880 Ashbury Street
A home of true distinction, this Ashbury Heights trophy property has an timeless elegance rarely seen today. A classic piece of San Francisco, this grand Mission-style Edwardian with five spacious bedrooms and 4.5 baths, was built in 1908 with incredible attention to craftsmanship and details. You’ll enjoy seamless flow from the moment you step inside the gracious foyer and look up the magnificent staircase, while rich wood accents, embossed wallpaper wainscoting that looks like gently warn leather, leaded and stained glass windows, and original built-ins tell a story of years past. Yet it remains bright and airy due to incredibly thoughtful design. This 4535 square foot home sits on a 30ft wide lot, has 11ft ceilings and extra large windows all making for incredible volume and light.
The first floor features a gracious living room with period details including a wood-burning fireplace with marble fireplace surround, inlayed wood floors and beautiful wood trim. An inviting space to relax in the evening and watch the western sky explode with color as the sun sets beyond. From the living room you enter the incredible formal dining room. Featuring original inlayed box-beam ceiling and light fixtures, leaded glass built-ins, another marble fireplace and an inset-shelving unit, thought to have been the hidden liquor cabinet during prohibition. Dinner parties will come alive in this fabulous room. The dining room glides easily into the open kitchen space. The kitchen adjoins a dining area and family room with two sets of French doors leading to a lush outdoor space making for a seamless indoor/outdoor lifestyle. The kitchen space is a masterful blend of old meets new. With features such as stainless steel appliances, a Viking range and an antique kitchen island, that has been said to have been brought over from a bed and breakfast in France many years ago. The outdoor space also features a trickling water feature and an in-ground fire pit. On this floor you’ll also find powder room. You will easily entertain over 100 people on this level and still have plenty of space.
Wind your way up the incredible staircase to the second floor passed the gorgeous stained glass window and you’ll find an ocean view master suite with recently renovated en-suite bathroom with spa shower, that has not one or two, but three closets, including a ocean view master-dressing suite. Imagine getting dressed to go out for the evening while watching the glorious sunsets…simply magical! On this level you’ll find two other bedrooms and a renovated bathroom with tub, and the all-important laundry.
On the third floor you’ll find two more bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms. The front room features a gorgeous quatrefoil window that beautifully frames the ocean view. Views of the Golden Gate Bridge to the ocean can be seen from the northern windows of this bedroom as well. Featuring three closets, one large enough to use as a study, it’s a perfect retreat as a bedroom or it would make an incredible office. The large bedroom with en suite bathroom in the rear is well suited for multiple uses as well. Additional options may include an au pair suite or media room. Beyond this room is a bonus room that feels like a magical “Zen Den”. A fun reminder of yet another period in history, the original Haight-Ashbury of the late 1960s, yet a perfect place to put your Peloton and practice your yoga/meditation/pilates.
Featuring modernized systems, including an on demand hot water heater and seismic work completed when the 2-car garage was added in 2011. And there is parking for a third vehicle in the driveway. Additionally, there is a wine cellar and storage space in the garage and ample storage space and throughout the home.
- 4535 square feet on an oversized lot
- 5 bedrooms
- 4.5 bathrooms
- Open Kitchen-dining-family room
- Indoor/outdoor living
- Ocean Views
- Period details
- Modern systems
- 3-vehicle parking
- Wine Cellar
- Abundant closets and storage