While we adore midcentury homes, à la Eichers, for their ability to mesh design with utilitarian effectiveness, we have to admit to having a soft spot for truly lavish ones set inside the toniest of neighborhoods. This one in Belvedere is one example. And this 1951 midcentury, at 18 Sylvan Lane is another.
Built in 1951 by developer Jeremy Ets-Hokin—most noteworthy for tearing down Playland-at-the-Beach, which he later regretted, in a ditched effort to build condominiums overlooking Ocean Beach—the two-floor house comes with six bedrooms, four bathrooms, and approximately 3,920 square feet.
Midcentury details like redwood walls with built-in shelving and bedroom dressers, gallery entryway with a wall of windows, and a sharply designed floating stairway are all enough to drop the most stubborn of jaws.
The chef’s kitchen was remodeled in 2000, as well as the dining room and family room. But overall, the home’s period details are still there. So much to adore. Also, per the realtor’s ad, it comes with a "children’s wing with its own play room." Why not? This is, after all, Ross we’re talking about.
Asking is $2,895,000.
- 18 Sylvan Lane [Sotheby’s]
- Joseph Eichler In Belvedere Is Pretty Much Everybody’s Midcentury Dream Home [Curbed SF]