16 Spruce Street

Sale Price: $9,500,000

Situated along the prestigious Presidio Wall, 16 Spruce Street is an inspired re-imagination of a Mid-Century modern residence, envisioned anew while retaining the essence of the timeless Modernist tradition. This home has been meticulously updated and expanded with a discernible quality that creates a dwelling of sophistication and comfort. Clean architectural lines impart lightness and elegance to all of the spaces. Large expanses of glass poetically frame Julius Kahn Park and the verdant grandeur of the Presidio and beyond. Internal walls of glass open to private exterior spaces throughout the home that seamlessly join the outdoors to the inside, making the rooms feel even more substantial. The lyricism of the thoughtfully repeated use of luxurious finishes throughout adds to the harmonious elegant style. The interior’s crisp white palette is balanced by the warmth of the impressive walnut wood paneling and doors and softened by the stunning enhancement of Calacatta Oro, White Sivec and Silver Pearl marble. The architecturally significant staircase allows light to cascade to all three levels and is the impressive centerpiece of this home. In addition, an exterior set of stairs also serves every level and highlights the linear contemporary lines of the architecture. Although exceedingly modern, the scale and design of this stylishly polished house exudes warmth and intimacy. This exceptional property is distinguished by its Presidio Heights’ location, views, enduring style and high level of finishes, making this residence undeniably extraordinary.

Main Level:
Step in to the entry where a beautiful wood ribbed partition wall with metal design elements demarcates the main living spaces. To the right is the dining room with marble topped built-in cabinetry that sits underneath the window framing the entry courtyard. Just beyond, a large central atrium, exposed to the sky, infuses the main level with natural light. The layered palette of the kitchen’s clean white cabinetry, exquisite marble and stainless steel emphasizes the modernity, style and utility of this spectacular culinary center. A 16 foot by 3’6” foot center-island, made from slabs of bookmark Calacatta Oro, is the highlight of this sensational space around which food preparation, dining and socializing are welcomed. A unique glass floor introduces the living room while also allowing light to filter to the lower level stairwell. The same magnificent marble in the kitchen is reintroduced in the extensive ribbon flame fireplace surround. The family room is accented by a walnut paneled wall and has direct access to a balcony, perfect for enjoying the outdoors, and is also accessed through the living room. A study with its own deck, a conveniently located mud room off the 2-car garage, and powder room complete this level where all of the living spaces have outstanding outdoor views.

Lower Level 1:
Four bedrooms are situated on this level whose gallery hall is dramatically lit from above through the glass floor. The luxurious master en suite boasts a fireplace and magical views of the park. Experience serenity in the spa like master bath which has its own private patio that is an extension of the interior space. Walls of veiled glass, with a delicate combined opaque and transparent design, enclose the walk-in shower and lavatory, ensuring both light and privacy and a superb soaking tub offers relaxing bathing. Adding to the appeal of this home’s floor plan are the additional second en suite and two guest bedrooms with a shared bath on the same level. In the rooms, long transom windows are set in to the higher reaches of the interior walls to bring in lovely natural light without compromising privacy. A conveniently located laundry room is finished in fresh white tiles and custom cabinetry with a utility sink.

Lower Level 2:
A Zen garden of riverbed rocks anchors the lower level gallery that leads to a fifth en suite and sizable media/recreation room. This generously scaled room boasts a lengthy wet bar area which allows for convenient entertaining. A chic powder room and a 500 bottle temperature controlled wine cellar are also found on this level.

  • 1100 square feet of exterior spaces
  • Ceiling heights of 9’6”on the main and lower second levels & 8’4” on the lower first level
  • Wide plank European White Oak throughout
  • Architectural reveals at wall bases throughout
  • Subzero Side by Side refrigerator, Wolf Microwave, Convection Steam Oven, 5 – Burner gas range, Dual Bosch dishwashers, Blanco sinks & faucets
  • Walnut vertical grain wood cabinets & paneling
  • Walker Zanger & Ann Sacks tile throughout
  • Blu Bathworks Fixtures & Free Standing Bathtub and Filler
  • Wetsyle Undermount sinks & ADM Free Standing Pedestal Sinks & Toto toilets
  • Nest Thermostats – Internet Ready
  • Four Zone Hydronic Radiant Heating System throughout
  • Lighting controlled by Lutron Maestro series digital dimmers
  • Hard wired for home networking including a Netgear 24 port ethernet switch, wiring for 5.1 surround sound in the family, living media and master bedrooms
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