749 Congo St
2 Beds | 2 Baths
List Price: $1,595,000
Sold for: $1,850,000
ENCHANTING AND MAGICAL
Incredibly Unique Glen Park Single Family Home
This magical home, ensconced in one of of the most verdantly diverse and gorgeous settings, is a one of a kind. Rumor has it that it was once the cottage of the Glen Park Canyon zookeeper. Yes, Glen Park once had a (short-lived) zoo! Over the years various occupants have added something lovely and special to both the interior of the home and to the exquisite and beautifully terraced landscaping. You can feel the history when you walk in.
Enter through the vintage wooden gate and you catch your first glimpse of this incredibly unique home. Walk down the charming stone staircase surrounded by the absolutely compelling gardens. A wrap-around deck greets you and you enter the home. The main level has a classic cottage living room appointed with huge view windows and a working fireplace faced with white-washed bricks. Built-in bookshelves complete the library-like sitting room vibe. The windows on two sides of the living room plus the wrap around deck surrounded by trees and plants create that private retreat feel that appeals to so many of us.
The eat-in kitchen is an irresistible mix of vintage finishes and upgraded appliances. This level also includes laundry and a very large bonus room (in the past other owners have used this room as a playroom, office, music room).
A perfectly positioned staircase ascends to the bedroom level. Both bedrooms are good-sized and one has an en-suite bath. Each has good closet space and is light-filled with windows looking out to the nature that surrounds. A second full bath is also on this level.
Up several steps from the bedroom level is the “treehouse room”. Surrounded by three sides of windows, with views of the mature trees and sky, this is the ultimate place for relaxing, reading or just appreciating the pure retreat-like serenity within the context of a busy, vibrant city.
An additional huge storage space is found at the basement level. An irrigation system allows for easy maintenance in the garden and an outdoor lighting system makes evenings all the more enchanting. Street parking is a breeze.
With restaurants, shops, the local library, a cherished market and just about everything you need, Glen Park Village is only a short 7-minute walk away. Public transportation includes BART (just a 1⁄2 mile stroll from the house) and MUNI. Freeway access is just blocks away. Glen Canyon Park is the heart of the neighborhood. With a new recreation center, the extremely popular playground and ball field, pristine tennis courts and miles of hiking trails, the park is a little oasis in the middle of the city.
Simply put, 749 Congo is a magical and enchanting retreat nestled in the trees yet somehow moments away from all that San Francisco has to offer. It has the feeling of home the moment you walk through the gate.