Rob Costabile & Laura Taylor Present:
Ingleside Terrace Centerpiece Home - $1,575,000
116 De Soto Street at Urbano
Offered at $1,575,000
In the late 1800’s a racetrack was constructed in the Ingleside neighborhood, the most “opulent horse racing venue west of the Mississippi River.” For a decade this track hosted thoroughbreds, pioneers of auto racing, and even bicyclists all yearning to break speed records. Its use changed dramatically after the 1906 Earthquake when it became a refugee camp for the City’s most vulnerable. Soon thereafter, in 1910, the tract of land was purchased by a real estate developer who created Ingleside Terraces, one of San Francisco’s first master-planned residence parks.
Welcome to 116 De Soto, a true centerpiece home within this historic neighborhood, majestically situated fully-detached on a large, level lot, surrounded by elegant landscaping and showcasing the architectural elements typical of 1920’s construction.
Vintage details blended with modern influences compliment the gracious floor plan featuring wonderful public rooms perfect for entertaining and full of natural light gleaming in on all four sides through its large scale windows.
The main level of the home flows easily from a formal entry with a half-bath into a spacious double-parlor living room with a wood burning fireplace, next to which is the elegant formal dining room and finally a wonderfully remodeled eat-in kitchen with direct access to a large, east-facing deck with a hot tub leading directly to a level and wonderfully landscaped garden. What a great area to relax, soak in the sun, and entertain!
The second level of living showcases a master suite plus three additional bedrooms, a second full bath, and a well-appointed deck with south eastern views.
The large basement at the lower level features laundry, abundant additional storage, and has shown to have a cool and stable temperature inviting excellent wine storage. Parking is ample with a separate two-car garage, and a long driveway for additional parking.
You will love the convenience of being close to Stonestown Shopping Galleria, Lakeside and West Portal Villages, the new Whole Foods market, San Francisco State, public transportation, and easy freeway access to the South Bay.
- Four Bedrooms
- Two and One-half Bathrooms
- Chef’s Dream Eat-In Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances
- Gracious Floor Plan with Large Public Rooms
- Wood Burning Fireplace
- Formal Dining Room
- Two Decks and a Hot Tub
- Two-Car Detached Garage Plus Additional Parking in Driveway
- Fully Detached Home
- Landscaped and Irrigated Front and Rear Yards
- Large Finished Basement with Laundry and Storage
San Francisco’s Ingleside and Merced Heights neighborhoods offer homes for sale with amenities and conveniences for commuters and their families. Its close proximity to the 280 freeway, the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Balboa Park Station, 3 Muni rail lines and several bus lines, makes getting just about anywhere around the Bay Area easy and fast.
The commercial center of the neighborhood runs along Ocean Avenue, where locals can find a range of shopping and dining. The nearby Stonestown Shopping Center has dozens of large department and specialty stores, including Apple, Macy’s and Nordstrom. The new Ingleside Public Library offers regular classes and events for tots and teens. Both the City College of San Francisco Ocean Campus and San Francisco State University are within walking distance.
On warm days, residents head for Lake Merced Park where they can fish, rent a small boat or settle into one of the many picnic tables with a barbeque grill. Nearby Balboa Park has a public swimming pool, children's playground, stadium, baseball diamonds and tennis courts. For avid golfers, the private par 72 Lake Merced Golf Club is famous for its steep elevation changes and lush, tree-lined fairways.
Available homes for sale in Ingleside and Merced Heights are perfect for families. Many have garages, level backyards, gardens, hardwood floors and fireplaces. Hilltop real estate provides lovely panoramic views of the bay or ocean.