Corona Heights Contemporary Mediterranean
Neighborhood: Corona Heights cascades down the sunny, south-facing hill below Buena Vista Park with charming, winding roads cut into the hillside. Boasting a Walkscore® of 83 and excellent bike lanes, this charming neighborhood is ideal for strolling, bicycling and exploring. The area was the site of a quarry until 1928 when Josephine Randall, the recreation department superintendent, proposed turning the area into what is now Corona Heights. The nearby Randall Museum, though currently closed for renovation, provides exhibits, events and classes for children and adults in a park setting with spectacular city views. The crown jewel of the neighborhood is the Corona Heights Park, where there is a playground, a dog park, and, from the top of the rocky outcroppings, panoramic views of the city. A few blocks away is Buena Vista Park, San Francisco’s oldest official park. Neighborhood shopping districts include the Castro district with shops, restaurants, and public transportation. The Cole Valley commercial district is also nearby.
Abstract: This exquisite, newly renovated home is a rare offering: dramatically situated above the street and completely detached in a garden setting, the home and grounds feature extraordinary light and foster the indoor-outdoor lifestyle so desirable today. Located in prime Corona Heights and featuring tremendous curb appeal, the home offers an ideal floor plan and state-of-the art amenities. There are 4 bedrooms, 3 full- and 2 half- baths, a media room, a kitchen-great room, multiple decks and terraces, and a 2-car garage. An elevator provides access from the garage to the home.
Description: Main Level: Flamed, bluestone-clad stairs from the sidewalk’s edge lead up to the semi-enclosed entry porch. Inside the home, natural light from four sides of windows creates luminous interiors. The open great room comprises the main level and is ideal for entertaining large parties or for intimate, daily living. Two perfectly positioned decks create additional outdoor ‘rooms’ as the entire main level flows from indoors to outdoors. The stunning kitchen features White Cliff Cambria Quartz counters and a Carrara D’Oro Island equipped with a sink, Miele dishwasher, Miele microwave, ample counter seating, and striking pendant lighting. Additional appliances include a Wolf range and hood and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. Immediately adjacent to the kitchen, Fleetwood doors open to an Ipe deck ideal for al fresco dining. More formal dining may be enjoyed on the opposite side of the kitchen. Off the living room, a second set of folding Fleetwood glass doors open directly to a southeast-facing, tiled deck with Ipe bench seating to extend the living room. Radiant-heated, bleached oak floors are in the primary rooms throughout the home. A discreetly hidden half bath fitted with a Duravit sink and Graff faucet completes this level.
2nd Level: The second level consists of 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The master suite enjoys sunny southeastern exposure and a verdant view of Corona Heights Park. The en suite master bath is beautifully finished in Carrara D’Oro marble and fitted with double Duravit sinks with Graff faucets and a glass-enclosed stall shower with Graff faucets and Grohe wand. Adjacent, a large, walk-in closet features an Elfa closet system. There are two additional bedrooms and a full bath with shower over tub off the hall. A glass door from the hall leads to the huge, Ipe roof deck with a stunning, panoramic view from downtown San Francisco to the south city lights.
Lower Level: The Media room is a welcoming and cozy retreat fitted with a focal, horizontal fireplace with glass pebbles, a remote-controlled starter, and was specially installed to enable a TV in the niche above. In addition, built-in speakers are pre-wired for surround sound. Adjacent to the elevator stop, there is a game area with doors that open to a fresh air deck. A built-in desk may alternatively be used as a bar. Adjacent is a half bath with a stunning, acrylic sink. There is a spacious laundry/utility room. A cheery guest bedroom with ensuite bath (or au pair suite) completes this level.
-Newly renovated with all new systems
-Graff and Grohe fixtures, Toto toilets
-Elfa closet systems
-Oak flooring with radiant heat
-Ortal gas fireplace in media room rated to have a TV directly above, pre-wired in niche
-New landscaping with exterior low voltage lighting
-Low maintenance imitation-grass in south garden
-Decorative grass on garage roof – not to be used as a deck
-All wood Marvin windows and doors. 2 Fleetwood folding glass doors
-Acid finish on open riser stair assembly
-Deck area plumbed for a sink and/or small refrigerator
-Elevator from garage to lower level and main level
-Wired for surround sound
-I-Pad controlled Lutron lighting with docking ports
-6-Camera security System with Network Video
-Recorder and Doorbird
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