1907 Pierce St
Beautiful Victorian home, with elegant period details and great entertaining space. Past slate front steps, the entry reveals soaring high ceilings, rich hardwood flooring, and crown moldings, cornices, archways, and other exquisite woodwork detail. Oversized bay windows in the formal living room illuminate the space with light, and the room centers around a striking marble fireplace. Adjacent to the living room is a sophisticated formal dining room, replete with crown and baseboard moldings and a delicate rosette surrounding the chandelier. The front hallway which houses the main stairs contains a chic powder room for guests tucked away under the stairs, along with a coat closet. At the back of the home is the open eat-in kitchen, which is comprised of two parts. At the front is a wonderful family room or breakfast area, complete with a wet bar with cabinetry and a wine fridge, as well as a marble breakfast bar for informal dining. On the other side of the breakfast bar is a chef’s kitchen with handsome wood cabinetry, granite countertops, an L-shaped layout, greenhouse windows, and top-of-the-line stainless appliances including a Bosch dishwasher, Viking Professional four-burner range plus griddle, double stainless sink, built-in microwave, and a SubZero refrigerator. Towards the back of the kitchen is a charming home office space and exterior stairs out to the back garden. The backyard offers a grassy and paved area, and is surrounded by pretty landscaped lattice for privacy.
Upstairs are three sizable bedrooms and bathrooms, including a wonderful master suite. The back bedroom has high ceilings, sunny oversized windows and a large attached deck overlooking the garden. Above the closet area is a lofted sleeping or storage space. The middle bedroom and the back bedroom share an attractive hallway bathroom with a shower over tub. At the front of the home is the master suite, including two double closets, bay windows, a fireplace, and an ensuite master bathroom with a marble-topped double vanity, glass-enclosed marble shower, and a linen closet.
On the lower floor is a separate suite accessed from the main level and also from a private street entrance, which is legally its own unit and could be used as the perfect guest or in-law suite or rented out for additional income. It is comprised of a full kitchen with range and refrigerator, an expansive sitting area, a lovely bedroom and a bathroom with a shower over tub. On this floor is the roomy 1-car garage with washer/dryer plus additional storage. The location of this home is wonderful, two blocks to the shops & restaurants of Fillmore Street, Mollie Stone’s Grocery, and Alta Plaza Park. It is convenient to transportation and excellent schools.
Year Built: 1900 (Per Tax Records)
Square Footage: 2,660 sq.ft. (Per Graphic Artist)
Lower Pacific Heights offers home buyers a stylish, upscale-feeling neighborhood bolstered by an approachable, casual attitude. Within the confines of these blocks, you'll find Japantown, the oldest and largest such enclave in the United States. From the spectacle of the Peace Plaza pagoda to the grandeur of St. Dominic's Church, it really seems there's something here for everyone. This area is a shopper's delight, with bustling commercial centers along both Fillmore and Steiner streets. The Japan Center mall is a mecca for all things Japanese. When it comes time to eat, the possibilities are endless. Evenings see the streets fill with patrons looking to dine at one of many gastronomic destinations, or music fans lining up at the Boom Boom Room and the adjacent historic Fillmore Theater. Sundance Kabuki Cinema is a welcome addition to the neighborhood; as the largest independent theater in the city, the Kabuki screens first run features and plays host to a number of film festivals, attracting cinephiles from all over the Bay Area. The neighborhood is home to an interesting mix of classic Victorian homes and mid-rise condo developments. As throughout much of the city, you'll find wonderful diversity among your neighbors. You can get a picture of the sense of community that exists in this diverse pocket of the city each April during the Cherry Blossom Festival. Freeway access has been greatly improved in recent years thanks to the completion of the Octavia corridor freeway entrance, opening up the area to south and east bay commuters. If you'd like to dip your toes into the Northside life, Lower Pacific Heights is a great place to begin your search