748 60th Street
BEAUTIFUL IN BUSHROD
There is so much to love in this stunning Edwardian style home! Built in 1930 on a deep lot, it retains many of its original architectural details and all of its charm. Its appealing street presence, anchored by a dramatic palm tree, fits right in among the handsome homes nearby. Seen from the glamorous porch, decorated with ionic columns, and through an oversized beveled-glass door, is a graceful entry, which is a fitting welcome for the elegance and grandeur inside.
The living room has high ceilings, a beautiful marble and carved-cherry wood fireplace and pocket doors for privacy. The exquisite dining room captures the grace of another era with its original burled oak wainscoting, built-in cabinets, period light fixtures and timeless fireplace. A door leads to an outside deck that is shaded by a massive redwood tree.
The gourmet kitchen has lots of extras. Large and comfortable, it has a granite island on one end and is galley-style at the other. Wolf, Sub-Zero and Miele appliances, as well as two dishwashers and a wine fridge, are some of the delightful features. The breakfast nook captures light from both sides, while sliding doors open onto the deck, for easy indoor/outdoor entertaining.
The upstairs has even more old-world magic. Every room has a unique quality: the master bedroom is bright and gracious, and glows with morning light from south-facing windows. The second bedroom includes a fabulous glassed-in sunroom and the other two bedrooms have lovely views of the garden below and the hills beyond. A vintage-style bathroom features classic details such as hexagon tile flooring, a clawfoot tub and double sinks with marble counters. Another bathroom has convenient laundry facilities.
The back yard is large and lovingly landscaped with fig, rhododendron, ferns, roses and jasmine. A convenient hot-tub sits by the deck, and three discreet storage areas offer lots of space. In the back of the garden is an inviting one-bedroom cottage with a high, beamed ceiling, living room and eat-in kitchen. Sliding doors in the bedroom open out to a private garden with a pergola, palms and a potager. Its an enchanting little bungalow that could work equally well as an in-law apartment, au-pair quarters or as an income-producing rental.
The popular Bushrod neighborhood is central to many desirable destinations; it is less than a mile from the fabled shops and cafés of College Avenue, and within a short distance to Temescal and its legendary restaurants. The neighborhood has several kid-friendly parks and commuters will appreciate the easy access to Highways 13, 24, 580 and 880, as well as close proximity to two BART stations.
This is a rare opportunity to enjoy a bit of a bygone era with plenty of bonuses in this warm and wonderful home.