507 47th Ave ~ $1,850,000

507 47th Ave ~ $1,850,000


Homes like this are a rare and special find. This is the definition of a thoughtful homeowner remodel; the epitome of taste with few expenses spared, and every detail attended to with love and care. This Sutro Heights treasure is located on a picturesque block of architecturally beautiful homes, just above the green cliffs and crashing waves of Land’s End and steps away from Sutro Park. The recent renovations were extensive, and were done with great respect for preserving the home’s original Mediterranean Revival style and grace.

Period details abound in the front rooms; genuine mahogany trim and windows, arched ceilings and paneled doors, and Rejuvenation light fixtures hand-selected to pay homage to the home’s 1930s vintage. The fireplace has been redone in charming Fireclay tile, and converted to gas to add modern convenience to the welcoming warmth of this living room centerpiece.

The lovely formal dining room with arched ceiling leads to a dream kitchen, where no detail has been overlooked. A striking Provence Blue enamel French stove by La Cornue is the heart of the room, surrounded by home chef’s delights like a farmhouse sink, custom soft-close cabinets and drawers, sunny skylights, and “appliance garages” to keep toasters and coffee makers close at hand, yet tucked out of sight.

Across the hall is a gorgeous full bath plus a powder room, completely remodeled with Fireclay tile, Mayfair bath fixtures, and heated floors.

In the rear are two west-facing bedrooms where the sunset views are glorious. Each has its own closet with custom built-ins for maximum space and convenience, one with a laundry shoot that leads to the laundry room downstairs.

Downstairs makes a perfect master suite, with a beautiful remodeled full bath featuring dual vanities, a tub and shower, heated floors, and marble finishes. The master bedroom has high ceilings and ample space for a king sized bed plus a comfortable seating area, library nook, or home office. Also on this level is an absolutely luxurious European style utility room. Inside you’ll find the washer and dryer, a drying rack on a pulley system, a folding space, and a built-in craft table, plus a huge closet and glass and wood cabinets for storage.

Ample additional storage can be found in the garage as well, plus space for two car parking. Earthquake retrofitting and replacement of electrical, plumbing, furnace and ducting, water heater and garage door were all undertaken during the remodel.

In the rear of the home is the charming landscaped year-round garden, with rosemary, camellias, jasmine, a prolific lemon tree, and a brick patio area. In addition to the garden, the access to the great outdoors is almost boundless. Sutro Park and Land’s End are practically an extension of the back yard, with stunning trails, trees, and open spaces galore. Not to mention Ocean Beach within a short stroll, and access to all the hidden treasures of Golden Gate Park just 4 blocks away. What a unique experience to live surrounded by so much natural beauty, yet just minutes from downtown! Several transit lines are nearby, including the 38X with rapid service to the Embracadero. Plus dozens of cafes and international food experiences are close at hand on Balboa Street.

This house truly has the feel of a unique family heirloom; one that you will want to enjoy for years to come.

  • 3BR/2.5BA
  • 2,191 sq ft (per appraiser)
  • 2 car garage
  • Built in 1931
  • Extensively renovated/restored in 2014-2015
  • Charming year-round garden with patio and drip system
  • Luxurious utility room with laundry and craft areas (potentially room for 4th bedroom – buyer to verify)
  • Multiple storage areas
  • Earthquake retrofit/structural upgrades
  • New electrical throughout
  • Almost all new plumbing throughout
  • New roof in 2014
  • One of Sutro Heights’ most picturesque, desirable blocks
  • Views of Sutro Park and Land’s End and peek ocean views
  • Access to numerous transit lines, including the 38X with rapid service to downtown
  • Surrounded by glorious open spaces – Sutro Park, Land’s End, Ocean Beach, Golden Gate Park, and The Presidio.
  • Numerous custom finishes and upgrades done in 2014/2015 include:
    • Roof and Insulation with 5 New Skylights
    • Dual-Paned Windows
    • Shear Wall Panels and Insulation on Lower Level
    • Recessed Lighting
    • Replaced Sewer Line
    • Upgraded Electrical Supply and Complete Re-wire
    • Furnace and all Ducting Replaced
    • Water Heater Replaced
    • Most Plumbing Updated to Copper
    • Kitchen taken to studs and remodeled with custom cabinets, high-end appliances, “appliance garages”, and farmhouse sink.
    • Bathrooms taken to studs and remodeled with heated floors, Fire Clay tiles, European fixtures, and marble in master bathroom
    • Appliances and cabinets in utility room
    • Built-ins in closets
    • Burglar/Fire Alarm with keypads on both levels and remote access
    • Entry Intercom with access on both levels
    • Garage door opener replaced and storage shelving installed
    • Gas fireplace installed with Fire Clay tile surround and heat-resistant screen
    • Rear deck built with IPE and custom iron railing and gate
    • Landscaped garden with brick patio, year-round plantings, and automatic drip system
    • Window treatments throughout including motorized blinds in living room
    • Rebuilt staircase to lower level with custom iron railing
    • Installed storage room off of kitchen deck

Restored or retained classic details throughout include:

    • Period or replica light fixtures from Rejuvenate installed
    • Wooden “Sailing Ship” plaque on front gate restored/repainted by local artist
    • Front window frames custom built from genuine mahogany (are now shatter-proof dual pane) to match original interior Honduran mahogany doors and trim.
    • Original wood floors on upper level and lower levels refinished and new wood floor in kitchen installed and custom matched to existing flooring.
    • Vintage hardware retained and keys made for original interior door locks downstairs
    • “Eagle” door knocker on front door