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555 El Camino Del Mar

San Francisco, CA 94121


  • Single-Family Homes
  • Closed
  • 4 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 4,915 SqFt
  • MLS# 436824

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Four bedrooms (all en-suite), library, five and a half remodeled marble bathrooms (five with heated floors), formal entry with gorgeous staircase, formal living room with gas/wood burning fireplace, formal dining room, incredible remodeled eat-in kitchen, pantry, wet bar, breakfast area, family room/great room off kitchen with fireplace, exercise room/gym, wine cellar, laundry room with washer and dryer, sauna, two car garage with interior access, 4 car additional parking on driveway, electronic driveway gate, excellent storage, additional fireplace in bedroom on second floor, walk-out deck, easy roof access with incredible 360 degree views, security system, wired for sound and stereo throughout, hybrid PBX phone system (also acts as intercom and doorbell), custom wood windows and window treatments, stereo equipment and electronic components included, two furnaces, dual hospital grade hot water heaters.

Landscaped back yard/garden with mature trees, lush lawn, blooming plants, exterior illumination and irrigation systems. Front landscaped garden with lush lawn, beautiful foliage and sprinklers. For garden maintenance, one can access the garden from either side of the house or from the back.

Ethernet Cat 5 wiring to most living space rooms and is home run wired to a patch panel on level one for router interfaces. There is a DirecTV antenna on the roof with wiring to Level one CATV coax distribution panel. The Direct TV service is not active at this time. Comcast is the current TV/High-speed Internet/Telephone provider and each living space room is wired with coax. The current Comcast Xfinity system has a central DVR and supports HDTV where HD receivers are placed.

Atop one of Sea Cliff’s most prestigious locations, this stunning estate-like completely detached home offers spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Pacific Ocean, Baker Beach, Marin Headlands and beyond. The sunsets are truly magnificent!

The home was originally built in 1924 and rebuilt with the finest attention to detail by the current owners over a period of 3 years and finished in early 2000 and well in excess of $4 million in renovation costs. On a large parcel of land and boasting close to 5,000 square feet of amazing living space, this home offers today’s buyer everything one could wish for. From the aggregate stucco exterior, to the pre-cast concrete front staircase with lighting and the steel ornamental work, the home is truly striking.

The impressive architectural detail showcased throughout this light-filled home includes beautiful Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, high ceilings, dual pane beveled glass windows in rear, dual pane low E glass windows (for UV protection) in front, bay windows, crown moldings, wood moldings, recessed lighting, low voltage halogen lighting, paneled wood walls, French doors, skylights, beautiful light fixtures and pocket doors.

One of the most desirable blocks in Sea Cliff, this phenomenal home is walking distance to Baker Beach, China Beach, dramatic coastal vistas, The Presidio National Park with endless activities, Lincoln Park Golf Course, Legion of Honor, coveted schools, shopping, restaurants, bike riding, hiking and walking paths along the coastline and transportation. Easy access to the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin County.

Main Floor: Before entering this amazing home one notices the arched entryway flanked by beautiful tile work.

The light-filled FORMAL ENTRY boasts Ocean views, hardwood floors, a beautiful staircase with brass banister and faux painted steel ornamental metal, high ceilings, crown moldings, recessed lighting, two closets, beautiful beveled glass front door, lovely chandelier, picture frame wall moldings and storage cabinets.

To the right of the formal entry, the inviting FORMAL LIVING ROOM is highlighted with large picture double thermo paned windows that frame the fabulous Ocean views, hardwood floors, high ceilings, recessed lighting, crown moldings, ceiling speakers, French double thermo paned doors that open out to a small balcony and an exceptional gas/wood burning fireplace with marble surround, marble base and gorgeous wood mantle. The fireplace employs a custom Rumford design. This design optimizes heat transfer to the room, while ensuring maximum smoke venting up through the chimney.

The elegant FORMAL DINING ROOM is enhanced with gorgeous leaded art glass windows, leaded glass pocket doors, ceiling speakers, exquisite chandelier, hardwood floors and high ceilings. Adjacent to this room is the WET BAR with custom cherry wood cabinetry with leaded glass, under cabinet lighting, Kohler stainless steel sink, marble counter, marble backsplash and leaded glass window. The wet bar is also directly off the kitchen.

The wonderful LIBRARY boasts Ocean views, hardwood floors, leaded glass pocket doors, high ceilings, ceiling speakers, double thermo paned window, beautiful light fixture, crown wood moldings, leaded glass windows, leaded glass built-in cabinets with shelves, built-in desk with marble counter, marble backsplash, drawer and cabinetry.

The REMODELED POWDER ROOM has crown wood moldings, sink with marble counter and backsplash, wood cabinetry, marble floor, Kohler toilet, Panasonic fan, mirror, high ceilings, recessed lighting, marble walls with picture molding.

The spectacular REMODELED EAT-IN KITCHEN boasts Golden Gate Bridge views, marble countertops, marble backsplash, an abundance of cherry wood cabinetry (some with leaded glass), under cabinet lighting, Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, Bosch dishwasher, Dacor built-in warming drawer, Gaggenau five-burner gas cooktop and two electric burners, large commercial grade custom vent hood with restaurant grade external fan and light over cooktop, two GE built-in ovens, large island with room to add chairs for dining, two stainless steel sinks, garbage disposals in each, Franke hot water dispenser, stainless steel Kitchen Aid microwave, pull-out recycle/trash cabinet drawer, honed marble floor, leaded glass windows, recessed lighting, high ceilings, ceiling speakers and cherry wood paneled walls. There is a walk-in PANTRY with shelves off the kitchen.

