Step into a world of quiet luxury, where historic charm seamlessly intertwines with modern sophistication in this remarkable home in Bernal Heights. Perched atop Bernal Hill, this home is located on highly sought-after Ripley Street on the stunning north slope of Bernal Heights. Once the cherished abode of the renowned San Francisco painter, Betty Guy, the tapestry of art and the thread of history weave into the fabric of this treasured home. The residence's illustrious past is woven into its very walls, now gracefully adorned with a contemporary makeover concealed behind its meticulously restored Victorian façade.
Upon entering the foyer, one is immediately struck by the loft-inspired expanse, an embodiment of architectural artistry. The foundation is the exquisite European Oak engineered hardwood flooring, its wide-plank design grounding the space with a sense of both warmth and grandeur. This inviting introduction serves as the prelude to the main act, where the living, dining, and kitchen domains unite in perfect harmony.
Floor-to-ceiling windows grace the common areas, framing a breathtaking 270-degree panorama that stretches from the majesty of Twin Peaks to the glittering allure of Downtown and beyond. Natural light cascades in, casting an ethereal glow on the bespoke elements that define this residence. The kitchen, an ode to culinary indulgence, features custom cabinets and quartzite countertops, forming an elegant symphony with a state-of-the-art appliance suite. The heart of this culinary haven is the central island, thoughtfully designed with integrated seating, inviting companionship and conversation.
The luminous living room exudes an air of sophistication, where a central fireplace exerts its magnetic pull, drawing inhabitants toward its warmth. A sweeping expanse of glass walls beckons, revealing an awe-inspiring roof deck that appears to defy gravity as it extends out into the ever-expanding view. This sky terrace, a modern-day Eden, offers panoramic vistas that encompass the sprawling Bay, the iconic San Francisco skyline, and the majestic Twin Peaks.
The main level of this haven encompasses an en-suite bedroom, a versatile second bedroom or study/office, a tastefully appointed half-bath, and an enchanting windowed attic that offers boundless possibilities for exploration and creativity.
As one descends to the lower level, a sense of intimacy envelops the space, enhanced by a capacious family/media room that sets the stage for shared moments of leisure and connection. An atrium, graced by a planter wall and built-in benches, evokes the serenity of a Japanese garden, inviting meditation and contemplation.
The master suite is a haven unto itself, a sanctuary of repose. It encompasses a bedroom area, a comfortable sitting area, a spacious walk-in closet, and a spa-inspired bath that indulges the senses. A soaking tub and a spa shower promise moments of lavish indulgence, while the design exudes an aura of contemporary luxury.
Additional bedrooms, including an en-suite, as well as thoughtfully designed bathrooms and a dedicated laundry room, round out the lower level, catering to every facet of modern living.
This residence, a symphony of juxtapositions, marries the Victorian charm of yesteryear with the sleek elegance of today's design ethos. The façade stands as a testament to the grace of a bygone era, while the interiors redefine contemporary opulence. The convenience of one-car parking, complete with EV charging, seamlessly intertwines with the ecological aspirations of the present.
In its entirety, this dwelling stands not just as a house but as a narrative—a fusion of art, history, and innovation—where each corner whispers stories of its illustrious past while inviting occupants to script their own tales of comfort and delight.
When the Tapestry of Art and the Thread of History Weave into the Fabric of Home.
Bernal Heights is a hip, yet quiet neighborhood perched on a hill above the hustle and bustle of San Francisco.