After winning the best costume design Tony Award for Camelot (Miss Andrews, if you please) in 1961, Tony Duquette (who has Mottahedeh dinnerware inspired after him) and his wife, Elizabeth, purchased this circa-1900 Victorian in Cow Hollow. Salvaged from local demolitions, the couple turned what was a one-story home into a four-story showstopper.
After 40 years, the Duquette sold the charming and imaginative abode. It sold in 2000 for $1,450,000. Today it returns to the market bearing a different look than years past. Gone are the antique French doors, the jeweled Tiffany window, the passementerie, the ceiling created out of stained glass windows that Tony used on the set of Can Can for Twentieth Century Fox.
In its place a contemporary renovation has occurred, which is sure to please the freshly moneyed set who err on the side of bright, white, clean, and new.
“Remodeled from the studs up by our clients in the early 2000s, just a hint of the Duquette’s magic remains in what is now a state of the art and wonderful family home with soaring ceilings, a great, fluid floor plan and a surprising and rare pent-level with amazing views of the City, the Bay and and the full span of the Golden Gate,” says the listing agent.
Featuring five beds and four baths, 2754 Octavia is asking $5,959,000.
- 2754 Octavia [Rick Teed at Compass]
- Tony Duquette’s Cow Hollow home [Tony Duquette]
- Mottahedeh Dinnerware Inspired by Tony Duquette [Architectural Digest]