SOURCE: Zephyr Real Estate

Zephyr Real Estate

March 06, 2012 13:00 ET

Zephyr Lists San Francisco's Most Cutting-Edge, Eco-Restoration Victorian

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 6, 2012) - Zephyr Agent Julie Reber has listed San Francisco's most eco-friendly 19th Century home, located at 1566 Sanchez Street in San Francisco's Noe Valley neighborhood.

eco+historical homes is dedicated to the acquisition and restoration of historic San Francisco homes and leads the green residential revolution in its progressive series of rehabilitation and expansion projects. The five-bedroom, four-bathroom 1889 Victorian showcases mindful reconstruction while maintaining San Francisco's distinctive historical style.

Designed to achieve the pinnacle of green recognition, the LEED Platinum certification, this home reflects green building principles and materials. From the easily expandable solar photovoltaic system on the roof to the first residential use of Aquatherm Greenpipe, this home's green features minimize environmental impact while positively influencing occupant health. The renovation preserved many of the home's unique attributes and utilized a great deal of reclaimed materials from rafters to brick. A gray water system sends shower and tub water directly to the garden.

LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building, home or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

"The exceptional appearance of the monochromatic and original façade belies the magnitude of a contemporary, re-engineered and thoughtfully-designed home," commented Reber, a Top Producer for the past five years and Premiere Property agent in Zephyr's Pacific Heights office. "With a sense of personal privacy, the atmosphere also creates an enticing space for classic social events," she added.

In addition to the five bedrooms (including two master suites) and four baths on three well proportioned levels, the property features a two-car garage wired with 220V for electric car charger plus abundant storage; professionally-designed gardens; private decks with breathtaking views; nine-foot, tri-folding French doors throughout to bring nature indoors; a built-in home theater; a custom wine cellar; a gourmet kitchen and great room featuring a preparation island, fireplace and breakfast nook; and an exquisite dining room providing all the right elements for gracious entertaining. The lower level includes an additional private entrance and contains two bedrooms and a bath, ideal as au pair or in-law quarters.

The home is listed at $2,395,000. For further information on this remarkable property, please contact Julie Reber at 415-609-3677 or visit

About Zephyr Real Estate
Founded in 1978, Zephyr Real Estate is San Francisco's largest independent real estate firm with $1 billion in gross annual sales 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

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