Imagine if your neighborhood breakfast spot was Arsicault Bakery (those croissants!) and dinner down the block meant tea leaf salads at Burma Superstar.
Then imagine that your 3,600-square-foot, four-bedroom house also has designer finishes such as funky wallpapers and a chic modern kitchen, and amenities like a hot tub, fire pit, and outdoor built-in barbecue. You'd be right at home at 152 Seventh Avenue.
The freshly remodeled, three-story residence is full of pretty, Instagram-worthy vignettes. The rooms are spacious and, while each has its own mood, all share hardwood floors, custom window treatments, recessed lighting, and built-in speakers.
An open foyer leads into the living room with oversized west-facing windows, a floating gas fireplace, and built-in shelving. The foyer makes for efficient coming and going with a coat closet, an additional closet beneath the staircase, and a powder room swathed in blue seagrass wallpaper and crowned with a metallic-painted ceiling. This little room provides the perfect transition into the formal dining room where a dramatic, starburst chandelier and adjacent moody den, illuminated by brass sconces and a textured accent wall, have sexy, intimate vibes.
The kitchen is striking, painted in a deep blue with brass pulls, veined marble countertops, and slab backsplash. The central island with a waterfall edge has plenty of prep space, a mini fridge, and seating for informal dining. Chefs will delight in the Bertazzoni six-burner range and custom hood. Additional amenities include an extra-large Subzero refrigerator, a wine fridge, dual Shaw's sinks, and a Bosch dishwasher. Dry goods can be stored in the large walk-in pantry. A sunny breakfast area has a built-in banquette, while a sliding door provides access to al fresco meals on the deck overlooking the garden.
On the upper level, there are four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a laundry room. The primary suite has extra large windows, double closets, and a spacious master bath with a floating dul vanity, glass-enclosed rain shower, and soaking tub beneath a skylight. Mosaic tile accents here add an artsy touch.
The bottom floor is the place to lounge. The family room has a wet bar complete with a matte black sink and Bosch dishwasher. There is also a full bathroom with a steam shower. Sliding glass doors here open onto the garden. Sprawl on the grassy lawn framed by bamboo and a living wall, or soak in the hot tub beneath a covered arbor.
Ideal for entertaining, the backyard as an outdoor kitchen with a built-in barbecue, Forno Toscano pizza oven, a fire pit, sound, and overhead electric heaters.
A tradesman's entrance from the street and a storage closet offers easy access for gardeners to come in and store tools. The home also has a two-car garage.
Asking price: $4,995,000
// 152 7th Ave. (Inner Richmond); for more information, visit 152-7thave.com.