Gorgeous sun-kissed mid-century condo on incredibly picturesque, leafy block in Clarendon Heights. Spacious redone unit detached on 3 sides, with no living space above or below. Very bright – awash in the sunlight!
The open living room, dining room, and kitchen span the extra-wide lot with views to downtown and the Bay. Owned by an architect (known for his Blue Bottle cafe designs), this unit has been elegantly updated in an understated style with clean, modern lines and thoughtful upgrades. The kitchen features an artful blend of old and new, including a Fisher Paykel fridge and pantry. Smart lighting and bold fixtures give this unit a hip, Scandinavian feel. The Nest thermostat controls central heating. Spacious bedroom with Elfa shelving in a large walk-in closet and 2nd closet area with a custom-designed screen. Extra office nook with window offers a convenient spot for remote work and works nicely as a child’s nursery. Exclusive deck with peekaboo SalesForce Tower views, right off the kitchen. Updated bath features Heath tile, separate shower, deep, wide soaking tub, Caesarstone counters, Duravit fixtures, and more. The unit features hardwood and cork tile floors.
Villa Terrace is a magical winding one-way street reminiscent of a hilltop lane in Sausalito, with brick walls, lush vegetation, disappearing sidewalks, and incredible views to one side with ultra-deluxe homes stacked on the other side. When driving up from Cole Valley, you can enter Villa Terrace from Twin Peaks Blvd (it’s a one-way street when coming from that direction). Or you can enter from Corbett in Twin Peaks. Or, for something entirely different, try it on foot via the romantic Pemberton Steps, one of the crown jewels in the Hidden Stairways of San Francisco walker’s guide. The Pemberton Steps will deposit you about 50 yards from your front door. No place in the world looks like this – what a unique setting!
Villa Terrace is near the geographical center of San Francisco yet feels a million miles away from the noise and congestion of the city. It’s a 10-minute walk to the Castro and Cole Valley, yet feels incredibly quiet and tranquil. A few minutes away are the Twin Peaks and Mt Sutro outdoor areas, which feature expansive views of the city and forested trails that also feel far removed from the urban cityscape. And a short drive to the north will take you to the Randall Museum and park, from which further great views of the city can be enjoyed.
Although 148 Villa Terrace does not come with parking, parking is consistently available on the street right outside since there is no through traffic on this block, and most of the other homes already have their own garages.
Monthly dues for this 4-unit HOA are just $281.63. A big private storage room, a laundry-room primarily used by this unit alone, and bicycle-storage are located just steps from the front door. Built-in 1953.
You’ll never get tired of this warm, inviting home and its serene setting – a rare and delightful find!
Asking – $839,000
Sold – $835,000