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Two blocks north of Cortland's charming village sits a gorgeous three level 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home near the top of Bernal Heights. One block to the north is Bernal Hill, perfect for a dog walk while taking in the fantastic city views! While a short stroll to Cortland Street offers a bounty of restaurants, shops and food markets. Easy access to downtown, highways 101 and 280 make this home a commuter's dream.
A studs out, roof off renovation in 2019 transformed the home into a spacious, light-filled, and timeless space for entertaining. Renovations included a roof, plumbing and seismic retrofitting.
The main level opens to a bright living and dining room with views of the bay. An updated pro kitchen features Calacatta marble counters, Thermador range, Sub-Zero wine fridge, and a custom copper sink. Through the light-filled sunroom and up a brick staircase is a landscaped garden of blooming flowers, mature Japanese maple and Italian cypress tree, all maintained by an automated watering system. The garden comes alive at night by way of string lights and dramatic uplighting under the trees.
Finishing the main level are French oak floors, a gracious bedroom with period built-ins, and a full bath. The expansive staircase to the next floor is highlighted by large picture windows that open the views to Bernal Hill while architectural skylights, one automated by remote control, wash the space in glorious sunlight.
The second level has two sunny bedrooms, one with incredible bay and sunrise views. The full bath on this level has been beautifully appointed with stylish lighting and Carrera marble heated floors.
The lower level of the home begins off the entry with a mudroom area, stackable laundry and flexible room that can work as a home office, exercise room or let your imagination decide. Finishing this level is internal access to the 1 car garage and additional storage.
The area we call Bernal Heights was once the site of cow dairies and grazing pastures. One of the last great neighborhoods to be "discovered" in San Francisco Bernal is making the transition from a traditional blue-collar settlement to a hospitable enclave of artists, young families, and left-leaning political life. It owes its growing desirability to its exceptionally homey setting and inspiring city views.
Home to two great parks, this community is beloved by dog owners and hikers alike. The largest park, called Bernal Heights, occupies the crest of the hill and is a breezy respite for area residents who enjoy fresh air and pristine views of downtown San Francisco and the bay. The second, Precita Park resides at the bottom of Bernal and is a favorite for young children and families, who find the playground and expansive lawns to be a perfect afternoon setting.
Any visitor must make their way along Bernal's cozy retail main street, Cortland Avenue. There you'll find a splendid blend of local bookshops, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and delicious coffee shops. Some exceptional ethnic food, from French to Nepalese, can be found along this notable stretch, representing an array of eateries to delight the lucky food lovers who sauntering by.
Some favorite drinking establishments are also at your disposal. El Rio, with its steady lineup of extraordinary musical acts, Wild Side West with its fantastic fireplace, plus the country and blues music venue Skip's Tavern, are all sure to envigorate. MUNI bus service out of Bernal toward downtown is easy to find on Mission street, which delineates the western edge of Bernal. You are also walking distance from the BART at 24th and Mission.