Dating back to 1902, this classic brown shingle Craftsman style residence is located in a serene cul-de-sac at the end of a highly desirable tree-lined street in Parnassus Heights. The Farnsworth Steps border one side of the property providing a private entrance to two lower-level apartments, and to a multi-room office. All around, and from every level, commanding views take center stage, sweeping across the ocean and Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay and Cole Valley, and south to the Peninsula. By day and by night, the views are dazzling. On the market for the first time in 30 years, the home was originally commissioned by noted architect T. Patterson Ross, known for numerous residences in Pacific Heights and Presidio Heights, and has been owned by just 5 families in its 111 year history.
The property blends original architectural detail — nowhere more apparent than in the tremendous living room once used as a professional dance studio in the 1940s — with numerous updates, most notably in the well-equipped chef’s kitchen. The home’s 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms are arranged over multiple levels, each offering iconic City and Bay views, and one bedroom has access to a rooftop deck with breathtaking vistas. Adding to the appeal are the two apartments as well as a private office on the lower levels — all in a wooded setting in a sought-after residential neighborhood close to shops and cafes, public transportation, distinguished UCSF Medical Center, and outdoor recreation in the Sutro Forest.