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167 20th Avenue, San Francisco
Ideally perched above the street on a quiet block in the Lake District, this two-unit Victorian building offers an elegant 3-bedroom 1.5 bath home on the top two levels and a fully outfitted junior 1-bedroom 1-bath garden apartment on the ground floor, with over 2,350± square feet of combined living space.
Featuring 10-foot-high ceilings and coved ceilings, the primary residence exudes old world elegance and sophistication, and includes formal living and dining rooms, large eat-in kitchen with center island, attached redwood deck overlooking a gorgeous rear garden, and three charming and distinctive bedrooms.
Enter the house via a stairway flanked by landscaped garden beds bordered by perfectly pruned hedges. A second flight of wide custom stairs leads you to the primary residence. Pass through a quaint covered front porch with ornamental stained-glass window.
The entry foyer features gorgeous hardwood floors, soaring ten-feet high ceilings and newly installed gold toned light fixtures overhead.
Step to the left to find a formal living room with double-paned bay windows with custom window shades overlooking the street. The room is accented by a vintage wood-burning fireplace with mantel and brick hearth, flanked by built-in bookshelves set into recessed archways.
Head past the living room into a formal dining room with coved ceiling overhead, hardwood floors and gold toned chandelier.
Down the hall from the entrance, you will find a split bathroom on the right, including a charming bathroom with wainscotting on the walls and classic clawfoot tub under skylight, and a separate water closet next door.
Past the bathroom find a spacious and cheerful kitchen with refinished butcher block island in the center and hardwood floors underneath lofty ceilings and vintage patterned wallpaper. With newly painted white cabinetry and a gas range, the kitchen opens to a light-filled laundry porch at the rear with large windows overlooking a refinished redwood deck with a charming garden below.
Step out on the deck here to sit underneath a 100-year-old Monterey Pine tree and have a cup of tea. The sweet garden below includes mature landscaping, a permeable red brick path, and patio surrounded by new redwood fencing.
To the right of the kitchen find the first bedroom. The spacious bedroom includes preserved box beam ceilings, a closet and serene bay windows overlooking the garden.
Adjacent the rear bedroom, head up newly carpeted stairs to find two bedroom retreats and a half bath.
On the left is a light-filled primary bedroom with windows on three sides facing east, south, and west. The spacious room boasts nature, city and water views, abundant closet space and has double paned windows that open in two different directions to capture light and gentle breezes.
Between the two bedrooms a large upper landing offers multiple closets along the wall, as well as a half bathroom with new tile flooring and plenty of storage space. Finally, a third bedroom here faces the street, and includes built-in shelving and an extra deep closet.
Head outside down the front stairs to find Unit 167A, a newly carpeted, legal junior one bedroom garden apartment, ideal for extra income or housing guests. With 700± square feet of living space, the ground floor unit includes an entry/living room, eat-in kitchen with gas burning range/oven, full bathroom with shower over tub, and a spacious bedroom nook in the rear with garden view windows.
From the bedroom access a door to a breeze way along the left side of the house that connects to the garden, as well as to the front of the house, where a separate bonus workshop utility room offers a built-in workspace and extra flexibility to suit a variety of needs.
Head down to the street and you’re on the border of the Richmond and Lake Street Districts, walking distance to vibrant restaurants, ethnic dining, and diverse shops of the Clement and California street corridors. With easy access to public transportation, and a convenient location between Golden Gate Park and the Presidio, this location offers the best of San Francisco’s urban outdoor lifestyle.
167A - Garden Unit:
Lake District is named for Lake Street, which acts as the border between this delightful neighborhood and the Presidio. The big attractions for residents are many-fold, including good schools, substantial 100-year-old homes, and daily access to the open spaces of the Presidio, Baker Beach, and the Presidio Golf Course. Tennis and Basketball enthusiasts will find courts close by, along with a playground for younger children.
A well-manicured and affluent neighborhood, the streets are quiet and tree-lined, displaying a blend of stately, immaculate Edwardians and grand Victorians. Many of the area homes boast large backyards, providing a chance to escape the grind of city life, and giving kids a place to run. Schools, both public and private are exceptional. On the private side, Adda Clevenger Prep and the prestigious Katherine Burke School for girls offer a high caliber K-8 education. Frank McCoppin, the public elementary school has a notable reputation, having scored an 827 of the California API. Clement Street, offers extensive shopping and dining for locals. The district is renowned for its variety of affordable ethnic restaurants, produce markets, and well-appointed specialty stores.