“Positive energy and a sense of calm” is how the owners describe this exquisitely renovated craftsman home in a charming Cole Valley location. An extraordinary blend of old and new, 125 Downey preserves original details and restored redwood millwork, honoring history and adding character in pristine condition.
Set on a charming tree-lined street and with excellent street presence, the home features an elegant floor plan across three levels. The kitchen, baths, and infrastructure have been significantly updated for a modern living experience while fixtures, windows, and original features have been restored to function without sacrificing character. Throughout, beamed ceilings, original bookshelves, and built-in cabinetry complement wood-burning fireplaces, stained-glass windows, inlaid floors, and redwood paneling.
The layout creates distinct areas for entertaining, privacy, and study. The main level hosts the formal entertaining rooms and modernized kitchen, and two bedrooms and private baths occupy the top level. The primary bedroom suite features a Twin Peaks and sunset-view sun room. Windowed baths clad in a crisp neutral palette satisfy modern preferences.
The lower level bedroom with custom Murphy bed easily converts to an at-home office, guest suite, or flexible studio space with french doors opening to a sunny and private outdoor retreat. Lush landscaping, a large deck, water feature, and irrigation system showcase the city garden.
This charming home is part of a quiet and close-knit neighborhood community near the shops and restaurants of Cole Valley, as well as the N Judah Muni to downtown San Francisco.