25 Bret Harte Terrace
Summary: Seldom available home on a quiet and coveted cul-de-sac situated on the prime east slope of Russian Hill – known to be wind-protected and sunny. This jewel box home is a garden sanctuary with city views. Remarkably, every room has a view, whether of downtown, the bay, Coit Tower, or the exquisite garden. The back of the home steps out to the delightful, lovingly nurtured garden complete with a rose-arbor covered patio, mature espaliered trees, some succulent pots and a calming fountain. Lightly terraced stone steps lead to a whimsical folie – a decorative garden door that opens to a small tool shed. With south and western exposures, the garden offers a sunny or shady seat by day, and garden lights for drama by night. The easy flow indoors-outdoors is ideal for entertaining on a large or intimate scale. This magical home consists of: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, Living Room, Formal Dining Room, and Galley Kitchen. 1 car garage on lower level and a huge storage room with development potential. Potential to add a panoramic view roof deck and expansion potential. Views include the east bay, Bay Bridge, San Francisco skyline, and the tranquil garden. Every room with a view!
Description: Enter to the foyer which separates the living room from the formal dining room. The airy living room features a travertine-faced fireplace flanked with built-in storage and bookcases. One end of the room has a tranquil garden view and opens directly to the enchanted garden. The opposite end of the room features Coit Tower and downtown views. Across the foyer is the spacious dining room which also showcases Coit Tower and city views. The adjacent kitchen is accessible through a door from the dining room or from the hall. The classic kitchen has a large window with verdant garden views, and ample cupboard and counter space to keep your snacks and fairy light jars.
Upstairs, the master bedroom highlights Coit, bay, and city views and is equipped with a bank of closets. The ensuite, tiled bath features a separate stall shower and a large tub. The second bedroom also has Coit, bay and city views and has direct access to the bath which is also accessible from the hall. The third bedroom is shown as a sitting room/office framing leafy garden views.
The lower level has one car parking with interior access, a workbench, and a large storage room.
The garden is the crown jewel of this delightful home. A lovely fountain is the focal point accented by a stunning rose-arbor covered patio. The garden perimeter is accented with charming folies including stone steps that lead to a garden door and a set of decorative wrought-iron gates. Mature, espaliered trees shield neighboring buildings and give structure to this private garden sanctuary. Some may say this rare offering is not merely a home with a garden, but rather a garden with a home.