3242 Washington Street
On a prime block between Lyon and Presidio Avenue, an elegant curving entry stair with intricate railings takes you up to the stately stone entrance. The gracious foyer displays the home’s high ceilings, hardwood floors, period details, crown moldings, and beautiful woodwork. To the right is an expansive living room, with vast bay windows facing south bringing in streaming sunlight. The room accommodates both a separate entertaining area as well as a seating area around the lovely fireplace with stone surround. The living room flows naturally into the formal dining room, another expansive space with windows facing the garden, charming built-in cabinetry, another fireplace, and attractive wainscoting and moldings. Off the entry is a coat closet, chic powder room, and a wet bar area across from the dining room.
The kitchen is at the back of the home, accessible from both the hallway and dining room, and is equipped with black granite flooring and countertops, a double sink, white cabinetry, a built-in oven, a six-burner gas range with hood, and a dishwasher. The kitchen opens up to the breakfast room, a sunny enclave surrounded by windows looking at the garden with French doors for walk-out access, creating a seamless indoor/outdoor feel. The level brick deck attached is the perfect spot for outdoor dining and entertaining.
Up the main staircase (or the back stairs), is the second floor of the home, housing three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master suite is at the front of the home, with a wall of south-facing sunny windows and a large bedroom and seating area around the fireplace. A dressing area and closets divide the bedroom from the ensuite bathroom, which boasts a double vanity, Jacuzzi tub and separate stall shower. On the other end of the home are two matching generous bedrooms, both overlooking the garden and one with a walk-in closet. The second bathroom is split into a toilet room and a room for the oversized vanity, linen closet, and shower over tub. A large walk-in closet off the hallway provides ample storage space.
On the top floor one finds a substantial seating area on the landing and a separate generous family room overlooking the garden, perfect for informal gatherings. On the opposite side of the floor is a bedroom with a walk-in closet and stunning city views facing south, the windows looking out to Twin Peaks and downtown. The bedroom is served by a bathroom with a shower over tub and a white tile vanity. Also on this floor is a small office with built-in desk.
On the ground floor is a wonderful guest suite, with separate entrance from the side of the house. A large studio, accommodating both a living area and bedroom area with closet, is connected to a separate full kitchen, complete with gas range with hood, sink, and refrigerator. Also ensuite to the studio is a full bathroom with stall shower. On the other end of the floor is a laundry room with side-by-side washer dryer, and an den or playroom, with possible expansion space adjacent to this room.
The backyard is surrounded by lovely landscaping and mature trees, and above the brick level area is another level of grass. The garage offers side-by-side two car parking. 3242 Washington is located in prime Pacific Heights; two blocks to the Presidio and all it has to offer including walking trails, museums and playgrounds, and two blocks to the fabulous restaurants and shopping on Sacramento Street. It is near great schools, Alta Plaza park, and easy access to 101 via the Presidio. Offering classic period details, endless space and storage, expansion possibility, and an intuitive floorplan, this expansive family residence in a coveted neighborhood is the perfect spot to call home.
Year Built: 1893 (Per Tax Records)