Incredible, custom-built Marina residence! 1557-1559 Francisco merges contemporary design with luxurious fixtures and finishes and offers space for impressive entertaining and comfortable everyday living, all in a bucolic location, steps from the waterfront. This four-story residence was meticulously renovated with the utmost flexibility and functionality in mind, including an elevator to all levels, an independent guest apartment on the lower floor, and primary suite options on both the third and fourth levels.
Inside a formal entry, Spanish Mediterranean-inspired tile lends a whimsical touch to this grand, stately home. Stairs lead up to the main level, clad in beautiful white oak European wood floors. The main level is fabulous for entertaining. A formal living room features a gas fireplace with striking stone surround, built-in cabinetry and shelving, and a wall of casement windows across a Juliet balcony, all overlooking tree-lined Francisco Street. Adjacent is a formal dining area under a striking chandelier, and a seating area framed by an impressive glass-enclosed wine cellar, lit from within. Further down the hallway, past a chic powder room and multiple closets, is a luxurious and sun-filled kitchen/family room with a breakfast area, overlooking the garden. The kitchen boasts a gorgeous center waterfall island fashioned from Calacatta Arbesco marble, and an overhang for informal dining. The surrounding kitchen is furnished with Wolf, SubZero, Bosch, and Miele deluxe appliances, a custom hood, a slab marble backsplash, and a walk-in pantry. Sliding glass windows overlook the garden and there are stairs directly down to the backyard from the breakfast area.
Two staircases convey you to the third level, one with decorative railings and a dramatic dangling chandelier pendant glittering overhead. This level houses four bedrooms, each with ensuite bathrooms, including a fabulous secondary primary suite. The secondary suite presents charming curved windows charming facing the tree-lined street, each with a Juliet balcony. It contains a walk-in closet as well as an ensuite bathroom with a built-in shower over the tub, and a double floating vanity. Three additional bedrooms are generous in size, with three baths, one with a glass-enclosed shower and the other two with a glass-enclosed shower over the tub. A sizeable laundry room has a side-by-side washer and dryer and a folding counter with storage cabinetry. There is also a lovely seating area/family room or playroom area at the top of the landing for family gatherings.
On the top floor, the primary suite is the crown jewel of the home, truly. The bedroom is spacious and serene, with a gas fireplace with marble surround on one wall, flanked by display shelving. To the north are French doors out to an incredible deck, with full spire-to-spire Golden Gate Bridge views and the waters of the Bay, as well as the greenery of Moscone Park to the west. A spa-like primary bathroom is ensconced in marble, with beautiful mosaic tile flooring and a glass-enclosed shower with a built-in tub, crafted from slabs of Bianco Carrara Riserva marble. A double vanity provides excellent storage, with a herringbone tile accent wall and skylights overhead, and there is a water closet with an in-wall toilet behind a pocket door. Across from the bathroom is a large dressing area with custom-built walk-in closet.
On the other end of the top floor is a seating and entertaining area, flooded with light from southern windows and sliding doors out to a back patio, with views south and west across the city. With the two staircases escalating up to either side of this level, one has the ultimate flexibility: use the entire floor as a private master suite, or close the door to the primary suite wing and use the family room with a half bath and walk-out deck as a wonderful public entertaining space for guests.
On the lower level are multiple storage closets off a hallway, which opens to a fully separate apartment, with a lovely bedroom, a bathroom with shower, an attractive half bath, and a living area and dining area, with a nano wall out to the garden. A sleek kitchen along the back wall displays Eurostone Italian quartz countertops, Miele appliances, and beautiful cabinetry. The living room showcases a media cabinet with shelving. The private and serene bedroom is outfitted with built-in bookcases, and the ensuite bathroom has a floating vanity and a glass-enclosed shower.
The beautiful garden is accessed through the nano wall from the lower apartment, or down the stairs from the kitchen, and includes a turf lawn, a paved upper area for seating, and a lower area for BBQing (plumbed for gas), all surrounded by landscaping. The garden has been thoughtfully equipped with irrigation and lighting and is also accessible via a tradesmen’s entrance through the garage.
Lastly, the residence has a two-car garage with storage. Additional attention to detail has been paid throughout with Nest thermostats, radiant heat, Control4: Home Automation System, motorized shades, speakers, and more.
Incredible Marina location steps from the waterfront, Marina Green, Fort Mason farmer’s market and restaurants/cultural exhibits, Crissy Field, Chestnut Street shops and restaurants, Moscone Park & Recreation center with two playgrounds, dog park, tennis and basketball courts, and baseball diamond.