Stately home on a coveted block in prime Pacific Heights. This residence has been lovingly cared for by the same family for over 40 years and is finally available to call your own! Spanning three levels, it features four-plus bedrooms and three full and one-half bathrooms, with an office, wonderful entertaining spaces, and a beautiful south-facing garden. The fully detached home offers a light, airy feel, with large windows, most of which look out to greenery. At the entrance, one is greeted by an impressive foyer, displaying rich hardwood flooring and classic period details of moldings and paneling. To the left is a grand living room, with three sets of casement French doors out to a charming Juliet balcony overlooking tree-lined Pacific Avenue. A beautiful wood-burning fireplace is surrounded by a stone mantle with bookshelves built in on one side.
To the right off the foyer is an elegant formal dining room, which then opens to a sunny and bright breakfast room with a wall of windows facing the greenery of the garden and a sliding glass door directly out to the garden patio. Adjacent to the breakfast room is an inviting kitchen, complete with a stainless dishwasher and refrigerator, built-in double ovens, gas cooktop, and a window seat/bench next to a built-in desk. Around the corner from the kitchen is a convenient laundry room with additional storage space and cabinetry, as well as a side-by-side Bosch washer and dryer. Also off the foyer is a hallway that leads to the powder room, more storage, a back staircase, and a tradesmen’s entrance.
Up the main staircase, with a charming leaded glass window on the landing, one reaches the second floor of the home. There are four bedrooms plus an office and two bathrooms on this level. The northeast bedroom boasts a wood-burning fireplace, built-ins, French doors to a Juliet balcony, and a stunning view of the San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz through oversized windows. The corner view is best viewed from the built-in desk. The northwest bedroom has whimsical wallpaper, a closet, and French doors to the shared Juliet balcony. The office features a large built-in desk and closet (but could also serve as a fifth bedroom). Three closets are off the hallway for ample storage as well as an attractive tile bathroom with a shower over a tub. The southwest fourth bedroom offers two built-in closets and a desk, a wall of south-facing windows, and French doors to a deck that overlooks the terraced planting in the garden. The primary bedroom, on the northeast side, is outfitted with a wall of cabinets as you enter on one side, an ensuite bathroom with shower over tub, and an additional wall of built-in closets in the bedroom. French doors from the bedroom access the shared sun-drenched deck.
From this level is a short staircase with a hatch to the crawl space overhead, indicating the possibility of developing a roof deck. On the ground level is a large storage/utility room, with an additional storage room and wine cellar connected. There is also a nice-sized bedroom with a closet and a bathroom with a stall shower, perfect for an au-pair or guests (likely unpermitted; buyer to investigate).
At the back, the lush garden was originally designed by landscape architect Lawrence Halprin and enhanced by Antonia Bava. The garden presents a paved seating area and terraced upper levels with beautiful plantings, and mature trees and shrubs that offer a succession of spring blossoms, colorful fall foliage, and add privacy. At the front of the house are an elegant front deck with a seating area, landscaping, including dogwood and Japanese maple trees, and a one-car garage. This home is ideally located in prime Pacific Heights, one block from beautiful Alta Plaza, with its playground, lush green space, and tennis courts, and a short walk to the shops and restaurants of Fillmore and Union Streets, with excellent schools nearby.