Calm inside, robust outside, San Francisco home on hill connects to city’s ‘rhythms’

Suzanna Scott Photography for Sotheby’s International Realty

A San Francisco home, designed in the style of early California Modernism and built in 1940 by the architect firm Anshen and Allen, is on the market for $4.875 million.

An abundance of windows and serene interior design makes an “intimate connection to this jewel,” according to the property listing.

Spanning 2,570 square feet, the three-bedroom, three-bathroom residence “is a series of counter points,” the property listing states..

The home’s designers drew inspiration from the groundbreaking Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier, according to Sotheby’s International Realty, which holds the listing. Wendy Storch is the listing agent.

“The strength of its handsome muscular architecture is anchored to the hill site,” the listing says of the residence at 378 Collingwood St. in the Eureka Valley and Castro neighborhoods. “A contained entry foyer and dramatic spiral staircase provides an elegant welcome. Once inside, an almost cinematic experience of spectacular, panoramic views from a wall of windows, capturing the irresistible rhythms of the city. The warmth of elemental materials and carefully edited interiors carries this rarified experience through seamlessly integrated living spaces, balcony, and lush garden rooms.”

The home was renovated down to the studs to bring in ”serene interiors, robust home tech, and exquisite millwork,” according to the listing.

White oak flooring, Thasos white marble and black granite invokes a minimalist tone.

“The home floats above the city with three luminous bedrooms, each with ensuite baths; the principal suite offers a spa experience with vessel tub for two, rain and steam shower, and heated flooring,” the listing states.

The home last sold for $2.4 million in 2006. A trust in the name of Graham Schneider is listed as the owner, according to Property Shark real estate database records.

Anshen and Allen was founded in 1940 by Modernists Robert Anshen and Steve Allen, who initially specialized in residential architecture. They were the first architects for Eichler Homes, designing the prototypes for Joseph Eichler in 1949.