2557 Filbert Street
2567 Filbert Street
2571 Filbert Street
A rare three-home compound on one lot, located in quintessentially beautiful Western Cow Hollow! The three houses each were built at separate times, and are perfect for a large family, those who love to host, or potentially even developers. They all share a central garden, are connected by stone steps, and collectively receive a massive amount of natural light.
Despite what they share, each home is distinct.
2567 Filbert is the highest and largest, a three-level home, with the best views of the three. The entry level has a large living room with oversized windows presenting the treasure of the home: direct views of the bay and the central courtyard, all overlooking the Marina. On this level there is the formal entry, a gracious dining room, a living room with a fireplace with brick surround, an attached sunroom, and a handsome and sizeable kitchen, opening to the outdoors and equipped with double ovens and wood cabinetry.
Up the grand staircase with a detailed railing brings you to the second floor of the home. The master bedroom has both a walk-in closet and an office/dressing room, as well as an ensuite master bathroom with shower over tub. The master bedroom, perched at the top of the lot, is truly special because of the fantastic water views through wide windows. On the other side of this floor are three additional bedrooms, all nice-sized, a tile bathroom with stall shower, and a half bath off the hallway. The left-most bedroom is spacious and boasts water views to the north as well as east views looking across the city. The lower level of the home presents a wonderful space for either a guest suite or playroom/den. There is a large main room with double closet and north views, a tile bathroom with shower over tub and a laundry room with full-sized washer/dryer. This house has a very private and lovely lawn area. Meandering down the stone path, one passes a gorgeous central courtyard, landscaped with bountiful trees and flowers interspersed with a stone circular walkway leading to an outdoor seating area, all surrounded by tall hedges for privacy.
2557 Filbert is halfway down the walkway, also a three-level home but quite a bit smaller, with innumerable charming period details including lattice windows, stained glass, and intricate moldings. Through a gracious foyer one steps into the lovely living room with wood-burning fireplace and original brick surround, with built-ins on both sides. The windows face North to the stunning water views, including both the spires of the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz, additional west-facing windows overlook the courtyard garden.
Across from the living room is a formal dining room with matching fireplace and brick surround, a wonderful setting for entertaining guests. Attached to the dining room is the expansive kitchen, with a four-burner range, double ovens, and laundry. Sun streams in through the south-facing sliding glass doors and out on the attached large wooden deck, perfect for indoor/outdoor dining. Also on this floor is a bedroom with the same water views as the living room, and full bathroom with terrific claw foot tub and shower overhead. Up the stairs is a wonderful attic space, with sloping ceilings. The front room would make for a perfect rec room or den, with tremendous Bay, Palace of Fine Arts and Golden Gate Bridge views as well as views of the city to the East, and the back room facing the garden is big enough to be used as a sleeping space or office. This house also has ample closet and storage space in the hallway and a spacious lower basement level with separate entrance.
2571 Filbert, the ‘front’ house, is located closest to the street, originally an apartment over the garages. Entering the home, a large great room with stone marble mantle and wood-burning fireplace greet you, and windows framed by shutters facing South and North provide soft light. There are two closets in this room and hardwood flooring throughout. Attached to the living room is a cozy breakfast or dining area, with similar North water views and built-in china cabinets. The attached galley kitchen opens out to the garden. On the other side of the living room, at the top of the stairs to the lower level, is a full bathroom with separate tub and stall shower. The lower level houses a master bedroom with a delightful window seat looking North, a large walk-in closet, and a step-up master bath with marble shower, laundry closet and access to the kitchen up a second set of stairs. This home could be a perfect occasional caretaker or guest house or re-configured as an entertaining space.
Serving the three houses, there are double garages currently accommodating four cars, one garage with very tall head height and one with a lowered ceiling that will only accommodate sedans. Given the opportunity to park across the driveways, the parking is extraordinarily ample.
Aside from the stunning views, historic details and fabulous Cow Hollow location, the most unique feature of this property is the versatility it affords. One could use the space as a family compound with various iterations of family members in each house, and quite interesting or intricate combinations have been considered for using the existing structures. With virtually endless possibilities and a great deal of potential, this is a fantastic opportunity to own a truly unique slice of San Francisco, in the heart of one of the most pleasant and walkable neighborhoods around.
Year Built: 1900 (per Tax Records)
2557 Filbert Street - 1,845 sq. ft. (Per Graphic Artist)
2567 Filbert Street - 3,110 sq. ft. (Per Graphic Artist)
2571 Filbert Street - 1,130 sq. ft. (Per Graphic Artist)