Inside This Trendy $22 Million San Francisco Property – Robb Report

Glen Park SF

Olga Soboleva

This $22 million San Francisco estate is on the market for the first time since it was fully rebuilt several years ago.

It’s listed by Ben Ling, a serial tech investor, founder of Bling Capital, and former Google executive, who purchased the property in 2013 for $1.8 million, according to the San Francisco Business Times. He spent several years renovating and rebuilding the house into what it is today. Completed in 2019, the house now spans 9,704 square feet and has six bedrooms and nine bathrooms. Two years ago, Ling relocated his firm from the Bay Area to Miami and purchased a Palm Island Miami mansion in 2021, according to The Real Deal. 

The main living area with the kitchen and dining table.

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The secluded property is nestled within the hills of San Francisco’s Glen Park neighborhood, located on the city’s south side. While it’s known for its multi-million-dollar homes, this is the most expensive property in Glen Park’s history. To date, the highest-price sale was $9.7 million.

“What distinguishes this estate as a truly exceptional property lies in the talent and dedication that went into crafting every detail,” says Frank Nolan, president of Vanguard Properties/Luxury Portfolio International. “The vision of renowned architects at Studio Graf, the creativity of designer Parisa O’Connell, and the meticulous craftsmanship of Design Line Construction have converged to create a masterpiece that took years to perfect and is impossible to replicate.”

Nolan said that homes of this caliber of construction cost anywhere from $2,000 to $3,000 per square foot.

The kitchen.

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From the front, the home looks like a fairly modest mansion, surrounded by towering pine and eucalyptus trees. There’s a two-car garage, complete with EV plug-ins, next to a gated entrance. However, the home wows the minute you step inside. There’s a double-height foyer that leads to the home’s main floor. The 60-foot-wide main level spans 2,300 square feet and has 10-foot-high sliding glass doors that open to a terrace. The open-plan floor houses the living room with a fireplace, dining room, and polished gourmet chef’s kitchen. 

“The shadowing and lines of the architecture are beautiful,” he says. “You kind of feel like you’re in a museum.”

The primary suite.

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The top level houses the sensational primary suite, which is fronted by more windows with sweeping city and ocean views. The spa-like bathroom has access to its own private terrace and there’s a freestanding tub, spacious double showers, and walk-in closets. Two other bedrooms are found on this level, while the lower level houses the additional bedrooms. One of the home’s most standout features is the 1,000-square-foot professional-grade movie theater, found on the home’s lower level, that has Dolby Atmos surround sound, dual Sony 4k projectors, commercial-grade insulation, and seating for up to 22 people. There’s also a family room with a private terrace, wine room, and a landscaped garden outside with dedicated lawn space.

“It’s rare to find a lot larger than this,” Nolan tells Robb Report. “This is well beyond the size of a double lot and close to a triple lot. To get a lot of this size with a view in a southern location with a level of finishes like Design Line provides is just so rare. Also what makes it rare is that it’s at the end of a very private cul-de-sac on a peaceful street, ideal for anyone looking for privacy.”

Each level has floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors, and there are a total of three terraces over four floors. The bedrooms on the lower level connect to a shared terrace with room for a fireplace and seating. Finally, the rooftop deck is ideal for entertaining—especially on those clearer San Francisco evenings—and has a BBQ and ample seating. Lutron lighting, reverse osmosis drinking water, and in-floor heating complete the home’s high-tech offerings.

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