Square footage: 7,983 (per appraiser)
Year Built: 1900 (per tax records)
Grand and special Victorian, generous in all aspects. Double lot, soaring ceilings, eight-car parking, gorgeous detailing, tall windows and hardwood floors, and above all, plenty of space! This detached home has spectacular public rooms, a very large kitchen and adjoining family room, five-plus bedrooms, a fabulous office with southern views, a great downstairs pool room, large garden with multiple seating/entertaining areas, and an additional separate one bedroom apartment opening onto a level patio (additional 1342 square feet not included in overall square footage quoted above). This home has been meticulously remodeled and updated and is in move-in condition just two blocks from Fillmore Street’s shops and restaurants and right near Lafayette Park.
A handsome gate leads up the broad entry steps to the front door. The entry foyer is stunning, with lavish paneling and a cozy seating nook off it, along with a powder room and coat closet. The living room is large and gracious, with a curved bay window and one of the many intricately carved and beautiful fireplaces. The dining room has a decorative fireplace with built-in shelving and windows looking out to greenery.
The kitchen has dark granite counters and attractive green-painted and cherry cabinetry, highlighted by silver ceilings. There are two ovens and 48-inch professional gas range. There is not only a center island but also a large island seating area. A bar area and a built-in office area are adjacent. A bright family room overlooking a sheltered patio adjoins the kitchen.
There are built-in speakers throughout this level.
The master bedroom is a wonderful retreat at the rear of the house, with carved columns and built-in bookshelves that separate the sleeping from the sitting area. A step-out balcony adds even more glamour to the space. The recently remodeled master bathroom has dual vanities, a large tub, and a huge shower with a built-in seat, all done in beautiful marbles. The walk-in closet is very large, with mirrored closet doors and a convenient built-in seat for dressing and additional closet built-ins just outside.
Along the East side of the house is a pair of rooms that serve as a convenient bed/sitting room or playroom and bedroom for a child, with an en suite bathroom with a vanity and a claw-foot tub/shower. At the front of the house is another very gracious, bright guest suite with a decorative fireplace and an en suite marble bathroom. A well-equipped laundry room completes this floor.
A splendid office or family room, with southern views, crowns the house. This room has built-in bookcases, speakers and a fireplace, and it is close to a sweet balcony with southwestern views. The floors, which have a complex border, are particularly special. Another large bedroom, with an en suite bathroom done in grey marble with rust accents, is at this level as well as a pair of adjoining rooms which are used as a bedroom or could be another office. A hallway bathroom serves them as well as the office.
A fabulous and spacious pool room is at this level. It has plenty of light, being at the front of the house, and it has a spectacular fireplace, done in the Prairie style.
There is an entire suite of rooms at the rear of the house, opening onto a sheltered patio. This apartment includes a large kitchen, with a separate additional cooking area, as well as an office, living room and sleeping quarters.
The outdoor space for the property is sunny and open with a patio area and an enormous south-facing decked area. Two garages are separate at the street-level, with interior access. In addition there is six-car parking (three pairs of cars, parked in tandem) accessible from the rear of the property through a small lane that leads directly to Laguna Street and Lafayette Park.
Friday, November 30th 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Friday, November 30th 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 2nd 2:00-4:00
First Broker’s Tour:
Tuesday, December 4th 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Additional Showings by Appointment:
Contact Nina Hatvany - 415.229.1285