172 25th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121
Grand scale elegance, infused with modern sophistication and expansive Mediterranean glamour, this polished residence is enhanced by custom interior architecture, quality home systems, and embraced by the exquisite details of its 1920’s heritage. Within walking distance of natural treasures of the Presidio and Baker and China Beaches, the towering scale and nature-inspired design of this warmly handsome home emulates the iconic coastal paths surrounding its location.
Wrought-iron gates welcome guests to the central foyer, whose drama is elevated by soaring stained glass, anchored by ornate railings and warm, in-laid wood parquet flooring. A jewel box powder room serves the space.
A welcoming living room with generously proportioned window bays, softly sculpted fireplace, and custom library shelving sets the scene for a life-well-lived: everything from formal salons and chic cocktails to sprawling family gatherings.
The formal dining room, which seats 20 guests, is a luxurious space fit for the ultimate in robust formal entertainment and adjoins the impressive custom kitchen with luminous dining space, balcony with garden outlooks, custom concrete island, dual sinks, six-burner Viking range, butler’s pantry with second dishwasher, and flooded with southeastern light. Soaring ceilings, thoughtful workspaces, storage, and separate utility room make this a professional culinary dream.
Upstairs is a series of elegant and roomy bedrooms with baths fashioned in luxe, classic materials, natural stone, and tile, with a primary suite whose sublime Japanese modern bath and bridge views inspire and illuminate.
Tremendous storage, yoga room, media lounge, and garden family room/guest quarters populate the lower level with ample wine room and storage. With radiant heated flooring throughout and solar power, the home is as practical as it is beautiful, fulfilling needs as well as dreams.
The restraint in materials selection and design palette are matched only by the exuberance of the living volumes, a true vessel for the coastal light and bay air which pervade this glorious location in the city. Both natural retreat and creative lair, this home offers room to breathe, room to roam, and room to create.
The interior of the home was designed by San Francisco's Kei Yamagami, an award-winning interior designer, who has designed over three million square feet of interiors. In addition to designing in various design styles, she tends toward a minimal interior architecture with emphasis on color and texture.
Isabelle Grotte’s team is centered around authenticity and transparency; it is of utmost importance to them that every client feels completely informed, knowing they are making a clear decision when the sale is complete.