2312 Washington Street
Stunning Pacific Heights residence. Move right in to this finely curated masterpiece. A stately façade greets you with large arched casement windows on the first floor with attractive Juliet balconies. A gracious and dramatic entry is perfect for art display, with a skylight overhead bringing in superb light, and a built-in coat closet. Luxurious details throughout, including leather studded custom door coverings, built-in speakers, radiant heated white oak floors, built-out closets throughout, recessed stair lighting, custom designer wallpaper with hand painted details, and a woven leather stair runner with bamboo canes separating each treat.
At the front of the home is the fabulous formal living room, filled with light from large windows, and featuring a gas fireplace. The room is outfitted with a recessed lighting cove and built-in speakers overhead, and a closet for storage. On the other side of the entry is the formal dining room, also illuminated by a recessed lighting cove, which leads into the kitchen. The fabulous open kitchen and family room centers around a gorgeous marble slab center island, with built-in cabinetry on either side, and a custom built-in table for informal dining at one end. Sleek white lacquer touch-operated cabinets open overhead and below are deluxe marble countertops with slab backsplash, and warm wood veneer lower cabinets. The kitchen is equipped with top of the line Miele appliances, including a five-burner cooktop with pull-out hood, refrigerator, dishwasher, built-in microwave, warming drawer and convection oven, as well as a pot-filler above the cooktop and a stainless sink on the island. Pantry cabinets to the right of the refrigerator provide convenient storage. On the other side of the room is a large seating area for family gatherings. A chic powder room is cleverly tucked away under the stairs.
The most stunning feature of this home is through a huge wall of glass doors that slide completely open from the kitchen/family room to a walk out garden, bringing the outside in. There is a built-in outdoor gas fireplace and paved seating area, all framed by mature fruit trees, a rose garden, flowering plants, a Japanese maple tree, and overflowing lush planters, all providing beautiful color, scent, and texture to the garden. The striking landscaping creates a true urban oasis.
Along the side of the guest house is a wall of jasmine, the heavenly smell wafting through the air as you drift along the pathway to the back garden. At the back, shielded by a green wall of mature trees, is a ‘secret’ garden, a private space surrounded by landscaping for intimate al fresco dining or recreation. From the back of the house one can admire the two decks above, with glass railings providing a glimpse of the seating areas outside the master bedroom and top floor bedroom.
From the main floor, the staircase is encased in custom geometric white open railings, complementing the white flowers in the custom wallpaper found throughout the stairwell and hallways of the home. Skylights throughout the house bring in tremendous light from above.
On the second floor one reaches the master suite, another spectacular room clad in blue silk wallpaper. Expansive and filled with light, the bedroom offers sliding glass doors to an outdoor glass-enclosed wraparound deck overlooking the garden, perfect for enjoying morning coffee. There is a walk-in closet with his-and-her built-out separate sections, a floating marble gas fireplace in the bedroom, and a remarkable master bathroom ensconced in sumptuous marble, featuring a walk-in glass shower, water closet and double floating vanity.
Completing the second level is a wonderful office with pocket doors and a closet, a large storage closet and linen closet, and a generous second bedroom with oversized south-facing windows and a contemporary ensuite bathroom with a walk-in glass shower.
On the third floor is a sizeable third bedroom facing south with three large windows bringing in lovely sunlight and a modern ensuite bathroom with a glass-enclosed shower over tub. There is a second office area/den, and a convenient laundry room with side-by-side washer dryer, folding area, and sink, as well as cabinets above and below. At the back is a fourth bedroom, which was originally two bedrooms and has been combined into one large stunning second master suite with double closets. The stylish ensuite bathroom offers a floating vanity and walk-in shower. Through a glass door from the bedroom is an expansive glass-enclosed deck with outlooks of the sky and trees below, giving you a feeling of floating over the guest house and garden.
On the lowest level is an incredible media room and entertaining space. A custom library nook was originally a spectacular glass-enclosed wine cellar, and the cooling mechanism is easy to restore. Built-in display cabinets and a wet bar provide a fabulous backdrop for entertaining, and a custom barn door slides closed for privacy from those entering through the garage up the stairs. The powder room for guests is tucked away with a dressing area for coats and multiple storage closets. There is access up a flight of stairs directly to the garden, as well as to the guest house.
The guest house, at the back of the garden, itself blends seamlessly with its lush surroundings, outfitted with premium finishes and features including an ensuite tile bathroom with glass-enclosed shower over tub, serene bedroom with sliding glass doors to the garden and windows facing a wall of Jasmine, and a separate Control4 control panel for its own heating and sound system.
The garage has been outfitted with Pirelli rubber flooring, an electric charger, custom storage cabinets, and a side-by-side washer dryer and laundry area. Two cars fit in tandem. An Acme elevator runs from the garage to the top floor of the home.
The location is fantastic, in the heart of Pacific Heights just blocks from Fillmore Street shops and restaurants and between Lafayette Park and Alta Plaza Park. It is walkable to great schools and both Mollie Stones and Whole Foods!
This spectacular residence combines the best of designer fixtures, custom finishes, incredible style, and careful renovation to create an exceptional space. The opulent garden setting creates a unique indoor/outdoor experience and the abundance of glass and light throughout adds to the open, airy feel. 2312 Washington is truly one-of-a-kind.