152 Cervantes Boulevard
On a peaceful Marina block overlooking the majestic spire of the Golden Gate, this wonderful family residence awaits. Behind the cheerful yellow exterior with tasteful front landscaping, one steps into a gracious entry with hardwood flooring and crown molding. An expansive, bright living room is lit by a wall of bay windows as well as recessed lighting, and centers around a fireplace with large stone hearth, flanked by built-in cabinetry. Off the entry is a coat closet and an elegant powder room with gold leaf wallpaper. Across from the living room is the sophisticated formal dining room, outfitted with attractive wainscoting, designer wallpaper and a blown-glass Murano chandelier. Glass French doors separate the dining room on both sides and there is also a door directly into the kitchen.
The kitchen is the hub of the home, with warm maple cabinetry, granite countertops, tile backsplash, and luxury stainless appliances including a Dacor built-in oven, microwave and warming drawer, Miele dishwasher, Thermador paneled refrigerator, Viking Professional six-burner gas cooktop with hood and pot filler spout, and double stainless sink. The layout is intuitive, and storage is superb, including floor-to-ceiling cabinets, pull-out pantry, and storage in a wall of hallway cabinets. The custom-designed center island adds additional storage and countertop space, and the sink is underneath a window facing the lush garden. The attached breakfast room is the perfect spot for everyday dining, and glass French doors open onto the large deck, offering a Weber gas grill and ample space for dining and entertaining al fresco.
Up the main staircase with handsome wood railings, one reaches a sky-lit landing on the second floor, which houses three bedrooms plus a sunroom, including the master suite. The master bedroom is at the front of the home, with Bay windows facing east, and is both roomy and inviting. It boasts a large walk-in closet and an ensuite master bathroom with double vanity, radiant-heated tile flooring, and glass-enclosed walk-in shower with double showerheads. Across the hallway are two sizeable bedrooms, both with western-exposure through oversized windows, and one with a walk-in closet. They are connected by a sunroom at the back with a wall of windows overlooking the backyard, that also houses a stacked washer/dryer and could serve as a perfect office or playroom. Off the hallway is a linen closet and the second bathroom, recently renovated with Carrara marble tile and offering a shower over tub and skylight.
On the lower floor of the home is a fabulous permitted guest suite off the garage. The bedroom boasts two closets and an ensuite tile bathroom with a shower. Adjacent to the bedroom is a large family room, which could be used as part of the guest suite or as an entertainment room. It is equipped with a kitchenette, including a mini refrigerator, electric cooktop, built in microwave, and sink, as well as built-in cabinetry on the opposite wall and a double closet. Glass French doors open out to the garden, with a lovely paved area for seating and a big lawn. The garden is surrounded by beautiful latticed landscaping, with a charming fountain at the back. Spiral stairs lead from the garden to the back deck and kitchen for seamless indoor/outdoor entertaining.
The garage has space for two cars in tandem, plus washer/dryer hookups and sink, a large walk-in storage closet, and a wine storage closet under the stairs. An additional area to the side of the garage houses two storage cabinets, a door to the garden, and space for bike storage.
This Marina location has it all: it is two blocks from the waterfront, with biking and jogging trails along Marina Green and Chrissy Field, hiking in the Presidio, easy access to 101, and in the other direction, easy walking distance to Chestnut Street, with its vibrant array of shops and great restaurants.
Year Built: 1927 (Per Tax Records)
Square Footage: 2,770 sq.ft. (Per Graphic Artist)