The perfect residence on one of the most cherished blocks of the Marina District. The 2004 architect-designed expansion/renovation was inspired by the restaurateur owners. Their respect for the Marina style heritage, while also offering the best in modern conveniences and materials, was beautifully executed.
Expanded to its current 2474 square feet*, plus a tiled terrace off the main floor and generous west garden, this residence offers just what Marina buyers have been waiting for. The floor plan is simply brilliant and takes advantage of natural light.
And, of course, the gourmet kitchen will please even the most discerning chef. It certainly has worked well for the current owner, a James Beard-nominated Rising Star. Plentiful fine quality riff-cut, chestnut stained and white washed oak wood cabinets, Brown Shada granite countertops, a Viking 6-burner range and hood, Thermador stainless steel refrigerator, and Bosch dishwasher-all add up to a great kitchen for cooking and entertaining. The operable skylight and the counter that opens to the coved ceiling dining room add to the spacious feeling.
The main/second floor consists of the upper foyer, living room, dining room, kitchen, powder room, 2 bedrooms and large hall bathroom. Beautiful hardwood floors, skylights and recessed lighting are found throughout. The living room-with curved windows, wood-burning fireplace, and coved ceiling-runs the full width of the home.
The large bathroom's shower over tub and dual sinks are housed in a white Carrera marble room. The powder room conveniently located off the foyer, also has a Carrera marble floor and countertop. The two bedrooms on this floor each open via French doors onto a terra cotta tiled terrace overlooking the west garden.
A staircase leads from the main floor down to its lower rear foyer and master suite, den, laundry area, garden and 2-car tandem garage. The master suite is pure serenity, with French doors to the garden, a large den/sitting area/office (also opening to the garden) and double walk in closets. Built-in cabinetry includes a TV cabinet that can open to either the master bedroom or the den. The master bath is complete with Carrera marble, riff cut chestnut-stained oak cabinets, dual Kallista sinks and shower over tub.
The home's lower floor also includes the main entry foyer, amber bamboo floors throughout, recessed lighting, laundry area with Bosch washer/dryer and utility sink, ample storage, mechanical room, coat closet and 2-car tandem garage.
Square Footage per appraisal and is not verified by agent. Buyer is advised to investigate
Mike Lazaretti of Golden West Construction
Life here on Avila is ideally situated in the heart of the vibrant Marina District, 2 blocks from Chestnut Street, and close to the Fillmore and Union Streets, all offering some of the City's wonderful shopping and restaurants. This very special block of Avila has enjoyed a tradition of an October block party with food, drinks, children's entertainment and music.
Also nearby is the Marina Green and Crissy Field with the promenade leading all the way to the base of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Presidio National Recreation Area-with its superb YMCA, SenSpa and trails-is enjoyed by many Marina residents.