Located on a private bluff in the sought-after Broadway Terrace neighborhood, 268 Taurus is a custom-built, Glen Jarvis-designed 4BD/5BA gorgeously landscaped Cape Cod home beautifully conceived with spacious rooms and elegant finishes. No expense has been spared on the creation of a classic and comfortable oasis with exteriors inspired by the stately, dormered homes of New England and interiors that represent the best in California architecture and living. Thoughtful design integrity is reflected in hardwood floors and crown moldings, while vaulted ceilings, expansive windows, and multi-level balconies provide an exceptional indoor/outdoor flow with sweeping views of the SF city skyline and the Bay and Golden Gate Bridges. A fantastic detached structure houses a guest/au pair suite with full bath above a two-car garage with abundant elevated storage spaces. The home is the best of both worlds, situated in the privacy of the hills, yet not far from the amenities of Montclair Village and the vibrant Rockridge neighborhood.
The formal living room is graced by a gas fireplace and open to the elegant formal dining room. The adjacent chef’s kitchen is anchored by a stone-topped island with breakfast bar, vegetable sink for meal prep, and abundant storage. The discerning home chef will appreciate the expansive stone countertops, Wolf range, Bosch dishwasher, dual ovens, and large pantry. At one end, the kitchen is open to a sunny breakfast room surrounded by windows overlooking the back garden.
Off the breakfast nook, the light-filled family room features built-in bookcases and media center, and French doors open onto the enchanting back garden.
Upstairs, the expansive owner’s suite enjoys dual organized walk-in closets (one with ironing system) and a private balcony with a partial bay view. The adjoining spa-like bath features a luxurious oversized jetted tub, walk-in steam shower, and dual vanities.
Also on this level are two additional generous bedrooms with shared bath, and a convenient laundry area complete with sink and ample cabinetry.
Beneath a dramatic vaulted ceiling, the third-floor family/media room features distinctive angled alcoves, a gas fireplace, and a glass door opening onto a balcony with sweeping bay views beyond the treetops. An adjacent spacious guest/au pair suite includes a full bath with walk-in shower.
The back garden is an enchanting space with a large brick patio, level lawn, beautifully landscaped planter beds, a vegetable/herb garden, and mature trees that herald the passage of the seasons.
At the front of the home, a fantastic detached structure houses a two-car garage beneath an expansive live/work space with vaulted ceiling and skylight, ideal for a home office, workshop, or guest/au pair suite with full bath.
This beautiful home is the essence of grace in architecture - elegant and inviting in form while catering to the functions of modern life. It is an opportunity not to be missed.
Additional Highlights: Built-in speaker system Custom Hunter-Douglas blinds Ceiling fans Dual-zone heating and air conditioning 2-car garage with elevated storage spaces and room for workshop 75-gallon water heater Drainage system Compliant sewer