Open House with a Twist Success


San Francisco, CA (April 13, 2009) –Thursday, April 2, marked a distinctive event at 924 Grove Street, San Francisco. An open house for this newly-listed property, hosted by Bonnie Spindler, Zephyr Real Estate’s all-time top-producing Realtor®, included scotch tasking, chocolate tasting, an art show, interior design showcase, live music, and trade booths for fine furniture, faux painting, rentals, banking and more. It was an open house to be remembered.

“We wanted to do something different for this property,” stated Spindler, “and I think we achieved that. With the participation of many other affiliated businesses, we put together quite an evening for our viewing public.”

The property is approximately 5,000 square feet, five-plus bedrooms, five and a half baths, with opulent amenities such as a steam room, an artist’s studio, a built-in cappuccino maker and downtown views. Priced at $3,390,000, it is one of San Francisco’s real treasures. The open house celebrated the panache of this home with a panache all its own.

The Colgate Mansion was originally designed by well-known architect Frank Van Trees for Joseph Colgate-McQueen of toothpaste fame in 1903. The facade is classical and handsome, decorated with plaster work, rusticated stucco and ornate cast iron work. From the outer shell in, the house has been rebuilt. Replacing the old are new foundations, plumbing, electrical and heating systems, walls, lighting and roof. The floor plan has been reworked to create lifestyle, comfort, opulence, and convenience. In every category, the owners customized and sought out the very best. The entry is gracious and private and sets the mood for travels throughout the inner sanctum.

The state-of-the-art kitchen features the best of the best: Subzero® Pro-48 refrigerator, a Wolf® gas range and hood, Miele® in-wall espresso machine, Thermador® dishwasher, Viking® beverage refrigerator, custom cabinetry, ceasar stone countertops and pendant lighting by Le klint®.

The luxurious top floor is designed as a master retreat away from the world. The bed faces an in-wall Montiquo® gas fireplace and the room opens to its own private deck with grand views of downtown and Pacific Heights. Connecting to the bedroom is the master bath with Kohler Sok®-overflowing infinity tub with delicately placed skylights to view the sky while soaking.

Originally from Indiana, Spindler has always appreciated antiques, music, Victorian architecture and restoration of historically significant buildings. Spindler is widely known as the Victorian Specialist at Zephyr Real Estate, the City’s largest independent real estate firm. She recently was named Chair of the newly-created Marketing Committee for the Board of Directors for San Francisco’s Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.

Spindler’s website is a not only a showcase for the business at hand, there are many helpful links, contacts, tips for buyers, tips for sellers and a host of information available.

Founded in 1994 by Zephyr Real Estate Agent Bonnie Spindler, Spindler Inc. specializes in Victorian properties in the San Francisco Bay Area market. Offering more than fourteen years of expertise and personal understanding of the unique details of Victorian homes, Spindler is a resource for local buyers, sellers and renovators interested in these historic properties. For more information, visit or call 415.474.4445