65 Idora Avenue
Forest Hill Extension Classic Mediterranean View Home!
This magnificent Mediterranean view home built in 1928 is tucked away on a wonderful block, close to Forest Hill Muni Station! An inviting brick staircase leads to the notable period front door and into a delightful foyer. The impressive formal living room with barrel ceiling boasts a gorgeous wood-burning fireplace with original mantel and tile surround, three arched picture windows with Pacific Ocean views, classic moldings and gleaming hardwood floors. The banquet size formal dining room with handsome French doors and striking light fixture is perfect for entertaining! The beautifully updated gourmet kitchen showcases a Wolf gas rangetop, KitchenAid stove, refrigerator and dishwasher, quartz counters, custom cabinets, recessed lighting, built-in speakers and a separate light-filled breakfast room with pantry closet. A charming hallway with large linen closet and original telephone wall unit with pull-down seat leads to the home's private living quarters.
Two good-size bedrooms - both with bay windows and one with direct access to the garden - and a terrific full bath with skylight and shower over cast iron tub end this floor.
A gracious staircase leads to the lower level which features a great family room with built-in media cabinet, a spacious home office and a fabulous second remodeled bath with big walk-in shower and transom window. The large parking garage includes a nice built-in workbench, convenient laundry area with utility sink, storage alcoves and a fantastic walk-in wine cellar. The spectacular landscaped backyard with walk-out deck, patio, lush lawn, mature olive trees and raised mortared stone flowerbeds with colorful plantings including jasmine and Spanish lavender completes this truly special home!