33 5th Avenue is a beautiful North of Lake, single family home. The house features five bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. Traditional architectural details abound and the home is filled with natural light. Perched on the slope of 5th Avenue close to the Presidio wall, the home enjoys distant views of St Ignatius and Temple Emmanuel.
Upon entering, you are welcomed into the impressive and spacious foyer that opens to both the living room and the dining room creating a wonderful floor plan for entertaining. The expansive living room is centered on a wood-burning fireplace, which is flanked by built-in cabinets and bookshelves offering a showcase opportunity for photos, books, and collected treasures. Cabinets below provide useful storage. A window seat offers additional seating and there is a lovely outlook to 5th Avenue from multiple picture windows. The sublime formal dining room is an elegant space for a large dinner party with access to the pantry and the kitchen for catering ease. Another window seat graces the dining room allowing additional seating for guests.
Off the dining room there is a large eat-in kitchen situated at the back of the home. The cheerful breakfast area leads to the deck and landscaped garden with a private brick patio. Conveniently off the kitchen, there is a laundry room, full bathroom and bedroom or office allowing flexible use depending on need. A fabulous pantry with a butcher-block counter completes the kitchen area and provides plentiful storage. Along a back hallway, conveniently tucked away for privacy, is a powder room.
After proceeding up the dignified main staircase, you will find yourself on the bedroom level. The divine master bedroom expands the width of the home and has lovely outlooks to St Ignatius and over 5th Avenue. Windows on two sides fill the room with light and highlight the classic architectural details. There are two large closets. Off the master bedroom there is a large full bathroom. Three other bedrooms complete this level. The two at the back of the home both have sunrooms attached allowing for fantastic play space or office. These bedrooms share the other full bathroom off the hallway.
On the top floor, there is a large recreation room that can be utilized for a variety of uses. This expansive space is large enough for a pool table and Ping-Pong table, a hangout area as well as perhaps athletic equipment, office space and many other functionalities depending on need. There are beautiful views from this fantastic space of both Temple Emmanuel and St. Ignatius Church.
This home has a complete basement with plentiful room for storage, wine cellar etc. The garage can house two cars side by side.
This North of Lake location is extremely rare and coveted. 5th Avenue offers direct access through the Presidio Wall into the Presidio. There are many walking paths and trails in the Presidio and Mountain Lake Park, The Presidio Golf Course, and Julius Kahn Playground are all within walking distance. Laurel Village is within close proximity offering multiple grocery stores, Walgreens, two coffee shops and other convenient retail stores and restaurants. Sacramento Street and Clement Street are also within a short distance making this location a walker’s paradise!
San Francisco's Lake Street district is in many an ideal place for those who love the outdoors and are seeking a green respite with easy access to the rest of the City. And it is one of those rare areas in our urban environment where quiet family life is the norm. Stretching all the way from Arguello Boulevard to 27th Avenue, you'll find single family homes and condos in a variety of architectural styles; this being San Francisco of course, there are quite a few Edwardian and Victorian properties to choose from. The sprawling and diverse Presidio of San Francisco is your backyard, offering endless recreation opportunities. Several parks dot the neighborhood as well. Rochambeau and Richmond Playgrounds are popular for small children and basketball players. Mountain Lake Park offers a popular dog run, tennis courts, a running trail and of course the lake, which is a charming spot to stroll on sunny days. And, of course, bike lanes running along Lake Street lead avid cyclers north across the Bridge into the hills of Marin County. Though not part of the neighborhood, the Clement Street business district is a very short walk away. A remarkable selection of cuisines and shopping can be found here, as well as a number of low key bars for the night owl in your household. Several Muni lines serve the neighborhood to whisk commuters downtown and back with ease.