Have you been looking for a spacious house with character, space and style? Have you dreamed of a cosmetic fixer that you can make your own?
Built in 1915, 12 College Terrace is a three-bedroom, one-bathroom single family home with a backyard and one-car garage parking with a private spot on the street out front. It has two bonus rooms and a half bath downstairs. Freshly painted throughout, this traditional, light-filled craftsman-style home has great bones and is perfect for a buyer with creativity and vision.
Located on a private cul-de-sac, the street is architecturally distinct, with all of the homes built by the same builder with each representing their own unique personalities. 12 College Terrace stands apart with its handsome period details and gold leaf accents.
You’ll enter this grand home through a cheerful blue front door and step into a formal foyer with wainscoting, hardwood floors, and natural light from all sides. The living and dining room are separated by pocket doors and come with many vintage details, including inlaid hardwood floors, built-in cabinetry, china railing, picture rails and exquisite crown moulding. The living room features a wood-burning fireplace, while the dining room has stained glass windows and views of the back garden. The spacious kitchen space, with its separate butler’s pantry and a back porch leading to the yard, is ready for your magic touch.
Heading up the staircase with its vintage wooden banister, you’ll find a spacious master bedroom with elegant coved ceilings, original Douglas Fir floors, three oversized windows spanning the front wall, and three (yes, three!) generously-sized closets. The second bedroom, also with coved ceilings and wood floors, has two walk-in closets. The third bedroom has oak flooring, windows on three sides, and overlooks an expansive green space. The bathroom, with a shower over tub, comes with vintage tiles and a separate water closet and is ready for your updates.
On the ground level, you’ll find two bonus rooms and a bonus half bath. The rear room has direct access to the back yard, a window looking onto the patio, and its own heater, making it perfect for a home office, craft room or workshop. The second room, with a separate entrance and half bath, is sound-insulated, making it ideal for a music practice or media room. On this level you will also find a laundry area, lots of storage, and one-car parking. The property also comprises half of the private street directly in front of the house, which affords owners the luxury of parking a second car in front of the home without fear of being ticketed by the city.
The backyard comes with a rare expansion opportunity: the land directly behind this property is for sale separately. It would make a perfect place to plant a garden or relax and enjoy Bernal Heights’ sunny weather.
Located in the College Hill Bernal Heights micro-hood, 12 College Terrace is all about the potential for you to realize your vision of what a home should be. This solidly constructed house offers great bones, vintage detailing, room to expand, natural light, and a private cul-de-sac. The residence is a commuters dream with easy access to 101, 280, and BART.