Sold $2,300,000 (List Price: $1,795,000) - Multi-Family
Known as the Touchard House, 406 Lee is a fantastic Gatsby-esque Colonial Revival built in 1911 by noted architects Bakewell and Brown*. Today, this stunning property retains its elegant vintage aesthetic, but has been lovingly renovated and exquisitely reconfigured as a 6BD/5BA triplex with many stylish upgrades that add luxurious modern convenience. The main home (unit A) is a gorgeous 2363 sq ft 3BD/3BA with a formal dining room, huge modern kitchen, sunroom, and two en suite bedrooms. The top level (unit B) is a cheerful 1447 sq ft 2BD/1BA with an open floor plan, modern eat-in kitchen, sunny rooftop deck, and a wide balcony accessed by both bedrooms and the bath. The lower level (unit C) is a 1BD/1BA with an expansive bedroom and modern kitchen and bath. The three homes each include abundant storage, and a spacious attic offers room for potential expansion. The three living spaces share a private back yard, beautifully landscaped front and side yards, a two-car garage, open parking space, and long driveway with ample space for tandem parking. Situated in the Adams Point neighborhood, the home has a walkability score of 90 and is moments from Lake Merritt and Children’s Fairyland, the iconic Grand Lake Theater, and the cornucopia of GrandLake shops, restaurants, and cafes. Convenient for commuters, the home is also near BART, the Express bus, Zip cars.
Beyond the enchanting front garden planted with beds of roses, daisies, and hollyhocks, a wrought iron and brick staircase leads up to the main level. Framed by curved walls of glass, the front door opens onto an expansive foyer with high ceilings and burnished hardwood floors.
On one side of the foyer, multipane glass pocket doors open to a light-filled living room with a marble fireplace and glass French doors that open to a luminous sunroom with exterior access. On the other side of the foyer, the elegant formal dining room features built-in corner hutches and a sparkling chandelier. Off the dining room, the huge kitchen will delight the home chef with its expanse of stone countertops, subway tile backsplash, abundant cabinets and drawers, and a full pantry.
Two en suite bedrooms each include modern bathrooms, and a third bedroom enjoys a huge walk-in closet. The third bath also includes a laundry area stacking washer/dryer.
From the other side of the front garden, a brick walkway leads to the staircase to the top level – a sun-drenched 2BD/1BA home with an open living area, modern eat-in kitchen, and gleaming hardwood floors warmed by sunlight pouring through tall windows. Sliding glass doors open onto a rooftop deck overlooking the neighborhood with a view of the iconic Bellevue Staten building on the other side of Lake Merritt. Two generous bedrooms feature tall windows and French doors that open out to the wide balcony overlooking the neighborhood. The shared split bath includes a shower over tub, linen cabinet, and a sliding glass door to the balcony. (This unit currently has a tenant in place.)
The lowest level of the home is an 865 sq ft 1BD/1BA apartment with an open living/dining area and modern kitchen. The spacious bedroom is large enough for a private sitting area, and a modern bath.
Expansive attic with development potential
Leased solar system
Upgraded electrical and plumbing systems
*Both were noted architects who trained with the renowned Bernard Maybeck, graduate of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Paris. The two partners won many significant commissions including San Francisco City Hall, Coit Tower, and numerous buildings on the Stanford campus. For history buffs and lovers of architecture, find more information at https://snaccooperative.org/ark:/99166/w6wm9v4n