Welcome to 15 Loyola Terrace, an elegant house-like condo with an unusual floor plan. The front door opens onto a foyer flanked by a gracious living room overlooking the street and dining room overlooking the back yard. Directly next door to the dining room, an enclosed kitchen has some newer cabinetry and hardwood floors. In a separate wing, two bedrooms, also set to the front and back of the home are separated by the bathroom. Both the dining room and rear bedroom communicate with a charming sunroom surrounded by windows that frame the leafy greenery of the back yard.
15 Loyola Terrace is the lower of a two-flat building and enjoys easy access to the charming shared back yard with flowers, shade trees and brickwork. The home also boasts a private garage and ample storage space.
A washer/dryer is presently installed on this lower level, but there are also hookups in the laundry room off the kitchen.
Loyola Terrace is a splendid San Francisco cul-de-sac block off Fulton just West of Masonic. Lined with trees and gracious architecture, this hidden corner of the City offers quiet and privacy while still being close by the action of Golden Gate Park, NOPA, Laurel Village and the Haight. Residents of Loyola Terrace also enjoy discounted membership to the state-of-the-art Koret Health and Recreation Center at the corner of Fulton and Stanyan.
In the center of the city is the eclectic, culturally, ethnically and socially diverse neighborhood known as North Panhandle, aka NOPA. Bounded by Masonic, Divisadero, the neighborhood is undergoing a rebirth as newcomers discover a community where culture comes together in this urban mixing bowl.
It's a neighborhood that rewards entrepreneurs with large dreams and low budgets willing to take a gamble on new retail establishments, art galleries, coffee shops and restaurants. The eclectic energy of the neighborhood is expressed best in the blocks where tattoo parlors and day care centers do business next to old school barbershops, and tiny urban "parklets" provide plants and cafe seating.
The new crop of cafe's best capture the improvised, can-do spirit of the community: On the Corner Cafe sells coffee, on-the-premises baked pastries, and records; Mojo Bicycle Cafe proffers handmade drip coffee combined with a bike store and repair shop. The best Ethiopian food in the city can be found at funky Waziema. And there's upscale Nopa, serving simple rustic food in a swank setting. Nightlife is anchored by The Independent, a club that presents up and coming bands. There's a quarterly art walk celebrating the upstart galleries, and a weekly farmers market. As families are discovering the gritty charms of North Panhandle, the neighborhood association is actively forming meetings and playgroups for parents of toddlers.