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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
Type: SingleFamily
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4.5
Floor size: 4345 sqft
Lot: 3188 sqft
Year Built: 1908
Room count: 13
Heating: Forced air
Cooling: Central
Exterior material: Stucco, Wood


Sitting comfortably in the middle of multiple neighborhoods including Cole Valley, Haight-Ashbury, Corona Heights and the Castro, living at 880 Ashbury street, you'll likely find yourself wandering down to Cole Valley most often. On your way, stop at the Ashbury Market or the acclaimed Bacon Bacon for a bite. With so many great public parks nearby, including Buena Vista park and Golden Gate Park, and so many activities within walking distance, plus the Golden Gate Bridge just a short trip north, this location does not disappoint! Despite it's relative small size, Cole Valley has great restaurants, coffee shops, an many acclaimed restaurants. Brunch at Zazie is legendary, some of the best ice cream in San Francisco can be found at the Ice Cream Bar, for Italian, InoVino is as close to Florentine Italian as you can get outside of Italy, boasting a comprehensive wine list, and Padrecito for upscale Mexican fare.  Other things to make your day-to-day easy are a fabulous neighborhood pet store, nail salon, hair salons, two dry cleaners, an urgent care, a dog park and the best hardware store in San Francisco, Cole Hardware. Close to UCSF's Parnassus campus and easy access to both down town on MUNI and the freeway for those working south. Many of the tech and biotech shuttles also pick up nearby. 


Due to the special nature of this home, showings will be by appointment only. Please contact Ilana Minkoff at 415-269-1515 by text or phone or [email protected] to set up an appointment. You'll see why when you get here! 



Ilana Minkoff

Realtor®Vanguard PropertiesDRE# 01894439(415) 269-1515

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