2741 Vallejo Street
Glorious views from this beautifully decorated four-level family home, with five bedrooms, five full and two half bathrooms, and a two-car side-by-side-garage. A recent remodel included the garage, seismic upgrades, bathrooms, and kitchen, and the home has since been recently refreshed, making it completely move-in ready. One of the highlights of the home is its intuitive floorplan and flow. Each room is comfortable and welcoming, and outlooks from almost every window are either of lush greenery or water views. The south-facing garden is accessible directly from the kitchen and the dining room, as well as from one of the rear bedrooms. There is a large deck off the upper guest room, a balcony off the family room, and a balcony off another bedroom, making for a charming indoor-outdoor feeling throughout. A temperature-controlled wine cellar, plenty of storage, and two laundry areas, one at the main bedroom level, complete the mix of style and functionality. The location of this home is excellent, on an exclusive quiet street surrounded by lovely homes, and a short walk to the Presidio, Chrissy Field or to the Union Street shops and restaurants, as well as to the exceptional private schools in the neighborhood.
The house is elegantly secured with a decorative metal gate leading up to a spacious front deck, perfect for displaying a sculptural piece of art or for a seating area. The front door opens into an entry, with a beautifully appointed guest room just off the hall. This room is very private and perfect for a lucky adult guest or relative. The room functions as a suite, and features a wood-burning fireplace, windows overlooking the deck, built-in shelving and cabinetry and space for a desk or workspace, a walk-in closet, a small wet bar with refrigerator drawers and closet space built for a microwave, and an attractive ensuite bathroom with ample storage done in black and white marble and granite, with a large steam shower.
The main level is comprised of a view living room with a massive wood-burning fireplace and a long and inviting window seat beneath arched windows looking out onto the view. The dining room is gracious and masks the significant upgrades and renovation undertaken with the clever use of period-style detailing, including a coffered ceiling and built-in glass-fronted corner cabinets. What is particularly lovely about the dining room is the direct access through French doors onto the delightful south-facing backyard, which has both a level stone area for outdoor entertainment and a terraced garden above. The kitchen is well laid-out with a bar/serving area with a separate dishwasher on one end, a cooking and storage area with a gas range, dishwasher and pull-out pantries in the middle, and an eating area opening out onto the garden and surrounded by greenery on the South side of the room. This level is completed by a nicely located powder room, along with both a large coat closet and a utility closet.
The bedroom level has a fabulous view master suite, separated from the other rooms and with breathtaking views. It offers two walk-in closets, and the ensuite master bathroom has a deep-soaking tub with a luxurious hand sprayer, a separate glass enclosed shower with multiple jets, radiant-heated floors, and a private sliding door enclosure featuring a Toto Washlet remote-controlled toilet as well as a formal bidet for privacy. All of this along with dual sinks and an ample vanity table for preparing either for business or a night out. This is truly a spa-like experience.
The two other bedrooms at this level are particularly nice: one has an ensuite bathroom (also with a Toto Washlet toilet), a built-in desk and cabinetry, and a door going directly out to steps leading back into the garden; the other has a walk-in closet, a built-in desk and cabinetry and a private deck overlooking the garden, and both rooms are south-facing. This second bedroom is served by a hallway bathroom that also has an upgraded Toto Washlet toilet. A convenient side-by-side washer and dryer are set in custom cabinetry cleverly designed under the stairs, which compliments the larger set on the lower level.
On the top floor, the crowning glory of the home is a large view family room with a balcony looking out to a sweeping view of the Golden Gate Bridge, across the Bay, and of Alcatraz. The room has a gas-fired wood-burning fireplace, built-in cabinetry, and a wet bar. The guest room at the south side of this floor offers an oversized deck along with yet another wood burning fireplace. A bathroom outfitted in both grey-blue and sand-colored limestone serves both rooms. This entire level has its own heating system and the use of the space can be tailored depending on the owner’s desires.
There is an additional half bathroom, laundry room, storage room and temperature-controlled wine cellar at the entry level along with interior access stairs down to the two-car side-by-side garage. Amenities throughout include a built-in sound system, whole-house water purification system, and video intercom.
This house truly has everything: north water views, a south-facing walk-out garden, and a sizeable garage, along with a beautiful interior that has been upgraded and is ready to move in and enjoy; all of this on a quiet and exclusive block, in a coveted neighborhood, and with beautiful details and amenities galore.
Year built: 1907 (per tax records)
Square footage: 4,645 (per graphic artist)