In Cow Hollow, A Family-Sized Renovation, $9.9MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 2536 Greenwich Street, Cow Hollow
What: After a spectacular renovation, a 5-bed, 5-bath, 3-half bath house over with four levels joined by a sweeping staircase that begins in a double-height foyer.
Unlike so many grand San Francisco homes, the main living/entertaining area is now on the top floor, opening directly to huge deck and wide views as far as the Marin Headlands.
The Team: Boutique architecture and design firm EAG Studio, with Assembly Builders and Keiko Ito Design. The kitchen is illuminated by a skylite, why not a living wall instead of more cabinets?
Cow Hollow was once prime grazing land below Pacific Heights, bordered on the north by Lombard Street and the Marina District. The cows are long gone, but the name stuck, and after the 1906 earthquake, an expanding city filled the pastures with bland but commodious upper-middle-class housing, much of which has undergone high style renovations in the past few years.
What We Love: Ideal for many families, the well-conceived layout includes a lower level family room, a guest/au pair suite and the spacious garage on the street levek, plus a completely private family bedrooom level. All connected with an elevator, which makes transporting laundry, groceries, wine and people effortless. Plus the impeccable master suite spa bath, below.
The Great Outdoors: The main staircase goes directly from the living area to another deck.
More: Go to the outstanding dedicated site for the property for additional images, details floor plans and a video. Co-represented by two of San Francisco’s veteran luxury specialists, Nina Hatvany at Pacific Union International and Mary Lou Castellanos at Sotheby’s International Realty.