One of our favorite designers in San Francisco, Matthew Turner of MacCaul Turner Design, recently gave a televised tour on NBC of a gorgeous Pacific Heights townhome that took nine years to design and develop. Matthew was the interior designer on the project, with Fisher Weisman, and Louis H. Felthouse was the architect, with Josehart Construction Management in charge of construction.
Matthew Turner, Interior Designer for 2935 Pacific
It is only because this magnificent home on Pacific Avenue is currently for sale by Gregg Lynn of Sotheby’s International Realty for $12,900,000 that we are able to get this privileged tour inside. With new construction so rare in Pacific Heights, it will be a while before anything similar is available.
The Entrance Gallery has a walnut entablature, limestone/marble floors and elegant chandeliers. The owner liked the hand-forged iron door so much, “we decided to take that element and extend it elsewhere in the home,” says Matthew.
Servicing four levels, the Grand Stair Hall and generous Elevator landings feature sophisticated forged-iron grillwork and walnut handrails.
The Great Room is showcased by luxurious walnut-paneling on the north wall, soaring ceilings and oversized windows presenting outlooks to a Southern Garden and stunning City views. Hidden doors lead to a Powder Room with Waterworks fixtures or an elegant Wet Bar.
An oversized fireplace with vintage wood mantle and marble surround endow this room designed for grand-scale entertaining. Alternatively, concealed walnut pocket doors close to create a Private Retreat or Screening Room. A climate-controlled 800+ bottle Wine Room features a top-line dishwasher and refrigerator.
The Second Floor begins with a large Family Room with a fireplace and two view balconies. An adjacent Grand Kitchen designed with myriad top-line appliances and large center island of stunning Costa Esmerelda granite countertops opens to a Breakfast Area. Nearby, a large Butler’s Pantry features ample storage and laundry appliance.
The Dining Room features a balcony, coffered ceiling with silver-foil accent and locking Silver Closet.
The paneled Living Room enjoys Northern windows and beautiful neighborhood outlooks. An adjacent elegant Wet Bar, Powder Room and Study complement this Level. With its darkly paneled environment, and touches of light upholstery and color, the cozy library is designer Matthew’s favorite room in the house.
The Third Floor features a Master Suite with a balcony, oversized fireplace, dual Closets and a sumptuous Master Bath with Jerusalem limestone gold floors, soaking view tub, dual vanities, spa/steam Shower Room for two and Water Closet. This floor additionally features two Bedrooms with a shared Bath, two en-suite Bedrooms and a Laundry Room.
The stunning Roof Terrace Level has “everything you could possibly need for outdoor entertaining,” according to Matthew. It features 2,500 square feet of luxurious outdoor living: a full outdoor kitchen, a dining area, a lounging area, a 12-person stainless steel hot tub, and a room to keep you warm when the San Francisco fog rolls in.
Additionally, the Family/Guest Level features a three-bedroom, three-bathroom Apartment with Kitchen, Living and Dining Areas, as well as Garden and street access.
Matthew Turner filming “Open House” in the backyard.
The home is made complete by a Crestron Home Automation System, enabling local or remote management of sophisticated lighting, security, acoustic, media and mechanical systems.
Further Information: 2935 Pacific [2935pacific.com]
Further Information: Sotheby’s International Realty [sothebyshomes.com/norcal]
Further Information: Matthew Turner [maccaulturner.com/]
Video: LXTV Open House
- Offered at $12,900,000
- Size: 8-bed, 7-bath (3-half)
With Sloan and Roger Barnett, Sabrina Buell and Yves Behar, Jean-Pierre Conte, and Alison and Mark Pincus, Gucci recently hosted a private cocktail party at the San Francisco store to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the loafer, and the new 1953 collection for men and women.
Catherine Kwong’s living room, inspired by Mick Jagger and Bianca Jagger, is one of the highlights of the 2013 San Francisco Decorator Showcase, taking place at 2800 Pacific Avenue.
Michael S. Smith was recently honored at Hedge Gallery in San Francisco at a party hosted by Alison Pincus, Vanessa Getty and Allison Speer. His design work for a Palladian Villa in Malibu is being put up for auction at Christie’s in New York. Nicolas Berggruen, Princess Tatiana Galitzine, Dede Wilsey, and Sabrina Buell were among the guests.
