This Pacific Heights residence checks so many boxes for the perfect family home, it may as well come with a big red bow on it.
Owned by the same family for nearly 40 years, it's spacious and sunny with elegant period details in formal spaces, cushy amenities in more casual nooks, and a private outdoor yard. Plus, even though it feels like a single-family home, it's legally a two-unit building. That means you could rent out space for help with the mortgage.
The first things to love are the many stained glass windows, vaulted beam ceilings, inlaid wood flooring, and intricate molding. And yet, this house, with six bedrooms and three-and-a-half-baths, feels contemporary and clean, ideal for modern life.
The foyer is oversized and illuminated by stained glass windows. It leads directly into a parlor with a fireplace tiled in ornate green ceramic and glass-paneled pocket doors separating the living and dining areas.
The formal dining room is set for cinematic special occasions with the original heavy-beamed ceilings and stunning parquet floor as well as a green marble fireplace topped with an elaborately carved mantle. An adjacent narrow space is well suited to an intimate happy hour or after-dinner drink.
The kitchen is updated with stainless steel appliances and ample storage. It's partially open to a casual seating and breakfast room that opens to the garden.
More stained glass windows shine above the staircase leading up to four bedrooms and a linen closet. The primary suite is an airy gem with a decorative fireplace, a sitting area with built-in shelving, and bathroom with dual sink vanity.
Renovated this year, the top floor has two more bedrooms as well as a media room with a view of San Francisco Bay. The high point here is a large bathroom with a cast iron clawfoot tub over diamond tile flooring and a marble sink. There's also a second kitchen with quartz countertops, wood cabinets, and new appliances.
The lowest level holds flex space for a gym or office.
Asking price: $6,200,000
// 2009 Pacific Ave. (Pacific Heights); for more information visit redfin.com.