Located in the heart of Noe Valley, 52 Homestead Street offers 5 bedrooms and 5 and a half bathrooms spread over 3 luxurious levels. The Victorian façade is highly attractive, with tasteful ornamentation and a Palladian window, but it offers little hint of the architectural showcase that awaits you within. A 2017 renovation thoroughly modernized and dramatically expanded the interior, realizing the full potential of both the original structure and its generous lot. The result is a home that attends to a family’s every need, with en-suite bathrooms in each bedroom, spacious common areas for living and dining, and 5 distinct patios, decks, and terraces for seamless indoor-outdoor living.
With gorgeous, wide-plank wood floors throughout, the entry level is a tour de force of the open floor plan. Each space flows effortlessly into the next with several focal points beckoning you along the way: gas hearths in both the front living room and back family room, a dining alcove large enough to easily seat 8 or more, a library set off by sliding glass doors, and 2 seating areas in the kitchen. The latter has been scrupulously outfitted with appliances by Bosch and Thermador, including a gas range and dedicated wine refrigerator, as well as luxe Quartzstone countertops. Living spaces spill out beyond the walls of the house as one crosses a bridge-like walkway leading from the kitchen and family room to a large outdoor seating area with privacy walls and greenery surrounding a gas firepit. A spiral staircase leads down to an additional level of the patio, presenting endless possibilities for gatherings both large and small.
The upper level of 52 Homestead is a temple of relaxation, well-being, and sunshine—a spa in your very own home. The primary bedroom not only accommodates a sitting area; it also provides a gas fireplace that might even make you look forward to chilly evenings. Lined in Carrara marble—including the shower and steam room—the en-suite bathroom also includes a separate soaking tub, placing you right in the lap of luxury. A skylight above the double sink makes morning routines pleasurable as well as convenient. What’s more, you can step out from the bedroom onto a private deck to lounge with unobstructed views of Twin Peaks. A second bedroom suite on this same level offers brilliant eastern exposure, as well as a walk-in closet, a generous full bathroom, and a private terrace. But the highlight of the upstairs is surely the rooftop deck, where you can soak up the sun while enjoying nearly 360-degree panoramic views.
With generously high ceilings and well-appointed en-suite bathrooms, the lower level provides 3 further bedrooms perfect either for children or for repurposing as at-home learning spaces, creative studios, or even a home gym. Situated in the front of the house, one bedroom provides a private, street-level entrance, making it ideal for longer-term guests, an au pair, or a home office. The middle bedroom has access to the backyard via the walkway along the side of the house. Finally, the rear bedroom features several windows and a glass door that opens directly onto the lower patio level. Handsomely outfitted with tiers of built-in planter boxes and affording a measure of privacy, this area might become a haven for your child or teen.
The features of this property are truly too many to mention. With an entry at the front of the house, the street-level garage accommodates two cars parked in tandem. A dedicated laundry room features built-in cabinetry and counters, as well as a side-by-side Speed Queen washer and dryer. Solar panels have been installed on the roof, and recessed stereo speakers, as well as an intercom system, can be found throughout the interior. Steps away from tennis courts, a playground, a dog park, and the businesses of 24th street—including restaurants, cafés, and a Whole Foods Market—the location could not be better. A Noe Valley Victorian lovingly restored, painstakingly renovated, and boldly expanded, 52 Homestead Street represents an opportunity far greater than its asking price.