• 2 beds and 1 bath on the main level
  • 3rd bedroom and 2nd full bath down **
  • Large deck accessible from kitchen & bedroom
  • ​Deep mature rear yard w/cherry & apple trees
  • ​Yard has grassy lawn & paved seating area
  • ​Inviting front landscaping & welcoming entry
  • ​Andersen windows & doors
  • ​Parquet wood floors
  • ​Newer light fixtures and 2 skylights
  • ​Lovely views of Grandview Park & Sutro Forest
  • ​Wood-burning fireplace in living room
  • ​Tranquil Inner Sunset block w/verdant outlooks
  • ​Walkable to 9th & Irving’s fun shopping district
  • ​2-car garage and plenty of storage
  • Yr blt: 1950 per Realist tax records
  • Sq footage: 1065 per graphic artist on the main floor
  • ** Bonus rooms down are unwarranted and deliver an extra 400+ sq footage

Enviably located on a picturesque block in the Inner Sunset, near the intersection of Golden Gate Heights and Forest Hill, this peaceful home sits above the hubbub of the city but is within walking distance to the fun stores and boutiques clustered at 9th & Irving. Come home to this tranquil oasis and hear the birds sing!

This comfortable residence invites you to relax with its welcoming, open floorplan, lush setting surrounded by trees and foliage, and terrific indoor-outdoor flow. The kitchen opens onto the dining room and the living room, where a wood-burning fireplace provides cheerful relief on cool evenings. The living room overlooks Grandview Park (close enough to walk with your dog where you’ll enjoy some of the city’s most spectacular vistas). There are two bedrooms on this main level, served by a bathroom with separate shower and tub. The kitchen and one of the bedrooms open onto a large deck, perfect for alfresco dining.

The deck leads down to a magnificent deep garden oasis consisting of a grassy lawn, apple and cherry trees, japanese maple, flourishing shrubs and a charming paved seating area, sheltered by large trees. The deck offers dreamy verdant outlooks across a rich tapestry of mature treetops in the surrounding yards and views stretching beyond to Sutro Forest in the distance. 

Downstairs, nicely integrated into the house via the main entry staircase, you will find a third bedroom and second full bathroom. These unwarranted rooms were designed by an architect but constructed without benefit of permit. They work perfectly as a comfy master bedroom suite, or private guest quarters for visiting family or an au-pair, or a home office. The garage offers tons of space for storage along with parking for 2 cars.


1746 12th Ave sits at the nexus of three marvelous neighborhoods: nearby is the entrance to verdant Forest Hill, a few blocks in the other direction takes you up to the dramatic slopes of Golden Gate Heights and a 7 block walk takes you down to the heart of the bustling Inner Sunset retail district known as "9th-and-Irving." 

9th-and-Irving comprises many dozens of restaurants, cafes and boutiques, including such beloved classics as Arizmendi's, Pluto's, and Tart-to-Tart, along with new trendy arrivals.

A short bicycle ride or MUNI trip to the east along Irving will take you to Cole Valley, where you will find another extensive collection of upsacle restaurants and cafes including the venerable Zazie Cafe and Boulange.

At the foot of 9th Ave lies the main entrance to Golden Gate Park. Some of the park's most popular attractions are located near this main entrance, including the famous Botanical Gardens and Academy of Sciences, where one can easily spend the entire day. One of the city's largest and most frequented playgrounds (think birthday parties for your kids) is near the 9th Ave entrance, and here you will find an adorable restored hand-carved Carousel that is sure to bring back memories from an earlier time. For adults, there is the worldclass DeYoung Museum, the Conservatory of Flowers, and countless other amenities such as Stow Lake, wide open playing fields and hidden picnic spots. If you like to bicycle away from the noise and danger of congested city streets, you can enter the park at 9th Ave and ride safely at your leisure along meandering wooded pathways all the way down to the Ocean and back.

Forest Hill features some of the most architecturally striking homes in the city, on winding tree-lined streets that are a joy to walk around with your dog. Forest Hill MUNI station with its fast underground MUNI connection to downtown is a decent walk from 1746 12th ave but feasible if you want the exercise in the morning.

West Portal Ave is a short drive from 1746 12th Ave, via Forest Hill or around the back of Golden Gate Heights via 14th Ave. Here you'll find a great independent art-movie theater, some legendary old-worlde Irish pubs and more than fifty upscale stores and restaurants, as well as a MUNI connection that immediately enters the underground tunnel providing an especially fast and direct trip to downtown. 

Some inviting hikes that start just a short distance from 1746 12th Ave ave include UCSF’s Mount Sutro Open Space Preserve, which offers a delightful forested walk known only to locals. The foot of Grand View Park at the top of Golden Gate Heights is located very nearby and accessed by an amazing stairway that rewards the brave hiker with unbelievable and rarely enjoyed views of downtown San Francisco, Golden Gate Park, and the Ocean.

If you commute to the Peninsula for work, or use the airport frequently, you'll find that the 19th Ave transit corridor is located nearby, and takes you directly onto Highway 280. MUNI for the commute to downtown can be accessed on nearby Judah. It's a convenient location in so many ways, while enjoying a degree of tranquility rarely found in other parts of the Inner Sunset.


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Hugh is a Broker Associate with Zephyr Real Estate and has represented buyers and sellers in more than 275 transactions in San Francisco over the past 22 years.

As a Top Producer, and member of the Top Agent Network, Hugh consistently ranks in the top 5-10% of agents in San Francisco. He has been recognized by clients and peers in San Francisco Magazine, winning their prestigious “Five Star Agent Award” on multiple occasions. Hugh is often described as one of those brokers that other agents love to work with, and his clients experience a competitive advantage from the relationships which he has established over so many years.

Hugh is well-known for his smart, analytical and calm approach. For a seller, this means a research-driven analysis of your property value and target audience, a custom-built marketing plan, hands-on attention to every aspect of your campaign, and a nuanced approach to evaluating and negotiating offers. For a buyer, this means understanding and respecting your timeframe, budget and particular needs. Hugh's clients benefit from his thoughtful approach to value. He takes the fear and guesswork out of buying or selling a home.

Hugh has a masters degree in psychology. You will appreciate his approachability and his communication skills. Most importantly, as a true fiduciary, he is committed to the highest ethical standards and will never pressure you to act if it is not in your best interest to do so.


Hugh Groocock

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