4 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,628 Sq.Ft.
Welcome to 1330 20th Street in sunny Potrero Hill. This modern residence boasts 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and spans 3 levels. The current owner collaborated with Mork Ulnes Architects, based in Norway and San Francisco, to create a home that is as clever function-wise as it is aesthetically gorgeous. Between the architect’s international acclaim and the stunning end product, this home was nominated and featured on the AIA Tour, a rare honor.
The main living space is on the top floor, the obvious choice is given 180-degree views and Southern exposure. This dramatic, open space contains a gleaming kitchen with top-end appliances and clean, modern lines that traverse the living and dining areas. The living room has built-ins and storage to keep clutter out of sight and a wall of retractable glass doors is the opposite. The doors open to the oversized patio, over 300 square feet of outdoor living space that adds a tremendous amount of area when weather permits which is often the case considering the microclimate of Potrero Hill.
A perforated curtain may be raised or lowered, providing both privacy and shade from the sun. Beams of light stream through holes of varying circumference in the shade, creating a moving light show across the living room, dining room, and kitchen. The hole pattern is repeated throughout the home and may be found in custom vents, the 1330 address, and the front door. Interestingly, the holes drilled in the retractable screen are an abstract art rendition of 20th Street. Metalwork was done by Henry DePauw, a well-known talent in architectural design and fabrication.
The kitchen itself is beautifully appointed, with Jenn-Air double-sided refrigerator, Jenn-Air built-in double oven, LG dishwasher, 5-burner gas range by Bluestar and hood ventilation system. Caesarstone counters, known for their durability, flank the perimeter and a skylight above lets more rays shine through. Thanks to the open concept, the chef is always part of the action when entertaining!
Handsome Kardean LVP (luxury vinyl plank) floors run through space and a powder room is at the rear, serving guests. Just past the powder room is a steel catwalk, leading to the upper terrace of the backyard.
An architecturally stunning staircase centers the living space and descends to the bedroom level. Individual butcher blocks were glued together and then bolted in place, creating a stairway that will be a conversation piece for many years to come. Plate glass barriers glisten as one descends to the bedroom level, which contains all four bedrooms. Each bedroom has a closet with built-ins, and a full bath on the hallway serves three of the four rooms.
The master suite is at the Northeast corner, nicely set back from the street for ultimate privacy. A sliding glass door leads to the verdant garden, with a patio for outdoor lounging. Dual closets feature more built-ins, and the master bath is outfitted with luxurious amenities. These include a deep Victoria and Albert soaking tub, heated towel rack, dual vanities, stall shower with glass enclosure and dual shower heads, a separate water closet, and gorgeous tiles. The flooring on the bedroom level is a sub-floor material with a special coating, another creative design element that will pique your guests' curiosity.
On the ground level, you will find a formal entry, two-car garage with storage space, and a brand new set of Samsung laundry appliances. A 50-gallon hot water heater and furnace are also located in the garage. The house has solar panels on the roof and the converter is located in the garage. Clean pest inspection report.
Other features include an exterior wrapped in black cladding, the same material used in skateboard ramps, long rectangular recessed lights, recessed window shades, integrated speakers, and new plumbing, electrical and seismic were all completed in 2011. The garden has an irrigation system on an automatic timer and drought-resistant faux grass on the top tier. A mature Meyer lemon tree and doggie door round out the garden features.
Please call or email the Payton+Binnings Team for showings and/or disclosures. This fine home awaits a very lucky new owner!
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