947 Green Street #6
About This Home
A Perfect Pied-a-Terre in the Most Iconic San Francisco Setting
This rarely available home embodies elegance and style in a truly unique living environment: a work of art unlike any other San Francisco dwelling; a showcase for the collector and world traveler; a view sanctuary in the heart of the City.
Purchased more than a decade ago to house a world class collection of bronze, glass and antiques, the home was renovated over several years by Interior Designers, Craig Leavitt and Stephen Weaver of Central California, perhaps best recognized for their work at the Getty residence nearby. Skilled craftsmanship, fine design, and exquisite materials merge perfectly to create a true work of art, impossible to replicate in a similar manner. The result represents the designers’ successful collaboration with many: contractors, artisans and the owners, all dedicated to creating an environment that is both unique and luxurious.
The spirit of the home is captured immediately upon arrival into the grand nautilus shaped entryway from which all living spaces are organized. The central gallery features an extraordinary collection of artwork displayed in a continuous curved wall of polished teak casework, created with a golden palette of wood and bronze and complemented by mica sheathed wall panels. The designers created a sequence of living areas that flow naturally from this central arced spine. Thoughtful lighting creates a warm luminous mood contrasting with the dramatic glimpses to water and sky beyond. Wenge plank flooring with inlays of bronze carry the central curved axis of the gallery design throughout the home and seemingly into the surrounding seascape.
The gallery flows naturally into the north and west facing living spaces enhanced by dramatic views over the City and Bay. Leavitt and Weaver designed banquettes covered in leather, mohair or silk velvet and custom pivoting tables in exotic veneers, metals and bronze trim all of which integrate seamlessly into the architecture of the space. Wall surfaces finished with integral color and subtle curved patterns reflect the mood of the space. Part of the extensive renovation, anti-reflective Starphire windows throughout the home ensure a crisp panoramic vista to Marin and beyond.
At the opposite end of the gallery, the arc of the gallery culminates in the study, which boasts eastern views of San Francisco's financial district and the Bay bridge. This space previously accommodated a bedroom and could be adapted to that function. Now exquisitely designed casework provides opportunities for displaying more art, while the curved custom seating reinforces the luxurious ambiance of the home.
The kitchen space is suitably appointed with custom lacquer finished cabinetry and granite countertops which integrate well with the character of the space. Counter seating and another banquette provide a cozy spot to enjoy the morning sun.
Secluded from the living spaces, the master suite feels private yet enjoys another striking view to the City skyline. The suite accommodates more custom seating, generous closets and a flowing space that connects to a beautifully articulated bath with walk-in shower, and custom vanity dressing table.
Each new visit to this property reveals secrets that enhance the function of this truly unique home. A walk-in closet and guest bath are each concealed behind lacquered wall-panels along the main gallery; abundant wall storage conceals state-of-the-art electronics and sound system; washer and dryer units are housed in closets adjacent to the kitchen; and window finishes can be adjusted for privacy and to control views. Additional assigned storage is available at the ground floor of the building where garage parking is provided for one car.
This superb secluded block in the heart of the City captures the best of Russian Hill, perhaps San Francisco’s most historic and sophisticated neighborhood. Pedestrian stairways make easy access to the activities, cuisine and rich urban amenities of nearby North Beach, Ghirardelli Square, the Financial District and San Francisco’s famed waterfront.