On a peaceful, tree-lined cul-de-sac at Duboce Park sits this beautiful, spacious and stately three-bedroom home. A rare and historic pre-quake Classical Revival Edwardian gem with a gracious floor plan, 99 Carmelita is situated in an unbeatable location at the hub of some of San Francisco’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Steps from top-notch transportation, restaurants, cafes, shops, entertainment, parks, playgrounds and more, yet nestled within the prestigious Duboce Triangle Landmark District. It’s now on the market for the first time in 23 years.
99 Carmelita has its own private entrance, with patterned tile flooring flanked by two lovely columns. Through a dramatic deep red door, you enter an impressive foyer with high ceilings and luxurious wood flooring contrasting with fresh white walls. Charming period details abound throughout, including plaster rosettes, patterned wainscoting, carved crown moldings and picture rails, coved ceilings, and five-paneled doors with intricately detailed doorknobs and hinges.
To the right of the foyer is a formal living room, separated by an archway with concealed pocket doors. The living room is on a corner, with oversized windows facing east and north allowing leaf-dappled sunlight to stream through. A delightful decorative fireplace with impeccably restored carved wood mantle makes a welcoming centerpiece for the room.
To the left of the foyer, past a coat-and-linen closet, is the first of three bedrooms in the quiet center of the home: a large bedroom with double-pane windows framing the old-growth trees on Carmelita. Across the hall is a second bedroom, with a large walk-in closet. Serving both these bedrooms is a split bathroom; on one side is a glass-enclosed shower with floor-to-ceiling subway tile, Carrara stone countertop, antique corner sink and built-in cabinets. A stained-glass window overhead allows natural light in. The adjacent water closet has radiant heating, a black-and-white tile floor and vertical wainscoting.
The master bedroom at the end of the hallway is especially private, and offers east-facing windows with leafy tree views and an ensuite master bathroom with radiant-heated black-and-white tile flooring and shower over vintage tub.
The large formal dining room is the definition of grand, outfitted with original windowed cabinetry and built-ins, recessed lighting, and an elegant ornamental fireplace with carved oak mantle. The wainscoting in this room is whimsical, and a beautiful ceiling medallion encircles the pendant light overhead. With room for both dining and seating, this bright space is perfect for flexible family gatherings and ideal for large dinner parties and events.
The kitchen displays a cheery green-and-white tile patterned floor, light wood Shaker cabinetry, a butcher block counter and Carrera marble countertop. An incredible vintage O’Keefe & Merritt freestanding range is backed by a column of exposed brick, lending an air of charm and industrial chic to the space. Appliances include a stainless Bosch dishwasher, two-bowl stainless sink, and Sub-Zero refrigerator in the walk-in butler’s pantry. At one end of the kitchen, delineated by a built-in bench and surrounding wainscoting, is a breakfast nook – light and bright, this is an ideal spot for informal dining.
Off the kitchen is a fantastic family room, with a wall of windows looking out to flower boxes and a neighboring garden. This bonus room is equipped with brand new hardwood flooring and a side-by-side LG washer and dryer, as well as a closet and shelving for storage. Bicycling commuters can store their wheels here, roll out of the room’s separate street exit, and pedal right onto the city’s best bike route (“The Wiggle”). Seamlessly integrated modern touches include a tankless on-demand water heater, Nest thermostat & smoke alarms, CAT5 Internet wiring, wireless high-speed Internet receiver and solar electric panels on the building’s brand new roof. A leased parking space is right across the street.
The location is as perfect as any in San Francisco – a true walker’s (and food lover’s) paradise. Duboce Park is just steps away, with its open grassy areas, wandering paths, playground, dog run, basketball court and community center. It’s also a short stroll to Bi-Rite, Whole Foods and Safeway, farmers markets, fruit stands, endless intriguing shops, award-winning restaurants (Nopa, Nopalito, Ragazza, Maven, Uva Enoteca, Nara Sushi, Little Chihuahua, Souvla etc.), bistros (Cafe Révielle, Cafe Du Soleil, Duboce Park Cafe) and brewpubs (Black Sands, Magnolia) as well as first-rate entertainment (The Independent, Castro Theatre) and world-class public transportation (99 Transit Score). This spacious corner flat is full of character, charm and history, an inviting oasis at the geographic center of San Francisco in Duboce Triangle with the best of the Haight, Castro, and Divisadero Street right around the corner.