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This beautifully preserved Spanish Mediterranean home blends period details with modern amenities creating a luxurious and welcoming oasis. The large, vaulted ceiling living room features original hand painted beams, original wrought iron sconces, a working fireplace with antique andirons. The dining room also has hand painted beams. The renovated open concept kitchen features a marble island with plenty of storage, high end appliances including a wine refrigerator. The kitchen opens up to a family room with large curved arches as well as a deck off the kitchen for outdoor grilling. A powder room with custom vanity completes this level. Upstairs are three bedrooms including a spacious master bedroom with an abundance of closet space and en suite bathroom featuring double sinks and heated floors. The lower level has an additional bedroom and bathroom. This room leads out to the flat backyard that has a built-in gas piped fire pit and outdoor built in seating. Main level Sonos system included with the home. Two car garage with room for two more cars in driveway. Secret wine room in garage for 300+ bottles. Installed 2 steel riser beams with concrete footings in the walls and structurally supported the house with a new bolted glue lam beam. Sheer walls installed to add structural integrity to the bolted foundation. Double pane window throughout, very quiet. Easy walk to West Portal village. Public transportaion one block away.
Additions and Enhancements to 22 Taraval:
The present owners made significant additions and enhancements to 22 Taraval over the past decade.
Redesigned the front of the home, with new property defining stucco walls, front gate and lighting, new pavers for the driveway and walkway, timer-controlled lighting, beautifully detailed solid wood garage door, new gardens, and timer-controlled irrigation system. Painted the home with a custom Mediterranean-sunset color shade.
Completely re-designed a new outdoor living space, including lowering the patio area by 3 feet to provide additional privacy and intimate seating. Installed new pavers to match those installed in the front of the home, installed new patio drains, built a new architectural retaining wall with integrated seating and new gardens with timer-controlled irrigation and lighting. Built a raised table-seating patio area, installed a gas-piped fire pit, and added remote-controlled party string lights. (It is a 22T oasis with step-out access from the kitchen deck or from the downstairs guest room/ office through sliding double doors).
Forest Hill is a leafy, century-old enclave of large estate homes, manicured lawns and flowering gardens so exclusive its almost unknown in San Francisco. That might be the way its residents like it. Think gated community without the gates, and you'll have a sense of the serenity, privacy, and tranquility of Forest Hill. In the center of San Francisco, Forest Hill has the ambiance of a small town. Beneath its tree-shaded winding streets, the 650 homes of Forest Hill follow the contours of Twin Peaks. The hillside provides spectacular views of the Pacific, the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay. Stately homes are built in styles ranging from Spanish Mission to California Modern, with French Normandy, English Tudor, and Cotswold Cottage adding a sense of history. Noted architect Bernard Maybeck designed the historic clubhouse on Magellan Avenue, built by members on weekends, in 1919. Forest Hill is close to West Portal Village and its shops. Forest Hill or West Portal stations provide MUNI service to Union Square and the Financial District via a short 20-minute commute.