Although its other-century exterior blends with its surroundings, 17 Presidio Terrace hides a stunning contemporary setting that was built from the ground up, with steel-reinforced construction, in the last decade. It’s the work of two visionaries: award-winning classical architect Andrew Skurman and celebrated interior designer Ken Fulk. The latter’s extensive details include Carrara and Calcatta Oro marble; suede walls; and a sleek grey, white and black color palette. The cul-de-sac property is being sold complete with its all-custom furnishings; the sellers’ eclectic art collection is negotiable.
Created on a spaciously elegant, light-filled scale that welcomes both formal and informal living, the 10,000-square-foot home enjoys dramatic views of the landmark domed Byzantine Revival Temple Emanu-El. Guests are greeted by a soaring skylit 25-foot entry hall, its walls inscribed with powerful quotes.
A spectacular spiral staircase spans all four levels, which are also served by an elevator. The experience continues in the gracious living room with its fireplace and multiple garden view doors; the oval dining room; and the showstopping Great Room, opening to a heated outdoor dining terrace with fireplace. The rooms flow to a vast, high-end kitchen with large island, two butlers’ pantries, and a window-wrapped casual dining room.
On the second level, the luxe windowed primary suite is appointed with an oval marble bath and vast dual dressing rooms. An adjoining windowed private office features a fireplace and wet bar. Three more suites occupy the home’s west wing, and a private penthouse suite with deck shares the top level with over 1,200 square feet of storage space. The lower level, featuring ten-foot ceilings throughout, is home to a movie theater, music room, yoga room, gym, wine cellar, second office and double laundry. A family room opens to a level yard for seamless indoor/outdoor entertaining. There are detached guest quarters in the garage.
This incomparable home is a collection of meticulous moments, crafted with exceptional care – something Falk considers imperative. “The places and spaces in which we live and entertain help craft the experiences we carry with us forever,” says Falk. “Every moment matters.”