I am a person who enjoys travel, cooking and fine food, music, architecture and design. My work is dedicated to getting big ideas (companies, programs, platforms) into the world, especially those that address global challenges (water, health, energy, waste, etc.). A transplanted New Yorker, I enjoy life living in both San Francisco and Chicago though spend a lot of time on the road. A classically trained pianist in early life, former producer and entrepreneur and now social impact investment "change agent", I'm looking forward to meeting new people who have interesting lives, loves and travels.
Favorite cities: New York and San Francisco, Barcelona, Valencia, Florence, Stockholm, Tokyo
Favorite hang out places: Montauk, Big Island Hawaii, Yankee Stadium
Favorite Movies: Godfather, Bladerunner, Wizard of Oz.
Favorite TV shows: Mad Men, Californication, Game of Thrones, Daily Show
I take pride in my house which I bought after seeing 90 houses of which NONE had any character or history. This house, the one listed here, was the exception and is truly exceptional. The house was built in 1880 and was in another section of San Francisco. At the turn of the 20th century, before the great fire in 1906, the house was moved to Glen Park area, to serve (I believe) as a model home in a new area of San Francisco being develeoped by this speculator nameed Joost (the house is on Joost Ave). Joost came to San Francisco after returning from Panama where he worked (unsuccessfully) to build a canal. While years later his vision would be realized by others, I admire his boldness.
I'd like to share the house with those who will enjoy it and respect its history. It survived the earthquake and the great fire, so hoping it will survive rentals:)
I've now added my Chicago apartment which is an equally spectacular place but with a completely different vibe. A 3 bedroom apartment in a converted 100 year old Church with 35 foot ceilings, stained glass and modern appointments beautifully furnished in mid century modern decor.