Community San Francisco: House Proud
February 25, 2021
Three extraordinary homes by giants of the Bay Area design scene offer something for everyone.
By Maile Pinge
STATELY IN SAN FRANCISCO Benefitting of its historic neighborhood is a classical home by architect Andrew Skurman and interior designer Ken Fulk. Set on a private cul-de-sac once home to the British Embassy, the 10,041-square-foot property was designed with a grand foyer that leads to formal and informal entertaining spaces, including an oval dining room and a chef’s kitchen. The primary bedroom features a luxurious bath, dual dressing rooms, and a private office with a ﬁ replace and wet bar. Atop the house is a private “pent-suite,” while the home’s lower level includes a theater, wine cellar, music room, gym, second office, and garden. All told, there are six bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
A MODERN MASTERPIECE
Designed by Cheng Design, this multilevel, 6,960-square-foot hillside home is one of the Tiburon Peninsula’s most striking. All concrete and steel, it offers 180-degree panoramic views spanning San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, Belvedere Island and Mount Tamalpais. Warm and elegant, the property boasts a state-of-the-art open kitchen, a media room, a family room, ﬁ ve light-ﬁlled bedrooms, ﬁ ve full bathrooms, a ﬁtness room (or theater), a wine cellar and an elevator. Terraces, reﬂecting pools, a grassy lawn, and an outdoor kitchen and games areas surround the house. From its enviable perch, it’s mere blocks from Shoreline Park, shops, restaurants and ferries.
DESIGNED FOR DRAMA
Light and air deﬁne this 8,869-square-foot home by architect Mark English, set on just over an acre in Atherton, the wealthiest town in America according to Bloomberg. English designed the house with a three-story spiral staircase, a 40-foot bridge that connects the two sides of the H-shaped top ﬂoor, dramatic terraces and soothing reﬂecting pools. The home centers on a double-height entertaining space and offers ﬁ ve spacious bedrooms, six full bathrooms, a home ofﬁce, a theater, a bar, and wine cellar, and a separate guesthouse. An outdoor kitchen, ﬁreplace, and pool make for ideal indoor-outdoor living.