There's a lot to like about this lovely yellow home. Built in 1924, she's a classical three-story beauty with several elegant windows, all ornately framed from the outside, set against the lush Cypress and eucalyptus trees of the Presidio.
With the Presidio Golf Course barely more than a block to the north and good eats to be had at Inner Richmond favorites Arsicault Bakery and Burma Superstar a short walk to the south, this mellow manse on Washington Street is well positioned to offer the best of San Francisco life. And, of course, she's pretty grand on the inside, too.
Situated on a large lot with a private driveway and brick patio at the back, the 4,600-square-foot home is filled with sunlight from western and southern facing windows. Gracious archways, simple moldings, and exposed wood beams echo of the period without feeling fussy.
The living room is anchored by a gorgeous limestone fireplace framed by shapely windows with treetop views. On the opposite side of the foyer, the dining room is formal with scalloped alcoves and a stylish brass chandelier.
The updated kitchen is painted in a quiet palette of white and taupe with modern acrylic cabinet hardware, stainless steel appliances, a small wine refrigerator, and a cozy space for more casual meals.
The upper level is comprised of four bedrooms situated around a hallway illuminated by a skylight. The spaces here are soothing with ample creature comforts: The master suite, for instance, has a fabulous walk-through closet, a marble tub, and separate walk-in shower.
On the lower level, additional amenities include a home office, wine cellar, laundry room, and a two-car garage.
Size: 4,626 square feet
Asking price: $11,350,000// 3850 Washington St. (Presidio Heights); for more information visit sothebysrealty.com.