Chronicle Cover for Mark Allan Levinson’s Sea Cliff Stunner
December 2, 2016
There’s a home in the Sea Cliff area of San Francisco where a master suite and the public rooms broadcast views of the Marin Headlands as the Pacific Ocean’s whitecaps shimmer in the foreground. Its secluded setting along the city’s northern coast brings plenty of privacy, though expansive public rooms invite the opportunity to entertain should the mood strike.
Period details and original grandeur radiate inside and out of the Neo classical residence finished near the start of the Roaring Twenties. Stately columns, arches and bas-relief embellishments adorn the refined facade.
The noble residence is several paces off Sea Cliff Avenue. Pedestrians enter through a custom pedestrian gate in a stucco privacy wall. This buffer establishes a serene courtyard in front of the home.
Mature trees shade the meditative space accented by rock gardens and a manicured lawn. Palm trees and succulents sit on opposite sides of the masonry pathway stretching from the pedestrian gate to the front door.
The handsome foyer immediately commands attention. Patterned tiles line the floor. Swirling designs in the tile complement the spiral staircase’s curvy banister.
Generous public rooms define the main level. Wide entryways, broad windows and tall ceilings create bountiful spaces awash in sunlight.
A wood-burning fireplace and moldings that date back to the 1920s accessorize the graciously appointed space. The living area beds to the formal dining room linger Lands End at China Beach.
The ground floor of the trilevel opens to a modestly size backyard with a level lawn and low-maintenance landscaping. The backyard bluff peers over a row of box hedges to the sandy shoreline with crashing waves.
Inside, the garden level has a bonus room and two storage rooms, as well as a study nook and a bedroom suite with a remodeled bathroom.
“Anyone looking for a classic-character home will find a new dimension of possibilities and distinguished living at this Sea Cliff gem,” Levinson said.
For more details and to view a video tour, go to www.308seacliff.com.
Mark Allan Levinson, Pacific Union & Christie’s International Real Estate, (415) 441-5500, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address: 308 Sea Cliff Ave., San Francisco.
Price: $16 million.
Features: Original moldings, ocean views and grand public rooms await at this trilevel Neo-Classical in Sea Cliff completed in 1922. Both the living room and master suite enjoy wood-burning fireplaces and Pacific Ocean vistas. The home sits off the street behind a privacy wall and includes a detached garage. Broad windows in the dining room frame views of the Marin Headlands and the kitchen includes dual ovens, a breakfast nook and a center island with terraced counters.