About This Home
On coveted, tree-lined Ellsworth street, just steps to Cortland's Village, and situated on a rare, extra wide 33' lot, this renovated, four bedroom, fully detached home is the one you've been waiting for! Beautiful light filled living room with bay windows and custom built-in bookshelves. Spacious formal dining room with coved ceilings, a built in, custom, walnut bar with glass shelving, a wine refrigerator, and a cushioned window seat. The bright, professional kitchen with a center island and breakfast bar, caesarstone countertops, Wolf range, Viking refrigerator, and Bosch dishwasher offers ample storage and workspace. The kitchen opens to a large deck with a gas hook up for a gas grill and built-in seating, and leads to the lush garden — a fabulous entertaining flow! There is a spacious window-lined bedroom —flexible as a family room/den — that also opens to the deck and garden. A full bath with a custom-built sink cabinet and Kohler fixtures completes the main level. Upstairs, the coveted floor plan: three bedrooms on the same level. The primary bedroom offers a walk-in closet, and connects to a sumptuous marble tiled, extra large bath — replete with a Kohler soaking tub, Restoration Hardware double vanity and cabinets, dressing area and more closet space. Across the hall, two bedrooms with Bay views, laundry, and hallway access to the sumptuous family bath. Stunning, professionally designed stone patio, turf yard, and auto irrigated, verdant plantings, including a Japanese maple, a meyer lemon tree, camellias, and a dozen hydrangea. Original wood floors with inlaid borders on the main level, and new white oak wood floors upstairs. Built-in ceiling speakers in the kitchen and main level bedroom/den. Air conditioning upstairs. Newer plumbing, electrical, HVAC. Updated foundation. Two car tandem garage with interior access to the kitchen with a separate, large storage room. Upside potential: expansion plans available for adding a 5th bedroom, 3rd full bath, and a mudroom to the basement level — all while keeping the storage room and two car parking spaces. A gorgeous, renovated home and a rare find in the most sought after, north of Cortland location — the whole package!
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.