Real Estate Report: The Perfect Kitchen For 2012’s Holiday Entertaining, No. 2Author:Philip Ferrato
If you’re like us, you’ve been looking around your kitchen, thinking about the holidays, and wondering how you’re going to pull it off. This week we’ll be looking at entertaining-ready kitchens that you may not find under the tree but can still go on your wish list. Yesterday, some rare Streamline Moderne. Today, in an over-the-top renovation in San Francisco’s Presidio Heights, a kitchen opens up to the outdoors.
The Basics: A 6-bed, 6.5-bath house in San Francisco’s Presidio Heights, recently renovated, asking $8.9M and on the market almost three months.
Not So Basic: What was once a discreetly set-back house built in 1937 is now a Francophile fantasy of stucco, casement windows and custom wrought iron railings. It’s frankly spectacular, and although the 5-level house inexplicably lacks an elevator, it does have a wine cellar. The party-ready kitchen faces south, opening up to a terrace and a crisp new lawn:
And immediately next door, an austere dining room:
What We Love: While the design may be a little putocratic for some of us, it’s a beautifully proportioned room with a neat work triangle that’s also big enough for a sofa— and very pleasant to hang out in. The quality of the cabinet work and paint finishes are impressively first-rate (and yes, we’ve atually been on a tour of the house) plus it has two dishwashers.
Listing: 3855 Washington Street, San Francisco [Redfin]