As patio weather returns to San Francisco and the question of just where is the best spot to drink rosé and slurp oysters in the sunshine becomes a top priority, our hey-friends with big, sunny backyards suddenly become our best friends who can't wait to hang out with on weekends.
You could be our best friend too if you lived in this sweet, four-bedroom Forest Hill house that, while perfectly darling on the inside, is all about its quarter-acre of lush landscape and a myriad of luxe and playful outdoor amenities.
The verdant grounds include an epic outdoor kitchen, so when it comes time for alfresco dining, there's a Viking barbecue grill, a pizza oven, and even a Green Egg smoker. There's also a cozy recessed patio and a turfed basketball court, sound system, and custom lighting.
Inside the three-story home, Wine Country feels abound with rustic charm with warm, modern finishes—think exposed wood beam ceilings, earth-toned walls, stone tiling, and marble countertops.
On the main floor, French doors open from the family room onto the patio. The remodeled eat-in kitchen and small dining area have picture windows on all sides. Cloaked in Venetian plaster, the large dining room has recessed lighting as well as a chandelier. An en-suite guest bedroom, necessary for a home built to host gatherings, finishes out this floor.
The top level consists of three sizable bedrooms and two remodeled bathrooms. Notable design elements include a rounded arch framing a soaking tub, and marble accents. Downstairs, rustic open beam ceilings hang above the billiards room; there is also a second living room and an office with floor-to-ceiling built-in shelving and cabinets.
Location: 2 Castenada Ave. (Forest Hill)
Size: 1/4 acre
Asking price: $3,995,000
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