Sold $5,140,000 SOLD (List: 4.985M - Record sale - over $1000/sq ft) - Single Family Home
Surrounded by large, historic homes on one of Piedmont’s most distinguished and beautiful streets, 83 Sea View Avenue is a fully remodeled, mid-century contemporary estate. Following a two-year, two-phase renovation, this urban oasis, whose remarkable landscape design combines classical elegance with a fabulously modern aesthetic, has approximately 5,000 sq. ft. featuring four bedrooms, a potential au pair unit, 6 baths (four full and two partial), and a pool house (with two additional full baths). Exquisite and expansive San Francisco Bay views complete this wonderful home.
Entering the foyer, French limestone floors introduce you to the open floor plan and lead to the formal living and dining rooms and guest powder room.
The living room is vast and with large impressive windows throughout allowing sunlight to pour in year-round from Piedmont’s Mediterranean climate. Gorgeous hardwood floors and crown molding provide an understated dignity. Framed by massive windows, a wood-burning fireplace finished in French limestone provides a lovely centerpiece for this room. At the far end of this room, one can enjoy a view of the back garden and partial views of the San Francisco skyline.
The formal dining room is spacious and can accommodate large dinner parties. It has a view of the lovely private front garden and features an exquisite modern Italian chandelier.
The guest powder room features contemporary Italian lighting, a white granite counter, European fixtures all with abundant sunlight and a view of the back garden.
Impeccably styled and furnished is the marvelous gourmet chef’s kitchen. White oak floors, chic custom walnut cabinetry, stainless steal countertops, and marble walls make for a luxurious space that is fully equipped to handle all culinary endeavors. Featured are three dishwashers (Miele, Fisher & Paykel), dual Gaggenau ovens, Thermador 6-burner gas range with griddle and two warming ovens, and Sub-Zero refrigerator — all in stainless steel. A solid-slab marble island provides a beautiful prep surface or serving area, as well as a secondary sink and built in stacked U-line refrigerator drawers. This island also provides significant and convenient storage space, very discreetly from view.
Adjacent to the kitchen is the informal family dining area, also with large windows and a view of the front garden.
The family room is bright and expansive — a skylight and floor-to-ceiling windows allow for abundant natural light and views of the surrounding landscaping. French doors provide access to the rear terrace.
On the second level, the master suite is an inviting and lavish retreat: The bedroom is spacious with a lounge area and a postcard view of San Francisco and the bay. Within the master suite are two full baths and two walk-in closets. Each includes extensive and meticulously crafted custom cabinetry and storage for any and all wardrobe items. The first bath is finished in Belgian glass tile, Italian lighting, and a glass-pane shower looking out to a perfectly composed view of treetops and San Francisco. The second bath has a large chic modern bathtub and an ultra stylish no-enclosure shower. The master suite is equipped with stereo speakers throughout.
The first of two additional second level bedrooms offers two closets and a beautiful front garden view with shared access to a full bath. The second bedroom features spectacular views of the pool, upper and lower gardens and San Francisco and the bay. This bedroom also has a walk-in closet with built-in cabinetry. The shared bath has two vanities with marble counters, and a large triangular tub.
This home’s lower level fourth bedroom / au pair unit / playroom is a cheerful and voluminous space, where French doors provide open access to the back yard and generous light. Here, a full bath includes a walk-in shower, beautifully tiled floors, and modern fixtures. Nearby is a large laundry room with ample cabinetry and counter space. Also accessible from the lower level is the two car garage. An automated driveway gate offers security and privacy- as the driveway itself continues behind the house, with garage access from the rear.
The back yard is truly extraordinary — a private and lushly landscaped haven. Tranquility abounds whether one is relaxing in the pool house or among the gardens. A rose-lined pathway leads past handsome custom stonework and garden beds, to a terrace overlook featuring a serene water wall. There are limitless opportunities for seating, relaxing and entertaining here, as these grounds comfortably accommodate parties of four or as large as four hundred.
Elegant in shape and perfectly seated within its environs, the pool features a built-in hot tub and is self covering for safety and ease of care. Sleek, stainless steal custom railing lines the perimeter of the terrace. At the far end is the pool house with built-in stereo and speakers for indoor and outdoor entertaining — its fully mirrored back wall reflects the vividly colored surroundings. One can look out across the water and take in the scent of potted lemon trees. The space is perfect for parties, extremely spacious and equipped with a full wet bar and refrigerator. There are two full baths in the pool house: both offer beautiful glass tile, modern fixtures and cabinetry.
The upper garden is the epitome of serene, with gazebo, fountain, low stone walls, ferns, roses, Japanese Maples, Cheery trees, and Italian Cypress. All of the gardens are lighted throughout for a magnificent evening ambiance.
83 Sea View offers a spectacular lifestyle, environment, location, top-rated schools, dining, shopping and year round recreation. We welcome you to visit and experience this home for yourself.
It is truly a special home.