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524 Gates St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Designer Bernal Heights Home is an Architectural Gem

Key Details

List Price
$2,195,000
Sale Price
$2,300,000
Status
Sold
Beds
4
Parking
2
Baths
2
Square Feet (per tax records)
3,036
Garage and bonus room
965 sq ft
Square Feet (finished)
2,530
Year Built
1937
Type
Single-Family Home
Neighborhood
Bernal Heights

Two blocks from Cortland Village off the ‘Jarboe Wiggle’ in Bernal Heights, this spacious, fully remodeled, designer home is an architectural gem filled with light and modern comforts. Built 1937 as a homebuilder's personal residence and significantly remodeled in recent years, the interior features original diamond-inlaid parquet floors and crown moldings, complemented by updates to lighting, paint, added skylights and built-in storage. Updated kitchen has GE/Bosch appliances, quartz counters, new sink and disposal. Bay-window breakfast room and two solariums offer more cozy spaces to soak in the sun or work from home. Bathrooms are chic and modern. Upper level has the primary bedroom with huge south/western views, the 4th bedroom, plus roof deck potential with access to a sunny roof space. Lower media room was architect-designed as a seamless indoor-outdoor gathering space. Big bonus area perfect for a home gym or play area and hosts the upgraded LG laundry. Garage 2-car tandem parking with EV charger, leased Tesla solar and tons of storage. More upgrades: new central heating, upgraded on-demand water heater, structural/earthquake retrofit, newer dual-pane windows and roof. All in a prime Bernal Heights location with friendly neighborhood vibes and amenities. A true gem!

  • Constructed in 1937 by a homebuilder as his personal residence
  • Pride of ownership, only the third time on the market in 85 years
  • Beautifully preserved period charm with modern updates
  • Flexible floor plan with 3-4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and functional bonus space

 

Designer Bernal Heights Home is an Architectural Gem

  • Prime Bernal location, close to Cortland “Village”
  • Easy ramble via the Jarboe Wiggle 
  • Fully remodeled; period charm combined with every modern, designer comfort
  • Drenched in natural light and sweeping southern views
  • Spacious and flexible with room for home office(s), gym, playroom, specially designed media room and more
  • Roof deck potential 
  • WalkScore: 93 — A “Walker’s Paradise” per WalkScore.com

Main Level

Timeless Elegance

  • Formal Living Room: Original diamond-inlaid parquet floors, intricate crown moldings, and decorative fireplace
  • Formal Dining Room: Parquet floors continue, ideal for hosting

Contemporary Comfort

  • New Chef's Kitchen: Shaker cabinetry, quartz countertops and backsplash, skylight, updated sink and disposal
    • Appliances: GE dual door oven/gas range with griddle, GE French-door fridge, Bosch dishwasher
  • Breakfast Room: Attached to the kitchen, featuring a bay window and updated lighting

Additional Spaces

  • Solariums: Two enclosed skylight sunrooms, one off the dining room and another off the hall, offering cozy retreats filled with natural light
  • Full Bath: Recently remodeled, frameless glass shower with alcove tub and quartz surround
  • Bedrooms: Two well-proportioned rooms with bay windows and upgraded insulation

 


Upper Level

Private Quarters

  • Primary Bedroom: Bright windows with custom drapes offering views to the south and southeast
  • Nursery/4th Bedroom: Filled with natural light from a bay window

Additional Amenities

  • Second Full Bath: Fully updated with frameless glass shower and quartz finishes
  • Roof Deck Potential: Direct access to sunny roof space with views
  • Storage: Hallway closets and under-stair AV center

 


Lower level

Flexibility and Functionality

  • Den/Media Room/Office: Built-in desk and shelving, glass doors that open to the patio
  • Bonus Area: Suitable for crafts or home gym; laundry area with LG washer/dryer, utility sink, and storage
  • Separate Access: Direct exit to the street

 


Garage

  • Parking: 2-car tandem garage equipped with Chargepoint EV charger
  • Storage: Built-in Shaker cabinets and shelves

 


Garden

  • Extensively upgraded 2018-2019; see List of Improvements below
  • Structural improvements and earthquake retrofit
  • Architect-led renovations, including custom media room
  • On-demand water heater, EV car charger, leased Tesla solar
  • Pre-2017: roof replaced, dual-pane windows installed

 


Explore the Neighborhood Around 524 Gates Street

Village in the City

  • Bernal Heights “village” charm, two blocks from Cortland Ave amenities
  • Close to the Bernal Library and playground, anchoring the village strip
  • Strong community ties with local business owners and neighbors who host events like film festivals and Halloween festivities
  • Easy access to 280/101 freeways, J-Church Muni, 24th Street BART, 14R bus line, tech shuttles
  • A “Walker’s Paradise” per WalkScore.com—WalkScore: 93 | TransitScore: 75 | BikeScore: 63

Local Fare

Parks and Rec

 


List of Improvements

2023

  • Front door replaced
  • Painted interior

2022

  • New kitchen faucet and garbage disposal

2018/2019 Remodel

  • Structural upgrades to basement, foundation, and rear half of house including steel beam and earthquake retrofit/shear wall
  • Added media room, new central staircase, skylights, lighting, rear deck and fence, exterior lighting, Nanawall sliding doors, closets on first and third floors, wiring for media/projection, built-in shelving, finished basement, laundry area, basement and garage cabinets, insulation in bedroom ceilings
  • New garage door installed and painted
  • Repainted full interior and exterior
  • Replaced siding

2017

  • New central heating, replaced ducting
  • Asbestos removal
  • Re-paved sidewalk
  • Installed new on-demand water heater, washer/dryer, double-vanity
  • Lighting fixtures updated in living room, breakfast nook, hammock room, solarium, porch, bathrooms
  • Installed car charger and leased Tesla solar

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