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2601 Broadway is an extraordinary grand home in prime Pacific Heights, offering spectacular Bay and Alcatraz views and a meticulously renovated interior with four levels of living space. The home includes seven bedrooms, six full and two half bathrooms, a family room, a custom bar area, a truly customized home theater/media room, a formal dining room, living room, eat-in kitchen/family room, and walk-out garden. There is an amazing amount of space, allowing for countless configurations to fit your lifestyle.
The entrance to the home is flanked by stately columns and elephant statues, as well as a waterfall fountain that flows down two full walls. The entry stairs feature rich hardwood flooring and a remarkable Daniel Hopper light fixture overhead; a true sculptural masterpiece. At the top of the stairs one reaches the main level, with a stunningly large foyer and with multiple seating areas, huge art walls, open spaces, and light from both sides. There is an elevator that services all four levels, with whimsical wallpaper at each floor of the interior that changes as one ascends and descends within. To the right is an inviting seating area delineated by another sculptural and hand-crafted Daniel Hopper chandelier, with a row of windows facing treetops on Broadway and some of the most iconic houses in all of San Francisco. Tucked away is a coat closet, a large storage closet, and a powder room for guests with a striking onyx floating vanity, a Phillipe Stark infinity mirror, a custom storage bench, and mirrored walls. To the left of the stairs is a magnificent corner dining room, with windows facing north and east displaying wonderful views of the Bay, Alcatraz, and up to Russian Hill. A contemporary gas fireplace along one wall is flanked by two built-in floating tables with intricate backlit labradorite counters, and lustrous chandeliers hang overhead.
Across the landing is the entrance to the kitchen, the heart of the home. The space is both welcoming and pristine. The open kitchen centers around a large island, and is equipped with marble countertops and slab backsplash, custom cabinetry, pantry closets, a Miele coffeemaker, Subzero refrigerator, and deluxe Viking appliances including a gas range and hood, two ovens, a wine refrigerator, and two dishwashers. A marble breakfast bar with an overhang allows for informal dining and across the island is a roomy breakfast area, complete with built-in desk and cabinetry, and windows overlooking the backyard. The adjacent generous family room has a wall of windows facing north as well as oversized glass nanodoors doors to the backyard, creating a serene indoor/outdoor space. The large and private level granite yard displays a fantastic stone firewall that includes six fireplaces, a custom wood and metal door to the street, and offers ample space for seating, recreation, and entertaining. It even includes a basketball hoop, and a putting green!
In addition to the elevator, this home has both main and back stairs, both displaying original stained-glass leaded windows and incredible custom light fixtures. At the top of the sleek main staircase, which incorporates 3/4” thick glass railings, one reaches the bedroom level, which houses four bedrooms and three bathrooms, including a magnificent primary suite. The west wing has two wonderful bedrooms, both with custom walk-in closets and windows overlooking the garden for one and the Bay for the other, that share a bathroom with playful colorful tile and a shower over tub. The fourth bedroom is in the middle and features a window bay with a partial Bay view, a walk-in closet, and an ensuite bathroom with a stone vanity and a walk-in shower. Also on this level is a laundry closet with a stacked washer dryer with an entrance from two sides for maximum flexibility.
The entrance to the primary suite is at the top of the main stair, off of a gracious landing. The primary bedroom is sophisticated and spacious, as it is a corner room, and it is bathed in light from two walls of oversized windows: facing north to exquisite views of the San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz, and facing east to beautiful city views of Russian Hill. There is a gas fireplace, a extraordinary Daniel Hopper chandelier, and a remarkable steel and leather swing/daybed hanging from the ceiling to admire the view. The suite is equipped with two roomy walk-in closets with biometric security should one wish to secure their belongings, one with Hermes wallpaper. The primary bathroom is outfitted with Thassos marble throughout, and includes an Infinity Sok tub, a dual glass-enclosed shower, a water closet, and a custom floating lacquer double vanity.
