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‘Special architecture and marvelous viewsin a gorgeous setting’ in Pacific Heights

‘Special architecture and marvelous viewsin a gorgeous setting’ in Pacific Heights

Timeless design takes center stage in Pacific Heights. Here at 2727 Vallejo St., a majestic five-bedroom impresses with a traditional floor plan, sterling vistas and grand proportions.

“This is a rare blend of special architecture and marvelous views in a gorgeous setting,” said Nina Hatvany of Pacific Union Real Estate, who is listing the classical residence for $6.9 million.

Located just below the Gold Coast, the home stands on a picturesque block in Pacific Heights. Its shingled facade mimics the late Italianate style and creates a distinct appearance. Inside, the home offers an elevator, a wet bar, servants’ quarters, a modern kitchen and a formal dining room.

Built in 1905 by George Edward McCrea, the Pacific Heights home enjoys grand proportions. Welcoming public rooms and spacious bedrooms dominate the stately yet welcoming interior.

McCrea was a contemporary of architect Albert Farr and worked with the esteemed figure for many years. Farr actually designed one of McCrea’s residences, 2891 Vallejo St. McCrea was technically listed as the superintendent for 2727 Vallejo St., but the home is still considered his architecture.

A native of Canada, McCrea moved to San Francisco in the late 1890s after living in Detroit and Los Angeles. Records show he held an office in the Hearst Building by 1899. His first appearance in San Francisco came in 1897 when he was working as a draftsman for Union Iron Works.

The home opens to a foyer graced by decorative archways and inlaid hardwood flooring. A turned staircase immediately comes into view beyond the entryway, and the living room stands off to the right. To the left, a dramatic formal dining room awaits. This lovely space boasts a wood-burning fireplace with marble surround. Handsome crown molding wraps around the foyer as the room looks into the chef’s kitchen.

The living room boasts a wood-burning fireplace and built-in storage, while the back of the room steps out to the manicured garden. An exposed beam braces the living room’s ceiling as a gallery wall offers a space to display artwork. Sitting windows along the back of the room frame garden views.

The kitchen contains stone counters and traditional cabinetry amid stainless steel appliances and a tile floor. A banquette stands near the kitchen, and the room steps up to an office area. Like the living room, the kitchen opens to the landscaped garden.

Upstairs across two levels are four bedrooms, each of which enjoys en suite bathrooms. The upper levels also host a den/office with a wet bar and views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Such views are also shared by the master suite, which features skylights in the sleeping quarters, walk-in closet and spa bathroom.

The master suite also offers an office area, a sizable space situated beneath a skylight that could also serve as a sitting area. A massive walk-in closet affords the suite plenty of storage, and the master bathroom hosts dual vanities and a large shower.

2727 Vallejo St. offers plenty of room for personalization as well. The lower level boasts a significant amount of unfinished storage, leaving future owners the option to create a media room, a gym, a wine room, a bedroom suite or whatever suits their fancy. Future residents may also opt to put their signature on any of the home’s five bathrooms and powder room.

A southern garden stretches behind the home. The landscape features a level lawn as mature plantings sprout beside brick pathways. Wooden steps at the back of the garden ascend the terraced landscape dotted by shrubs and flowering trees.

Set on a pristine block in Pacific Heights, the dramatic design rests south of Green, Union and Filbert streets. Alta Plaza Park stands a few blocks south. The Presidio waits to the west.

Residents are minutes away from the Presidio’s playgrounds, hiking trails, golf course and Pacific Ocean views.

Imagine spending an afternoon exploring one of San Francisco’s most beloved destinations before retreating to your luxurious four-story abode with sterling views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Palace of Fine Arts.

Such decadence awaits the future owner of this historic, scenic home in Pacific Heights.

“This exquisite combination of features is rarely on the market and will be truly appreciated by the discerning buyer,” Hatvany said.

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Listing agent: Nina Hatvany, Pacific Union Real Estate, (415) 345-3022, nina@nina


Address: 2727 Vallejo St., Pacific Heights, San Francisco.

Price: $6.9 million.

Features: Five-bedroom designed by George McCrea features a traditional floor plan, an elevator, multiple skylights in the master suite and a formal dining room with a fireplace. Both the living room and kitchen open to a south-facing backyard, and cascading gardens wait behind the Pacific Heights home.