An enduring classic, this inviting 1940s Bernal Heights home reflects warmth, easy-living, and tremendous value - in one of San Francisco's most desired neighborhood communities. The attractive time-honored stucco facade features a stairway up to a covered front entry, a suggestion of a pitched roof, and two large West facing windows offering warm sunset neighborhood views. Located on the Southwest slope of Bernal Heights, this home looks out towards St. Mary's, the nearby neighborhood hills abutting the Alemany Interchange, and close to trendy/upscale Cortland Avenue (w/ shopping, restaurants, and cafes), Holly Park and playground, Alemany Farmer's Market, Bernal Hill with 365 degree views of San Francisco, and the hip Mission District.
Upon entering the front door, you feel welcome - with golden-brown wood floors and a voluminous West-facing picture window in the comfortable living room. The light and bright eat-in kitchen features a retro classic antique O'Keefe & Merritt gas stove, painted wood cabinetry, standard appliances, a skylight, and a matching picture window that brings in lots of natural light. A sky-lit full tiled bath and two good-sized bedrooms are located towards the center section of the house, and a large bright bonus room spans the entire width of the back, overlooking the garden. The bonus room - a possible office, playroom or sunroom, has a door leading out to an East facing deck and stairs down to the beautiful back patio and garden.
At the center of the house, an interior stairway leads down to a spacious laundry area with added storage and a single-car garage. Additionally, there is a bonus in-law unit at the lower level consisting of one bedroom, a bright eat-in-kitchen, and a full bath. The in-law apartment looks out towards the rear garden, with a large patio area - a near perfect spot for afternoon BBQs. The professionally landscaped back garden features a whimsical stone labyrinth, a magnificent fig tree, and an array of blossoming perennials. This simple and delightful home offers an informal easy layout at the main living level, with the benefit of a bonus in-law unit at the lower level.
An expression of warmth and comfort, this well-loved 1940s San Francisco stucco home is located in one of San Francisco's best neighborhoods of Bernal Heights - known for it's sunny and warm weather, hilly neighborhood streets with incredible San Francisco Bay and city views, relaxed city vibe, and a community of shops, restaurants, coffee spots, gourmet markets, open space, and Holly Park playground. This location offers quick access to freeways (101, 280, I-80), public transportation (Cal train/Muni/BART), and close proximity to SFO airport and the Peninsula.
- Classic two-story 1943 stucco home
- Views of neighborhood hills
- Two bedrooms, one full bath (sky-lit)
- Large light filled bonus room overlooking back garden
- Retro classic antique O'Keefe & Merritt gas kitchen stove
- Hardwood floors
- Lower level bonus in-law unit w/ bedroom, eat-in-kitchen, and full bath - off garden
- Whimsical, professionally landscaped front and rear gardens
- Beautiful back outdoor space with deck, patio, and gardens
- Single-car garage, added storage, laundry area
- Additional single-car off street parking space (driveway)
- 2,556 sq.ft lot zoned RH2 (per tax records)
- Situated on a quiet neighborhood street, close to charming Cortland Avenue with shopping, restaurants, and cafes
- Walking distance to Alemany Farmer's Market, Holly Park, and the Mission District
- Located in desirable Bernal Heights - with sunny weather, hilly streets, incredible SF Bay and city views, relaxed hip vibe, a wonderful community of shops / restaurants/ coffee spots/ gourmet markets and beautiful open spaces and gardens
- San Francisco Unified School District
- Convenient access to freeways (101, 280, I-80), public transportation (Cal train/ Muni/BART), close to SFO airport
The area we call Bernal Heights was once the site of cow dairies and grazing pastures. One of the last great neighborhoods to be "discovered" in San Francisco Bernal is making the transition from a traditional blue-collar settlement to a hospitable enclave of artists, young families, and left-leaning political life. It owes its growing desirability to its exceptionally homey setting and inspiring city views.
Home to two great parks, this community is beloved by dog owners and hikers alike. The largest park, called Bernal Heights, occupies the crest of the hill and is a breezy respite for area residents who enjoy fresh air and pristine views of downtown San Francisco and the bay. The second, Precita Park resides at the bottom of Bernal and is a favorite for young children and families, who find the playground and expansive lawns to be a perfect afternoon setting.
Any visitor must make their way along Bernal's cozy retail main street, Cortland Avenue. There you'll find a splendid blend of local bookshops, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and delicious coffee shops. Some exceptional ethnic food, from French to Nepalese, can be found along this notable stretch, representing an array of eateries to delight the lucky food lovers who sauntering by.
Some favorite drinking establishments are also at your disposal. El Rio, with its steady lineup of extraordinary musical acts, Wild Side West with its fantastic fireplace, plus the country and blues music venue Skip's Tavern, are all sure to envigorate.
MUNI bus service out of Bernal toward downtown is easy to find on Mission street, which delineates the western edge of Bernal. You are also walking distance from the BART at 24th and Mission.
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