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Lake St. Area Home has Style Inside and Out, Asks $3.795M

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The home at 231 24th Avenue has an interesting location. It's less than a block from Lake Street and near the entrance of West Clay Park, a charming old neighborhood perched across Lobos Creek from the Presidio. But it is the closest public space that could be a deal breaker for some: It is just one house away from Rochambeau Playground, one of the larger and more popular play spaces in San Francisco. In other words, if the sound of children's laughter doesn't appeal, you might want to consider other properties. But if you don't mind the background noise of kids enjoying themselves, you might enjoy chilling on one of two backyard decks.

There's an emphasis on outdoor living here; and the long deck that opens off of the kitchen is staged as an alfresco dining room. The wider deck that's farther from the house is done up as an outdoor living room, complete with wall sconces.

Inside the three level, 4,000-square-foot house, things are quite high-end. The long kitchen is centered around a slate-blue island (the shade seems to be the "it" color for kitchen islands these days) and the backsplash and countertops are composed of marble.

The front of the house is what's known locally as Marina style, meaning a big bank of curved windows (in this case, two) on the front. This gives both the living room and the master suite dramatic interior architecture, as well as a lot of light.

The upstairs master suite is quite large—roomy enough for a bed and a generous sitting area in front of a fireplace and two chandeliers. The adjacent bathroom has a room-spanning shower with two shower heads. With features like that, it's easy to overlook the sounds of a nearby game of Four Square.

· 231 24th Avenue [Redfin]