Panoramic Golden Gate View Mid-Century Home
Asking Price: $8,500,000
Year Built: 1956
Lot Size: 6,910 sq.ft. Huge, flag-Shaped lot approx. 30’ x 188’ x 55’ x 46’ x 25’ Please see the Tentative Parcel Map for exact lot dimensions (post lot split) per the Foresight Land Survey.
Sq. Footage: The existing home is approx. 3,445 sq.ft. (per floorplan specialist). Please see website tab titled “Estate Parcel” for some conceptual development ideas.
Rare Opportunity: Vintage, Mid-Century home (MLS #422656180) situated on an extraordinary lot (approx. 6,910 sq.ft., almost triple the usual 2,500 sq.ft. lot) & consisting of 3BD/3.5BA (may be used as a 4-5BD). Completely detached, the home’s exceptional siting within the rear yard setback yields 180-degree views spanning from the Presidio & Golden Gate Bridge across the Bay to Alcatraz & Russian Hill. Built around a beautifully landscaped interior courtyard, every room has either a garden or Bay/GG view. The nostalgic buyer may move right in & enjoy the classic 50’s style home serviced by an elevator; Alternatively, one may renovate the existing home and/or possibly enlarge it (refer to John Maniscalco Architecture's Conceptual Development Schematics attached). The adjacent lot (approx. 25’ x 142’, 3,473 sq.ft.) is also for sale (MLS #422656172) which combines for a unique, estate development opportunity on a huge, approx. 10,383 sq.ft. lot (MLS #422656171). (Note: The lot split has tentative approval, enabling the buyer flexibility and control.) 3-car garage. Please see website tabs: “Vacant Buildable Lot” and “Estate Parcel” for additional information.
Description: Main Level - A gated entry from the sidewalk opens to the tranquil, secret garden setting with a Mid-Century Modern home that is uniquely situated at the rear of an extraordinary, flag-shaped lot (approx. 6,910 sq.ft.). (The adjacent lot, approx. 25’ x 142’) is separately offered which, when combined with the existing home on the flag-shaped lot, would render an estate opportunity on an oversized, approx. 55’ x 188’ lot, 10,383 sq.ft., quadruple the standard 2500 sq.ft. lot). A flat, covered walkway leads past the Zen-style Garden landscaped with mature Japanese maple trees and progresses towards the rear of the lot with a preview of Alcatraz, Bay, and garden views prominent throughout the home. The east-facing, front door opens to the striking foyer and an elegant spiral staircase within a dramatic, two-story, windowed backdrop. The spectacular Bay view evolves from the foyer to encompass 180-degree views which include the Golden Gate Bridge, the Palace of Fine Arts, and Alcatraz from the expansive living/dining room. Original mid-century architectural details include wood paneling, built-in bookcases, and hardwood floors. The well-situated fireplace enables one to view the fire and the Golden Gate Bridge at the same time. A wall of glass frames the iconic views and opens to the spacious deck perfect for today’s indoor-outdoor lifestyle. The adjacent dining area leads to the 50s-style galley kitchen which enjoys seldom-seen, verdant rear-garden views eastward to Russian Hill. At the front of the home (secluded and set back from the street) is the primary, ensuite bedroom which overlooks the peaceful, inner courtyard. The en suite bath/dressing room includes double sinks, a stall shower, and a tub.
Lower Level - The dramatic spiral staircase, set within a two-story windowed backdrop framing Bay and verdant views, leads to the lower level which includes 2 bedrooms each with an en suite bath. The southernmost bedroom opens directly to the inner courtyard. The second bedroom has a built-in desk and lovely garden views. A huge laundry room could readily become an additional bedroom or office. The media room (which may alternatively be used as a bedroom) features a fireplace, kitchenette, and glass doors that open to the deck featuring garden outlooks and Golden Gate views.
There is a delightful side and rear garden in addition to the interior courtyard. A large storage area under the home may potentially be developed into additional living space. The 3-car garage communicates with the home via a side door that opens to the interior covered walkway.
PLEASE NOTE: Despite the reference to the ‘lot’ and ‘house’ - there is currently a tentative subdivision map showing two separate parcels. The tentative map must be finalized before the “lot” and separate “house” can close escrow. Fireproofing of the adjacent home to the east is the required before submission for mylar approval, and issuance of the final subdivision map. The seller will complete that as expeditiously as possible, but a buyer of the lot or house should factor that timing into their closing date. The separate purchase of the home or lot should include language regarding the completion of the fireproofing on the house prior to the close of escrow and at seller’s expense.
All references to “Mid-Century Modern home on a flag-shaped lot” pertain to the tentatively approved subdivision and the separate eastern and western lots that will result once the lot split is finalized. The only remaining condition to finalize the lot split is to fireproof the existing home at 2556 Filbert. A permit has already been issued for the fireproofing. Seller will pay for the requisite fireproofing work to the existing home and begin the work as soon as possible once an offer has been accepted on the lot and the house. As part of the fireproofing, the existing home (2556 Filbert) will be slightly modified with west-facing balconies and awnings removed (see fireproofing plans) and some west-facing windows modified with fire-rated glass. The property will be sold “as is” and neither seller, nor agent/Brokerage makes representations regarding any future property's interior, exterior, views, or any other aspect of the property or any future home therein. The location of the lot markers showing the future lot and future building envelope are rough approximations corresponding to the preliminary plans by John Maniscalco Architecture, and only the Tentative Parcel Map (TPM) should be relied upon. The current APN’s in the tax records do not reflect what is being offered for sale. Once the lot split is final, the new lot will have a new address.
To Show: By appointment only with exclusive listing agent, Janet Schindler, Sotheby’s International Realty