Tucked away on a quiet block in the heart of the vibrant Mission Dolores neighborhood, 50 Oakwood is a serene urban oasis. Designed by renowned architect Stanley Saitowitz of Natoma Architects in collaboration with interior designer DZINE, this single-family home is an exceptional blend of classic and modern style.
Reconstructed from an existing 1926 home, this four-level structure was rebuilt with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, luxurious custom Italian finishes and fixtures throughout, abundant natural stone, and floor-to-ceiling walls of glass. A light well which illuminates the center of the home divides the floorplan into front rooms, which face the street, and garden rooms, which are open to the yard.
The main living room features a custom 16-foot-long Italian Santa Catarina travertine fireplace, which appears to be suspended between the two giant pieces of stone. A wall of glass faces the tree-lined street and floods the space with excellent light.
The incredible kitchen, at the other end of this level, stretches from the central light well to the rear, with a dining and sitting area open to the terrace. The kitchen is outfitted with gray oak Boffi cabinetry, deluxe Miele appliances (which can be hidden when not in use), and a 15-foot-long XILA by Boffi island with custom quartz countertop. A built-in breakfast bar provides an ideal setting for informal dining, and there is walk-out access through sliding glass doors to the expansive deck.
Upstairs, the third level houses three bedrooms and two bathrooms, including the stunning primary suite. This quiet retreat boasts a private terrace overlooking the garden and palm trees, a travertine spa bath and shower, and fully outfitted dual custom Porro wardrobes. Also on this level are two spacious bedrooms with a shared travertine bathroom, laundry and utility closet, and a light-filled office or fourth bedroom.
At the top of the home, a sprawling pentroom is completely open and framed by views to the front and the rear of the home of downtown San Francisco, and the hills of Twin Peaks. Rooftop terraces on both sides create a seamless indoor/outdoor experience with disappearing Fleetwood glass doors. The pentroom also has a fourth travertine bathroom with shower.
On the ground floor is a legal second unit, perfect for an in-law or au-pair, with its own entrance, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and laundry hook-ups, as well as a sunken patio leading up to the backyard. The yard with a stone fire pit and tasteful plantings is perfect for entertaining, making it an ideal setting for outdoor dining.
On this level is the two-car garage, and within the ground floor entrance hallway, a central stone floating staircase with glass railing provides access to the main levels above.
No expense has been spared in this residence’s design, which includes a Savant home-automation system on wall-mounted controls (also accessible via a mobile app), travertine floors with radiant heat, motorized shades, seamless AV installation, solar panels and Tesla battery wall, and more.
50 Oakwood is located on a residential one-block street between 18th and 19th Streets in the Mission Dolores neighborhood, just steps from Dolores Park and Bi-Rite Grocery as well as fantastic shops and dining including Tartine Bakery.
Renowned starchitect Stanley Saitowitz is a master of mid-century modern architecture who embraces the use of contemporary materials as well as functionality in design. More information and examples of Saitowitz's work, including 50 Oakwood, can be viewed at www.saitowitz.com