A San Francisco Treat
Elegant design combines with a rarified locale to create one of California’s most extraordinary private residences.
Prominent San Francisco real estate agent Joel Goodrich of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury has joined with L.A.-based Million Dollar Listing star Josh Altman of Douglas Elliman to market this unparalleled urban estate in the heart of San Francisco for $40.5 million. Known as Residence 950, the home was originally built in 1908 by famed architect Willis Polk, and has since been completely renovated and expanded into a cutting-edge masterpiece during a six-year time frame by San Francisco-based ultra-luxury home developer Troon Pacific.
Think amenities beyond compare — from a technology-enabled health and wellness environment to a two-story art gallery that can easily be converted into a sports court, fitness center or even a nightclub — paired with a massive lot (it spans an entire city block) offering jaw-dropping panoramic views of Alcatraz, Angel Island, Salesforce and Coit towers, Financial District and Bay Bridge.
Add to that an enchanting park-like setting boasting 100-year-old olive and lemon trees, and a dramatic 40-foot cantilevered infinity-edge pool crafted using Norwegian stone, along with a wealth of seamless indoor-outdoor environs that lend way to resort-like living, dining and entertainment, and the lucky new owner might not ever want to leave this exclusive private oasis.
“The infinity pool reflecting the shimmering lights of the city and the beautiful bay is incredible, as well as the grounds,” says Goodrich. “It is one of the largest residential lots in San Francisco, and can easily accommodate events for more than 300 guests. It offers an incredible indoor-outdoor lifestyle, including a wellness cottage that serves as a wonderful spa-like retreat.”
Nestled on the Riviera-like Eastern slope of San Francisco’s coveted Russian Hill neighborhood at 950 Lombard St.—just a half block from the popular crooked section of the world-famous thoroughfare—this LEED Platinum-certified abode is accessed via a Siedle Steel electronic system featuring keypad and biometric entry, and features five bedrooms, six-and-a-half baths, and a detached one-bedroom guest/wellness cottage.
Expect 9,000-plus square feet of contemporary light-filled living space on three levels connected by a glass elevator flanked by a custom steel-and-wood floating staircase. Among the highlights: a sumptuous master retreat featuring vaulted ceilings, French doors that open to wraparound terraces and balconies overlooking city and bay views, a Boffi walk-in closet, and spa-inspired Calacatta marble-clad bath with a freestanding soaking tub and in-shower TV.
A gourmet kitchen is showcased by integrated Gaggenau appliances (including gas and induction cooktops, and a trio of ovens), custom Boffi cabinetry, Calacatta marble countertops, Mandarin white limestone flooring and a walk-in pantry, while additional standout attributes include a 2,000 bottle temperature-controlled wine storage and display room; grand parlor equipped with a custom Jonathan Browning–designed bar; and the aforementioned humidity-controlled art gallery/sports court/event space ideal for collectors, athletes and entertainers.
Large sliding doors, meanwhile, open to outdoor environs including a movie theater space with projector and retractable screen; trellis dining area with a chandelier and fireplace; that amazing heated pool, with underwater lighting and speakers; and a kitchen with pizza oven, high-performance grill, rotisserie and refrigerator. The grounds’ detached guest cottage has been designed to enhance health and wellness — replete with a steam room, sauna, massage area, outdoor shower, and hot tub with ultraviolet filtration.
Adding to the home’s allure is a Zehnder air-filtration system that completely recycles interior air 12 times per day; Japanese water filtration and purification system that’s said to improve skin and hair; and an underground four-car garage reached via a concrete tunnel-like drive that sports an automated parking turnstile, Tesla charging station, catering area, washing station for dogs and more.
Photographs By Jacob Elliot & David Livingston
Joel Goodrich Dre 01028702 Of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage & Josh Altman Dre 01764587 Of Douglas Elliman
List Price $40.5 Million