1493 Masonic Ave
San Francisco, CA 94117
Interior: 3,915 sq. ft. (approx.)
Web #: 00810085
MLS ID: 482213
Impressive scale, classic detailing and glorious natural light characterize this one-of-a-kind, view residence in an A+ Ashbury Heights location. Nestled against Buena Vista Park, surrounded by the distinctive architecture of this treasured neighborhood, this grand, fully detached residence overlooks Cole Valley with sweeping views toward Marin. A sense of history is anchored by thoughtful restoration and expansion, and the best floor plan resulting in the utmost in refined livability. Two massive, elegant entertaining spaces with soaring ceilings, deep crown moldings, box beams and warm hardwood flooring are a welcoming embrace. Entry offers warmth and formality. The heart of the home is an expansive custom kitchen with a view terrace overlooking the garden and flowing to the grand dining room and great room with handsome fireplace. Each level of the home opens to the outdoors, connecting its inhabitants to the tailored gardens and the lovely vistas. Four bedrooms on one level include the master suite with its own, private view lounge and luxe classic bath. An additional full bath and a spacious sky-lit laundry room serve this level. Below is a fifth bedroom with direct access to a private deck, huge family/game room opening up to the lush garden and outdoor dining area with custom built-in seating. A robust restoration and expansion in 2001, results in a modern classic: dual glazed windows, radiant heating, seismic retrofit and more. The two-car garage has interior access to the home, with room for a third car off-street in the driveway. A short walk takes you to the pleasures of Cole Valley shopping, dining, transportation. Proximate to Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum, California Academy of Sciences and Koret Children’s Playground.