• SUMMARY OF THE HOME

    • Classic Georgian style with exquisite architectural detail, wonderful scale, and glorious views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay, and City
        
    • Premier Pacific Heights location on an extra-wide corner lot with gated entrances, 50-foot frontage, and lot size of approximately 6,900 square feet
        
    • Circa 1919 architecture by Clarence A. Tantau and built for the department store mogul Benjamin Schlesinger, who owned the City of Paris store, now the Neiman Marcus flagship store
        
    • Four floors, all serviced by elevator, with 7 bedrooms, 6 full baths, and 2 half-baths
        
    • Approximately 10,563 square feet (per appraisal; includes garage & mechanical room)
        
    • Five fireplaces
        
    • Extensively renovated and restored by European craftsman in 1993 including seismic, electrical, plumbing, lighting, sound, and security
        
    • Grand public rooms on the main level plus a remodeled chef’s kitchen and adjoining family room
        
    • Second-floor master suite with 2 bathrooms and private terrace spans the width of the home and overlooks views of the San Francisco Bay
        
    • Entertainment room on the upper-most level has a lounge area, bar, and sweeping Bay views
        
    • Lower-level 1-bedroom, 1-bath quarters with full kitchen, living room, and private entrance
        
    • Wine cellar for approximately 1,000 bottles
        
    • Attached, oversized 3-car garage with gated brick driveway accommodating up to an additional 6 cars
        
    • Excellent location just 2 blocks to Union and Fillmore Streets and minutes to Lafayette and Alta Plaza Parks for recreation and tennis
        
    • Less than 2 blocks to excellent private schools: Convent & Stuart Hall, and The Hamlin School
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    DESCRIPTION

    This superb Georgian residence is positioned on an oversized corner lot in the heart of Pacific Heights, where stately mansions grace the quiet, tree-lined streets. The circa 1919 home boasts a legendary past that began when it was built for the department store mogul Benjamin Schlesinger, owner of the renowned City of Paris, now the Neiman Marcus flagship store. In 1993, an extensive renovation restored the home to its City of Paris days using European artisans trained in the neoclassic style. Ornate moldings and elaborate columns are visual delights while behind the scenes, upgrades for seismic, electrical, plumbing, lighting, and more provide 21st century security and comfort. Adding to the home’s appeal are full-height windows and French doors that frame glorious views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, and City skyline.

    Spanning four levels, all serviced by elevator, the home opens into a majestic entrance foyer and formal rooms of grand proportions. While worthy of lavish entertaining, the home is equally suited to everyday living with its fabulous chef’s kitchen and adjoining family room that is certain to be a central gathering place. Added recreation and media space unfolds on the upper-most level with a wonderful entertainment venue that has sweeping views across the Bay. Personal accommodations are comprised of 7 bedrooms, including an inviting master suite with two bathrooms, as well as lower-level quarters ideal for guests, staff, or extended family members.

    This treasured home is just blocks from boutique shopping and fine dining, highly regarded private schools, and the lush green belts   of Lafayette and Alta Plaza Parks with tennis courts and state-of-the art playgrounds — the ultimate setting for distinguished City living.

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    AMENITIES

    Details of the Home – Main Floor

    Foyer
    Grand entrance salon has extensive wall moldings, pilasters with elaborate capitals, and herringbone patterned oak floor; vintage phone room with upholstered walls and banquette seating; formal powder room; cascading staircase with custom 
iron railing

    Living Room
    Beautifully proportioned with divided light French doors with transoms that fill the room with natural light and partial Bay views; lavish woodwork and crown moldings with acanthus leaf detail adorn the room; one wall has built-in library storage and cabinetry with integrated fireplace surrounded in solid marble; focal point ceiling medallion and herringbone patterned oak floor finish the room

    Dining Room
    Banquet scaled, this room is magnificently appointed with detailed 
woodwork and decorative plaster moldings ornament the ceiling; four sets of divided 
light French doors with espagnolette hard-
ware add natural light and garden views; a fireplace surrounded in solid marble features 
a magnificent overhead mirror outlined in 
hand-carved woodwork

    Butler’s Pantry
    Off the dining room, the butler’s pantry provides ample storage with built-in cabinetry topped by granite serving counters; Maytag dishwasher and dual-compartment sink

    Kitchen
    Spacious and modern, this room has white cabinetry with granite countertops and light 
oak floors; breakfast bar seating plus space 
for casual dining completes the room

    Appliances
    Gaggenau 6-burner gas cooktop, 2 Miele ovens, GE microwave, KitchenAid compactor, Charglo barbecue, Miele dishwasher, Sub-Zero refrigerator

    Family Room
    Spacious room with carpeting well positioned 
just off the kitchen for daily living; partial Bay 
views, a wet bar, and staircase to the lower level

    Details of the Home – Second Floor

    Master Suite
    Spanning the width of the home overlooking the Bay views; French doors open onto a private deck; sitting area with fireplace plus two full baths, each with walk-in closet; bathroom 1 is lavishly finished in marble with a whirlpool tub and bidet and bathroom 2 has a shower

    Bedrooms 2 & 3 and Bath
    Two bedrooms share a marble bath with bidet and steam shower with body sprays; one of the bedrooms, which could be used as a library, has a fireplace

    Office
    This carpeted room is filled with natural light with windows on two walls

    Details of the Home – Third Floor

    Recreation/Media Room
    Extending the width of the home this multi-purpose room with vaulted ceilings has a center divider that integrates custom cabinetry with granite-topped bar, wine cooler, dishwasher, and brass sink; built-in lounging banquettes beside a fireplace and across from a media center create a comfortable space for relaxation; four French doors open to Bay views; a half-bath provides convenient service

    Bedrooms 4 & 5 and Bath
    Two carpeted bedrooms each with access to a shared marble bath with tub and overhead shower

    Bedroom Suite 6
    Privately located at the front of the home and quite spacious; en suite marble bath with tub and overhead shower

    Details of the Home – Lower Floor

    Bedroom 7 and Bath
    Offering flexible use space, these quarters consist of a bedroom, large living room, marble bathroom with tub and overhead shower, separate kitchen with electric range, and private outside access

    Ancillary Rooms
    Large crafts/gift wrapping/laundry room; wine cellar with storage for approximately 1,000 bottles; mechanical/storage room; one-car garage plus adjacent two-car garage

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    2090 Vallejo Street, San Francisco