Sold: 1124 Stanyan Street

Sold: 1124 Stanyan Street

Sold for $4,150,000

Closed in two weeks above asking price at the beginning of San Francisco’s active fall market.

Cole Valley Home for Today’s Lifestyle

It’s bold Edwardian façade striking presence in Cole Valley, 1124 Stanyan offers four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms spread over three fully updated levels and nearly 3000 square feet. The structure is a highlight in a neighborhood already known for its lovely homes. Its arresting turret of stacked bay windows, extensive moldings, and prominent cornice all draw the eye, while the sharp yet understated contemporary color scheme brings focus to these design elements. 

Inside, a generous living room completes the transition from the ornate Edwardian exterior to an up-to-date, semi-open floor plan. The curved bay windows draw in excellent natural light while establishing a unique, organic floor plan. Centered in the living room is the first of the home’s three gas fireplaces. This one is finished with a veneer of Macassar ebony, a wood prized for its dramatically striped grain. Whether entertaining or simply relaxing after work, the in-ceiling speakers will let you perfectly set the mood in this distinctive space. Joined to the living room by an expansive doorway and continuous hardwood floors, the sizable dining room is perfect for both formal dinners and more informal gatherings.

Beyond the dining room lies a combined kitchen and great room sure to become the heart of this home. Surrounded by contemporary Poggenpohl luxury cabinets, Caesar stone countertops and Wolf appliances, culinary projects are a pleasure, and the dining area allows you to enjoy meals in a casual setting. Centered around a gas fireplace, the seating area offers a perfect place for conversation and relaxation, with a convenient half-bathroom steps away. From the great room, walk out onto a large deck that includes a grill station hooked up to the house’s gas line, and, beyond it, into the backyard. Outfitted with drip irrigation, this east-facing slice of the great outdoors is ideal for playing with kids and with pets, for grilling and al-fresco dining, as well as for all the year-round gardening that San Francisco’s agreeable climate makes possible. 

A skylight above the main staircase illuminates both of the home’s main levels. Upstairs, two bedrooms are situated in the front of the home. The larger of the two rooms benefits from the same curved bay window also found below, creating the perfect nook for a children’s play area or writing desk. The other front bedroom features a charming trio of windows, establishing its own unique character. Both have large custom closets, as well as the high ceilings found throughout the upper story. A large bathroom with a king-sized shower enclosure, as well as a skylight of its own, serves the second floor. A laundry nook with a stackable washer/dryer set is conveniently located at the center of the upper level. 

Located in the rear of this upper level, the primary bedroom receives morning sun from the east, with rooftop and park views that encompass both Buena Vista and Mt. Olympus. A sweeping private deck overlooking the backyard allows you to take in the fresh air and sun without leaving the bedroom suite, while the gas fireplace affords a cozy focal point on cool evenings. Illuminated by a skylight, the en-suite bathroom offers dual sinks, as well as a large shower-over-tub enclosure. 

Down two flights of stairs, on the garage level, lies a fourth bedroom, a wonderfully flexible space that would make the perfect office, creative studio, or home gym. A full bathroom and walk-in closet provide significant independence for this part of the home, also making the fourth bedroom a particularly generous place to accommodate guests. The garage level also includes ample wine storage, as well as the second of the home’s two sets of washers and dryers. 

The neighborhood of Cole Valley is one of the most desirable locations in San Francisco. This particular address is just two blocks from Cole Street, a shopping district with the feel of a small-town main street lined with quaint cafés, restaurants, a grocery store, and even a 1930s-style soda fountain and ice cream parlor. Two-and-a-half blocks to the south is Mt. Sutro Open Space Preserve, with extensive hiking trails wending through eucalyptus groves and culminating at hilltop lookouts. And two-and-a-half blocks to the north is Golden Gate Park, home to manicured gardens and renowned museums. With this prime location, its highly desirable 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom layout, and its classic, Edwardian good looks, 1124 Stanyan is a property ideal for any household looking to relocate to, or within, San Francisco.

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