125 25th Avenue
First time on the market in over 40 years! Sun-filled three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath detached home exudes pride of ownership with a lush garden and Golden Gate views. Built in 1916 as a carriage house and then remodeled shortly thereafter into an entertainer's delight with a spectacular living room and dining room added. According to the sellers, former owners have been art collectors and patrons of the opera and classical music. It is said that the living room has hosted symphony and opera greats including Wagnerian tenor Lauritz Melichor who is said to have sung in the majestic living room. Another highlight of the property is the light-filled master suite that has a breathtaking view of Golden Gate Bridge. Set back from the street, there is a large garden space and an overall setting that is very serene with outlooks to neighboring gardens on all four sides. Central to iconic parks Golden Gate, The Presidio, and Mountain Lake and minutes to China and Baker beaches. Laurel Village is minutes away.
- Grand scale living room with high ceilings, wood burning fireplace is an acoustic haven perfect for entertaining, impressive skylight and arched windows over looking the garden.
- Master suite has wood burning fireplace, Golden Gate Bridge view, box window seat and master bath with skylights.
- Formal dining room with outlooks to a garden
- Kitchen with breakfast area and gas range.
- Office area off kitchen
- Guest bedroom with sitting room
- Guest bathroom with claw foot soaking tub.
- Lower level guest area with full bathroom under living area.
- Landscaped yard with mature trees
- Two car garage parking with extra driveway parking
Sea Cliff is majestic with its fabled views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the headlands of Marin, and the pristine open spaces of Lands End. This dramatic setting combines to create a singularly unique backdrop for the stately mansions of Sea Cliff. Take a moment to take in the towering cypress trees, caressed with the glistening fog of late afternoon, and you’ll think you’ve passed into paradise. Sea Cliff is perhaps the crown jewel of San Francisco’s many remarkable neighborhoods. Sea Cliff maintains an air of privacy, even in the midst of massive multi-million dollar homes and expansive, manicured lawns. In the mix of architecture you’ll find a flair of Spanish Mission Style, French Beaux Arts, English Tudor, and Normandy style chalets. At the highest point overlooking Sea Cliff is Lincoln Park. There you’ll discover an immaculate golf course, as well as the impressive Beaux-arts Palace of the Legion of Honor. Consider this museum your own personal cultural haven, with monthly showcases of international art, popular exhibitions, and lectures. China Beach, a steep walk down from Sea Cliff, boasts swimming and ocean-access that is some of the best in the city. Follow the 104 steps of wooden walkway and discover this small, protected beach on the Golden Gate. You’ll know why its such a drawn for families with kids. And at the right hour of day, you’ll find Sea Lions, basking on nearby rocks who seem to like the beach just as much as the people. Sea Cliff offers great accessibility to surrounding neighborhoods, including the Outer Richmond, and yet feels like a world apart. Once you’ve enjoyed the shopping and dining along Clement and Geary Streets, you may never want to leave.