46 Kenyon Avenue
Views for Miles
To say this home has premium views is an understatement. This captivating Cape Cod style home, doesn’t just have views... It has spot-on Golden Gate Bridge views, which are not marred by wires or blocked by trees. It doesn’t just have uninterrupted Golden Gate Bridge and Bay views... It has them from every level and all twelve west facing windows in the house. Some homes are lucky enough to enjoy a nice view from the master bedroom or, better still, the living room. Yep, this house has both. And also from every room on the west side of the structure, from the upper corner master bathroom to the lower level theater room! Watch the glorious California sunsets over the Bay from almost any room in the house!
This home is so much more than just its pretty views. Elegant style radiates from the exterior design elements featuring corner quoin details, wood clapboard dormer windows and a graceful entry with sophisticated metal canopy.
Inside, the generous entry opens to the jaw-dropping views seen through the dining room window. The dining room features original French doors providing access to the lavish deck. This room is accented by a striking geometric wood ceiling motif that is repeated on the interior of the front door. The living room is large enough for multiple seating arrangements and features a fireplace, beamed ceiling, random plank wood floors, and of course, picture windows perfectly framing the Golden Gate Bridge. The kitchen is updated with warm toned granite counters, stainless steel appliances and a sweet Bay facing breakfast nook. Interior access to the large garage is conveniently located off the hall opposite the kitchen and near the guest bathroom on this level.
Follow the quarter sawn white oak floors upstairs to three generous bedrooms featuring architectural interest. Two spacious plus rooms add more function to the floor plan. A plus room off the front bedroom buffers the bedroom from the street and offers a wonderful play space or quiet place to read or study. Another plus room opposite the master bedroom can either be an office, nursery, yoga room or easily turned into the master walk-in closet. Both the master bathroom and the second full bath on this level have been remodeled with opulent marble or stone tile upgrades and new fixtures.
The lower level has a fully equipped theater room with a large retractable 120 inch screen, projector and Atmos ready surround sound. Two large windows overlook the garden and the bay beyond. The lower level unfinished basement side has laundry facilities and a former dark room. With a window to the Bay, an exterior door, plumbing, and electricity; one can imagine developing this basement area into even more living space. The home has been further updated throughout with refinished wood floors, dual pane windows, and luxurious radiant heating.
The yard continues the theme of this property's exceptional qualities. Rare 7,869 square feet of gently sloped yard means there is room to meander through a beautiful front garden (with camellias, magnolia, graceful red and green maples and rhododendrons), entertaining on the expansive back deck, lounging on the rear patio, planting in garden beds and enjoying a lush lawn. Mature fruit trees in the backyard include lemon, lime, apple, hachiya persimmon, fig and a bountiful plum tree. Old world rose bushes with a return bloom will provide cut flowers throughout the summer. Access to both nature and urban amenities abound in this location. Nestled just a stone’s throw away from highly rated Hilltop Elementary School and above the beautiful Kensington Park (wonderful play structure, tennis courts, a track and grassy field, picnic benches with bay views, a wonderful Community Center and library). Numerous pathways and hiking trails near the home lead into Tilden Park and also take you down steps toward the Arlington shops. The AC Transit Transbay bus picks up down at the corner of Westminster and Arlington Avenue and is the one of the most convenient ways into San Francisco. The 67 bus stops right on Kenyon at Trinity and takes you to UC Berkeley campus.