Open House Obsession: A Russian Hill Mansion for the 21st Century, $9.5M


Where: 1209 Filbert Street, Russian Hill
When: Sunday, August 7 from 2:00PM-4:00PM
Asking: $9,500,000
What: A mansion for the 21st Century, this 4-bed, 5.5-bath, 2-car garage home by San Francisco architect John Maniscalco takes full advantage of its wide site, encompassing over 5600 square feet in an uncommonly spacious layout with four exposures. The elegantly austere house also possesses an uncommon connection to the outdoors, offering a spacious  rooftop terrace with panormic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the surrounding neighborhood.

Daylight filters softly into the central stair hall; all the rooms have access to outdoor spaces and terraces.

On the lower level (below) a family/media room opens to a spacious terrace. Also on this level, one of the home’s two laundry rooms, a bath and dedicated climate-controlled wine storage.

Built in 2011, the property has LEED Platinum certification in addition to the flawlessly detailed interiors. Below, a skylit, double-height foyer leads to a series of loft-like, interlocking spaces on the main level, allowing for easy formal or informal entertaining.

Below, the intimate family dining area in a corner of the kitchen. Access to the formal dining area is through the butler’s pantry and bar.

What We Love: The filtered daylight from above (a design element found throughout the architect’s substantial portfolio of residential projects) and the elevator to all four floors. Below, the serene master suite has an enviable, spa-like master bath.

More: Have a look at the agent’s outstanding website for additional images, details– and a very seductive video.