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Fantastic North Slope single-family home with a walk-out access to an enchanting garden, allowing for seamless indoor/outdoor living. An adorable blue façade with red bottlebrush tree out front contrasts beautifully with the white, minimalist interior of the home inside. Past a front entry with coat closet, stairs lead to the main level, which features a gorgeous chef's kitchen with stainless steel appliances including a gas range and dishwasher, butcher block countertops, a clapboard backsplash, and a hanging pot rack overhead. A central island allows for informal dining and there is a large breakfast area in front of sliding glass doors leading out to the garden.
The magical, deep back garden offers an outdoor dining area, a decked seating area with views of the downtown skyline, a BBQ area, and a separate play area, all surrounded by lush landscaping and mature trees.
Adjacent to the kitchen is a lovely formal dining room and living room with coved ceilings and bay windows. The primary bedroom includes windows overlooking the garden greenery and a minimalist, spa-like ensuite bathroom with a floating vanity and a soaking tub with shower above. At the front of the home is a second bedroom with built in desk and window seat underneath a window bay, and an attractive tile bathroom with a shower over tub.
The unwarranted lower level presents incredible flexible space, including a family room with garden access, and a generous separate office space, as well as a one car garage and a laundry room with side-by-side washer and dryer. Possibilities abound for a workroom, playroom, or gym. The home is superbly located on the North Slope of Potrero Hill, just blocks from shops and dining on 17th and 18th Streets, Whole Foods, McKinley Square Park and Jackson Playground. It is also nearby to Mission hotspots such as Flour + Water, True Laurel and Tartine Manufactory.
One of the best kept secrets for many years, Potrero Hill was once the blue collar home of shipping docks, storehouses, and the simple shops and bakeries frequented by the families who called it home. The big turnaround came on the heels of the dot-com revolution when many of the warehouses and factories in the area were transitioned into the live-work lofts and offices we know today. Development along Third Street has solidified this area's reputation as an exciting destination, with an unparalleled ease of commute to downtown SF.
Among Potrero Hill's many assets, its sunny weather, fantastic views, and ready access to all highways rank high on the list. A hardy neighborhood, there are a great many early Victorians along its charming streets which remarkably withstood the earthquake of 1906.
Eateries, bars and shops along 18th street are plentiful in options. The classic watering hole Blooms, named for the heroine of Ulysses, offers pool tables, awe-inspiring views, and fantastic people watching. Chez Papa offers the best French Provencal bistro cuisine this side of the Sierra Nevada. And please don't miss Farley's, where an easy-going coffee drinking crowd enjoy daily brews strong enough to cut through any misty morning.
Students and young folks help liven things up just enough thanks to the nearby California College of Art campus, the California Culinary Academy, and local bar The Bottom of the Hill, which hosts an amazing array of music acts not to be missed. You'll find plenty of shopping and grocery options close to 16th and Potrero.
If you've never visited Potrero Hill, get ready to be romanced by this charming hillside respite.