What you can buy in the Bay Area for $1.5 million

August 1, 2010 | SF Chronicle

Kentfield Home

Inner Richmond, $1.45 million

790 Funston Ave. Beds: 3 Baths: 3 1/2 Square footage: 2,492 School district: San Francisco

Situated on a tree-lined section of Funston Avenue that's a block from Golden Gate Park, this 1920s-era home comes with a blend of vintage detailing and modern amenities. There's hardwood flooring throughout, and an open floor plan with a dining room and a living room with a fireplace and bay windows. The updated kitchen has recessed lighting, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a center island. Off the family room is a large deck that flows to a garden.

Listing agent: Kevin Birmingham, Zephyr Real Estate

Kentfield, $1.45 million

117 Hillside Ave. Beds: 5 Baths: 3 Square footage: 2,947 School district: Tamalpais Union High School, Kent Middle School, Bacich Elementary School

Designed by M. Dean Jones, this Japanese-inspired chalet-style home is highlighted by tall walls of glass, high cross-beam ceilings and detailed old-growth Redwood woodwork. Many of the home's rooms open to or overlook the property's lush 1/2-acre grounds that feature gardens, fruit trees and an in-ground pool. There's also a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a great room anchored by a wide fireplace and a lower-level family room.

Listing agent: Tracy McLaughlin, Pacific Union International, Ross, (415) 699-6680,  Tracy@TracyMcLaughlin.com.

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