4 Beds 4 Baths 2,895 Sq.Ft.
Welcome to 143 Collingwood, the Crown Jewel of the Castro. This spectacular residence has been completely reimagined, from the brand new facade to the newly landscaped yard, and everything in between. Originally built circa 1929, the home stays true to its roots despite being renovated to-the-studs, and still sports its original living room mantle, an ornate relic of the building’s rich history.
People experience this fine home before they even enter the curb appeal evokes wonder and awe as two antique exterior sconces radiate warm light above a gold-leaf painted rail with French doors. The chocolate exterior is rich, warm, and inviting. Two gold planter boxes flank the garage and a staircase clad in statuary marble leads to the front door. Above the exterior foyer hang three gear-shaped designer pendants, a little foreshadowing as to what awaits inside.
Stepping into the foyer, it becomes immediately apparent that painstaking attention to every design element was thoughtfully carried out. Christopher Miniello of Birch+Taylor collaborated with the owner over many years to arrive at this final design, an absolute feast for the senses. This home blurs the line between art and luxury living. In the foyer are four perimeter-lit (Led) picture niches that illuminate your favorite pieces. A custom screen sequesters the living space from the formal entry, a nice touch that creates a formal receiving area.
The formal living and dining rooms are open to one another, ideal for entertaining. The living room faces West with views of Sutro Tower and Twin Peaks. Two French doors lead to the balcony and a huge fireplace with original mantle anchors space.
While it’s hard to pick a favorite room in the house, the kitchen will likely make your top three. Tassel chandeliers hang from a skylight recess in the middle of the kitchen while an oversized island centers the room. Thick statuary marble slabs make a solid and handsome impression, and a herringbone-patterned backsplash with Ann Sacks tiles add elegance and function. Stainless appliances by Thermador Professional include the 6-burner gas range with center grill, dishwasher, refrigerator, wine fridge, and espresso machine.
Adjacent to the kitchen is the powder room, pantry, and media closet. The powder room features Ann Sacks Athens grey tiles in a custom mosaic pattern and a custom-made barn door with mirrored inset and brushed finish, a conversation-piece in and of itself. Just off the hall is the lounge, which can easily be a fourth bedroom if a higher bedroom-count is needed.
Tucked away at the rear of the home for maximum privacy is the sensuous master suite. The dark tones are pleasing and relaxing, and a hand-painted, perimeter-lit silver-leaf ceiling adds a pop of glam to space. A hidden closet, custom reading lights, and gas fireplace accentuate the master, while a luxurious bath offers up an atmosphere reminiscent of a spa retreat.
The master bath has a floating tub, separate rain shower with chevron-patterned tiles, and ample storage for linens, shoes, and clothing. A custom frosted-glass enclosure was designed for the water closet.
The entire middle floor of the home is currently utilized as a guest suite. Complete with one bedroom, one full bath, laundry, kitchen, dining area, and living room, this space is well-appointed and boasts exposed brick and timber, wood slat walls, and a separate entrance. Views to the gorgeously landscaped backyard and an outdoor deck complete the level.
On the lower floor of the home, you’ll discover a home office and a bedroom suite that opens to the backyard. The bedroom has a custom glass enclosure to ensure the home office gets plenty of natural light, a brilliant choice. Radiant heat warms this level and a walk-in off the bedroom provides even more storage.
Throughout the home are many amenities, such as Lutron dimmable lights, integrated sound system with Bose speakers, CAT6 wiring, Nest Thermostats, English White Oak floors with oiled finish (Du Chateau), SF Victoriana ceiling medallions, and custom milled moldings.
The garage may accommodate two vehicles side-by-side and has a new garage motor and epoxy-coated floor. Your cars will remain parked indoors much of the time, as the location is best explored on foot. Restaurants, nightlife, cafes, and essentials such as Mollie Stones Grocery, fitness facilities, and parks all are within steps.
A work of art like this does not come along often, so contact the Payton+Binnings Team for a showing (or have your agent get in touch). There will be no open houses as this residence will be shown by appointment only to qualified buyers. A lucky new owner will soon be found!
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