Main Features:

  • 4 bedrooms

  • 3 1/2 baths

  • Lobby-like foyer with cloak closet

  • Sunken formal living room

  • Formal dining room

  • 2 wood-burning fireplaces

  • Hardwood floors

  • Light-filled kitchen with work-island

  • Breakfast room

  • Partial basement

  • Laundry area, storage

  • Park-like landscaped backyard

  • Patio, walking path, bird bath

  • Large parking garage

St. Francis Wood Classic

French Normandy Home!

This extraordinary French Normandy storybook house with clay tile roof built in 1926, designed by renowned architect Masten & Hurd and known as "The Barrel House", is tucked away on an over-sized lot and prime tree-lined block in prestigious St. Francis Wood! The enchanting garden entrance with stepping-stone walkway, sweeping lawn, mature trees, manicured hedges, pond, post box and vintage rain barrel leads to the notable front door and into the lobby-like foyer with exquisite open-banister staircase, terra-cotta tile floor, original wall sconces, coke bottle glass window and large cloak closet. The magnificent step-down formal living room with direct access to the park-like backyard boasts a handsome wood-burning fireplace with marble surround, two banks of windows, remarkable French doors and gleaming hardwood floors. The impressive formal dining room with gorgeous folding door, huge bay window and striking chandelier is perfect for entertaining! The wonderful light-filled custom kitchen with large work-island and built-in Bosch dishwasher features a GE Cafe five-burner gas stove, separate barbecue with ornate custom hood, double-oven, microwave, prep sink and expansive built-in pantry. The big adjacent breakfast room with direct access to the verdant garden and a convenient powder room complete the social rooms on this level.

The sumptuous step-down master bedroom suite which overlooks the romantic garden includes two big closets, a built-in chest of drawers and an attractive full bath with vanity sink and shower over tub. The terrific upper level opens to a spacious landing with two hall closets and a charming step-up "look-out tower" alcove. A splendid family room/guest suite with open-beam ceiling and rooftop terrace overlooking the bucolic backyard showcases a wood-burning fireplace with brick surround, random plank hardwood floors, giant walk-in closet, built-in bookshelves and day-bed and a private full bath. Two additional good-size bedrooms - one with views to the Pacific Ocean and the other with views to the garden - and a delightful "Jack & Jill" bath finish this level.

The spectacular level landscaped backyard with mature maple tree, rhododendrons, camellias, ferns, boxwood hedges, flowering ground covers, magical walking path, bird bath and stone patio completes this truly special home!

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