Prime Bernal Heights Northern Slope
High Above San Francisco on Three Lots!
With Sweeping Views from the Golden Gate Bridge to Mt. Diablo!
(1 Panoramic View Buildable Lot)
Magical Oasis! Opportunity of a Lifetime!
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In one of the city’s most sought after neighborhoods, Bernal Heights is known as San Francisco’s “banana belt” because of its great weather, central location, neighborhood feeling, easy access to downtown and the freeway, and amazing views!!!
High above San Francisco, on three lots and embracing the city’s iconic, dramatic, sweeping views, this home is estate like and offers an exquisite setting. It is one of a kind and truly a rare find! Architecturally gorgeous this dramatic home offers a park like environment and offers the ultimate in privacy and the best in indoor outdoor living in sunny Bernal Heights. The home sits on two lots 54x75 and opens onto a view buildable adjacent lot of 25x75. In the same family for 27 years and shows pride of ownership.
The adjacent panoramic view lot with spectacular unobstructed views is currently being used by the current owner as their private garden, replete with multiple decks, hot tub, green house, lovely gardens, pathways and cobblestone stairs.
The superior location backs onto and has access to the 5 star Bernal Heights Park and enjoys all the walking trials, playground, picnic spots and the 360 degree views the park has to offer. It is close to transportation, good schools, shops, and easy access to downtown and the freeway.
A short walk to Precita Park, a wonderful park spanning three blocks known for its fabulous children’s playground, green lawns and a place to picnic, play ball or play with your dog. At the corner stop by for an ice cream, lunch or dinner at the Precita Cafe and Grill, or buy groceries at the Harvest Hill Market known as “the best corner neighborhood market” specializing in natural and organic food or dine at the hillside supper club overlooking the park.
LOWER FLOOR | Home Office/Studio
On the lower level before going up to the first floor there is access to this wonderful room. This room is surrounded by windows framing the unobstructed panoramic views. It offers custom built-ins, tile floors, radiant heat, storage and a circular staircase that goes up into the living room. This charming room is light filled, has a separate entrance and opens onto a large deck. A most delightful place to check your emails or just read, relax or lounge while watching the views and listening to music.
This floor consists of an open panoramic view living room/dining room, view eat-in kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, laundry facility with washer and dryer.
Living Room/Dining Room
From the moment you enter the home you can’t help by being mesmerized by this gorgeous dramatic room. The high pitched peaked wood vaulted ceilings with open beams, ceiling fan and huge skylights highlight the beautiful architectural detail. The large picture windows frame the San Francisco skyline, from the Golden Gate Bridge and downtown views to the Salesforce building and beyond! There are custom built in bookcases flanking a mirrored wall reflecting the views, a circular staircase going down to the office/workshop, hardwood floors, custom built ins, designer lighting, window seat, and wood stove fireplace. This expansive room offers a dining area with ample space for a large table and seating for at least 20 for a sit down dinner. Opening to the large view deck, through beautiful French doors, there is nothing like a leisurely meal under the open sky and enjoying the ever changing views. Al fresco dining at its best!
Overlooking the large deck through floor to ceiling windows the spacious eat-in kitchen is bright and airy and offers a wonderful environment for casual meals and cooking your favorite menu! It boasts black wood floors, a built-in bench, butcher block island table, two modern chandeliers, an abundance of cabinet and counter space, 5 burner gas stainless steel stove with oven, mirrored back splash, stainless steel Bosch dishwasher, stainless steel KitchenAid refrigerator/freezer and double stainless steel sinks.
A large BEDROOM with hardwood floors and good closet space, a tiled BATHROOM with shower over tub, laundry facility with Miele Touchtronic washer and dryer and excellent storage complete this floor.
Master En Suite At the top of the stairs there is a vestibule area with a lovely window that frames the view. This vestibule can be used as a sitting area or a home office. The huge spectacular, panoramic view MASTER EN SUITE encompasses the whole second floor. The master bedroom is exceptional with high peaked ceilings and large windows framing the views and offers ample space for a sitting area. The master bedroom feels like a private retreat and opens onto a spa-like bathroom. The bathroom has double sinks, peaked ceilings, spacious counter and counter space, lovely tile work and shower over tub with glass block wall offers a separate water closet. There are large closets flanked by a large dressing area.
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- 1 Bedroom
- 1 Bath
- Living Room
- Dining Room
- Partial Carpet
- Gas Range
- fenced yard
Additional Property Details
- City Lights
- Golden Gate Bridge
- San Francisco
- Mt Tamalpais
- Mt Diablo
More About Bernal Heights
Relaxed community feel with excellent access to all of San Francisco
Why do Bernalites LOVE their hood so much?
