Live the Lush Life

Lose yourself in this lush, bright home with sweeping Bay views and greenery at 49 Samoset St. This north-slope, sun-drenched Bernal Heights home is perched at the top of a hill, offering stunning city views, lots of space to spread out and a breath-taking garden rimmed in rose bushes and fruit trees. Outside its doors, trendy boutiques, quaint neighborhood eateries, such as Precita Park Cafe, and unique pet supply stores and organic markets await.

This fully detached home takes in light and views from every angle. The second-floor living room features oak hardwood parquet floors and an archway overlooking the stairs. An inviting fireplace sits astride a large picture window offering views of a majestic redwood tree and Bernal Summit where wildflowers bloom in spring. Another window takes in the cityscape and the Golden Gate Bridge. The attached dining room is a cozy space for a dinner party illuminated by the city’s lights or a sun-filled spot to work or eat breakfast.

The updated kitchen has modern, flat front cabinets, lots of storage and granite counter tops. A window above the sink overlooks pine trees and blue sky. It’s complete with stainless steel appliances, including a French door fridge, new gas range and new dishwasher.

There are two bedrooms upstairs. The first features views, a large closet, hardwood floors and a ceiling fan. The second has a ceiling fan, hardwood floors and a long closet outfitted with an organization system. Just down the hall is an updated bathroom with a jacuzzi tub, shower, large vanity and lots of cabinetry.

Downstairs is a master suite with an oversized closet, laminate floors, lots of windows, access to the backyard and plenty of room for an office or relaxation zone. The suite’s bathroom has a wall-hung vanity, shower over jacuzzi bathtub and crisp white tile.

A beautiful glass door leads to a gem of a backyard, reminiscent of a meticulously maintained English garden. Here you’ll find roses, a meyer lemon tree, an apple tree, trumpet vines and bougainvillea circling a lush lawn and patio where you can soak up the sun or host a dinner party under the stars.

The home also features an alarm system, a one-car garage and formal entry with slate tile floor. Within two blocks is Bernal Heights Park, a green space with one of the city’s largest dog parks and hiking trails. Precita Park is just down the hill and is surrounded by Precita Park Cafe, a neighborhood grocery store, and a pet food store. Easy access to bus routes and freeways.

To live here is to have the best of both worlds: City living and wide-open green spaces.