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Beautiful and spacious home on a wide, detached lot with great light in the coveted Inner Richmond neighborhood. This four bedroom, two and a half bathroom home offers a wonderfully intuitive floorplan, multiple flexible-use spaces, and a picturesque backyard and covered patio for recreation and relaxation.
Up a flight of stairs is the gracious formal entry with a built-in bench with hooks. Period details abound throughout, including a built-in telephone seat, board-and batten wall moldings, floral crown moldings with intricate millwork in the formal dining and living rooms, picture rails, and rich hardwood flooring. The space opens to an elegant formal living room with sunlight streaming through oversized picture windows and a corner window bay. A stately wood-burning fireplace is surrounded by an ornate mantle flanked by decorative columns.
Adjacent to the living room is the sophisticated formal dining room, a sunny space with picture windows. The dining room is open to a large eat-in kitchen, equipped with stainless appliances including a range, hood and dishwasher, a central topped island with breakfast bar, white cabinetry and white subway tile backsplash. A skylight overhead illuminates the lovely breakfast area with a built-in banquette.
On this floor are four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. Nearest to the entry is a guest room with built-in shelving and half closets, with a powder room next door, outfitted with chic Cole & Sons wallpaper. Down the hallway is a spacious second bedroom with a large window overlooking a flowering tree, and an adjacent bathroom with mosaic tile floor tile and a subway tile surround for the shower over tub. At the back is a sunroom, or third bedroom/nursery, which connects to both the master and the second bedroom, with windows on three sides overlooking the garden, and a double closet. On the left side is the generous master bedroom, boasting two walk-in closets and a gorgeous ensuite master bathroom with marble topped-double vanity, stylish mosaic tile floors, and a striking glass-enclosed walk-in shower.
Up one flight of stairs from the entry is a wonderfully flexible attic room which would be ideal as both a home office and a playroom or family room. One side of the room, currently set up as a family room, has a skylight overhead and a window overlooking the rooftops across the Richmond. Permits have been filed to create a dormer which would enhance the usability and access to this space.
On the way down to the lower floor is a convenient laundry room with side-by-side Whirlpool washer and dryer, chic chevron tile flooring, racks and a storage closet. The lower floor houses a sprawling partially finished space - perfect for use as a rec room, gym space, home office, and more. Windows out to the garden bring in nice light and there is also a large storage-room for bikes, strollers, and more. This area has fabulous expansion potential and permits have been filed to finish this space as a gracious guest apartment.
The garden itself is a gorgeous bucolic space for relaxation. A covered patio allows for a wonderful outdoor dining area and at the back of the garden is a seating area with charming string lights overhead. A long grassy lawn is surrounded by cheerful landscaping.
The home offers a roomy two car (side-by-side) garage with two garage doors, and two spaces on the parking pads out front.
This home is located in the desirable Inner Richmond, right near the wonderful green space of Golden Gate Park, including trails, the Blue Playground, the Academy of Sciences, the De Young museum, the Conservatory of Flowers, the San Francisco Botanical Garden, Tennis courts, and more. It is also a few blocks from fantastic shops and restaurants on Balboa and Clement Streets, Safeway, and access to 280.
Year Built: 1923 (per tax records)
Well known for its pockets of Russian and Chinese culture, there is always something unique to explore in the Inner Richmond District. Much like the Outer District, you will find similar row houses along the hilly streets. With / Golden Gate Park, Presidio, and plenty of local attractions and food all within a mile radius of the Inner Richmond District, there is never a dull moment in this vibrant Bay Area neighborhood. When Inner Richmond residents are craving an amazing meal, they will usually head over to Clement Street. Sandwiched in between Geary and Balboa Street, Clement Street’s notable local restaurants include: Burma Superstar: Plenty of incredible Asain fusion cuisine can be found at this small, popular restaurant. Eats: Short on space but big on flavor, Eats features some amazing breakfast options that will jumpstart your morning. Halu Restaurant: If you love ramen and other Japanese staples, this is a must-visit. Arsicault Bakery: Heralded by Sunset Magazine as having the best croissant in San Francisco, you will also find plenty of other savory/sweet baked goods. Just north of the Inner Richmond District you will find Mountain Lake Park. Located near the southwest section of Presidio, residents and tourists love to ride bikes or run/walk along the lake. Mountain Lake Park also offers many of the amenities you’d expect from a park: off-leash dog area, tennis/basketball courts, a playground, and picnic areas. Living in Inner Richmond also provides easy access to one of San Francisco’s most popular golf courses. Presidio Golf Course’s entrance is located near the intersection of Arguello and Pacific; once you arrive, you will be treated to a majestic forest-lined golf course. Afterwards, you can enjoy a refreshing beverage and food inside their beautiful clubhouse. The Presidio and its 1000-plus acres of space have more to offer than parks and golf courses. The headquarters of both Disney and Industrial Lights and Magic are located near the northeast corner, and employees of either can enjoy a morning or afternoon walk to and from work. As the area continues its revitalization, there’s no telling what fun and adventure will be available in Presidio in the years to come!