List Price: $1,495,000
Sold For: $2,000,000
706 Foerster is where history, architecture and magic converge. This single family home, built in 1916, is one of the first homes built in Miraloma Park. It has been beautifully updated but retains much of its farmhouse-style charm. The captivating facade, which includes the original wrap around porch, is the perfect foreshadow to what awaits beyond the front door.
The first floor is comprised of a large open living room, dining room and kitchen. A wall of built-in bookshelves frames the wide passage between the kitchen and dining area. From the living room you can see straight back to the mature redwood tree that graces the rear garden. That pop of green immediately evokes a sense of relaxation. The huge open kitchen with encaustic-style floor tiles, subway tile backsplash, shaker cabinets, and butcher block counters is not only a nod to this home’s farmhouse origins but also add a deeply modern sensibility. The house becomes irresistible with the sliding glass doors that lead out to a large deck with steps to the huge yard. In addition to the large open public space, the first floor includes a rear bedroom, currently utilized as a cozy den, an art deco inspired full bath, and an ideal office. The original Douglass Fir floors run through the public space. The light fixtures and finishes throughout the home are thoughtful expressions of the desire to bring together the original sensibility coupled with a very modern touch.
The staircase to the 2nd floor is well-appointed with gorgeous herringbone carpet and is the perfect transition to the newly installed wide plank walnut floors. Flooded with natural light and surrounded by windows, the master bedroom has overwhelming views of the hills and San Bruno Mountain giving it an almost treehouse-like feeling. A new barn door opens to an updated full bath with modern farmhouse finishes (black hexagon tiles, white subway tiles, a rustic wood vanity and matte black fixtures) that contribute to the overall feel and look of the home. There are 2 other bedrooms on this floor, ideal as children’s rooms, guest rooms, office etc…
The oversized lot is experienced in an usually large yard. With a gorgeous mature redwood tree and a sprawling amount of open space, it is the perfect place for barbecues, a jump house or trampoline, birthday parties, a play set, or just as a really amazing place to curl up with a book in a hammock.
The garage area and basement is enormous. In addition to one car parking there is enough room to satisfy everyone in your family. With room for a workshop, bike maintenance, tons of storage, a home gym, etc. A laundry room is also on this level. Tall ceilings provide possible expansion potential.
This unexpected gem of a home is nestled in the serene Miraloma Park neighborhood but is surprisingly close to many conveniences; literally steps from the updated Sunnyside Playground, easy access to freeways, Glen Park BART and Ocean Ave Whole Foods, a 5-minute walk to Safeway, and a lovely stroll to the shops and restaurants of Glen Park.
Simply stated, this charming farmhouse is a place to call home.