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Forest Hill Neighborhood

360 Castenada Avenue

Offered at $3,295,000.                SOLD at $3,815,000.

Forest Hill Spectacular
English Tudor View Home!

  • 4 bedrooms

  • 4 1/2 baths

  • Formal living room

  • Banquet-size formal dining room

  • 3 wood-burning fireplaces

  • Cherry and maple hardwood floors

  • Library w/circular bookcase & ladder

  • Gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar

  • Family room home theatre with built-in settee

  • Game room/5th bedroom

  • Home office with built-in desk

  • Laundry room with W&D, utility sink

  • 2 walk-out balconies

  • Sweeping southerly and Pacific Ocean views

  • Park-like landscaped backyard

  • Brick patio with plumbed barbeque area

  • Upper terrace garden with lush lawn

  • Automatic irrigation, night lighting

  • Children's playhouse

  • Accessible attic, wine closet, ample storage

  • Spacious parking garage with workspace

This stunning English Tudor view home built in 1924 and redesigned for the 21st Century is beautifully situated on a prime tree-lined block in the heart of the neighborhood, close to West Portal Village! A wonderful garden entrance with inviting brick walkway and hitching post leads to an open-air portico with notable front door and into a gorgeous foyer with center hall floor plan, entry coat closet, classic powder room with checkerboard marble tile floor and impressive open-banister staircase. The grand formal living room with Pacific Ocean views boasts a corner gas or wood-burning fireplace with custom stone surround, exceptional wood moldings, recessed lighting, built-in speakers and gleaming wide-plank hardwood floors. The adjacent, extraordinary turret library with dramatic open-beam cathedral ceiling features a magnificent built-in circular bookcase with wraparound sliding ladder, leaded-glass windows, handsome wrought-iron chandelier and French doors that open to a delightful walk-out terrace with lovely southerly views. The banquet-size formal dining room with exquisite Venetian plaster walls, striking light-fixture and large French doors that open to the garden is perfect for entertaining! The remarkable gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar showcases an exotic, rustic knotty pine open-beam coffered ceiling, all top-of-the-line appliances including a Wolf six-burner gas range with grill, double oven, pot-filler and hand-hammered copper hood, Sub-Zero refrigerator and Miele dishwasher, furniture-quality cherry wood custom cabinets with sliding pull-out drawers, granite counters with a snazzy tile backsplash, roll-up appliance garages, separate prep sink/wet-bar and an amazing secret butler's pantry with designer glass-mirrored facade, two pull-out closet cabinets with baker's racks and a convenient workstation. The adjoining home theater family room enjoys a huge built-in media center created to accommodate a flat screen television and stereo system, built-in bookshelves and a fabulous built-in "movie house" settee with fold down armrests, reading lights and storage. 

The splendid open-banister staircase ascends to the upper level landing with skylight, hallway, recessed lighting, two linen closets and the home's private living quarters consisting of four bedrooms and three full baths. The incredible master bedroom suite with phenomenal open-beam ceiling and ethereal uplighting includes an enormous walk-in closet, a built-in entertainment center, a pleasant walk-out balcony overlooking the garden and a marvelous en-suite bath with dual vanity sink, medicine cabinets and a huge walk-in shower with overhead skylight. Three additional good-size bedrooms - all with vaulted ceilings and built-in dresser drawers - and two additional full baths with showers over tubs end this floor. The lower level consists of a fantastic game room/5th bedroom with Murphy bed, corner gas or wood-burning fireplace and an en-suite full bath, a home office with built-in desk, laundry room with washer, dryer, utility sink and storage cubbies and a handy wine closet. The magical, park-like landscaped backyard with spacious brick patio, natural gas plumbed barbecue area, wood-burning fireplace with stone surround and built-in seating, an upper garden terrace, sweeping lush lawn, mature plants and trees, automatic irrigation, night lighting and a storybook English Tudor children's playhouse completes this truly special home! 

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