If Tom Ford were to move to San Francisco, this would be his home. Built in 1938 atop Clarendon Heights, high above the City (yet still in the middle of it), this residence has the kind of openness and clarity one sees in homes associated with the designer (like the 1949 John Lautner home in Glendale that appears in “A Single Man,” or the 1955 Richard Neutra home that Ford shares with his partner in Bel Air.)
It is not a famous fashion designer, but one of San Francisco’s most important interior designers and his partner that currently own this home, and have recently put it on the market for $4,200,000 (represented by Jon Taylor of Sotheby’s International Realty.)
After purchasing it in 2003, the owners embarked on a thorough renovation of the residence with architect Mark English, creating the design showcase we see today.
But while the home itself is wonderful, it’s really the view that makes it breathtaking. This Clarendon Heights location is one of just a few spots in San Francisco where one can look at both the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge while barely turning ones head.
The drama of the views, and recent renovations of quite a few homes in the neighborhood, is what has made Clarendon Heights one of the great underlooked areas of the City. Indeed it was on Palo Alto Avenue that fashion designer Kenneth Cole recently ttended a private cocktail party in his honor (he arrived late because his driver took him to Palo Alto the town, not the street!)
The four-bedroom home consists of three levels with a Media room, library, and multiple outdoor courtyards and decks that extend the spectacular living spaces to the out-of-doors.
Thoughtful and exquisite finishes are discernable throughout, from the superbly crafted glass and wood floating staircase to the stone surfaces and the walls of glass.
Function follows the beautiful forms in this impressive home evident from the Control 4 Home Automation system, motorized shades, abundant storage space and two car garage.
The residence was designed with a nod to classical style while melding different genres, creating a fresh and unique environment.
Situated on a wide lot on the highest residential street in San Francisco, this residence is extraordinary in every way.
Offered at $4,200,000
Size: 4-bedroom/3.5 bath, approx. 4340 square feet
Further Information: www.206paloalto.com [Jon Taylor]
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