Location is everything at this contemporary Buena Vista Avenue home where high windows and sliding glass doors bring views of the park and San Francisco right into the living spaces.
Across from Buena Vista Park and two blocks from Corona Heights Park, the three-bedroom Upper Haight residence sits within walking distance to a myriad of eateries and shops.
Custom built in 2000 by SF's Mark English Architects, the three-story home takes advantage of its height and perch with multiple large decks for viewing sights including Sutro Tower, but with many luxurious amenities—think radiant heated floors and a built-in sound system—there's also plenty to enjoy inside the modern sanctuary.
An exposed steel I-beam structural frame allows for minimal interior walls and a flowing floor plan. Down a flight of steps from the main entry, the great room for living and dining has concrete floors, a gas fireplace, and a three-story glass wall that opens to an ipe wood patio and garden.
In the kitchen, chefs will appreciate Gaggenau appliances, a stainless steel breakfast bar and island, and built-in storage. Hope you like blue! A powder room and laundry room complete this first level.
Upstairs, a walkway overlooks the great room. Here, two bedrooms each have built-in storage and share a blue-tiled bathroom with a standalone soaking tub and large shower.
The family or media room sits on the third floor with Twin Peaks as a backdrop. The crown jewel here is the primary suite with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over live oak trees, SF Bay, Mount Diablo, and downtown. It's a thoughtfully designed space, with more built-ins; a custom headboard and bed frame; and a walk-in closet. There's more blue in the en-suite bathroom which has a jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower.
Additional amenities include a side-by-side two-car garage with a workbench; Nest thermostats; automatic shades; and a rooftop deck with panoramic views.
Size: 2,640 sq. ft.
Asking price: $3,595,000
// 491 Buena Vista Ave. E. (Corona Heights); for more information, visit 491buenavistae.com.