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65 Alpine Terrace

San Francisco, CA 94117


  • Sold
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,550 SqFt
  • MLS# 3001075

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Breathtaking views, an exquisite and thoughtful renovation, and a coveted floor plan combine — for easy, elegant living in this grand Edwardian home on San Francisco's beloved Alpine Terrace. This exceptional home 65 ALPINE TERRACE wows you the instant you step over the threshold. 

On the main level, a gracious entry leads you to a lovely formal living room which opens onto the newly-created great room, with a magazine-quality kitchen renovation and adjacent, welcoming dining room and casual seating area, both looking out onto stunning views of the City and Bay. There's a walk-out deck from this level, perfect for al fresco dining while drinking in the magnificent San Francisco skyline. 

On the next level, there are three bedrooms and two full baths, including a luxurious master suite, complete with bay windows framing incredible views. The upper level features a recently-remodeled family room, complete with a new gas fireplace and stunning floor-to-ceiling windows capturing the most gorgeous views in San Francisco. This level also features a wonderful and bright fourth bedroom, office area with views, and newly-remodeled full bath. 

The ground level of this grand home features a bonus room, perfect for a den or studio, a bathroom, laundry area with a new washer and dryer, abundant storage, one-car garage and direct access to the sweet garden. Alpine Terrace is located just one block to Buena Vista Park and just steps to the shops and restaurants of Castro, Divisadero, Duboce and Haight Streets, with easy access to transportation. 

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3.5 bathrooms
  • Den/office room
  • Ideal floor plan
  • Magazine-quality kitchen remodel
  • Fantastic public rooms, perfect for entertaining or relaxing
  • Stunning family room with adjacent office area
  • Preserved period details
  • High ceilings
  • Stately presence on coveted tree-lined block in Buena Vista
  • New windows with custom window treatments
  • New hardwood floors throughout
  • Extensive foundation upgrade
  • Originally built in 1904



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When looking at a San Francisco map, getting from point A to point B can appear to be deceptively easy. For example—on paper—the distance between Haight Ashbury and the Castro seems minimal. Yet two imposing hills will have you huffing and puffing all the way home: Ashbury Heights and Buena Vista.

Some of the most picturesque architecture in San Francisco inhabits these neighborhoods, adorning the perimeter of Buena Vista Park like a necklace or tucked into the topography of the surrounding slopes. Notable properties include the “other” Spreckels mansion (a gorgeous Victorian mansion at 737 Buena Vista Avenue) and St. Joseph’s Hospital (now a condominium project and part of the U.S. National Register of Historic Places).

Fantastic panoramas abound in these neighborhoods (no surprise since “buena vista” means “good view”). What’s especially nice is that the views vary from property to property and even from room to room. Take your pick of the downtown skyline, St. Ignatius Church, the Golden Gate Bridge, the East Bay and Mt. Diablo, Parnassus Heights, Cole Valley, the southern city, the trees of Buena Vista Park, the Castro, and more.

Buena Vista Park itself was created in 1867 (as Hill Park). It’s the city’s third largest park, with a children’s playground, walking paths, and some views through the thick trees. Interestingly, if you look closely at the drain gutters around the park, you’ll see they are constructed with marble salvaged from the headstones of San Francisco’s old cemeteries. When graves were moved south to Colma, unclaimed headstones were broken up and used for projects throughout the city. (Do a Google search; it’s a fascinating bit of local history.) The marble was placed so the engravings couldn’t be seen. Yet there are some spots where names and dates are still visible.

Housing stock in Ashbury Heights and Buena Vista varies but Victorian architecture predominates. The location is serene and secluded yet—so long as you’re willing to walk uphill on one leg of your journey—it offers convenient access to three lively shopping/dining areas (Castro, Cole Valley, Haight Ashbury) plus several public transportation options.

Other surrounding neighborhoods include Duboce Triangle, lower Haight, Corona Heights and Clarendon Heights.

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