Not much excitement was brewing as we planned our stops on this week’s tour. There simply haven’t been many new listings coming out, mainly because the 4th of July holiday is approaching and many agents get the heck out of town for a long weekend.
However, we were glad that we went on the tour today, as one listing in particular made our day. It was 2201 Baker, and all 7,630 square feet of it, that stole the show. The $7.1 million Pacific Heights mansion was purchased in 2007 as a fixer and through an extraordinary effort of architects, celebrity designers, and developers, is ready for its new owner. The home was chosen by Metropolitan Home Magazine as San Francisco’s ultimate Certified Green Home for 2009. The features are exquisite, and for once, a Pacific Heights mansion felt welcoming and flowing… not all chopped up and impersonal. The website is HERE for those interested in a virtual tour (although it pales in comparison to an in-person visit). It was the only 5 star home we saw this week, and we would give it 6 stars if possible. In our opinion, the decor easily trumped the Decorator’s Showcase mansions of the past two years.
Because the tour was very light today, we have no “View of the Week” or “Backyard of the Week” awards to hand out. But we do have a few 4 and 5 star homes to highlight. Continue reading to see our list, and if you have no idea what a Tuesday Tour Show-Stopper is, click HERE.