The Main Level is representative of the Georgian style. The generous
volume of the public rooms provide a perfect setting for entertaining
on a grand and elegant scale.
Hardwood floors, ornate cornices & wainscot paneling, tall ceilings
and wide doorways. Large windows let in an abundance of light from
all levels and the north facing rooms look over the Zen Garden.
The house has been beautifully maintained and is in move-in condition.
Walk to nearby Fillmore Street shopping, dining & entertainment
and to Lafayette & Alta Plaza Parks.
THE ZEN GARDEN
The tranquil Zen Garden is a place for quiet contemplation It
was designed by renowned landscape architect Topher Delaney
of T. Delaney Inc./Seam Studio.
The centerpiece of the garden is the alluring black fountain
bowl, surrounded by the shimmering greenery of towering poplars,
tall bamboos, and a delicate Japanese maple tree, set in a sea
of white gravel with black slab bench seating.
|The garden is prominently
||Ten Landscapes by Topher Delaney,
Rockport Publishers, 2001
||Gardens of the 21st Century, a
documentary produced for ADF/ARTE, the French-German cultural
TV channel, March 2002
||The Essential Garden Book, by Terence
Conran & Dan Pearson,
Crown Publishers and Random House (1998)
||San Francisco Chronicle/Home, What’s
New in the Garden—
Latest developments reflect the California lifestyle (March
||Sunset Magazine/Western Gardens
- 16 Design Awards (March 1997)
||Metropolitan Home, Design 100 –
The World’s Best Ideas and Products
(March-April 1997), which writes:
DESIGNER TOPHER DELANEY. Acclaimed for her healing gardens
and renowned for infusing spirituality into every element
of her work, Delaney strives to give her clients little
bits of heaven amid their hectic urban environments. In
the San Francisco garden, an enormous black concrete bowl
(8 feet in diameter) is perfectly balanced in a 1,000
square foot backyard. Water, from no apparent source,
spills evenly from the rim—accentuated with a pink
glow from a neon tube hidden under the lip—and disappears
through gravel. “The entire thing is a koan (a paradox
Zen Buddhist monks meditate upon in order to transcend
reason and gain enlightenment): ‘From where do we
spring and where do we go?’
Ascend the staircase to the spacious second floor landing
with a graceful arch over two Ionic columns.
The south facing MASTER BEDROOM has a corner contemporary
fireplace. The MASTER BATH with marble surround features
a Jacuzzi tub, separate shower and double vanity. Adjoining
DRESSING ROOM with ample wardrobe storage.
Two additional sunny BEDROOMS each with adjoining tiled
The handsome and spacious LIBRARY/OFFICE has an impressive
box-beamed ceiling and ornate fireplace.
The top floor FAMILY/MEDIA ROOM features a beamed ceiling
with large skylight, fireplace, wet bar and built-in
storage for an entertainment system.
The south facing SUN ROOM has French paned windows on
three sides. It is a perfect place to raise tropicals,
and can double as an exercise room. French doors open
to the roof with parapet on three sides.
Two BEDROOMS & a shared FULL BATH complete this
||Property Taxes to be reassessed upon
sale to approx 1.117% of the purchase price.
||Property Disclosure Package available
from the Listing Agents on request, and should be reviewed prior
to submitting any offer to purchase the property.