Hiding behind an ugly green facade in Bernal Heights is a Craftsman masterpiece filled with period details and surprising touches. And in the backyard is an even bigger surprise: a heated saltwater pool built by the current owner, a New Zealander who loves to swim. Flowers and greenery surround the pool, which includes four exercise jets and was built in 2008. Inside, the home's Craftsman details are almost entirely intact, with dark wood everywhere, box beam ceilings, and a brick fireplace. There is also intricate glasswork laid into cabinets and windows. The kitchen underwent a simple upgrade back in 2000. One of the two bathrooms has been totally modernized, while the the other is far from luxurious but manages to be attractive in its own rustic way. This wild little house just hit the market asking $999,000, but given its Bernal location and abundance of odd charm we have a feeling it may be a big over-asking sale.
· 148 Highland Avenue [Official Site]