Zephyr Agents Grotte and Donohue List Wheatman-Designed Potrero Hill Home


San Francisco, CA – October 17, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Zephyr agents Isabelle Grotte and Tara Donohue are pleased to announce the listing of 1624 20th Street in Potrero Hill for $2,495,000. This big and beautiful stately residence was built in 1928, and more recently experienced the sophisticated ministrations of renowned interior decorator John Wheatman, who retired in 2009.

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This single-family dwelling is an ideal archetype of Wheatman’s keen sense of color, flow, scale, beauty and skillful blending of modern and traditional. The spacious open spaces, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows, capture breath-taking views of the City, Bay, bridges and downtown.

The modern chef’s kitchen abuts an open atrium on the top level, and the 11-foot ceilings add to the sense of spatial distinction. The guest suite reflects the style of a train sleeping compartment and includes an en suite closet and full bath. The master suite and bath, complete with heated flooring, open to a picturesque Japanese garden and a lovely water feature. The three levels of gracious living space are replete with elegant finishes and delightful touches. Located near 18th Street restaurants, downtown and transportation, the residence also boasts a Walk Score of 85.

Wheatman’s sense of style is evident throughout. His method of combining time-honored furnishings with comfort, warmth and livability accentuate all the elements of refinement and taste in this home. His work can be seen all over the world, but many examples are local and have been featured on home tours and showcases.  He collaborated on two definitive books on design. The first book, Meditations on Design: Reinventing Your Home with Style and Simplicity, was published in 2000. The second, A Good House is Never Done, was issued in 2002.

“One really should tour this home to appreciate its sense of grandeur as well as Wheatman’s influence,” commented Isabelle Grotte. “The many, many touches of elegance and gracious living must be seen.”

Grotte is a successful agent at Zephyr and can be reached at 415.342.5010 or via her website at http://zephyrsf.com/agent/isabelle-grotte. She is bi-lingual (French and English), and is a member in good standing with the San Francisco, California and National Associations of REALTORS®. Donohue is a Managing Broker at Zephyr’s West Portal office and may be reached at 415.999.8339.

About Zephyr Real Estate

Founded in 1978, Zephyr Real Estate is San Francisco’s largest independent real estate firm with $1.5 billion in gross sales in 2012 and a current roster of more than 200 full-time agents. In 2010, Zephyr launched its new website, which has earned two web design awards, including the prestigious Interactive Media Award. Zephyr Real Estate is a member of the international relocation network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World; the luxury real estate network, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate; and the local luxury marketing association, the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco. Zephyr has six strategically located offices in San Francisco, a business center in Marin County, and serves a large customer base throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit http://www.zephyrsf.com.

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