2845 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA
3 bed • 3.5 bath • $14,000,000
A flagship Gardner Dailey property, 2845 Fillmore, embodies the visionary’s style, aesthetics, philosophies, and execution. Secluded and private, the mid-century home is set 60’ back from the street on a double-wide lot, sequestered and unassuming behind a fully matured Chinese Elm. Landscaped gardens soften the punctuated white facade, allowing the wide brick stairs to guide the eye toward the commanding entry door.
A flagship Gardner Dailey property, 2845 Fillmore embodies the visionary’s style, aesthetics, philosophies, and execution. Secluded and private, the mid-century home is set 60’ back from the street on a double-wide lot, sequestered and unassuming behind a fully matured Chinese Elm. Landscaped gardens soften the punctuated white facade, allowing the wide brick stairs to guide the eye toward the commanding entry door.
Dailey, a prominent architect noted for introducing modernism to Northern California, designed a plethora of homes in San Francisco, of which only a handful remain. His homes are noted for settling into their sites with a casual prominence. His design philosophies are epitomized at 2845 Fillmore: wide hallways and doors, notably tall windows, and framed controlled outlooks to gardens and views from prominent living spaces. His mix of Art Deco curves with the chaste International Style–often noted for similarities to the design of ocean liners–is fully realized in the broad, curving staircase: a juxtaposition of cylindrical elegance against a brut wall of vertical windows.
The main level immediately showcases Dailey’s design intent, with scale and volume defining every major room in the home. The living room exhibits full height windows and immaculate walkout deck, again, reminiscent of the bow of a ship with Golden Gate Bridge views beyond. The sitting room, special for its garden outlooks and southern light, can be flexible in its use and purpose. Following Dailey’s design methodology by bringing natural views through oversized windows, the dining room–formal in nature yet informal in outlooks–sets the tone for sophisticated entertaining.
The upper landing of the main stair, an iconic nod to the Bridge, opens to full northeastern views from Pacific Heights to the Marin Headlands. The master bedroom suite sits commandingly over Cow Hollow, affording unabashed Golden Gate to Alcatraz views balanced with utmost seclusion and privacy.
Living in a Gardner Dailey home is living in utmost sophistication and minimalism: oversized rooms dictated outlooks spanning Bay and Golden Gate Bridge views, masterfully organized floor plans which were forward-thinking for 1941, but ever relevant today. Stewardship of this property is a rare distinction held among prominent San Francisco families, each taking the gravitas of the property to the next generation.
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