West Clay Park Estate

22 2nd Avenue
San Francisco , CA
Offered at: $5,200,000
MLS Number: 435477
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 5.5
Garage Spaces: 2
Year Built: 1926
Building Size: 6500 Square Feet
Lot Size: 10440 Square Feet
Property Status: Active
West Clay Park is one of San Francisco’s status neighborhoods yet remains a relatively little-known alcove. Developed by Lyon & Hoag, the official opening was in 1910. Many prominent city-dwellers resided here including Ansel Adams. This area provides easy access to the Golden Gate and Lincoln Parks, Ocean and Baker beaches, and the Presidio. Jogging and biking trails wind alongside the nearby Pacific Ocean and the Golden Gate Bridge. 22 22nd Avenue is “the crown jewel” and an architecturally significant home nestled near the end of a cul-de-sac sitting in a magical garden setting. It is one of the largest lots in the area (87’ x 120’) and tax records state 6200 square feet. Enjoyed by one family for the last 40 years, it is ready for new stewardship. Flooded with light from the many pretty windows and glass-paned doors, the home is comprised of seven bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, library, bonus room, formal living room and dining rooms, kitchen with two pantries and breakfast room, huge multi-purpose room, laundry room, two car garage and three car driveway. The private garden has been the scene of many fundraising events, barbecues, and several weddings. This grand scale home in its private setting is a unique urban oasis and a wonderful place to live.The Main Level
•One walks through the landscaped front garden to enter the front door to be welcomed in the large foyer with closet.
•The huge living room with a fireplace overlooks both front and rear gardens. Two sets of glass doors open onto the front, secluded terrace. Two additional glass doors open to the wrought iron railings framing the garden. This is a grand room for entertaining or relaxing with its high ceilings, hardwood floors, and three sides of windows.
•The formal dining room is great for crowds, large and small. It is separated from the entry hall and the breakfast room by glass French doors. The bay windows overlook the front garden.
•The older style kitchen has two pantries. One is complete with glass fronted cabinets and a sink.
•Adjacent to the kitchen and dining room is the warm and inviting breakfast room, also with cabinetry and a sink.
•Behind the kitchen are two rooms and a full bathroom. One bedroom with a closet overlooks the garden. The bonus room can be a home office.
•The convenient powder room is off the foyer.The Second Level
•The impressive winding staircase set against a backdrop of large clear, leaded glass windows overlook the garden while one ascends the stairs.
•With its views of the Marin Headlands and the top of the Golden Gate Bridge, the master bedroom is most comfortable with a fireplace and large walk-in closet.
•The master bathroom is adjacent with an additional large walk-in closet.
•From the library, one gets a glimpse of the ocean and enjoys the mature wooded outlook. One can curl up with a good book in front of the fireplace. There is another large walk-in closet adjacent to this room.
•The second and third bedrooms have their own full baths.
•Two additional bedrooms complete this level.The Lower Level
•Downstairs, there is a grand multi-purpose room with a very high ceiling and a side door to the garden.
•A bedroom and full bathroom overlook the garden.
•Laundry room is conveniently located along with abundant storage throughout this level.
Another toilet is found conveniently located with entrance from the garden. Other
•One of the highlights of this impressive home is the park-like, private setting.The rear garden is very large, currently on two levels. Mature trees include a beautiful magnolia tree and camellias. One can imagine all the fun to be had outdoors!
•To the side of the home, the long driveway accommodates three cars, and leads to the two car side-by-side garage.