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.
Restored or retained classic details throughout include: