626 5th Avenue, San Francisco, California 94118
This elegant Edwardian home is located on a great block in the coveted Inner Richmond. The pristine white façade displays beautiful historical details, and up a flight of stairs there is a gracious covered entry landing. Inside is a lovely foyer with deep coat/storage closet, and a sophisticated formal living room, featuring a fireplace with wood mantle and a west-facing window bay. Period details abound throughout including hardwood flooring, picture rail and baseboard moldings, ceiling medallions, and intricate millwork. The living room opens to a spacious formal dining room, adorned with wallpaper, with windows facing east out to the deck and garden greenery. Through a doorway in the dining room is the chef’s kitchen, equipped with stainless built-in microwave and oven, cooktop, sink, and dishwasher, as well as a center island, stone countertops, and stylish gray cabinetry finished with a high-end audio system. Off the main kitchen area is a large pantry with great built-in storage and countertop. The kitchen flows into a sunny breakfast area, with a glass door to an expansive deck, perfect for BBQ’ing, and an adjoining family room with walls of windows facing east and south, bringing in great sunlight. The family room offers built-in shelving and a powder room for guests. Up the main staircase, with ornately carved bannister, is the upper level, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The sizeable primary bedroom is located at the front of the home, presenting built-in wall sconces, a picturesque window bay, and a walk-in closet. An ensuite marble bath has a glass-enclosed shower, stacked Miele washer/dryer, and a skylight overhead. Two additional generous bedrooms share an attractive marble bathroom off the hallway with a shower over tub. Accessed off the back deck is a fabulous backyard oasis, with pebbles framing a lush, sunny lawn and mature trees providing shade and privacy. Mature planting includes lemon and fig trees, cherimoya, pomegranate and blueberries. Off the backyard are two covered patio areas, and access to a separate (and legal) in-law suite. This cozy apartment would be perfect for in-laws, au pair or guests, and houses a bedroom looking out to the garden, a porcelain tile bathroom with shower, a kitchen with sink, refrigerator, microwave, stove, and hood, and a living room/family room with a closet and west-facing window bay. The family room has direct access to the roomy two-car (tandem) garage, with a stacked Samsung washer/dryer. This wonderful family home is set in an ideal Inner Richmond location, less than two blocks from Golden Gate Park and all its fantastic trails, playgrounds and amenities. It is convenient to great dining and shops on Balboa and Clement streets, with Safeway around the corner.