows is the perfect spot to admire the view. There is also a dumbwaiter that services the garage, kitchen and bedroom levels, making bringing up groceries and suitcases from the garage a breeze. From the kitchen one can access the deck, complete with gas hookups for a barbecue and heating lamps, and descend to the garden and lower level as well.
Moving up the grand central staircase, an ornate leaded and stained-glass window floods the foyer with light. The bedroom level presents an ideal floorplan for a family. To the left is a grand master suite that wraps around the northern side of the house. Beginning with the bedroom, with sweeping Bay views even better than below, entering on to a huge master bath, with a jacuzzi tub overlooking the private deck - perfect places for a morning coffee or an evening soak. The bathroom itself is awash with warm gold marble, and offers a dual vanity and dressing table, a custom designed curved glass shower with no fewer than seven nozzles, and a separate toilet and bidet behind pocket doors. The master bedroom closet is a remarkable sight to behold, housing custom shelves, racks, drawers and a dressing mirror.
In the center of this floor is a lovely bedroom (previously used as an office) with an attached sunroom. Across the hall are two additional bedrooms, with south-facing windows, that share a carefully renovated bathroom, complete with shower over tub.
Up the next flight of stairs and to the right are two more bedrooms, each with closets and built in shelving, served by a bathroom with a double granite vanity and a small view of the Presidio trees. These two rooms have a door that can close them off from the two northernmost rooms. At the top of the stairs is a handsome study, which has another attractive tiled fireplace, built-in desk and shelving. A large, flexible room, which is probably best suited for a family entertainment space, is framed by a wall of windows. The views from here are truly stunning, and sweep from Fort Point to Alcatraz, with Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel Island, and the Bay all within view. This room also has a fireplace and speakers, as well as cleverly designed flush doors that hide an amazing storage area on both sides to sweep away toys or entertainment accessories at a moment’s notice.
The ground floor of this home has been very thoughtfully designed. Perfect for either an older child, a live-in relative, or perhaps an au pair, there is a full bath with shower over tub, and a bedroom that looks over the expansive deck. On this level is the interior access to the two-car garage, a large wine cellar, a full-size laundry room with a sink and folding area, and another family gathering area - either for those living downstairs, or for play and other recreation purposes. It includes a gas fireplace, a full wet bar with wine fridge, and speakers, as well as access to the deck with its outdoor heater.
With access from two levels, the deck leads to the garden, currently set up with a combination of plantings and a modular tile sports court with a regulation sized basketball hoop. Should one wish, it could easily be converted to grass or turf as well. At this level is also a ample storage area - perfect for sports equipment, luggage, or holiday decorations that only come out once a year!
An incredible and rare opportunity for ownership, this one-of-a-kind home offers incredible views, a stately presence, and an intuitive floorplan suitable for both intimate gatherings and glamorous entertainment. The location is impeccable, surrounded by the finest single-family homes and just a few blocks from the Presidio, with its hiking trails, restaurants, and marvelous open spaces and just a few blocks from the fun of Union and Chestnut Streets, and down to the Marina and the waterfront.
Year Built: 1908 (Per Tax Records)