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Welcome to this impressive Mediterranean style home! Built in 1923, this splendid house located in Forest Hill, with a West Portal vibe, has been lived in and maintained by the same owner since the 1960's. The beautiful split level architecture, along with the home being detached on all sides, offers much natural light, The spacious living dining and living rooms with ornate moldings, and warm hardwood floors are anchored by the gorgeous wood burning fireplace. The expansive kitchen has stainless steel appliances, electric cooktop, and bar area. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a lower area with possible expansion potential, a large backyard and two car parking complete this special home. This coveted location is minutes away from the delights of West Portal with a variety of eateries, shops and the quickest commute downtown on MUNI or to the Peninsula!
Forest Hill is a leafy, century-old enclave of large estate homes, manicured lawns and flowering gardens so exclusive its almost unknown in San Francisco. That might be the way its residents like it. Think gated community without the gates, and you'll have a sense of the serenity, privacy, and tranquility of Forest Hill, the only neighborhood in San Francisco that has its own homeowners association. In the center of San Francisco, Forest Hill has ambiance of a small town.
Beneath its tree-shaded winding streets, the 650 homes of Forest Hill follow the contours of Twin Peaks. The hillside provides spectacular views of the pacific, the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay. Stately homes are built in styles ranging from Spanish Mission to California Modern, with French Normandy, English Tudor, and Cotswold Cottage adding a sense of history. Noted architect Bernard Maybeck designed the historic clubhouse on Magellan Avenue, built by members on weekends, in 1919.
Forest Hills does open its doors however. Each August, classical musicians from around the world perform at the clubhouse, in Forest Hill Musical Days. This chamber music festival founded in 2003 by pianist Mari Kodama and her husband, conductor Kent Nagano, who both live in the neighborhood.
Off the beaten track, Forest Hill is nonetheless close to West Portal Avenue and its shops. Forest Hill or West Portal stations provide MUNI service to Union Square and the Financial District via a short 20-minute commute.