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St. Francis Wood Tudor Home Has Grand Style, Asks $2.395M

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The house at 135 San Benito Way has the look of a home that has been loved and cared for all of its life. In the case of this regal Tudor, life began back in 1925 in St. Francis Woods. Many original features appear to have weathered time beautifully, such as the grand staircase, the sunken living room, and a tiled fireplace. There's no doubt that the home has been updated, but the newer kitchen and bathrooms and what appears to be a remodeled attic are thoughtfully done with an eye to the home's heritage. That renovated attic is staged as a family room, and the listing promises it has panoramic ocean views. It's things like that that likely caused the real estate agent to dub this a storybook setting—and this is a tale many will want to dive into.

The beautiful old woodwork starts at the front door and runs throughout the house. It's especially pretty in the living room, where it accents floor-to-ceiling windows and tops built-in bookshelves.

Upstairs, there are four bedrooms and three bathrooms, and the master has a newer looking bathroom and a wall of closets.

The house measures 2,924 square feet, but feels even larger thanks to the big windows and the clear connection to the backyard. The outdoor space features a few seating areas, a built-in barbecue, a wet bar, and a fire pit. That last item should come in handy on the cool and foggy evenings that are a hallmark of this side of town.

· 135 San Benito Way [Redfin]