Is it hard to believe that San Francisco has any undiscovered neighborhoods left, given its location on a tiny strip of land and the fact that it is the nation’s second-densest metropolitan area. The idea of a “hidden gem” sounds like an urban legend, right?

Ingleside Terraces, comprising about 148 acres to the east of the Stonestown Galleria with a commanding view of the Merced Lakes and the Pacific Ocean beyond, proves that theory wrong. Most San Franciscans have never heard of the neighborhood. Aside from the curb appeal and surrounding scenery, it’s claim to fame is a historic, 26-foot sundial sculpture erected on Entrada Court in 1913 — the largest sundial in the world at the time. Another little known fact: it is home to a charming array of traditional single-story homes set on unusually large lots for San Francisco. Ask any real estate agent in the city, including Mark Zhang of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in San Francisco’s Lombard office, and he’ll tell you: “Ingleside Terraces is one of San Francisco’s best kept secrets.”

He quickly directs us to one of his gorgeous new listings: a meticulously designed and masterfully crafted three-story home on Lunado Court.  Set on a rare and spacious 7,496-square-foot lot, the generously appointed 4,250-square-foot home represents a modern interpretation of the Spanish style. Adds Zhang: “It redefines residential luxury.”

Well-defined spaces — an office, formal dining room, living room, expansive family room and Miele chef’s kitchen with Euro-inspired cabinetry — manage to feel open yet connected as one moves through traditional style archways and wide-set hallways.

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Five bedrooms, including three bedroom suites with large walk-in closets, and five baths offer plenty of space for growing families.

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A laundry room, two-car garage and two-car parking provide convenience. Outdoor spaces seamlessly link to the indoors via decks and entertaining spaces outside. Touches such as sleek LED lighting throughout, modern concrete hardscape, low maintenance landscaping and solar panels provide value and efficiency with consideration for the environment.

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The residence has also been fully wired for the tech-savvy homeowner: commercial WiFi, B&W speakers, 12-zone radiant heat, CAT6 and security cameras.

“Impeccably constructed, this home embodies modern city living with abundant space and sophistication,” concludes Zhang.

Offered for 3,995,000, the residence may not be on the market for long. Contact Mark Zhang at Mark.Zhang@cbnorcal.com or (415) 728-5086.