With its convenient location on the south side of San Francisco, this bohemian, popular neighborhood has so much to offer, such as:
Chill, friendly environment
Visitors and locals alike love Bernal Height’s appeal with its hilly streets, historic Victorian and Edwardian homes, and excellent outdoor spaces. Bernal’s charm is in its friendly and relaxed feel. Being on the south side of the city, Bernalites also tend to get a bit more sun, just adding to the pleasant environment.
Great Shopping and Activities
Bernal Heights is brimming with options for residents and visitors, with some awesome restaurants, cool and unique shops and much to see and do. Cortland, our main drag, is well adorned with shops to visit, as is its bordering Mission Street.
Bernal Heights local feels like its own village while still being easily accessible from downtown. With several MUNI lines running through and two BART stations just a neighborhood away, public transit options are good. Freeway access is also great for those who work on the Peninsula and several shuttle stops, commuting to Silicon Valley is simple.
Rated the hottest neighborhood in SF for good reason, Bernal is one of the sunnier neighborhoods located in San Francisco southern side with some vibrant spacious parks, excellent restaurants and shops, and great access to freeways and transit. No wonder that so many folks commute to the Peninsula or downtown have chosen to reside in this great neighborhood!
Outdoor enthusiasts, four-legged friends needing a walk and kids ready to play will delight, with several great parks and playgrounds to choose from. Enjoy a walk and a peekaboo view of GGB around Bernal Hill, a protected and especially scenic outdoor space, which is enjoyed by runners, walkers and canine friends. Known and loved by locals, but typically little known by visitors.
Bernal north slope has awesome SF skyscape views and carried the title the hottest neighborhood in the nation in 2016. With easy access to all the Mission has to offer, with a slightly more suburban feel and its excellent transit options, it makes sense that this area of Bernal is in such high demand. Residents enjoy relaxing on the grass at Precita Park while children play at the playground. Just across the street Precita Park café offers lattes, Mitchell’s ice cream, lunch and even dinner. Hillside Supper Club is another local favorite. And for a drink or those wanting to enjoy some music, El Rio and Vics are a couple great local pubs.
On the south side of Bernal Hill, Bernal Height’s main drag- Cortland Ave has a host of awesome options for folks- whether shopping, dining or other. Spoiled with several excellent options for restaurants, diners can enjoy Piqueos, Vega, Bernal Star, Moki’s, Third Cousin, Red Hill Station and more. Locals love the convenience of our grocery- The Good Life. Shoppers can peruse some fab shops such as Heartfelt (great for gifts), Succulence, Artisal, Bernalese, 10 Small Things, Inclusions gallery, etc. Café goers are also spoilt with options such as Pinhole, Progressive Grounds, Martha’s… Families and folks enjoy the several recreational areas on the north side of Bernal, including Holly Park, Bernal Library & Playground, Bernal Rec Center and St. Mary’s Park and Rec Center. Thirsty for a drink or cocktail- several options there as well such as Holy Water, Vino Rosso, Barebottle Brewery, Old Devil Moon, Wild West, and (dive bar).
- Sunday Alemany Farmer's Market offers certified organic produce is a popular destination on the weekends
- A wide array of restaurants, including Piqueos, Vega, Bernal Star, Moki’s, Third Cousin, Red Hill Station, Ichi’s Sushi, Emmy’s, Blue Plate, Front Porch, Outer Orbit, Pizza Hacker, Hillside Supper Club and more
- Excellent shopping options from groceries to gifts include The Good Life, Heartfelt, Chloe's Closet, Succulence, Epicurean Trader, Bernalese, Twelve Small Things, Inclusions Gallery, Secessions to name a few
- Café goers have lots of great options such as Pinhole, Progressive Grounds, Martha’s, Café Jorge, Black Jet Bakery, Little Bee, Precita Park Café
- Thirsty for a drink or cocktail? Lots of options there as well such as Holy Water, Vino Rosso, Barebottle Brewery, Old Devil Moon, Wild Side West, St. Mary’s Pub, Lucky Horseshoe, El Rio, Rock Bar, Royal Cuckoo, Knockout, and Virgil’s Sea Room
- Families and folks enjoy the several recreational areas including Holly Park, Bernal Library, Bernal Rec Center & Playground, St. Mary’s Park, Bernal Hill, Precita Park as well as the Esmeralda Slides