2545-2547 Lyon Street, San Francisco
2545-2547 Lyon Street
Sold for: $11.200.000
Seamlessly merging urban sophistication and natural beauty, 2545-2547 Lyon Street is a meticulously renovated residence that boasts striking views of the Bay from its perch on the threshold of Cow Hollow and The Presidio. Set in a storied San Francisco neighborhood, this spectacular, four-level home affords a flexible floorplan that could easily function as one grand residence or three independent units.
A 1920’s icon originally conceived by celebrated architect, August G. Headman, the five-bedroom, six full and two half bathroom abode is detached on all four sides and appointed with ample windows to invite warmth and light. The quintessence of curb appeal, a plaster façade with Beaux-Arts style embellishments evokes Italian Renaissance design. Elevating the everyday with wide-plank European Oak flooring, Lutron lighting, and integrated audio and home monitoring, the 4,525-square foot interior boasts a hydraulic home elevator and Architectural Digest-worthy touches throughout.
Off the chic entry foyer, a stylish studio unit with full bathroom has been thoughtfully appointed with a single-line kitchen that tucks discretely behind custom oak cabinetry. Replete with Subzero refrigerator, electric cooktop, and ample counter and storage space, brass fixtures make a bold statement. The full bathroom is accentuated by an impressive Tadelakt plastered shower. Adopting a minimalist aesthetic, the studio could easily function as a home office, gym, or guest suite that affords visitors optimal privacy while admiring the Cow Hollow outlooks.
Seamlessly coalescing kitchen, living, and dining in one capacious expanse, the second floor affords a bright, open footprint with three sets of French doors that reveal jaw-dropping views. Anchored by a commanding fireplace and clad in exposed decorative beams, the great room is perfect for hosting gatherings. Cuing up a sophisticated mix of leathered-finish quartzite, plaster, and brass, a gourmet kitchen is poised for dinner parties, serviced by a bespoke pantry with beverage drawers, 108 bottle wine closet, and extra pantry storage. A powder room with striking Phillip Jeffries wall covering is discretely tucked away off the hallway. Retreat to the den after a long day and unwind in front of the entertainment center amidst verdant Presidio views.
Punctuated by arched windows with hidden powered blackout shades for ultimate privacy, a fireplace-clad primary suite at the third floor provides a luxurious haven. An airy special expanse with views of The Bay and Cow Hollow, the sumptuous retreat affords two walk-in closets and two spa-like bathrooms. One bathroom features a soaking tub, and both gleam with brass Waterworks fixtures throughout. Down the hallway, common chores become a pleasure in the laundry room with abundant storage. With views of the peaceful Presidio, two additional ensuite bedrooms are also furnished with powered blackout shades providing the perfect environment for slumber.
Perched at the uppermost level, the fourth floor reveals an impressive entertaining space with breathtaking views of the Bay. Designed with a full kitchen with wine refrigerator, the voluminous family room with vaulted, Western Red Cedar clad ceilings spills outward onto a 600-square foot, dramatic view deck, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor entertaining. Drawing back the folding, retractable La Cantina doors reveals an outdoor oasis that’s perfect for cocktails alfresco, replete with gas-plumbed firepit, built-in speakers, ambient lighting, and lush landscaping with automatic irrigation system. A frameless glass railing affords breathtaking views of Alcatraz Island and the endless stream of boat traffic on the Bay.
Meticulously maintaining period touches while updating for modern-day convenience, this showstopping residence is equipped with a 7.56 kw photovoltaic system with a 5kw Tesla Powerwall 2 battery backup. To fully enhance the home, a central vacuum system, air conditioning, and monitored alarm system with perimeter and motion sensors provide additional luxuries. Equipped with a 2-car garage with additional washer/dryer and storage, this impressive property has undergone significant seismic retrofitting to provide a special, turn-key residence.