Astonishing Golden Gate and San Francisco Views … Incredible Flow … Kitchen as Theatre … Amazing Garden … All await you at Hillside House on Albany Hill

by Ira Serkes on December 16, 2011

715 Hillside Avenue, Albany Hill – 4 Bedrooms 3+ Baths – $1,275,000

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Hillside House … Spectacular Views, Amazing Sunsets, Privacy … and a wonderful garden
Astonishing Views!
Glorious views from this spectacular Mid-Century Modern perched on an East Bay hillside overlooking San Francisco: Walls of windows open to light & sky beyond, and to: Golden Gate & San Francisco Bay Bridges; Mt. Tamalpais; Marin Headlands; Angel & Alcatraz Islands; City Lights & Sparkling Bay Waters; Pink & Purple Sunsets 

Incredible Flow!

Tri-level living with open & easy transitions while maintaining privacy between floors; First Level: a welcoming entry space with bench seating & large family room with full bath; garden entry; Main Living Level: open plan living room & dining area; view terrace overlooking the bay; raised hearth fireplace & gas starter; half-bath; large kitchen created in 2003; Top Level: Four Bedrooms (includes master retreat); two full baths; laundry


Kitchen as Theatre!

Chef’s kitchen & a caterer’s dream! Three work stations! (butler’s pantry, center island & counter); Thermador stainless appliances; six-burner range, two ovens (stove & wall) plus warming drawer; glass-paned cherry cabinetry; roll-out shelving; wine fridge & storage; bamboo flooring; Costa Smerelda granite counters; additional dining space & seating area; sliding doors to garden patio spa, private outdoor lounge area & screening trellis.

Amazing Gardens!

The 6,086 sq.ft. lot to the North is included in sale. Planet Horticulture created a botanical paradise on the site of what was once a barren dry hillside. Surely this is one of the great gardens of the San Francisco Bay Area; three hundred species from all over the world bloom & thrive here during every season, & a walk up the winding path to the view meadow above informs, surprises & delights at every turn. Featured in 2011’s Bay Friendly Garden Tour.


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Photo Credits

Thomas Grubba

Dry Stone Garden

Floradora Garden

Lisa Calef

Planet Horticulture

Ira Serkes

Extraordinary photo portfolio of the home and garden .. with videos and  what makes this home so special at


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