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The graceful resuscitation of 1442 22nd Ave. in the central Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco embodies Bay Area design values. Original details like hand-carved decorative tiles and coved ceilings mingle with contemporary elements — like a freshly completed lower level housing a bedroom, a bathroom and a family room, along with a garage and backyard access.

Though the home features a traditional floor plan, broad entryways ensure rooms don’t feel isolated or compartmentalized. Designers poured considerable energy and

resources into an interior that’s malleable enough to adapt with the times. Details like custom stained oak flooring and restored windows coexist with CAT-6 cabling and LED lights.

“You sense the warmth and comfort here can continue for generations to come,” said Derek Schreiber of Zephyr Real Estate, who is listing the four-bedroom for $1.268 million.

Set two blocks south of Elk Glen Meadow and Golden Gate Park, the home has a western orientation and a wide lot.

The freshly landscaped backyard has synthetic grass and hearty plantings beside a broad patio. Proximity to the N-Judah Muni line and a plethora of local dining and entertainment spots underscore the home’s desirable setting.

Kitchens are held to high standards in the world of Bay Area design, as 1442 22nd Ave. illustrates. A Bertazzoni range commands a room bursting with international appeal. Fisher Paykel and Bosch appliances personify a rigid precision softened by the muted gray hues of quartz countertops. Porcelain subway tiles fashion a brilliantly white backsplash that pops against the stainless steel appliances and minimalist hardware.

Three bedrooms toward the back of the main level overlook a low-maintenance backyard. Each of these bedrooms boasts substantial closet space and convenient placement near the level’s updated bathroom.

Any number of possibilities await downstairs. The freshly constructed lower level links the garage and rear garden through a space both accommodating and attractive. A nook beneath the turned staircase gives the lower level’s family room a semi-private space for an office or study sessions. Both the bedroom and downstairs bedroom open to the garden patio, which is actually a couple of steps above the lower level.

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Listing agent: Derek Schreiber, Zephyr Real Estate, (415) 385-1827,


Address: 1442 22nd Ave.,

San Francisco.

Price: $1.268 million.

Features: Marina-style four-bedroom row home marries traditional design with contemporary efficiency. A Nest thermostat and LED lights lend energy efficiency to rooms finished with intricate carpentry and millwork. The lower-level houses a full bathroom, a family room, a bedroom and a private entrance and could easily act as an au pair.

Open home: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

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