3 Beds 2 Baths 1,165 Sq.Ft.
Welcome to 436 Gates Street in Bernal Heights! This darling single family home perfectly embodies all the things that make San Francisco so special— preserved historical character, desirable modern updates, and charm for days! The home is three levels, with two being living space and the lower dedicated to the garage, laundry, and bonus room.
From the street, the home exudes style and sophistication, with a fresh color palette, ornate mouldings, planter boxes, and an inviting front porch flanked by a bay window. The formal receiving area is the first impression, which draws the eye towards the impeccably designed living room. This generously sized room features coved ceilings, built-in cabinetry, and loads of style. It’s the perfect place to unwind and read a book, lounge with your laptop, or watch the game.
Down the main hall is the heart of the home - the chef’s kitchen, which is open to the dining room. This sunny space is divided by a casual dine-in breakfast bar. The kitchen itself is handsomely styled, with stainless appliances with by Kitchenaid including 4-burner gas range with hood, refrigerator, and dishwasher. Granite counters and custom cabinets run the perimeter. Pendants hang above the breakfast bar, which is the perfect spot to sip a coffee and enjoy the sunlight beaming in through the windows. Open up the sliding door to reveal the sun deck, situated just off the dining and kitchen areas. An exterior staircase leads directly to the garden for maximum convenience. A huge bedroom and full bath, with claw foot tub and decorative wainscoting, complete this level.
Upstairs you will discover two bedrooms, a full bath on the hallway, vaulted ceilings, and tons of storage. Views of rolling hills, dotted with Victorians and Edwardians, are visible as far as the eye can see. Sutro Tower, palm trees, and other landmarks provide constant reminders that you occupy one of the most special spots in the world!
The lower level of the residence boasts 1-car parking with automatic garage door and a huge bonus room that could be utilized as a home office, gym, art studio, or whatever else your imagination can dream up. It’s the perfect place for the Peloton and to take your Zoom calls!
The back yard is a real gem. There are multiple decks, a privacy fence, built-in seating, and a hot tub, all surrounded by professional landscaping. Bernal’s microclimate is one of San Francisco’s best, meaning you’ll get tons of mileage out of this serene space.
Other features include hardwood floors, Nest thermostat, Nest Protects, washer/dryer, new light fixtures, recessed lights, and plenty of storage space.
436 Gates is located just steps to Cortland Avenue, Bernal’s main commercial corridor which offers shopping, dining, cafes, watering holes, vintage mom & pop shops, cycleries, and other essentials. Just up the hill is Bernal Heights Park, which boasts some of the most epic views of the City, hiking trails, places to relax, and is a special spot to take the pooch.
All in all, 436 Gates is a phenomenal offering with a little bit of everything. Old-world charm blended tastefully with modern-day amenities, all in a perfect package with A+ location. Please call or email the Payton + Binnings team for a private showing. Our contact form is below.
The area we call Bernal Heights was once the site of cow dairies and grazing pastures. One of the last great neighborhoods to be "discovered" in San Francisco Bernal is making the transition from a traditional blue-collar settlement to a hospitable enclave of artists, young families, and left-leaning political life.
It owes its growing desirability to its exceptionally homey setting and inspiring city views. Home to two great parks, this community is beloved by dog owners and hikers alike. The largest park, called Bernal Heights, occupies the crest of the hill and is a breezy respite for area residents who enjoy fresh air and pristine views of downtown San Francisco and the bay.
The second, Precita Park resides at the bottom of Bernal and is a favorite for young children and families, who find the playground and expansive lawns to be a perfect afternoon setting. Any visitor must make their way along Bernal's cozy retail main street, Cortland Avenue. There you'll find a splendid blend of local bookshops, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and delicious coffee shops. Some exceptional ethnic food, from French to Nepalese, can be found along this notable stretch, representing an array of eateries to delight the lucky food lovers who sauntering by.
Some favorite drinking establishments are also at your disposal. El Rio, with its steady lineup of extraordinary musical acts, Wild Side West with its fantastic fireplace, plus the country and blues music venue Skip's Tavern, are all sure to envigorate.
MUNI bus service out of Bernal toward downtown is easy to find on Mission street, which delineates the western edge of Bernal. You are also walking distance from the BART at 24th and Mission.
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