October 18, 2019

New York Times

About This Home

Welcome to the “secret” hilltop estate where history and sophistication unite in perfect harmony; where unparalleled, dramatic views awaken spirits, where alluring detail and distinguished character lie around every corner, and exotic botanicals decorate nearly one quarter acres of pristine gardens to transform your senses.This “executive home” has proudly entertained over 150 guests and has hosted dignitaries and heads of state. Serene, private and almost otherworldly, reconnect with the vibrant heart of the City just outside your window when the Parrots of Telegraph Hill come to perch among apple trees in the orchard, and the faint sounds of seals and cable car bells can be heard echoing in the distance. The timeless Historic Boggs-Shenson House caters to the most discerning modern connoisseur while rejuvenating the soul and arousing imagination. ?Its lasting legacy awaits its next steward.
Four levels of distinct character present 5 unique bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, with each level conveniently serviced by a coastal sea-inspired elevator system adorned with unique porthole window touches. Flow seamlessly between indoor and outdoor living spaces with open-air access via decks from all levels. Wake up or wind down against an ethereal backdrop featuring iconic, world-class views. ?Entertain groups large and small with an open living and dining floor plan, impressive fireplace and an enormous deck complete with an outdoor kitchen and pizza oven. Prepare meals in the large gourmet kitchen which offers exquisite views of the Golden Gate bridge only a window gaze away. When you’re in the mood for inspiration, head one level up to relax on the “executive sky-deck”, which boasts jaw-dropping bridge-to-bridge views, a well-equipped wet bar, a full bath and accordion-style glass doors revealing an outside deck with a gas fireplace and a variety of seating areas.
Indulge in the breathtaking sight of Coit tower from the luxury and comfort of the gorgeous master suite, which serves as the perfect respite from busy days with its elegant spa-style bath, spacious sun-soaked private deck and two walk-in closets. Two additional bedrooms each with en-suite baths are at this level to keep loved ones or guests close by while offering wonderful sense of privacy and autonomy.
Head downstairs to find two more bedrooms – one currently styled to serve as a relaxing family lounge, a bathroom with a steam shower and its own private outdoor space. In addition, this level is home to a walk-in temperature controlled wine room, sizeable laundry room and additional storage space. ?
Easily manage all home automation at the touch of your finger with the state-of-the-art Control4 Smart Home System which controls radiant floor heating, lighting, full security system and Sonos sound system.
Drive comfortably into a two-car side-by-side garage with interior access revealing an electric vehicle charger, and stylish cabinet storage. Guests will be happy with additional off-street parking in the driveway and the electronic CarTurner will make zooming out back into the city a breeze.
Get lost in your thoughts while enveloped in spectacular grounds, with mesmerizing Japanese-inspired park-like settings that includes multiple sitting areas with inspiring views, fruit trees, a Zen garden, meditation deck and putting green.
* 5 bedrooms
* 5 baths
* Elevator to all levels
* CAT 5 wiring
* Radiant heat
* Control 4 smart home system
* Outdoor access from all levels
* Unparalleled privacy and security
* 2 car garage with interior access & car charger
* Additional off-street parking
* Gated entry
* Outdoor kitchen including a pizza oven
* Temperature controlled wine cellar
* Renovated in 2011 -2012
Offered at $18,950,000