San Francisco is undeniably one of the most sought after places to live, visit and play.
What other city offers world-class shopping, a dynamic food scene, vintage streetcars, iconic landmarks, gorgeous views and eclectic neighborhoods all wrapped into forty-seven square miles? San Francisco has it all. After all, they don’t sing, “I left my heart in San Francisco,” for nothing.
If your heart is set on living in the city, then look no further than 415 Buena Vista Avenue East, affectionately nicknamed BV415 by the listing Independent Sales Associate, Susan Getz of the Founding Office at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in San Francisco.
Recently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Getz explains, “Neighborhoods that have names and nicknames have a solid sense of community, which is what we’re searching for when we look for a home to call our own.” “BV415 and the surrounding neighborhood have those very qualities,” she adds.
Fittingly, BV415 is located in the heart of San Francisco in Ashbury Heights, which is very close the charming Cole Valley neighborhood—where sidewalk cafes, sunny afternoons, friendly neighbors and lush landscaping can all be found during a single stroll.
This elegant estate with unique 75-foot frontage on Buena Vista Avenue is an inviting urban oasis and the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. Originally constructed in 1915, the five-bedroom, four-and-one-half-bathroom estate offers up a quiet slice of San Francisco living. Set on a prestigious hilltop location, residents and guests alike can soak in expansive views of San Francisco Bay, Buena Vista Park and Corona Heights Park from just about every window.
If the prominent location and magnificent views aren’t reason enough to call this spectacular residence home, the masterful architecture, which dates back to the early 1900s and the home’s distinctive Arts and Crafts details might just do the trick.
Inside, the grand living room sets the precedent for this luxury estate. Guests and residents alike are immediately welcomed by an open floor plan and thoughtful details throughout, including a traditional gas fireplace with soft wood paneling to mimic the hardwood floor, a recessed ceiling, detailed molding and vintage light fixtures to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Imagine cozying up to a good book and a cup of tea here during a foggy day.
Entertaining on the mind? The adjacent sunroom serves as the perfect space for conversing with guests over refreshing cocktails. Breathtaking views opening up to the city and Corona Heights further compliment this intimate lounge space while entertaining dinner guests.
While guests are socializing, residents can take advantage of the well-appointed chef’s kitchen, which features an imported Costa Rican hand-carved wood center island and six barstools, a Dacor six burner gas range top, Thermador double ovens and a warming drawer, a Salamander grill, custom cabinetry with stained glass, a GE Monogram refrigerator and freezer, a wine refrigerator, two Bosch dishwashers and more.
The main course is served! Once it’s time for dinner, wow your guests with a classic meal paired with some serious views. This timeless formal dining room is truly an entertainer’s delight with noteworthy highlights including a box beam ceiling, custom upholstered wall panels, detail molding, an alcove credenza and jaw-dropping city views to top it all off.
It’s not everyday you see a backyard in San Francisco, let alone a yard set on a double lot. United with BV415LOT, the adjacent vacant lot that is also being offered for sale, we have the equivalent of three! After the meal, guests can venture outdoors and enjoy the expansive park-like backyard complete with a half basketball court alongside fruit trees, a pond, outdoor patios, a verdant terraced hillside and a luxurious rolling green lawn.
On the main level, the master bedroom suite creates a luxurious space for relaxation and rest with a sky-lit en suite bath, custom wood trim, and a bay window and seat, which provides residents with yet another chance to gaze out into Corona Heights and the surrounding San Francisco Bay.
The lower-level features a billiard and darts game room area with a rustic wooden deck suitable for garden parties, an extra bedroom and full bath, and a garden view guest quarters with an en suite bath, private entrance and hillside garden access and a sitting lounge.
Susan Getz of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage San Francisco Lombard is offering the home at 415 Buena Vista Avenue together with the adjacent vacant lot at $8,300,000. The website for the property is www.BV415.com.