2529 Union Street
Location: 2529 Union Street (between Scott Street and Divisadero Street)
Price: $4,995,000 Lot Size: 27.5’ x 120’ Year Built: 1935
SUMMARY: Coveted location! Lovely and light Tudor-style home situated on an extra-large lot in a beautiful garden setting. Inside, this sunny home features serene interiors with modern features and lovely architectural details. The home consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 full- and 2 half-baths, combination living/dining room, family room, eat-in kitchen, and pent room. Direct access to the terraced garden from both the first and second floors. Rooftop deck and pent room with breathtaking views of the bay. 2-car garage.
First Floor: From the sidewalk, a brief flight of brick stairs lead to the front door. The arched doorway opens to the luminous foyer fitted with an elegant spiral staircase. Directly off the foyer, the dining room is delineated from the living room by sophisticated crown molding. The spacious living room boasts a beautiful, central bay window, which is flanked by two niche bookcases above built-in storage cabinets. At the heart of this dramatic, vaulted space is the fireplace with a decorative concrete surround. Off the central hall is a guest half-bath with a marble-topped, pedestal sink accented by a dark green, marble floor. Just beyond is the garden-view family room with side-lit French doors that open out to the flagstone patio and spiral staircase to the pent room. The family room, with recessed lighting and elegant crown moldings, is a light and airy seating area just off the kitchen. The adjacent kitchen is adorned with a blue glass, subway-tiled backsplash that complements the white counters. The long, center island has a marble cutting board inset into the butcher-block countertop with a stainless prep sink at the opposite end. Appliances include a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a Russell Range gas stove, a GE electric oven, dishwasher, and a U-Line wine refrigerator - making this kitchen ideal for entertaining. Towels and linens may be stored in the adjacent pantry/laundry room, which also contains a stacking, full-size Whirlpool washer and dryer. Enjoy the garden view from the breakfast nook windows or open the French doors to bring the outside in to this tranquil kitchen environment.
Second Floor: Ascend the spiral staircase to the second floor and note the elegant details: A window with a decorative arch adorns the stairway and a stunning, modern ceiling fixture illuminates the way. The second level consists of: The master bedroom with ensuite bath, 2 additional bedrooms, and a full bath. The master suite is situated on the serene backside of the house. Recessed lighting, a cheery skylight, and a south-facing bay window overlooking the terraced garden provide tremendous light. The master bedroom has generous storage space with dual walk-in closets - one of which is accessed from the master bath. The master bathroom is a relaxing spa-sanctuary with its white hexagonal-tiled floor and exquisite Carrara marble finishes. The soaking tub is set beneath a picture window with verdant garden views and is flanked by two porcelain sinks inset into Carrara counters. Opposite the tub is a Carrara marble shower with pivot glass doors. A door inside the bathroom opens to the terraced garden and to an exterior spiral staircase that leads up to the roof deck and pent room.
Across the front of the house are two additional bedrooms. The larger bedroom has a box-beam ceiling and built-in bookshelves with a bed niche. The adjacent wall features a recessed desk with over-head shelving and lighting. In addition, a large central window is flanked by a built-in cabinet on one side and a charming, corner fireplace with decorative tiles on the other. A glimpse of the bay is visible between the homes across the street. Next to the larger bedroom is the 2nd bedroom, which may also be used as an office.
Pent Room: An exterior spiral staircase leads up to the roof deck and pent room. The pent room features an expansive desk set under a large window showcasing panoramic views of the bay. The pent room, designed by John Wheatman, has many custom features including sliding doors on the built-in cabinets which may hide the TV, a mini-fridge built into the desk, and lovely finishes on the ceiling and cabinetry. A convenient half-bath completes the pent room, providing a well-equipped getaway, a private office, or guest suite.
Garden: The beautifully-landscaped, south-facing garden is a rare oasis providing both a sunny and shady seat. Enjoy a cup of tea on the flagstone patio off the family room and open the awning to shade the sun; or bask in the splendor of the foliage, flowers and afternoon sun in another corner of the patio. The large garden itself is an outdoor room which provides a peaceful retreat in the heart of the city.
Additional Features Include:
- Living room with nob and peg floors; traditional hardwood throughout most of the rest of the home.
- Most of the rooms have whole house audio/built in speakers which may be used with Sonos.
- There is radiant heat in the master bath and in the pent room.
- There may be expansion potential (buyer to verify): Horizontal addition (extending into rear yard); vertical addition (expanding the pent room); addition of a roof deck on top of the current pent room which would have great Golden Gate views; addition of a deck to the north/front of the existing pent room; creation of interior access to the pent room by extending the interior staircase.
- Recessed lights throughout most of the home.
- Butler-Armsden schematic shows potential continuation of the interior staircase into the pentroom.
- Wonderful sense of indoor-outdoor makes this home ideal for intimate gatherings or large-scale entertaining.
Janet Feinberg Schindler
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