124 21st Avenue
Inside this handsome Edwardian facade, one is greeted with a dazzling array of modernity. Dark matchstick wooden floors, intricate woodwork, and dramatic coffered ceilings stand in amazingly cohesive contrast with burlap wallpaper, mirrored walls, and tasteful modern finishes.
Through a gracious and inviting foyer done in bold black and white stripes, the large living room is a treat for the senses, with natural light streaming in from original casement windows, casting the airy, ample room with a beautiful glow. There is space for two separate seating areas and incredible Corinthian-style columns covered in antique mirrors. A gas fireplace and modern stone mantle accentuate the merging of the old with the new.
The dining room is a study in color; a deep green lacquer throughout sets off the mirrored bar and injects new life into the intricate woodwork and decor. Wired for sound along with the kitchen, this room is an incredibly chic space to enjoy a meal with guests. Next to the built-in bar is a stylish guest bathroom, with a pop of bright wallpaper and a gorgeous chandelier.
The kitchen is truly a sight to behold. White lacquered floors are incredibly striking, and blend wonderfully with the large Wolf six burner range and hood, white textured tile backsplash, GE stainless wine fridge, sink, and Thermador dishwasher. An enormous stainless refrigerator, built-in pantry and marble countertops provide ample space for cooking, entertaining, and enjoyment.
The lofted ceiling with skylight above the breakfast area, also wired for sound, creates an immense yet intimate space for interaction between chef and guests and has built-in storage and leather seating. Large windows look out over the lush and level backyard with artificial grass and surrounding landscaping. The kitchen opens onto a wooden deck, perfect for barbecuing, with steps right down to the garden, creating an ideal spot for outdoor dining. The garden is outfitted with automatic irrigation, new lighting, and a new drainage system.
Off of the kitchen there is a charming office with multiple built-ins, which could be repurposed as a wine room, a walk-in pantry, or left as is!
Upstairs one can go right, to two adorable bedrooms with matching closets and custom built-ins, one with a view of the garden, or left, passing by the massive grey and white hall bathroom - full of natural stone, with a curving wall, marble shower over tub and matching vanity, and ample storage. Walking towards the master there are lovely built in bookshelves.
The master is at once cozy and breathtaking. With wall-to-wall sisal rug against brilliant white paint, the room is crisp and bright with clean lines. Large windows and designer window treatments encircle a delightful built-in bench, and highlight peek-a-book Golden Gate Bridge views. There are two expansive walk-in closets and a large master bathroom with skylight, dual marble-topped vanity and shower over tub outfitted in fabulous sparkling tile mosaic.
Also at this level is a door with built-in stairs to the incredible attic space, which spans almost the entire footprint of the house and offers an abundance of storage space or ready expansion with potential for views from this level.
The stairs down to the lower level are decorated with an incredible floral pattern for the wallpaper. To the right is a laundry room with LG washer and dryer, and to the left is a family room/den, outfitted with a wall of built-in cabinetry. On the other end of the floor is a kitchenette with long countertop and cabinetry, seating area, a guest bedroom, and a full tile bathroom with shower – a perfect suite for live in-help or visiting guests. One can exit to the garden directly from here. There is also access to the roomy garage, with fantastic storage and an electric car charging station. The property has a new 75-gallon high efficiency water heater, new high efficiency forced air heaters, upgraded electrical and cable, and Nest thermostats and fire detectors throughout.
With an intuitive floorplan, stunning designer finishes and thoughtful upgrades, all in a fabulous Lake Street location, this gorgeous San Francisco residence is the perfect, move-in ready home.
Year Built: 1912 (per Tax Records)
Square Footage: 3,475 sq. ft. (per Graphic Artist)