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Rebuilt Glen Park home with modern amenities, curb appeal

Updated 7:00 pm, Friday, July 25, 2014

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  • 419 Baden St. in San Francisco was remodeled extensively in 2013 and 2014. Photo: Olga Soboleva/Vanguard Propertie
    419 Baden St. in San Francisco was remodeled extensively in 2013 and 2014. Photo: Olga Soboleva/Vanguard Propertie

 

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Less than two years ago, the curb appeal of 419 Baden St. in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood was limited at best. Parallel slats of wood dominated its exterior and overgrown shrubs flanked the driveway of the home that sits across from vacant land owned by the city.

An extensive remodel by Michael Kramer of Sand Hill Property Company changed all that.

Brazilian Ipe wood, vibrant white stucco and black-framed windows now adorn the outside of the four-bedroom, and its interior is highlighted with white oak and glass. A great room awash in natural light and loaded with high-tech inclusions like LED lighting and Cat6 wiring serves as the focal point of the home, and a terraced garden with hot tub off the master suite acts as a private retreat.

"The house has a fantastic outdoor space and the finishes are a combination of modern and warm," said Colleen Cotter of Vanguard Properties, who is co-listing the home with Frank Nolan for $1.995 million.

The listing, which is open Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., offers nearly 2,800 square-feet of living space on a quiet street across from green space. It's near both Glen Park Village and freeways, and was taken to the studs during its recent renovation.

The main level's great room commands attention with its floor-to-ceiling windows, gallery walls and direct access to an Ipe deck in the backyard.

Corian counters with waterfall edges, Thermador appliances and a blackened cold-rolled steel backsplash are inclusions of the 21st century chef's kitchen.

The graceful flow of this living room invites entertaining, Nolan said, and it opens to a large view terrace with Ipe wood and steel handrails.

"It's the ultimate outdoor living room," he said.

The master suite, located on the lower level, includes an egg-shaped freestanding tub, Venetian plaster accent wall and marble shower. Poured stone floors complement the floating walnut vanity, and the suite opens to a terraced garden with hot tub that sits atop a cedar deck. The garden includes drought-tolerant plantings and low voltage landscape lighting, lending additional energy efficient aspects to a home already offering thermally broken aluminum windows and doors, Lutron dimmers and skylights that welcome in natural light.

Listing agent: Frank Nolan, Vanguard Properties, (415) 321-7011, frank@vanguardsf.com; Colleen Cotter, Vanguard Properties, (415) 706-1781, ccotter@vanguardsf.com

 

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Address: 419 Baden St., San Francisco

Price: $1.995 million

Features: This rebuilt four-bedroom, 3 1/2-bathroom home offers high-tech inclusions like a Nest Thermostat, LED lighting, Cat6 wiring and Lutron dimmers, and offers expansive views of a park and the city through floor-to-ceiling windows. The residence receives abundant natural light and includes finishes of white oak, walnut and cold-rolled steel.

Open home: Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.