Deepa Pakianathan and Phil Pemberton recently hosted a reception for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in anticipation of its upcoming Gala on April 20, 2013, which pays tribute to legendary opera baritone and Conservatory Advisory Board member Thomas Hampson.
Conservatory mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook directs and stars in a program featuring special performances by Hampson with Conservatory students, faculty and guest artists. Teresa Medearis and Barbara Walkowski co-chair the event, with catering by McCall’s Catering and Events and decor by Blueprint Studios.
Tickets for this very special occasion can be purchased at www.sfcm.edu
UCSF Partners in Care recently held its 2013 kick-off membership event at Reed & Greenough. Membership co-Chairs Schuyler Hudak and Libby Leffler hosted the launch party and kicked off the well-attended evening with brief remarks, followed by UCSF Partners in Care President Katie Budge, who spoke about the services that the auxiliary organization provides to the hospital.
UCSF Partners in Care works with UCSF hospital staff to fund programs that provide comfort and well-being to patients and their families while visiting the UCSF medical center.
Guests enjoyed spirited greyhounds nicknamed “Doctor’s Orders,” and a “Members Only” wine special while noshing on sweet treats from Kara’s Cupakes, and savory sliders and arancini from Cedar Hill Kitchen and Smokehouse.
Please visit www.ucsfpartnersincare.org for more information about this important organization.
Renowned European designer Ms. Madeline Pauw recently made an appearance at a delightful luncheon at Saks Fifth Avenue in San Francisco, where her Spring 2013 collection was presented.
The Pauw collection is designed by Madeleine Pauw, daughter of the original founders. Pauw is known for its luxurious fabrics and soft touches of femininity while integrating just a splash of masculine undertones, but always keeping the fit and style in mind for the female physique. The company has been in business for over 50 years, and originally was created in the Netherlands where it currently has 29 stores.
You can purchase pieces from Pauw at Saks Fifth Avenue at 384 Post Street, San Francisco, or online at Saks Fifth Avenue
The Mid Winter Gala for 2013 honored the exhibit, “Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis” with a chic winter wonderland that raised over $400k. Marissa Mayer, Jonathan Ive, Alison Pincus, Vanessa Getty, Dick Costolo, Stephan Jenkins, Connie Nielsen, Lori Levine, Evgenia Peretz, Jeremy Stoppelman, Trevor Traina, Allison Speer and Kathryn Lasater were among the 380 who attended.
Stephanie Phair, the managing director of Outnet.com, recently visited from London to host a luncheon previewing Oscar de la Renta’s new limited edition collection designed exclusively for The Outnet.
The Italian artist, Paolo Troilo, recently debuted his first U.S. exhibit at Coup d’Etat, the most exceptional designer space in San Francisco.
Sponsored by Testa Vineyards, the event brought together San Francisco tastemakers such as Jack Calhoun, Stephen Brady, Gary Friedman, Joy Bianchi, Anna Weinberg, Ken Fulk, and Jamie Finegold, among others.
The exhibit will run at Coup d’Etat until May 2013.
Visit Coup d’Etat at 111 Rhode Island, or online at coupdetatsf.com
The International Museum of Women (IMOW) hosted its annual Celebrating Change Benefit on March 6th, 2013, and the associated Vanguard Group hosted its Art Live Lounge benefit.
This year’s benefit featured IMOW’s second annual Innovator Award for Women in Technology, presented to Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer of Cisco Systems.
The International Museum of Women is an innovative online museum that showcases art, stories and ideas to celebrate, inspire and advance the lives of women around the world. With the support of over 500 guests, IMOW raised over $200,000 to benefit its mission and exhibitions. Guests enjoyed a night of art and inspiration from the museum’s virtual collection, music, networking and dancing, while watching notable female artists create original artwork.
Learn more about the International Museum of Women at www.imow.org
Jay Jeffers recently designed three of the 23 penthouses of the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Lake Tahoe. The homes range from $1,250,000 to $4,500,000 in price.