Welcome to 761 Kansas Street in sunny Potrero Hill! This magnificent modern masterpiece was custom designed and built by a local architect and offers a tremendous opportunity for those who love to entertain.
The four-bedroom, three and one-half bath residence spans three awe-inspiring levels and offers a generous ~3,555 square feet (per draftsperson). Formal public spaces flow effortlessly into casual hang-out areas, and it's all anchored by an incredible chef's kitchen. Matter of fact, one of the current owners is a professional chef and the home has been featured in multiple shoots and events. Many professional and charity events, including one in collaboration with Chez Panisse, were held there and an article about the home may be found HERE.
The kitchen features stainless Thermador appliances, including a 6-burner gas range, dual ovens, stainless side-by-side refrigerator, hood ventilation system, wine cooler, and dishwasher. Food prep is a breeze with a section of the Italian quartz island featuring a butcher block cutting surface adjacent to an auxiliary sink. Custom Italian cabinets offer plenty of storage and an appliance garage keeps devices tucked out of sight. Breakfast bar seating for two is located at the end of the island, and the entire kitchen is open to a huge family room that overlooks the back yard.
A towering three-story atrium with bamboo is the centerpiece of the home, with a curved staircase and floor-to-ceiling glass all contributing to a huge wow-factor. The central atrium, huge windows, and cleverly placed transoms allow natural light to pour into the home, which sits in one of San Francisco's best microclimates.
Formal living and dining rooms are located towards the front of the residence, with the living room being centered by a gas fireplace with Mexican Adoquin tile surround and media cabinet. Vermont maple hardwoods run throughout, recessed and track lighting dim for ambiance, and integrated speakers pipe rich sound throughout the public spaces. A powder room is conveniently located and features a sink carved from a piece of soapstone.
Upstairs are three bedrooms and two full baths, including the primary bedroom which is located at the rear of the home and oriented directly towards the epic views. The primary bedroom features an attached deck, perfect for sipping morning coffee or watching City lights emerge as dusk turns to night. The private suite has plenty of closet space, storage, and a luxuriously appointed bath with Japanese Ofuro (soaking tub), dual vanities, stall shower, and private water closet.
The upper hall winds around to a full laundry room, two generously-sized bedrooms, and a full bath that serves them.
Descending to the lower level of this fine residence you will find a huge rec room with wet bar and adjacent bedroom and bath. This space is perfect for lounging, playing, or an au pair suite if desired. Polished concrete floors give a modern vibe and a gas fireplace adds warmth.
The inviting back yard offers up amenities that are tough to find at any other residence. A custom-built Mugnaini pizza oven separates the spa from the patio area. Three stories of impressive curved glass, showing the true grandeur of the home, can be taken in from this location. Fragrant flowers and a privacy fence round out the exhaustive feature list.
Clay tiles grace the front of the home, which were custom made by one of the original owners - a local sculptor. They add a layer of sophistication and style - not to mention are great conversation pieces. Solar panels, air conditioning, and a garage that will be the envy of all your friends are all hugely beneficial. The garage may accommodate 2-4 cars and offers plenty of storage.
All in all, this urban salon is inviting, uplifting, and awaits a very lucky new owner! Please contact the Payton + Binnings Team at 415-891-7770 or [email protected] to arrange a showing.
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One of the best kept secrets for many years, Potrero Hill was once the blue collar home of shipping docks, storehouses, and the simple shops and bakeries frequented by the families who called it home. The big turnaround came on the heels of the dot-com revolution when many of the warehouses and factories in the area were transitioned into the live-work lofts and offices we know today. Development along Third Street has solidified this area's reputation as an exciting destination, with an unparalleled ease of commute to downtown SF.
Among Potrero Hill's many assets, its sunny weather, fantastic views, and ready access to all highways rank high on the list. A hardy neighborhood, there are a great many early Victorians along its charming streets which remarkably withstood the earthquake of 1906.
Eateries, bars and shops along 18th street are plentiful in options. The classic watering hole Blooms, named for the heroine of Ulysses, offers pool tables, awe-inspiring views, and fantastic people watching. Chez Papa offers the best French Provencal bistro cuisine this side of the Sierra Nevada. And please don't miss Farley's, where an easy-going coffee drinking crowd enjoy daily brews strong enough to cut through any misty morning.
Students and young folks help liven things up just enough thanks to the nearby California College of Art campus, the California Culinary Academy, and local bar The Bottom of the Hill, which hosts an amazing array of music acts not to be missed. You'll find plenty of shopping and grocery options close to 16th and Potrero.
If you've never visited Potrero Hill, get ready to be romanced by this charming hillside respite.