This spectacular 4 bedroom 3.5 bathroom home, designed by architect John Maniscalco, offers the highest quality of luxury Noe Valley living. Tucked on a quiet, tree lined street, this 3 level contemporary beauty has square footage large enough for comfortable family living, while having the spatial layout perfect for sophisticated entertaining.
The main level features a large, sun drenched living room and dining room with gas fireplace. The Swedish floating hardwood floors, which are found throughout the entire house, are complimented on the main level by Avodire wood wall sections as well as custom bookshelves. The dining room includes a wall mounted hutch set that was hand-crafted in Jutland, Denmark from Danish cherry wood. The Avodire wall adjacent to the dining room boasts a hidden door leading to a private staircase to the master suite for a stealthy escape when the dinner conversation grows stale. The gourmet chef's kitchen opens into a sizable family room, making it the perfect setting to entertain with cocktails while preparing dinner for guests. The high end kitchen boasts Viking SS appliances as well as a Bosch silent dishwasher and spacious granite island/bar. The family room includes two custom bookshelves, overlooks the garden and enjoys beautiful sweeping city views. Curl up next to the planar gas fireplace and watch the iconic San Francisco fog roll in, or simply turn on the state of the art, high efficiency, 3 zone European Hydronic heating system. You'll never have a cold moment with radiant floor heating throughout the house.
2 separate staircases lead you up to the top floor which includes 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. The entire top floor is illuminated by an astonishing 11 skylights. The front bedroom is soaked in south facing sunlight for the majority of the day and has a private balcony extending out over the front garden. Each bedroom in the house includes custom California closets with his and hers in the master. The master suite enjoys city and bay views, which are amplified out on the private limestone terrace. Kick your feet up on the master balcony while you spy on the entire city, and no need to battle the crowds to watch 4th of July fireworks when you have your own front row seat.
The lower level is a full suite comprised of a bedroom, full bathroom, and spacious living room with expansive custom built-in cabinetry and desk space. The lower level living room is a sliding glass door away from your own peaceful refuge in the luscious backyard which was designed and maintained by Paxton Gate. The cozy deck with custom lighting is hidden amongst the countless different kinds of plant life and foliage. The layout of the garden and surrounding trees, allows you the freedom to relax and enjoy the serenity without the worry of the neighbor’s prying eyes. And if your thirst for nature is still not quenched, there is the cozy, semi-private garden in the front of the house as well.
The large 2 car garage has ample room for parking, while still being very generous with storage space. There is a custom built workshop along with custom built storage in the garage. Don’t let the quiet, non-through street fool you into thinking that you are not still in the heart of San Francisco. This home has the privilege of being a few blocks from all that Noe Valley’s vibrant 24th St. has to offer, while still being only a few minutes from the multitude of businesses and restaurants in the Castro.
836 Alvarado is waiting for you!