290 Melrose Avenue

3 Beds | 2.5 Baths

Sale Price: $2,207,000


If you don’t want to give up city living but you’re increasingly drawn to the privacy and quiet of a single family home that is tucked away, overlooking mountains and trees… then your dream just might come true here.

Located on a rare cul-de-sac block with just two homes on the street (your neighbor on one side is the wonderful and reimagined Sunnyside Playground and Recreation Center), this lovely, individual and fully detached home offers the rush of fresh air, unimpeded light, and full on south-facing views of San Bruno Mountain and the vast valley that precedes it. The sunrises are, in a word, phenomenal.

This modern home (built in 1990) inhabits three levels. The main level enjoys an open, light-filled floor plan. Well appointed with wide-plank white oak floors and an open design-forward kitchen with a full length breakfast bar. The living and dining areas are perfect for entertaining or just lounging with friends and family. French doors lead to a charming balcony, ideal for barbecuing or just relaxing as you watch the sun rise. From nearly any place in this room, you can take in the incredible views south. A powder room completes the perfection of the floor plan.

The top floor bedroom level is comprised of a large primary en-suite bedroom with double closets that walks out to the second balcony. Perched above it all, it’s the ultimate place to unwind in your private oasis. The second bedroom is also very spacious and has the added bonus of gorgeous, wood-clad peaked ceilings. This bedroom is large enough to comfortably accommodate two children. A guest bath has been newly and elegantly updated.

The lowest level is a beautifully flexible space. It has been utilized as a guest bedroom but has so many possibilities… Guest quarters + office? Exercise room? Entertainment room? You decide. This level has the added bonus of a separate, very cool and sophisticated office. Separate from the main living areas of the house, it is the perfect place to find true quiet.

The outdoor space extends beyond the home’s two decks. The front of the property defies standard city life. The garden, located in the front of the home, is private and gorgeous. There’s a large area adorned with eco-friendly artificial grass and the sweetest playhouse imaginable. The perfect place for al fresco dining, there’s a large terraced deck surrounding a mature pair of avocado trees. At the upper portion of the deck sits the piece de resistance… a private and luxe hot tub. Because every treehouse needs a(nother) place to relax and enjoy a(nother) glass of wine!

Forget about street cleaning tickets… this property boasts 3 parking spaces. A rare experience in the city, this home offers the option to pull into side-by-side, private driveway spots, or park inside the garage.

Located adjacent to Sunnyside Playground and Recreation Center, you will feel like you are living IN a park! A multi-million dollar renovation of the park created a modern playground, basketball and tennis courts, plus a rec center with a variety of programs and activities. The gorgeous park lawn is perfect for picnicking or throwing around a frisbee — and your furry friends are welcome, too! This home offers the perfect balance of true seclusion while being steps away from meeting friends and new neighbors in the park.

Very close to Glen Canyon and both the villages of Glen Park and West Portal. Easy walking distance to Miraloma Elementary, Sunnyside Elementary, Riordan High School, Whole Foods and such easy access to BART, 280 and 101.

290 Melrose is a refuge that doesn’t require retreating…


1,619 square feet as per architect

3 bedrooms + small office

2.5 baths

Primary bedroom is en-suite

Fully detached

Most bucolic setting in SF

Open light-filled floor plan

Wide plank white oak floors

Updated Kitchen and baths

2 balconies

Huge deck system with luxe hot tub and grassy area

Next door neighbor: Sunnyside Park and Recreation (playground, tennis+basketball courts)

Close to Glen Canyon, Glen Park, West Portal

Parking: 1 garage space and 2 driveway spaces

Easy access to BART, 280 and 101

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