On the top floor of the home is a unique and stunning custom Studio Becker-designed bar area for you to entertain in style. A quartz bar with an overhang for seating has a built U-line wine refrigerator, an ice maker and storage. Behind the bar is stylish lacquer cabinetry, glass display cases, and two hidden flatscreen televisions that raise and lower to the delight of guests. To the right of the bar is a butler’s pantry with storage space and a full-sized refrigerator. There is a separate entrance from the elevator through this pantry and directly behind the bar so that staff may enter and exit out of sight. Walls of picture windows display fabulous views of the Bay and Alcatraz to the north and Russian Hill and Coit Tower to the east and illuminate the room with light. An additional seating area also displays fantastic Bay views, and there is a full bathroom with a shower over tub.
Down the hallway is a magnificent guest suite, offering a sprawling bedroom with beautiful Bay views and a separate sitting area, a large walk-in closet, and an attractive ensuite stone bathroom with a glass shower. Adjacent to the guest room is a chic office or possible bedroom, equipped with secure closets for file storage and Phillip Jeffries rivets wallpaper. In the center of the main level one can view a massive original stained-glass skylight that brings light down the entire middle of the home. It is truly a sight to behold.
Down on the lower level, this area is designed for entertainment and recreation, with a state-of-the-art air-conditioned media room/home theater complete with a projector, screen, AV closet, double steel doors for soundproofing, and custom reclining diamond stitched theater seating. There is also a custom 1300-bottle wine cellar with case storage, a powder room, a full laundry room with side-by-side washer and dryer, cabinets and folding counter and multiple storage closets. A very large home gym with a sauna and an attached full bathroom, which was previously used as au pair quarters (a full bedroom and bathroom suite), has a separate entrance to the street on Scott, where one can access an additional one-car garage. The main garage, which can fit two cars side by side, has interior access to the home as well and is on the Broadway street side.
This home has been renovated with a meticulous attention to detail, with all the modern amenities such as recessed lighting, built-in speakers, Savant home automation system with ipad control panels, Lutron lighting, motorized shades, and state-of-the-art features. It has undergone a seismic retrofit and benefits from a radiant heating system, smart wiring, and a Creston whole home audio system. Designer touches throughout include glass doorknobs, striking light fixtures, custom wall coverings, and stained ebony oak hardwood flooring.
This coveted Pacific Heights location with 120+’ square feet of frontage on Broadway is within blocks of the shops and restaurants on Union and Fillmore Streets and stands out among some of the City’s most prestigious houses and iconic structures. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to own this custom corner estate featuring magnificent views of the Bay from almost every room and boasting wonderful light, grand scale, and elegant finishes.
Living in Pacific Heights provides an opportunity to rub elbows with some of Silicon Valley’s most prominent players. PayPal founder Peter Theil, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, and Apple designer Jonathan Ive have all made their homes in what is considered the most expensive neighborhood in the United States. Palatial highrise condos and luxurious row houses are the most common types of real estate you will find in Pacific Heights. Although Presidio is just a short trip away from Pacific Heights, the neighborhood features two small parks of its own: Lafayette Park and Alta Plaza Park. Lafayette Park offers beautiful grassy hills, a playground, and an off-leash dog park, while Alta Plaza is perched even higher with most of the same amenities. When Pacific Heights residents are looking for a place to eat, they usually make their way to Fillmore Street. Notable local restaurants on Fillmore Street include: Palmer’s Tavern: Featuring daily happy hour specials, Palmer’s also offers a variety of delicious salads, entrees, and desserts. La Mediterranee: A quaint cafe perfect for those Middle-Eastern cuisine cravings. Salt & Straw: After a great meal for a day of exploring, locals love to stop by for unique ice cream flavors and handmade waffle cones. Fillmore Street is also a great place to enjoy a day of shopping and entertainment. Explore the amazing shoe boutique Superga San Francisco, then walk north to Mureta Antiques. After the shopping is done, catch a flick at the Landmark Clay Theatre, or visit Boom Boom Boom for a night of live funk, jazz and blues. Locals and tourists are often amazed at the variety of landmarks and attractions you can find in Pacific Heights. Enjoy a guided tour through the Haas-Lilienthal House, an excellent example of Victorian architecture, or check out the McElroy Octagon House on the second Sunday or second and fourth Thursday of every month. Lastly, the southeast corner of Presidio is less than two miles away, so there is always something fun to explore near the Pacific Heights neighborhood!