Hidden gem and private city retreat can be overused terms in real estate parlance, but anyone would be hard pressed to contend they don’t actually apply to this wondrous home. This historic 1906 earthquake shack was expanded ad hoc over the years, finally undergoing a dramatic transformation in 2007, garnering media attention and two National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) awards. The upper level of the home features an exciting open floor plan awash in natural light from large windows through which incredible City skyline views can be seen. On this level: a secluded bdrm, striking modern bath, kitchen & living/dining area under a vaulted ceiling. The real surprise is down the steel-and-wood staircase painted Golden Gate Bridge red: a handsome primary suite & adjoining spa-like bath, plentiful storage & a north wall that slides open, revealing a garden path that leads to a sunny 80-sq.ft. prefabricated work/artist’s studio. Lush garden, prime North Bernal location.