265 Henry Street
3 Beds | 3.5 Baths
List Price: $2,795,000
CAPTIVATING & CULTURED
CORONA HEIGHTS SINGLE FAMILY HOME
The backstory: when the current owner purchased 265 Henry Street, the beautiful Edwardian bones were hidden by decades of neglect. But the potential for something great was clear… and so began the journey towards renovation, restoration and expansion.
265 Henry Street experienced a dazzling studs-out renovation and expansion that was completed in 2015. The project was as much restoration as renovation. The Edwardian sensibility and architectural details informed both the interior and exterior design.
The layout and flow of the main floor is highly desirable for relaxing or for some serious entertaining. The capacious living room, appointed with a gorgeous wood-burning fireplace and a bay of windows, exudes elegance and sophistication. The combination kitchen and dining area is enormous and graciously walks out to the deck and garden. The kitchen is modern and grand with an abundance of counter space and cabinetry, soapstone counters, high-end appliances, and a gracious breakfast bar. The dining part of this space accommodates the largest of tables which, accompanied by the grand chandelier, creates a sophisticated dining and entertaining area. For more casual dining, a small breakfast nook is nestled in the corner and surrounded by windows.
Accessed through French doors in the dining area, a lovely deck is the perfect place to relax and take in the serenity of the back of the house. It also substantially extends the ability to entertain. Steps down lead to a charming garden complete with a stone fountain.
The upper floor possesses the first of two primary suites. This one is light-filled and walks out through sliding doors to a good-sized deck. The en-suite bath is lovely and stylish. The second bedroom on this floor is large and has its own modern en-suite bath.
The lower level was developed and fully permitted (with a new foundation). This level houses the absolutely oversized 2nd primary suite with a modern, spa-like ensuite full bath. At the foot of stairs is a den/family room. A perfect spot for snuggling up on a comfy sofa and watching films or listening to music. It could also be a great office, fitness studio or playroom. Laundry is conveniently located on this level.
There are 2 choices for parking; the long driveway with room for multiple cars or the large detached garage. This garage provides parking but also supplies a huge amount of additional space (workshop? storage? maker-space? fitness area?).
Henry Street is one of those rarified Corona Heights locations. The dead-end block is a quick walk to the Castro and Upper Market with easy access to MUNI and quick access to the 101 and 280.
265 Henry Street is a study in modernizing a vintage home while maintaining the integrity of the home that was built over a hundred years ago. The details throughout manifest the first class craftsmanship and create a home that exceeds expectations.
- Detached home at top of Henry Street (dead-end block)
- 3 Bedrooms
- 3.5 Baths
- 2706 sf per tax records
- Extra large lot ( 3400+ sf per tax records)
- Down-to-the-studs renovation in 2015
- Chef’s kitchen and dining with direct access to deck and garden
- Lower level primary suite and family room
- Two decks plus garden
- All bedrooms are en-suite
- Gorgeous millwork and details (solid bronze hardware, Carrara marble, etc.)
- Central heat and air conditioning
- 1+ car detached garage PLUS extra driveway parking behind secure gate
- Easy access to Castro, Lower Haight, Divisadero Corridor, Eureka Valley, Upper Market
- Steps from public transit including Castro MUNI and the N-Judah
- Easy access to freeways