537 Magellan Avenue
Forest Hill Wonderful Craftsman Home!
This classic Craftsman home built in 1920 is tucked away on a prime, level tree-lined block in the heart of Forest Hill, close to West Portal Village shops, restaurants and MUNI station. An inviting gated entrance with brick walkway and terrazzo staircase leads to a charming vestibule with notable front door and into a gracious foyer with coved ceiling. The magnificent formal living room with recessed ceiling boasts an impressive fireplace with exquisite mantel, French doors, attractive picture moldings, gleaming hardwood floors and a bank of windows with picturesque outlooks to Sutro Tower, hills and trees! The stunning formal dining room with crystal chandelier, gorgeous built-in buffet and rosewood refractory dining table is perfect for entertaining! The light-filled kitchen showcases a Wolf gas range, dishwasher, refrigerator, granite counters, custom wood cabinets and a separate breakfast room with built-in china hutch and bay-window. The split-level staircase ascends to the upper floors with landing, hallway and the home's private living quarters.
The two-story master suite features a pent-level bedroom with vaulted ceiling, Country Flame wood stove, huge walk-in closet with convenient half bath, walk-out enclosed veranda with sweeping views to the Pacific Ocean, enormous marble tile full bath with dual vanity sink, "Jacuzzi" tub and huge walk-in shower, adjacent sitting room and a home office/nursery. Two additional bedrooms and a "vintage" tile bath with shower over cast-iron tub end this floor.
The lower level enjoys a spacious family room/5th bedroom with private entrance, full bath and direct access to the outdoors. The large, level landscaped backyard with brick patio, raised flowerbeds and tradesman's entrance completes this truly special home!