1942 Pacific Avenue
Location: 1942 Pacific Avenue
Originally Built: 1869; moved to its current site in 1900 by Rudolph Spreckels. (See History)
Lot Size: Approx. 39’ x 145’ (irregular)
1942 Pacific Avenue is a rare offering of an historic home on a huge lot on an excellent flat block in prime Pacific Heights. This light-filled, detached home boasts an enviable location a mere 4 blocks away from the attractions on Fillmore St, Polk St., or Union St. A 96 Walk Score® makes this location a “Walker’s Paradise – Daily errands do not require a car.” The home is recessed from the street and has a charming, gated garden entry and tremendous curb appeal. This bay-view home features 4BD/3.5BA, living room, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen which opens to the deck and garden, and a top floor, view family room. Architectural details include tall ceilings, rich hardwood floors, 3 fireplaces, and several leaded glass windows. On the lower level is a delightful 2BD/1BA garden unit. Parking for 4-5 cars can be accommodated.
Main Level: A wrought iron gate at the sidewalk's edge opens to the garden path leading to this historic home once leased by Teddy and Eleanor Roosevelt, Jr. The handsome front door, accented with a leaded glass sidelight, opens to the foyer and elegant stair hall. To the left, the first parlor features sunny southern exposure and opens through an archway to the second parlor with bay and garden views and a charming fireplace adjacent to built-in storage beneath bookcases. (The adjacent kitchen formerly opened directly into the second parlor.) The beautifully renovated chef’s kitchen features granite countertops, a gas cooktop, double ovens, and a stainless sink inset into the island. There is ample counter space as well as storage. A fireplace with a lovely marble surround highlights a mirrored wall which is the focal point of the bay-view breakfast area perfect for casual dining. Tall windows capture the bay and garden views whether seated or standing, and a door opens to the deck with stairs to the beautifully landscaped, brick terrace and garden. Completing the main level is a half bath with a Statuario marble vanity. The entire main level is ideal for intimate or grand scale entertaining with beautifully scaled rooms that flow outdoors to the tranquil garden patio.
Second Level: A dramatic and elegant staircase is accented by a windowed landing inset with a sunny window seat. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on this 2nd level. The spacious master suite features lovely bay views and a marble-faced fireplace. The en suite, tiled master bath has a glass-enclosed stall shower, dual sinks, and a large jetted tub. Two additional bedrooms share a tiled bath fitted with a marble vanity and a claw foot tub. One bedroom has sunny southern exposure and the other features lovely bay views.
Third Level: The top floor is a large great room with bay views and a convenient kitchenette. Completing this level is a sunny guest bedroom and a tiled, full bath.
Lower Level: The lower level consists of a delightful 2BD/1BA unit. The living room overlooks the garden and the spacious eat-in kitchen opens to the deck and landscaped garden.
Parking: There is a detached garage at the front of the home which can accommodate 2 cars side-by-side. 2 additional cars may park in the recessed area in front of the garage, and a 5th car may block the driveway by parking horizontally to the curb.
Property is vacant and virtually staged.
Janet Feinberg Schindler
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