Real Estate Report: More than just basketball in the basement, $32MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Pacific Heights is full of grand mansions- this is probably the only one with an indoor sports court with French doors to a terrace. No word on whether it has an electronic scoreboard. All this, plus bullet-proof windows, can be yours for $32M.
The Basics: Seven bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, four half-baths, plus two family rooms, two offices, two kitchens, three rooftop terraces, an elevator, and side-by-side garage parking for two cars. And yes, bullet-proof windows.
Not So Basic: Where once was a mere basement, there’s now a a basketball/sport court. Actually, much more than that. The original 1910 house was rebuilt inside and out, or as the realtor puts it “re-scripted” in 2002. Along with new interiors, an entire new level was added over the roof to accommodate the owner’s offices and casual entertaining spaces (with that second kitchen) with terraces.
With new systems (electronic, audio/video, plumbing, security) it’s basically a new house on a choice lot, and one’s that’s been well-thought through. Some houses have grand entrances but the owners still have to come in from the driveway or garage. This house has a grand entrance on the main level, but below, the everyday entrance from the parking court, and the adjoining hall that connects the entry and garage to the stairs and elevator:
Below: “her” bath, plus the entrance to the master bedroom, which was once a library. Note the Mariano Fortuny hanging light fixture and sconces.
All together, a swell house. And seriously, there’s much more at the realtor’s dedicated site (click on the link below) including floor plans and complete specifications. The penthouse is the size of many suburban ranch houses, just with better views. Probably one of the best online presentations ever, and totally persuasive. For once, a $32M house that’s actually worth it.
Listing: 2701 Broadway, San Francisco [Neal Ward]