3810 18th Street
Where the old world meets the new, this impeccable Neo-Victorian flat is in a class all its own. Holding top floor court in a classical San Francisco beauty comprised of only three units total, it lies just paces from the rest and relaxation of Dolores Park.
Combining unparalleled attention to detail with the finest materials, the flat unfolds through a space where every square inch has been re-imagined, re-engineered, restored and/or renovated and where historic attributes blend seamlessly with contemporary conveniences and a modern open floor plan.
The scope of work embraced renewal of all existing mechanical systems, including interior plumbing, heating, ninety percent of old electrical wiring with all new lighting fixtures.
Ten-foot ceilings in all rooms create proportions that are at once uplifting and expansive. Two sun-drenched bedrooms, replete with ample closet space, front the unit, while a third, newly created en-suite master bedroom, bath, and walk-in closet occupy its’ core. All walls in the large curbless master shower are clad in full height, pure marble with a staccato inset of black that runs down one wall and across the floor.
Moving towards the far end, past the secondary, extensively renovated bath, an expressed steel beam dramatically opens up the great room, comprised of kitchen/living/dining areas. Intermingle with family and friends around the room’s massive island, fabricated from pure quartzite, a natural stone that combines marble’s beauty with the durability of granite. Enjoy preparing a meal in the customized kitchen where black stainless steel Samsung appliances enjoin pristine black cabinetry.
The luminous rear elevation has been re-glazed in entirety with all new windows and dramatic black steel, Crittall style doors, expanding the open floor plan to the exterior’s private deck (complete with a dedicated gas outlet for outdoor barbecues), and seamlessly integrating light and nature into the interior spaces.
Outside lies a panoramic expansion suffused with light in a tranquil, park-like setting comprised of neighboring backyards, full of blossoming plum trees and fringed with palms. Descending into the shared private zen garden, one can relax among potted greenery and scented jasmine.
Not least of all is the completely re-engineered garage, with an independent parking zone and large deeded storage unit.
Seated on a sunny residential street at the intersection of the Eureka Valley and Dolores Heights neighborhoods, the residence is also close to the vibrant community of Mission Dolores and only three blocks from the Inner Mission, providing easy access to a few desirable business and dining districts. The home is paces away from Dolores Park. One of the city’s simple delights and blessed with San Francisco’s best microclimate, its gentle hillside offers amphitheater-like seating for a panoramic view of downtown. Whether or not one decides to make a picnic of it, Mission Dolores is home to several purveyors of artisanal foods that everyone must try. Pizzeria Delfina, Four Barrel Coffee, Tartine Bakery, and Bi-Rite Creamery are all deservedly famous throughout the Bay Area and, in some cases, internationally as well.
The J Church train (Muni/Municipal Rail) is steps away, providing a great way to get downtown or to the BART rail system for points beyond.