Open House Obsession: 1914 Becomes 2014 in Cow Hollow, $8.995


Where: 2735 Baker Street, Cow Hollow
When: Sunday, October 26th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Asking: $8.995M
What: This 5-bed, 4.5-bath house started life as a 2-unit building in 1914, and when realtor/developer Rick Teed bought it earlier this year it was in sorry shape. Caught between the current strong demand for luxurious single family houses and San Francisco planning codes that forbid (in no uncertain terms) combining units, Rick renovated the property to create a separate unit on the ground floor that can be closed off from the completely re-invented upper floors. Below, the main level has been opened up from front to back to create a loft-like space– an ambitious task that required relocating power and water lines and re-engineering the structure.

On the lower level, the “second unit” is currently a media room opening to the patio, with a long kitchen/bar in the wide passage leading to the front of the house:

Plus this incredible bath:

We love a serious outdoor kitchen:

More: The house has just been finished, so we don’t have images of the bedroom level or the rooftop view deck or the solar panels (another reason for a visit) but they’ll be up soon at Teed Haze’s website. The impeccable staging is by Green Couch. Below, another shot of the living room, dominated by a painting by Will Wick.