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From time to time, you walk into a home and establish an immediate, emotional connection to the property – Realtors often call this a “feel good house”. 2132 15th Avenue is such a home.
Located a short distance to West Portal Village, this comfortable and quiet Inner Parkside home is on a slightly graded hill, allowing for partial water views from the living room and front bedroom. A formal entry leads to the naturally bright living room with wood burning fireplace, high ceiling, large windows and hardwood floors. The formal dining room opens to the deck and garden, which is also accessed from the charming, functional kitchen. On this floor you will also find 2 large bedrooms and a full bath with tub and separate shower stall. There are stairs from the kitchen leading down to the bonus room (perfect as a family room, additional bedroom or home office) and second full bath. On this bottom level there is plentiful storage, a very spacious garage and washer/dryer hook-ups.
The pièce de résistance is what the Seller lovingly refers to as the “semi-wild” hillside backyard, with its natural and curated collection of flowers and plant life.
Convenient location to West Portal shops and eateries, the Taraval Street MUNI lines and other transportation, Stern Grove, Charlie Sava Pool, Stonestown, San Francisco State University (centrally located between UCSF and SF State University), and Interstate 280.
Seller's Note to Prospective Buyers ~
We have lived in San Francisco since 1965, raised our kids here, and loved living a City life. For the last 33 years this home has been at the heart of this life.
When my husband and I walked through the front door for the first time, we knew we had found what we’d been looking for. To be a city dweller and have nature right outside our backdoor, and the spacious vistas from the front has proved to be a gift beyond measure. Tending the garden has provided countless hours of enjoyment as well as a harvest of apples, blueberries, lemons, and herbs.
Good light throughout the house is welcoming and cheerful even on a foggy day -- and I’ve come to love the wispy fog in the trees on the hillside. Morning light streams into the kitchen. Whether from inside or out on the deck, morning coffee includes watching the squirrles, hummingbirds and a surprising variety of other birds start their day in our “semi-wild” hillside backyard.
This house has been home to Christmas caroling and neighborhood gatherings, visits and holiday celebrations with our large extended family and friends, and a peaceful and creative work-from-home environment. Block parties have fostered relationships with great neighbors.
Over the years, we have come to deeply appreciate that we were part of a wonderful neighborhood. Here are just some of what we’ve so enjoyed over the years.
I’ve loved walking to West Portal for favorite restaurants and book store. My weekly stop for a pound of Peet’s, could be paired with errands at Pappenhausen Hardware or picking up a library book. And it was easy to run down to nearby Safeway for a missing ingredient. We were regularly part of the crowd picking up our holiday turkeys from Guerra’s Quality Meats.
My husband walked to the L Taraval to commute to his downtown law office until he retired, and we liked catching it for downtown outings with the kids.
Proximity to the beach, museums, and the Academy of Sciences made for easy, fun outings with friends. We enjoyed frequent walks in the neighborhood, up the tiled stairway or up to Turtle Hill for the unbeatable 360 degree view of the City and bay. Of course, GG Park is full of treasures. Our daughter rode horses there for years and my husband loved spending time at the Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club.
Most Sundays, my husband took his classic car out for a spin along the great highway, stopping at Ft Funston to watch the hang gliders and spot whales off the coast
So many happy memories! My great hope is that a family will fall in love with this house as we did and continue to experience and nurture the warmth and hospitality it engenders.
Located in the southwest portion of San Francisco (and sometimess referred to as part of the Sunset), Parkside boasts a somewhat suburban feel. To the east, Inner Parkside is a picturesque gathering of gorgeously manicured homes. For great boutique shopping, the nearby West Portal neighborhood makes a superb offering, and features a multitude of delightful cafes and restaurants. To the west, Outer Parkside highlights a selection of Henry Doelger developed homes, from the 30s and 40s. They are generally one-story over a garage, many of which have been reconfigured as in-law units. The Parkside neighborhoods offer an engaging mix of families, retirees and students from SF State.l on streets like Escolta Way, with individual homes and small, though charming, front yards. In its center, adjacent to well-regarded Abraham Lincoln High School, the unique Sunset Reservoir spans eight square blocks, and is something of a surprise in San Francisco's urban environment. In line with California's green energy pursuit, the areas will soon boast California's largest solar voltaic collection system.