Lot Size: 34’ x 111.50’      Built:   ca. 1877     

 
Neighborhood:   This historic block of Victorian homes is one of Pacific Heights’ most desirable locations.  Walk Score® deems it “A Walker’s Paradise” and indeed, most everything needed on a daily basis can be found within blocks. 2197 Divisadero is conveniently located just 4 blocks away from the boutiques, restaurants and cafes on popular Fillmore Street.  In the opposite direction, there are the fashionable boutiques, design stores and restaurants on Sacramento Street.   Alta Plaza Park, complete with tennis courts and a playground, is one block away and many of the area’s best private schools are within two to six blocks.   Pacific Heights is considered one of the most scenic 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 1880’s.  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 and offering a myriad of recreational possibilities from golf and tennis to cycling and swimming.


Abstract: Rare offering:  This historic home was mentioned in “HERE TODAY, San Francisco’s Architectural Heritage” where it was noted that “This well-preserved Italianate house is certainly closely related to 2195 (Divisadero), yet here the portico is allowed to be an independent entity.”  More recently, the home was published in “California Homes:  The Magazine of Architecture, The Arts & Distinctive Design” where Kendall Wilkinson Design was credited with creating a “romantic home for a transplanted southerner.”  Indeed, this gorgeous home fuses sophisticated style with a floor plan ideal for today’s indoor-outdoor lifestyle.  This “grand Victorian” features a rare triple parlor, a gourmet kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 3 decks, gardens, and a 2-car tandem garage with interior access. 


Description:  This exquisite Italianate Victorian home is semi-detached on an extra-large lot and sited among verdant front, side and rear gardens. The home is set back from the street and features an elegant façade punctuated by brick stairs that lead to the ornate, east-facing entry portico.  A set of transom-topped and glass-inset double doors open to the entry foyer.  Immediately, there is a view through to the rear garden as well as a glimpse of the triple parlor and the spectacular staircase, the exposure of which is a hallmark of Victorian architecture.  Throughout the home are beautiful hardwood floors, extra tall ceilings accentuated with deep crown moldings, recessed lights, and exquisite chandeliers hung from decorative ceiling medallions.


Main Level:  The first parlor is entered through a tall, open arch and features a curved bay with tall, double hung windows.  Two ornamental transom windows with divided lights bathe the room in warm southern light.  An open arch leads to the 2nd parlor – formal dining room – with a focal fireplace and windows on three sides which bring incredible light into this room.  A glass door opens to the side deck which wraps past the family room and leads to a flagstone patio and garden – creating a flow ideal for entertaining.  The third parlor is a welcoming family room with a stone-faced fireplace, parquet floors and built-in storage topped with bookcases.  Two oversized double hung windows serve as additional doors to the side deck creating a nice flow for indoor-outdoor entertaining.  Adjacent to the family room is the gourmet, eat-in kitchen.  Top of the line appliances include a Wolf 6-burner cook top with stainless Vent-a-Hood, two Bosch dishwashers, and a Subzero refrigerator.  There is a center island and ample counter space all topped in rich granite with matching backsplash.  A cheery breakfast area is adjacent to French doors which open to the large rear deck and lush garden. A jewel box powder room with a pedestal sink is conveniently located off the central hall and completes this level.


2nd Level:  The signature staircase is accented with an art niche and a bull’s eye window.  The spectacular master suite is an inspiring retreat.  Two South-facing glass doors bring in sunny southern light and two west-facing windows capture western light; all feature verdant views.  The two glass doors open to a large, sunny deck.  A large, walk-in closet is fitted with cubbies and is located just inside the master.  Ensuite, the spa-style master bath features a jetted tub set luxuriously beneath a window, a glass-enclosed stall shower with a dramatic slab limestone wall, and double porcelain sinks inset into limestone counters.
The second bedroom has a lovely fireplace with a Statuario marble hearth with a carved  wooden mantel. East and west windows provide tremendous light to this spacious room.  The third bedroom also features a fireplace with Statuario marble hearth.  A curved bay is fitted with double hung/ dual-glazed windows which offer lovely eastern exposure.  The adjacent fourth bedroom (shown as an office) has a view of the balustrade above the portico and a verdant outlook. Off the main hall there is a tiled, full bath with a shower over tub.


Lower Level:  A staircase at the back of the kitchen leads to the lower level which is comprised of a spacious laundry center, built-in storage, and a door that leads internally to the 2-car tandem garage (with space for a third car off-street in the driveway, and a fourth car parked parallel to the driveway).


Gardens:  The front garden includes a lawn with a tall holly tree.  A large redwood tree is the focal point of the side garden and provides privacy for the side patio.  The rear garden includes a mature Japanese maple tree, a lemon tree, and a delightful fountain/bird bath.  The large, sunny deck off the rear of the home is the perfect spot for al fresco dining and entertaining. 


Additional Features: 
• Recessed lights and exquisite chandeliers.
• Built-in speakers.
• Gorgeous designer wall papers and wall finishes.
• Beautiful architectural details throughout including many original plaster ceiling medallions.
• Concrete, buttressed foundation.
• Alarm system.


Exclusion:  Drapes in Living Room.

 

 

 

Pacific Heights

Neighborhood:   This historic block of Victorian homes is one of Pacific Heights’ most desirable locations.  Walk Score® deems it “A Walker’s Paradise” and indeed, most everything needed on a daily basis can be found within blocks. 2197 Divisadero is conveniently located just 4 blocks away from the boutiques, restaurants and cafes on popular Fillmore Street.  In the opposite direction, there are the fashionable boutiques, design stores and restaurants on Sacramento Street.   Alta Plaza Park, complete with tennis courts and a playground, is one block away and many of the area’s best private schools are within two to six blocks.   Pacific Heights is considered one of the most scenic 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 1880’s.  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 and offering a myriad of recreational possibilities from golf and tennis to cycling and swimming.

 

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