Poised for a custom waterfront transformation

Sensitive work on this Bay view property has made it a glorious blank slate for a discerning new owner’s vision. One of the few homes in Sea Cliff with direct water access via a private staircase, the 1926 residence sits atop the Pacific cliffs, with sweeping close-range views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands and Baker Beach. Glorious sunsets are part of the experience, on display from all four lift-served levels. Five outdoor terraces offer a range of both oceanside and secluded settings, all made for memorable gatherings.

On the entry level, huge windows and glass doors in the formal living and dining rooms frame astonishing head-on seascapes of the Bay and bridge. The kitchen, wrapped in rich custom cabinetry and equipped with breakfast nook, butler’s pantry and wet bar, is made for entertaining from intimate to grand. A bedroom suite and direct access to the dual garage complete this floor.

The second level is highlighted by a sumptuous primary suite, a private retreat whose sweeping windows frame the sea and sky. It includes a bedroom, generous closet, full bath and half bath. There are three more bedrooms here, one opening to a spacious private patio. A second full bath and a laundry room also occupy this level.

The top (third) level is home to a spacious penthouse family room with a dramatic exposed-beam cathedral ceiling, knockout views, a wood-burning fireplace, two terraces and a full bath.

The lower level accesses the sea-facing outdoor terraces as well as a walkway to an exhilarating lookout point and the wending private stairway to the beach. It’s also the site of a large family room, wine cellar, darkroom and bedroom suite.

Street entry is via a gated garden courtyard with pond. This is a rare opportunity to own Sea Cliff’s most magnificent setting, close to Baker Beach, China Beach, Land’s End and more.

224 Sea Cliff Avenue, San Francisco is listed by SF agent Mark Allan Levinson at $17,500,000.