Stylish and Contemporary Bernal Heights Single Family Home
Welcome to 579 Anderson Street, a contemporary three-bedroom, three and one-half bathroom single family home in the heart of Bernal Heights’ sunny southern slope close to the Cortland Corridor. You’ll love this home for its exquisite remodel, attention to detail, three outdoor spaces, and superb location.
579 Anderson Street draws you in with its hip but handsome facade — including a Chinese Elm tree named Eleanor, black Fireclay-tiled entryway and oxidized steel light fixture. The foyer welcomes you with stained white oak floors, a coat closet, laundry closet, and finished hardwood stairs leading to the main living areas, bedrooms, and direct access to the garage. Extra touches that make all the difference include tension-cable stair railings and recessed halogen lighting. Also on the entry level, you will find a half-bath dressed in swirling green seaglass tiles.
Stepping away from the foyer, the house opens up to an effortless living, dining, and kitchen layout. The open floor plan flows onto a generous Ipe wood deck that offers stunning panoramic views of Maclaren Park. The east-facing wall of windows washes the room with sunlight and screened-in sliding French doors allow the Bay breeze to fill the house all year round.
The eat-in kitchen features sparkling quartz countertops and custom backsplash of creamy white Italian ceramic tiles. Stainless steel appliances — including a Bertazzoni five-burner gas range with matching hood, farmhouse-style sink with a Grohe gooseneck faucet, and whisper-quiet Bosch dishwasher — make it a pleasure to cook in. Poggenpohl top-opening cabinets, under-cabinet lighting, and soft-close drawers add to the efficiency and ease. Rolling casters on the Carrara marble-topped island allow you to reconfigure the kitchen layout at will.
The dining area has a roomy built-in credenza and sparkling Kartell Ge’ pendant lamp. The living room features a remote-controlled gas fireplace, four built-in speakers and a Yahama audio receiver, and new ‘terrazzo’ wallpaper from Scandinavian design house Engblad & Co.
The upper two levels consist of a master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, and another gorgeous deck with East Bay views and steel-and-glass railings reached via a spiral stairway in a bright, sunlit hallway. The spacious bedroom has two large windows and a room-width walk-in closet with custom Elfa built-ins cleverly tucked behind a focal wall covered in House of Hackney’s classic Palmeral wallpaper. The ensuite bathroom has dual sinks, quartz countertops, a vanity with lots of storage, and a separate toilet area. The shower has custom river rock flooring, a skylight, and three separate shower heads, including a luxurious rain shower.
Heading to the lower level, you’ll enter a cozy family room perfect for reading or watching movies with a midcentury-inspired light fixture and custom aluminum floating bookshelves. The family room has direct access to tiled patio and Mediterranean-style garden lushly landscaped in drought-tolerant species. Enjoy the mature plantings — including a lemon tree, pomegranate tree, Japanese maple, native grasses and flowering thyme groundcover.
On the lower level, you will also find two additional bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and walk-in closets. Both bathrooms are enhanced by showers with oversized ceramic tiles, Toto toilets, contemporary designer sconces, Duravit sinks, Grohe faucets, under-vanity lighting and, in one bathroom, a large soaking bathtub.
The one-car parking garage is wired for 240 volts, which makes it electric vehicle (EV) compatible, and features an on-demand water heater. This garage comes with built-in shelving and, in keeping with this home’s no-detail-goes-unconsidered pattern, a painted floor. The home also has a SimpliSafe security system and a Nest thermostat.
In addition to 579 Anderson Street’s chic, contemporary feel, this home enjoys a perfect San Francisco location on a charming tree-lined street that is wonderfully “neighborhoody” yet proximate to downtown and Silicon Valley. You’ll appreciate the community feel of Bernal Heights. Cortland Avenue marks the commercial heart of the neighborhood with a full-service grocery store, public library, yoga studio, fitness gym, playgrounds, cafes, bank services, pet store, bakeries and restaurants.
Dog owners, families, and nature enthusiasts alike will love nearby Precita, Holly, and Bernal Heights Parks, while commuters will be grateful for easy access to Highways 280 and 101 and the 24th Street BART station. 579 Anderson provides you with both the comforts of home and the best of San Francisco living. Enjoy!