Custom built in 1952 by noted Bay Area architect Millar White, this stately 4300 square foot view home is unlike any we have ever had the pleasure of restoring and by far our largest property to date. We were thrilled to purchase it directly from the family that called it home for decades and hear of its wonderful history. Our mission...to bring this Mid Century masterpiece into this century utilizing strategic floorplan changes, preservation of iconic original features and updating of all systems. This home is now ready it for its next great chapter...
This handsome home is sited on one of Kensington's most coveted cul de sacs and features loads of natural light and classic streamlined mid-century style. The home's entry gates lead to a private front courtyard with mature plantings, serene breakfast patio and grand double doors with original hardware.
Large and dramatic public spaces, including an enormous formal living room and separate dining room, feature wall to wall glass framing spectacular views of the Golden Gate, San Francisco and beyond. Both are multipurpose spaces ideal for entertaining or simple family living. Both include fantastic original details such as mahogany built ins, dramatic beamed tongue and grooved ceilings and a stunning 12 foot by 25 foot stacked stone feature wall with oversized corner fireplace. A luxe powder room has been added adjacent to these spaces to accommodate guests.
The new chef's kitchen is light, bright and is now reconfigured to be a more socially interactive space. It includes a 36 in. Viking range, built-in refrigerator, wine refrigerator, quartz counters, custom oversized tile, all new wood cabinetry, a second prep sink and spacious eat in area.
With 5+ bedrooms and 4.5 baths this home has the space and style we all love. All bedrooms are oversized and have plenty of storage. Each bedroom has its own unique feature...some including views of the Golden Gate, sliding glass doors leading to a private courtyard, original mahogany built ins with custom bench seating and some with expansive walls of glass.
The first level Primary Bedroom, a gracious retreat, now includes a huge walk in closet, wall to wall glass with Golden Gate views, private door to spacious deck and an en suite luxurious bath with oversized custom shower with bench, double vanity, Carrara marble floors and spectacular view from each sink.
The lower level includes a very large family room with second fireplace, entertainment kitchen with refrigeration and second dishwasher, wine storage, separate office area (or potential nursery) and walls of glass leading to a deck, sun drenched yard of mature plantings and gorgeous wisteria covered gazebo. Also on this level is an additional bedroom and new second Master Suite with original built ins, seating area and new custom bathroom.
Additional features include new random plank oak floors that seamlessly blend into the original wood floors, original white washed stained casework that was meticulously preserved and repurposed giving new spaces a sense of history, custom lighting throughout, upgraded hardware, custom Bee Renovated paint color palette, giant wrap around deck, attached 2 car garage...the list goes on.
In over a decade of restoring vintage homes...this one is by far a major stand out! Space, style, architecture and location coupled with Bee Renovated's craftsmanship and timeless design. This is truly a special property.