Pacific Heights. It evokes images of grand Victorian manses painted in a palette of vibrant hues.
But among the elaborate trim and brightly colored, asymmetrical architectural detail lies a stunning four-level Dutch Colonial estate—an historic, 100-plus-year-old-addition to the Gold Coast that is at once an aberration and a revelation.
Built to an exacting design according to the wishes of the commissioning owner in 1907, 2950 Pacific Avenue was created by renowned architect Albert Farr with an exacting attention to detail and an incredible sense of place—appropriate for the street known as Billionaires Row.
Set back from Pacific, the home is reached by a long driveway, which not only serves to cloak the home in unmatched privacy, but also affords it exceptional light and views. “That’s sort of the unicorn of San Francisco real estate: a house that has both a north view and a south garden,” said Forbes.
The main level of the home presents grand formal rooms with the finest millwork, period lighting, and exquisite diamond-patterned picture windows that frame those breathtaking views spanning the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz, Mount Tamalpais, and the Marin Headlands.
Upstairs, large bedrooms and sitting areas provide spacious luxury for resting and relaxing. The lower level houses the large kitchen and staff quarters, while the home also includes a large attic designed as a “Captain’s Room,” designed per the original owner’s admiration of the ocean. The home remained in the family of the original owner that commissioned the deign for more than 100 years prior to changing hands in 2012.
The home offers seven bedroom, a service kitchen, an exercise room, a library, a wine room, six fireplaces, and an elevator in 11,500 square feet.