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Chic Marina Home
Address: 237 Avila Street
Lot Size: Approx. 25’ x 100’ Sq. Footage: Approx. 2,937
This chic 4BD/3.5BA Marina home boasts an enviable location virtually equidistant from the popular Marina Green and fashionable Chestnut Street. Bespoke, architect-designed renovation incorporates indoor-outdoor living within an open and airy floor plan accentuated by elevated archways and lofty doors. The main level showcases the living room, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen with lounge or breakfast area, two bedrooms, and a full bath, plus a jewel box powder room. Upstairs, the luxurious master suite opens with a Nana wall to a spacious deck (also accessible from the hall). The master en suite bath is spa style with double sinks and a separate tub and glass-enclosed stall shower. The Lower level family room opens to the beautifully landscaped southwest garden with a peaceful fountain and patios both covered and uncovered. A bedroom and full bath complete the lower level. Throughout the home are white oak hardwood floors, recessed lights, and designer fixtures and finishes. The home underwent a “to the studs” renovation with interior expansion in 2015-2016 including seismic/structural retrofitting. One car garage with interior access plus parking for a second car perpendicular to the driveway.
Main level: This lovely home features a handsome façade with color-integrated stucco. Enter to the foyer which provides an immediate glimpse through to the garden. A brief flight of stairs lands at the main level. Spanning the width of the home is the elegant living room equipped with a horizontal gas fireplace inset into a textured-tile floating wall. Large windows within a wide bay frame the lovely streetscape and provide sunny, eastern exposure. Adjacent is the spacious formal dining room which opens to both the hall and the gourmet kitchen.
The beautifully renovated kitchen continues the tranquil, warm palette with taupe quartz counters, lacquered custom cabinets, and Thermador stainless steel appliances. A delightful seating area at the end of the kitchen is ideal for casual dining or as an intimate lounge area/family room. At the end of this room, A glass door lets in light and opens to the staircase that leads to the garden. On this main level, there are two bedrooms: one bedroom overlooks the verdant garden and the second bedroom has a beautifully textural en suite bath. An exquisite “jewel box” guest powder room with Fortuny-style tiles and a porcelain sink complete this level.
2nd Level: A dramatic, glass-walled, and skylit staircase ascends to the sublime master level. A door from the hall opens to the spacious deck. The master bedroom features a focal fireplace and a Nana wall that also opens to the deck which accommodates a large seating area and provides a glimpse of the Golden Gate. The master en suite bath is fitted with a glass-enclosed stall shower, a large tub, and a quartz vanity inset with double sinks. The luxurious spa-style bath showcases a soothing palate of lacquer cabinets, textured linen-look European tiles, and Hansgrohe fixtures. A large walk-in closet completes the 2nd level.
Lower Level: A delightful family room frames verdant garden views and opens with a Nana wall to the walk out patio and beautifully landscaped garden. The garden offers both a sunny and shady patio all within earshot of the peaceful fountain. There is a guest bedroom and full bath with stall shower on this lower level. The laundry room is conveniently accessible from the main hall and includes a wine refrigerator. A one-car garage with interior access completes this level.