Midcentury San Francisco Oasis with Ocean Beach Views Seeks $8M

This fabulous midcentury modernist classic at 2020 Great Highway is a true study of simplicity and sophistication. Surrounded by majestic pine and cypress trees, it is a one-of-a-kind Ocean Beach home near the city with an eclectic yet cohesive style that is uniquely San Francisco. This real estate hidden gem is quite literally hidden, listed off-market for $8 million.

Designed by esteemed Bay Area architect Ernest Born in 1949, the house was reimagined and expanded by renowned Aidlin-Darling Design in 2006 to include a new structure that is a luxurious three-story master suite. The juxtaposition that exists between the two modern structures and the natural beauty all around them, including beautiful Japanese-inspired gardens designed by Douglas Baylis, blends architecture and environment to their best advantages.

A frosted-glass bridge connects the original home to its sleek addition, with both having city, garden and ocean views. The garden-level great room has 21’ ceilings and is perfect for a serious art collector. With a breathtaking master, 3 additional bedrooms and 4.5 baths in two distinct structures, there is an enviable sense of spaciousness and privacy. In addition to the dramatic great room, there is an open concept second-floor study, open kitchen, fabulous closet space, and surfboard storage so a new owner paddle out into the wild Pacific waves whenever they want. The ever-coveted SF Garage and off-street parking are just the cherries on top.

Mark Vasquez and Butch Haze of Compass have this significant San Fran listing.