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31 Presidio Terrace

“The Face of Presidio Terrace”

Located in San Francisco

Driving west through Presidio Heights on Washington Street, as it peaks at Cherry Street, the first glimpse of this magnificent home, designed in 1909 by Frederick Nickerson, comes into view. The grand Colonial Revival residence is situated on an expansive lot of almost 8,000 square feet and has been named “The Face of Presidio Terrace”, occupying a vaulted position opposite the fabulous entrance gates of this wonderful and private gated community. The views from its front entry are of mature landscaped gardens with palm trees, the entrance gates and glimpses of the world outside the Terrace.

Double French doors open into a large and formal reception hall with inset paneled walls, accented by brass wall sconces and serviced by a central main front staircase plus elevator. Located on either side of the entrance hall are the dramatically expansive and open public rooms which can be made more private by closing the original tall matching pocket doors.

On the right is a lovely front music room adjacent the grand salon which measures 16 x 40 feet. This room features a large fireplace with carved wooden mantle, marble surround and hearth, a gold leaf accented mirror above and many tall windows filling the tremendous room with light. Patio doors lead to a tiled family room that in turn opens to the oversized rear deck and garden, creating a special indoor-outdoor living area with southwestern exposure. There is also entry to the attached garage, with half bath, from the family room or rear deck.

To the left of the entry is a cozy library which includes custom floor-to-ceiling bookcases with dentil molding. A banquet-sized, formal dining room with coved ceiling completes the entertaining areas on the first level. The scale of the rooms and volume created by the ceiling height takes great advantage of natural light on all sides. A powder room is located off the central hallway.

A beautifully efficient, remodeled eat-in kitchen features newer white oak floors in a chevron pattern, reflecting the century-old hardwood floors in the formal rooms. The spacious room has custom cabinetry with braided scroll detail, Chilean granite countertops with Lapis accent and also accesses the rear family room. Amenities include professional grade gas stove with custom hood, newer appliances, a built-in breakfast table, pantries and a computer/TV workstation. A rear stair off the kitchen connects to both the upper and lower levels.

Upstairs on the second level are six bedrooms and five baths, and this includes a double suite for the master bedroom featuring separate baths. The southwest bedroom suite has its own sunporch while the northwest suite currently serves as a family sitting room and opens to the large wind-screened deck, perfect for dining al fresco and afternoon soirees.

The main central stairway is open to the top level, overlit by a stained glass skylight and wall mirror, leading directly into a great ballroom with high, sloped ceilings, twin mirrors and windows on all sides flooding the room with sun from the east and south. Off the ballroom is a service area for caterers, plus a full bath with steam shower. Additionally there is an office or staff bedroom, and an immense cedar-lined storage room.

The lowest level features a media room with adjoining games room, bar and wine cellar. There is also a half bath on this level, a ping pong room, extra storage for seasonal decorations and utility rooms as well as an exterior stair to the rear deck, garden and garage.

Approximate Square Footage: 10,000

Lot Size: 7,933

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Status: Sold
7 Bed  |  7 full & 1 half Baths
Sold: $7,750,000
List: $7,950,000
8,822 Sq. Ft.
Lot Size: 7,933

31 Presidio Terrace

“The Face of Presidio Terrace”

Located in San Francisco

Driving west through Presidio Heights on Washington Street, as it peaks at Cherry Street, the first glimpse of this magnificent home, designed in 1909 by Frederick Nickerson, comes into view. The grand Colonial Revival residence is situated on an expansive lot of almost 8,000 square feet and has been named “The Face of Presidio Terrace”, occupying a vaulted position opposite the fabulous entrance gates of this wonderful and private gated community. The views from its front entry are of mature landscaped gardens with palm trees, the entrance gates and glimpses of the world outside the Terrace.

Double French doors open into a large and formal reception hall with inset paneled walls, accented by brass wall sconces and serviced by a central main front staircase plus elevator. Located on either side of the entrance hall are the dramatically expansive and open public rooms which can be made more private by closing the original tall matching pocket doors.

On the right is a lovely front music room adjacent the grand salon which measures 16 x 40 feet. This room features a large fireplace with carved wooden mantle, marble surround and hearth, a gold leaf accented mirror above and many tall windows filling the tremendous room with light. Patio doors lead to a tiled family room that in turn opens to the oversized rear deck and garden, creating a special indoor-outdoor living area with southwestern exposure. There is also entry to the attached garage, with half bath, from the family room or rear deck.

To the left of the entry is a cozy library which includes custom floor-to-ceiling bookcases with dentil molding. A banquet-sized, formal dining room with coved ceiling completes the entertaining areas on the first level. The scale of the rooms and volume created by the ceiling height takes great advantage of natural light on all sides. A powder room is located off the central hallway.

A beautifully efficient, remodeled eat-in kitchen features newer white oak floors in a chevron pattern, reflecting the century-old hardwood floors in the formal rooms. The spacious room has custom cabinetry with braided scroll detail, Chilean granite countertops with Lapis accent and also accesses the rear family room. Amenities include professional grade gas stove with custom hood, newer appliances, a built-in breakfast table, pantries and a computer/TV workstation. A rear stair off the kitchen connects to both the upper and lower levels.

Upstairs on the second level are six bedrooms and five baths, and this includes a double suite for the master bedroom featuring separate baths. The southwest bedroom suite has its own sunporch while the northwest suite currently serves as a family sitting room and opens to the large wind-screened deck, perfect for dining al fresco and afternoon soirees.

The main central stairway is open to the top level, overlit by a stained glass skylight and wall mirror, leading directly into a great ballroom with high, sloped ceilings, twin mirrors and windows on all sides flooding the room with sun from the east and south. Off the ballroom is a service area for caterers, plus a full bath with steam shower. Additionally there is an office or staff bedroom, and an immense cedar-lined storage room.

The lowest level features a media room with adjoining games room, bar and wine cellar. There is also a half bath on this level, a ping pong room, extra storage for seasonal decorations and utility rooms as well as an exterior stair to the rear deck, garden and garage.

Approximate Square Footage: 10,000

Lot Size: 7,933

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Dona Crowder

Dona Crowder

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