The spacious BREAKFAST AREA is enhanced with Golden Gate Bridge views, garden outlook, marble floor, lovely chandelier and beveled glass double paned bay windows.

Off the kitchen, the fabulous FAMILY ROOM/GREAT ROOM is highlighted with Golden Gate Bridge views, paneled cherry wood walls, beveled glass pocket doors, marble floor, gas burning fireplace with marble surround and base, built-in cabinetry with shelves to add entertainment equipment, Samsung flat screen television, wood crown moldings, beveled glass double paned windows, recessed lighting, ceiling speakers and French paned beveled glass doors that open out to a deck with Golden Gate Bridge and Presidio views, outdoor recessed lighting and access to the back yard/garden.


As one goes upstairs to this floor, one notices the large and beautiful beveled glass arched window that brings in natural light.

The incredible MASTER EN-SUITE is enhanced with large double thermo paned windows that frame the fabulous Ocean views, two arched windows, high ceilings, recessed lighting, hardwood floors, ceiling speakers, French double thermo paned glass doors that open out to a small balcony, leaded glass windows, crown moldings and a wonderful SITTING AREA.

There are 5 built-in closets-the ultimate dream for a closet lover in the master en-suite. A vanity area with marble counter, drawers, cabinets, paneled walls and leaded glass windows is found across from the closets.

The spa-style REMODELED MASTER BATHROOM offers double sinks with marble counters and backsplash, paneled cherry wood walls, cabinetry, drawers, custom lighting, wall mirrors, ceiling speakers, deep cast iron Kohler tub with ceramic tile surround and handheld shower, Ocean views from the window above the tub, double thermo paned windows, high ceilings, fan, heated floor, marble walls, marble floor, water closet with leaded glass window, Kohler toilet and fan and a large stall marble shower with 3 showerheads, additional handheld showerhead, bench, fan, recessed lighting and glass door.

The SECOND BEDROOM is an en-suite bedroom. This bedroom boasts gorgeous Golden Gate Bridge, Baker Beach, Ocean and Presidio views, garden outlook, beveled glass double paned bay windows, hardwood floors, crown moldings, high ceilings, ceiling speakers, built-in shelves with drawers, two wall lamps and excellent closet space.

Off this bedroom, there is a REMODELED FULL BATHROOM with pocket door, high ceilings, recessed lighting, crown molding, sink with marble counter and backsplash, cabinets and drawers, heated floor, wall mirror, leaded glass window, fan, skylight, Kohler toilet, marble floor, deep tub with Kohler handheld shower and marble surround and a stall marble shower with glass door.

The THIRD BEDROOM is an en-suite bedroom. This bedroom offers amazing Golden Gate Bridge, Baker Beach, Ocean and Presidio views, hardwood floors, crown moldings, beveled glass double paned bay windows, garden outlook, gas burning fireplace with marble surround and base, paneled wall above fireplace, cabinet for television, built-in leaded glass cabinet with shelves, recessed lighting, ceiling speakers, beveled leaded glass window, two wall lamps, hardwood floors, moldings and a closet with built-ins and mirrored inside door.

Off this bedroom, there is a REMODELED FULL BATHROOM with tile floor, Kohler pedestal sink, wood moldings, recessed lighting, Kohler toilet, claw foot tub, leaded beveled glass window, tiled walls, Kohler toilet and Panasonic fan.

Off the hallway there is a closet that houses a furnace, a skylight that brings in wonderful light, an arched alcove perfect for art display and access to a pull down ladder where one can access the roof.


The BEDROOM EN-SUITE has maple hardwood floors, high ceilings, crown moldings, closet, beveled double paned windows and garden outlook. Off this bedroom, a FULL REMODELED BATHROOM is complete with marble floor, beveled leaded glass window, Kohler toilet, sink with marble counter and backsplash, storage cabinetry, medicine cabinet with glass shelf, wall mirror, Panasonic fan, high ceilings, recessed lighting, stall tiled shower with marble floor and glass door.

The EXERCISE ROOM offers maple hardwood floors, high ceilings, crown moldings, double paned windows, ceiling speakers, wall sconces, full length wall mirror and ballet bars.

Off the exercise room, a FULL REMODELED BATHROOM is complete with marble floors, heated floor, stall marble shower with glass door and glass enclosure, Kohler toilet, wall mirror, sink with marble counter and backsplash, vanity with drawers and cabinet, crown moldings, Panasonic fan and recessed lighting.

Off this bathroom, a fabulous SAUNA offers 2 benches, 2 wall speakers, marble floor, leaded beveled glass double paned window and lighting.

The LAUNDRY ROOM is equipped with a Maytag side by side washer and dryer, tile floor, marble counter and backsplash, frosted glass double paned windows, Kohler stainless steel sink, drawers, high ceilings, recessed lighting, under cabinet lighting and Panasonic fan.

The WINE CELLAR has marble floors, paneled cherry wood walls, beveled leaded glass cabinetry for wine, track lighting, marble counter, drawers and storage closet.

There is interior access to the large GARAGE on this floor. One can find built-in storage cabinets, parking for 2 cars side by side, windows with frosted glass, recessed lighting, “Hard Deck” epoxy floor and a mechanical closet that houses 2 water heaters and one furnace.

Three closets off the hallway for linens and stereo components complete this floor.


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