Offering the timeless appeal of the iconic San Francisco waterfront, 740 Bay Street is an oasis amidst this dynamic urban environment. From the street, this impressive single-family home evokes a sense of quintessential period charm which belies the burst of modernity that awaits inside. Masterfully expanded and redesigned in 2014 to orchestrate space, light, views and luxurious finishes, this modern residence is climactic yet comfortable. The interior’s informal spirit is equally matched with the polished sophistication of contemporary materials, exuding warmth and intimacy.
The thoughtful reversed floor plan has a main level with a spectacular open space that contains the living room, dining room and gourmet kitchen, all opening out to a large terrace that is accessed through expansive glass doors that poetically frame Alcatraz Island. The main social rooms feature a striking ribbon-flame fireplace and a well-appointed kitchen that has a center island with seating, abundant custom cabinetry, and premium appliances. Adjoining this open living space is a well-designed, self-contained multi-purpose area ideal for relaxation and media related activities, and a powder room. Enhancing the attraction of this main level is the connection to the breathtaking roof-top terrace through a brilliantly designed retractable glass roof panel.
Once atop the terrace, the panoramic views unfold to reveal all that is memorable about living in this world-class city – Alcatraz Island, the Bay, the beautifully lit Bay Bridge spans, the downtown skyline, Coit Tower, the East Bay, Marin and the beloved historic waterfront. Glass walls, a fire table, built-in stainless barbeque, built-in seating and a line of trees creating a veil of green and privacy contribute further to this already remarkable outdoor area.
The first floor showcases a large family/media room with massive glass doors that invite in the generous private back yard with a large stone patio, fire table, and heat lamps that extend the entertaining space outdoors. An en-suite bedroom with its own private patio, another guest bedroom, a full bath, washer/dryer closet, an elevator to upper floors and interior garage access complete this level.
The exquisite master suite, with a spacious sitting room and ribbon-flame fireplace, is found on the second floor along with an office and guest bedroom. The spa-like master bath, with a dual sink vanity and soaking tub, is serenely finished in a luminous white palette. For those that appreciate inspired transformation, the garage rooftop is a smartly landscaped garden enjoyed from the street-facing vantage points. Aesthetic details found throughout this home provide an unexpected visual appeal that leaves a lasting impression with its captivating spaces showcasing extraordinary marine and City vistas, contemporary amenities and the allure of thoughtful design.