Whether you live in San Francisco or simply love San Francisco, you know Presidio Terrace as the ultimate indulgence of city living. Here, location and luxury converge in a circle of architectural grandeur beloved by those who live inside and admired by those who daydream about it. Behind grand private gates and encompassing just a handful of coveted residences, Presidio Terrace is considered San Francisco’s highest-profile gated community (just ask Senator Dianne Feinstein and former Mayor Joe Alioto, who have both called the Terrace home).
Presidio Terrace “has been one of the most prestigious and architecturally interesting enclaves in the city for a century,” said Forbes.
Just inside those gates, sitting majestically on a pristine, nearly-8,000-square-foot lot, rests 31 Presidio Terrace, with its front columns standing guard and setting off the stately facade. Known as “The Face of Presidio Terrace,” so named because it provides the first glimpse into the Terrace, this grand Colonial Revival residence designed in 1909 by Frederick Nickerson is a worthy representation of the rich detail and luxury profile that defines the homes in the Terrace.
Beyond the front entrance, views of lush gardens and soaring palm trees and double French entry doors lies an extraordinary interior. The large, formal reception hall is flanked by the home’s grand public rooms, including a music room, grand salon, and library, that can each be closed off with pocket doors for added privacy. Also on the main floor are a spacious family room that opens to an oversized rear deck and garden, and a banquet-sized formal dining room. The gourmet kitchen, which has been remodeled and updated to combine Old World quality and historical details with modern amenities, boasts custom cabinetry, granite countertops with a Lapis accent, professional-grade appliances, and a built-in breakfast table. Take the elevator upstairs and discover six bedrooms and five baths, including a double master suite with dual baths. On the top level, a great ballroom with adjacent catering service area and full bath affords endless entertainment possibilities. Downstairs on the lowest level are a media room with adjoining game room, bar and wine cellar, and a ping-pong room. Additionally, the home features a wine cellar, office, staff quarters, and an oversized cedar-lined storage room. Throughout the home, elegant touches such as stained glass skylights, inset paneled walls, and brass wall sconces continue the architectural detail the Terrace is known for.
Represented by Jennet Nazzal of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of San Francisco Van Ness for $8,195,000.