Mount Sutro is basically in the backyard of this three-bedroom Cole Valley home, built in 1973, where countless floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights let in so much greenery and blue sky that the house feels literally perched in the treetops.
But it's the blond wood walls and ceilings with exposed beams, seemingly inspired by Sea Ranch's iconic midcentury architecture, that reflect the golden light of the Northern California coast. Pastel views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate bridge complete the pretty picture from nearly every room in the house.
At nearly 2,000 square feet, the hillside home feels like a treehouse but with comfy amenities. The sunken living room is a cozy place to curl up next to the brick fireplace, and natural light lends airy vibes to the dining room and breakfast nook. In the homey kitchen, blue tiled countertops, open wood shelving, and stone floors mirror the earth and sky through the windows.
The bedrooms aren't enormous but have plenty of charm in details such as pitched ceilings, interesting windows, French doors, and window seats.
Outside spaces maximize the home's high perch and city vistas with a large front deck and backyard garden. Take it all in from the soaking tub and outdoor fireplace.
Bonus: The connected vacant lot off the backside of the property, located at 1326 Stanyan Street, is also for sale. This house comes with renderings for a 10,000-square-foot, seven-bedroom home to be built on the property—you know, if you're into big, fancy houses. Personally, we'd take this little urban escape just as it is.
Asking price: $2,995,000
// 177 Belgrave Ave. (Cole Valley); for more information, visit compass.com.