From this side of Christmas, the new year feels even closer, and with it, comes New Year’s resolution season. If home-buying is on your to-do list, we have the perfect homes to match your 2018 goals. From quality family time to relaxation and even reading more books, these Bay Area homes are on the market right now and feature the spaces, amenities and luxuries that will make each one attainable.
Peruse these properties and let us know which one you love the most. You may even find a new resolution to add to your list. Enjoy!
1. Make more meals at home
34 Maple St listed by Barbara J. Callan + Robert Callan Jr.
You’ll want to do everything at home in this luxurious Presidio Heights estate. Located on a private cul-de-sac in one of the city’s most prestigious neighborhoods, the Tudor-style house has nine bedrooms, four cozy fireplaces and one of the most stunning kitchens we’ve ever seen. With two sinks and a third nestled in the wet bar area, you’ll have plenty of space to prepare — and luxury appliances that will make cooking and cleaning easy! The design features stone floors, coffered ceilings, leaded glass windows, recessed lighting, crown moldings, ceilings speakers and a jaw-dropping patio outlook.
2. Spend more time outside
36 Knob Hill Road listed by Lotte and Sarah
Whether you’re lounging on the upstairs patio or exploring all seven acres, this Pt. Reyes Station home has plenty of spaces to spend time outside. And its proximity to Point Reyes National Seashore guarantees you’ll always have a view! Complete with olive orchards, a pond and equestrian amenities, you’ll be encouraged to get outdoors every day of the year.
3. Eat dinner as a family
2517 Mar East Street listed by Lotte and Sarah
This Tiburon home combines two of our resolutions in the same living space. After you prepare a gourmet meal in the luxurious kitchen, you can serve your family right at the kitchen bar, in the adjacent formal dining area or around the cozy breakfast nook. Surrounded by windows, illuminated by a skylight and seated by soft leather benches, the nook may be our favorite family gathering place in the whole home!
4. Take time to relax
2 Cameron Street listed by Lotte and Sarah
Treating yourself to relaxation will be a no-brainer on this Inverness property. While completely immersed in natural surroundings, you can wander the gardens, escape the hustle and bustle inside the tree house and lounge in the outdoor hot tub with its own spacious deck. Nearby, you’ll find a shaded deck for sharing meals and a sauna to unwind.
5. Spend more time with friends
3123 Hillside Drive listed by Jacklyn Friedland
If you’re hoping to spend more time with friends in 2018, you’re going to need the perfect home for backyard barbecues, festive gatherings and cocktail dinners. This house in Burlingame has all that and more! With two dining spaces and an adjacent sitting room, you’ll be able to invite everyone over to enjoy a meal. In the warmer months, we recommend heading to the backyard where you’ll find gorgeous garden landscaping, a shaded patio and an old world, red brick fireplace.
6. Read more books
750 Lovell Avenue listed by Ann Murphy
Besides the fact that this home and its wooded grounds are straight out of a fairy tale, there are also gorgeous built-in bookcases in the living room to fill with actual fairy tales! Surrounded by floor to ceiling windows and accompanied by a beautiful carved marble hearth, the living room reading nook will fulfill every book-lovers’ dream.
What’s on your resolution list?
Share your favorite homes and your resolutions in the comments below!