Eureka Valley House With Staggering Views, $6.5MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 428 Collingwood Street, Eureka Valley/Dolores Heights
What: A sophisticated, 5-bed, 4.5-bath home in a calm, hilly neighborhood nestled between the Castro and Noe Valley, built to exacting specifications and construction values resulting in LEED Platinum certification. It’s been laid out with a family-friendly vibe, simple but impeccable interiors and outdoor spaces that take advantage of panoramic views, and a nod to the Brutalist architecture of the ’70s, especially in the front elevation, with its deep, chamfered window surrounds and bold massing.
Inside on the main level, spaces flow together effortlessly.
The Team: An outstanding project brought to fruition with design by EAG Studio, collaborating with Extol Construction and developer Devon Johnson. Below, a wall of glass in the kitchen opens to a terrace with one of the two outdoor kitchens and views to Sutro Tower.
The lower level has a flexible family/media space with high ceilings opening to an atrium below the garden, plus an au pair suite, garage and laundry.
Climate Change: When this writer moved to San Francisco twenty years ago, it was too chilly year-round to entertain outdoors. Except for maybe two weeks of that “heat wave” in June. Here, the response to the new normal is a sophisticated radiant heating system, plenty of outdoor space on all levels, plus a pair of outdoor kitchens, including this one on the roof deck.
What We Love: A little more Neo-Brutalism in the grand staircase, connecting all four levels, with an operable skylight and LED lighting.
The third level contains a pair of ensuite bedrooms, and the master suite (below) which opens to its own private terrace.
More: have a look at the listing for additional details and images, including links to a video and floor plans. Represented by the widely-respected San Francisco luxury market veteran Janet Feinberg Schindler at Sotheby’s International Real Estate.