Classy, Contemporary 1556 Hampshire Street
Built in 1907, 1556 Hampshire Street is a three bedroom, two bathroom single family home with one car parking located on Bernal Heights’ desirable North Slope. Combining vintage elements such as hardwood floors with walnut inlays with contemporary design and amenities, this home shows attention to detail and careful consideration of comfort.
1556 Hampshire Street’s first floor welcomes through a foyer complete with vintage stained glass windows and an arched entryway into the dining room, which has windows on one side and a lovely designer light fixture. The dining room is both intimate and open due to a pass-through to the kitchen on one side and an archway leading to the living room on the other.
The living room has high ceilings, bay windows, and newly built pocket parlour doors that recall traditional San Francisco while allowing a flexible use of space. Closed, the pocket doors create a third bedroom with a separate door; open to the living room, the space is perfect for entertaining.
The large kitchen has a bar area, new stainless steel appliances, glass-fronted cabinets, and quartz countertops. A distinctive stone tile back splash and carefully selected glass globed light fixtures add style to this kitchen, while French doors and a wall of windows to the back deck bring in natural light.
Just off the kitchen, with direct access to the back deck, you’ll find an office area that is perfect for working from home. Nearby is a full bathroom with a shower over vintage claw foot tub, a window, and a pedestal sink along with all new fixtures.
The back deck was built with comfort, socializing, and even storage in mind. Constructed with beautiful redwood planking, the deck has high walls to block wind, banquettes with built-in storage, state of the art heat lamps, and hot tub hook-ups.
Continuing up the staircase to the second floor, you’ll find a landing flooded with light from a skylight, and tons of custom built-in storage. The separate master bedroom has two solar-powered remote controlled skylights that let you sleep under the stars, along with yet more storage and eastern views. A full bath with shower, built-in storage and another skylight completes this area.