385 Castenada Avenue

Main Features:

  • 5 bedrooms + sitting room

  • 3 1/2 baths

  • Formal living room

  • Formal dining room

  • Library with built-in bookshelves

  • 2 Wood-burning fireplaces

  • Cloakroom with vanity

  • Wide-plank hardwood floors

  • Light-filled kitchen

  • Huge breakfast room

  • Family room with wet-bar

  • Work room, storage

  • Laundry area, utility sink

  • Pacific Ocean views

  • Enormous landscaped backyard

  • 2 car tandem parking garage

Sold at


Offered at:  $3,295,000.

Forest Hill Magnificent

Traditional View Home!

This grand Traditional English-style view home built in 1942 is beautifully situated on an impressive over-sized corner lot on one of the most sought after blocks in the heart of Forest Hill, close to West Portal shops, restaurants and public transportation! The inviting garden entrance with brick walkway leads to the notable columned entry and into the spectacular foyer with stunning spiral staircase. The remarkable step-down formal living room with high ceiling and elaborate moldings boasts an imposing wood-burning fireplace with stately classic mantel, French doors to the walk-out terrace, gorgeous wide-plank hardwood floors and an adjacent turret library with dramatic vaulted ceiling, curved wall with built-in bookshelves and second wood-burning fireplace. The exquisite banquet-size formal dining room with access to the walk-out terrace overlooks the lush garden and is perfect for entertaining! The fabulous light-filled kitchen with enormous breakfast room and original built-in china cabinets showcases all stainless-steel appliances including a THOR six-burner gas stove with griddle, double oven and hood, refrigerator and dishwasher, white quartz counters, large pantry and custom painted wood cabinets. A lavish cloakroom with built-in vanity table, mirror and coat closet end this floor.

The phenomenal open-banister staircase with vaulted ceiling, striking chandelier and skylight ascends to the upper level landing, hallway, linen closet and private living quarters. The sumptuous master bedroom suite with spacious sitting room, wall to wall closet and lovely south-westerly views of hills, trees and the Pacific Ocean features a big walk-in dressing room with expansive closet and built-in chest of drawers as well as a wonderful bath with separate shower and tub. Three additional good-size bedrooms and a second full bath with dual vanity sink finish this floor.

The lower level includes a fifth large bedroom, third full bath and a terrific family room with huge wet-bar, vintage "silhouette" wall lights and direct access to the yard. The extraordinary walk-out landscaped backyard with patio, walking path, manicured hedge, ferns, colorful flowerbeds, mature trees and sweeping lawn completes this truly special home!

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