This Beautiful SF Home Is Steeped in Old Hollywood Glamour and History

It's not every day that we come across a property with such a unique story, personality, and aesthetic. This is one for the books.

Built in 1900, this was once the home of iconic Hollywood set and costume designer Tony Duquette and his wife so you can just imagine the kind of glamorous happenings that occurred in this home.

Architectural Digest hailed this stunning home as the "Birdcage Victorian" of San Francisco back in 1966, and since its thoughtful and considerable remodel in the early 2000s, it has been truly transformed.

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Seeing as this magnificent abode spans four stories, let's start at the top and work our way down. 2754 Octavia Street is topped with a pent-level of two glass-wrapped rooms and a large terrace with sweeping views of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge that will leave you speechless. Despite the home's many remarkable features, it's hard to deny that this is the the pièce de résistance.

Just imagine dialing into your Zoom calls from here...

Location, location, location

Located in Cow Hollow, this neighborhood is as walking-friendly as they come.

With the Bay and Golden Gate to one side and the wonderful Lafayette Park just five blocks on the other, you'll have plenty to do and see around you.

Pre- and post- remodel

Back in the day, the Duquette family curated a maximalist home of marble, mirrors, and brocade that honestly resembled a movie set more than a classic mansion.

However, the result of the early 2000s remodel is a home that stands fully-updated, a modernized marvel with great scale, soaring ceilings, light and airy entertaining spaces, an oversized kitchen and family room with harmonious indoor, outdoor flow.

The kitchen is a work of art in the heart of the home. Features include a top-of-the-line Viking range and matching hood, bespoke cabinetry, subway tiling, a beautifully concealed industrial style fridge, wine fridge, island with plenty of storage, breakfast nook, and more.

This Beautiful SF Home Is Steeped in Old Hollywood Glamour History
This Beautiful SF Home Is Steeped in Old Hollywood Glamour History

The home also has the added convenience of Costco and Safeway within delivery distance so you can get all you need for dinner parties delivered straight to your door.

The sleep situation

The remodeled five bedrooms and four bathrooms are spacious yet cozy, and the master walk-in closet is the stuff of dreams.

Backyard magic

Actor James Coburn once said of being in the presence of Tony Duquette, "You felt there was magic all around", and some of that magic remains out back where a two-story art installation frames the backyard. Like walking directly onto a movie set...

Plus a wine cellar for all of your vino...

What an incredible piece of property.

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