3701 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94118
3701 Washington Street - Presidio Heights Chateau

3701 Washington Street - Presidio Heights Chateau

3701 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA


  • 8 Beds
  • 5 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 1900 Year Built
  • Sold Status

Superbly located on one of the most desirable blocks of Presidio Heights amongst other exquisite mansions. This stunning Beaux-Arts style architectural masterpiece evokes the timeless glamour and unforgettable elegance of the French Classical style. Originally built circa 1900 for Nelly C. Mason, and extensively renovated circa 1928 for George Wagner by prominent architects John Blakewell and Arthur Brown. A total of eight bedrooms, five and one half baths, formal dining room, library, family area, two/three car garage plus driveway for multiple parking, and South garden on a 8,779 square foot lot (as per City Tax Records).

THE MAIN LEVEL: The architecturally magnificent facade lends a majestic presence to this historic mansion and is in the style of a stately French Chateau. A dramatic entrance hall provides a warmly inviting and sumptuous welcome to guests, with it’s elegant parquet flooring, very high ceilings, and rich moldings. The grand circular staircase with classic French-style balustrade and fabulous architectural trompe-l’œil is crowned by a large circular skylight with crystal chandelier and provides a dramatic backdrop to the entrance hall. A banquet-sized formal dining room features classic crystal chandelier, French doors with lovely garden outlooks, gorgeous mirrored paneling and moldings- and works beautifully for large-scale entertaining Featuring rich wood-paneled walls, the intimate library enjoys a marble woodburning fireplace and French doors opening to a decorative balustrade over the garden. The beautifully proportioned living room is ideal for grand-scale entertaining and features ~twelve foot ceilings, antique carved marble fireplace with inlaid paneled mirror, picture and crown moldings, matching crystal chandeliers, hardwood floors with a classic pattern and French doors with decorative balconies The fabulous Provençale-style gourmet chef’s kitchen enjoys a Viking four-burner gas range plus griddle, stove and large hood, exquisite trompe-l’œil and decorative details, white Carrera marble and tile counters and double sinks; a spacious pantry adjoins the kitchen and provides abundant storage for china, crystal and silver, and features wood counters and decorative tile accents. A chic powder room features trompe-l’œil and fabric covered walls and completes the main level of this mansion.

SECOND LEVEL: A large landing with circular skylight creates a bright and airy, open feel to this level and is accessed via the grand main staircase, as well as the back stairs off the kitchen The luxurious and romantic master suite features French-style chandelier, beautiful trompe-l’œil and paneled walls, his and her dressing rooms and marble and tile baths The northeast bedroom suite enjoys beautiful finishes, a marble and tile bath and lovely Bay views The northwest bedroom (or den/study) has a fireplace with paneled mirror and Bay and Presidio views

THIRD LEVEL: This level features a total of four charming bedrooms, two with Golden Gate and Bay views, a trompe-l’œil closet, family area with banquette seating and one bathroom.

LOWER LEVEL: Large laundry room with utility bath, mechanical systems and tremendous storage space complete this lower level​.

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