1940 Scott Street
Grand house-like condominium in a perfect location!
This gracious home spans two levels within an open and spacious renovated Victorian, offering expansive and bright public rooms, soaring ceilings, hardwood floors, and elegant period details.
Ascend the wide entry stairs and the hallway opens up to high ceilings and doorways leading to the formal entertaining spaces. A large living room graces the front of the home, with an oversized window bay allowing western sunlight to illuminate the space, and a striking wood-burning fireplace with stone surround. Adjacent is a sophisticated dining room, completed by a wood-burning fireplace with a mosaic tile hearth. The living room unfolds into a double parlor/den, which can also be used as a library or bedroom. The open chef’s kitchen gets dazzling morning light with a breakfast bay surrounded by windows, and white cabinets throughout with stone backsplash. There is a large built-in pantry as well.
Also on the main level is a generous guest bedroom, with window bay as well as a striking guest bathroom with slate walk-in shower. Connected to the bedroom and kitchen is a home office overlooking treetops. There is also a full powder room or guest bathroom for the front bedroom, adorned with gold wallpaper and featuring a shower over tub and double vanity. Wide, open hallways throughout the home give an airy, open feel.
The top floor loft has been renovated with meticulous craftsmanship, Japanese screens, and a clever use of space. Featuring a peaked roof and skylights overhead, the renovation has taken advantage of every inch of space, creating an expansive master bedroom suite and family room. Rich wood detailing encloses closets as well as a television and media equipment. The master bathroom boasts two handsome wood vanities, a walk-in closet, a dressing area, and a stunning Bizazza mosaic tile walk-in shower. Clever built-ins allow for additional shelving and storage.
On the upper level is also a yoga room or nursery space, which could serve as an additional walk-in closet. Up three steps is a large Ipe deck, complete with wind screens and colorful flowers blooming from planters. City views, privacy, and sunlight from the south and east make this roof garden an ideal urban retreat.
Other property features include in-unit laundry, on-demand water heater, additional deeded storage at the entry level, and a leased parking spot in a garage on the same block.
The location is ideal: only blocks from Fillmore Street, with its stylish boutiques, and restaurants, as well as shopping and dining on nearby Divisadero and Sacramento Streets. Also nearby is Alta Plaza Park, with a playground, dog run area, and tennis courts. Easy access to public transportation, car share and tech shuttle buses. Don’t miss this beautiful, spacious and inviting home -- a wonderful mix of charming period details and modern amenities.
Lower Pacific Heights offers home buyers a stylish, upscale-feeling neighborhood bolstered by an approachable, casual attitude. Within the confines of these blocks, you'll find Japantown, the oldest and largest such enclave in the United States. The center mall is a mecca for all things Japanese. From the spectacle of the Peace Plaza pagoda to the grandeur of St. Dominic's Church, it really seems there's something here for everyone. This area is a shopper's delight, with bustling commercial centers along both Fillmore and Steiner streets.
When it comes time to eat, the possibilities are endless. Evenings see the streets fill with patrons looking to dine at one of many gastronomic destinations, or music fans lining up at the Boom Boom Room and the adjacent historic Fillmore Theater. Sundance Kabuki Cinema is a welcome addition to the neighborhood; as the largest independent theater in the city, the Kabuki screens first run features and plays host to a number of film festivals, attracting cinephiles from all over the Bay Area. The neighborhood is home to an interesting mix of classic Victorian homes and mid-rise condo developments.
As throughout much of the city, you'll find wonderful diversity among your neighbors. You can get a sense of community that exists in this pocket of the city each April during the Cherry Blossom Festival or during the summer Fillmore Street Fair. Freeway access has been greatly improved in recent years thanks to the completion of the Octavia corridor freeway entrance, opening up the area to south and east bay commuters. If you'd like to dip your toes into the Northside life, Lower Pacific Heights is a great place to begin your search.