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50 San Rafael Way

San Francisco, CA 94127


  • Single-Family Homes
  • Sold
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,565 SqFt
  • MLS# 454345

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Formal living room, formal dining room, grand foyer, five bedrooms, four bathrooms, sunroom, updated kitchen, breakfast room, laundry area, large family room, wet bar room, wine room, mud room, secondary staircase, two car side by side garage with interior access and storage.

Back yard with large patio, mature trees, lush greenery, backdrop rock garden with fountain. Front landscaped mini patio with bench, flagstone stepping stones, sprinklers, mature trees, manicured box hedges and verdant foliage.

This exquisite light-filled French Colonial is stately and reminiscent of a country-like French Chateau with its classic French features including large French paned windows, stone slate roof, three elegant fireplaces, magnificent crystal chandeliers, dramatic circular staircase, gorgeous decorative plaster moldings, crown moldings, lush hardwood and parquet floors and incredible architectural detail throughout. This spectacular home exudes warmth and comfort!

In the same family for 61 years this beautifully maintained home boasts approximately 3,565 square feet, is light-filled, offers an amazing floor plan and is located on one of the most desirable blocks lined with wonderful examples of beautiful architectural designed homes.

There are four bedrooms and sunroom on the second floor and one bedroom on the main floor. The formal rooms are spacious and elegant, perfect for entertaining and family gatherings. The family room located on the lower floor gives one close access to the big back yard.

Walking distance to private Terrace Park playground and tennis courts, Butterfly Park, Triangle Park, West Portal Village with its plethora of amenities, transportation and close proximity to prestigious schools and highways 280 and 101. Easy access to the Financial District, Downtown and the San Francisco International Airport.

Main Floor: As one arrives to this impressive home, one notices the lovely wrought iron gate that leads to the arched entryway flanked by columned walls.

The large and inviting FORMAL ENTRY boasts an exceptional circular wrought iron staircase, timeless solid wood arched entry door with circular window, picture wall moldings, magnificent chandelier, moldings, parquet floors and a coat closet.

To the left of the formal entry is the elegant FORMAL LIVING ROOM. This room is enhanced with high ceilings, two beautiful crystal wall sconces, impressive crystal chandelier, lovely wood burning fireplace with fabulous mantle, marble surround and marble base, French paned windows, arched entry, parquet floors, moldings and front garden outlook.

To the right of the formal entry is the magnificent FORMAL DINING ROOM overlooking the greenery. This room is highlighted with floor to ceiling French paned windows, wall mirror, stunning crystal chandelier, high ceilings, moldings and parquet floors.

The sunny updated KITCHEN features new Quartz countertops, an abundance of newly painted cabinetry, new stainless steel Frigidaire dishwasher, new stainless steel Frigidaire refrigerator/freezer, new stainless steel Thor Kitchen six-burner gas range with oven, Nutone hood over range with fan and lights, new stainless steel sink, new Badger garbage disposal, French paned window, picture window, high ceilings, new hardwood floors, recessed lighting, new drywall and electrical and back yard outlook.

The wonderful BREAKFAST ROOM is off both the formal dining room and kitchen. It offers parquet floors, high ceilings, lovely chandelier, moldings, built-in cabinetry with French paned mirrored glass, storage cabinets and French paned window.

Off the kitchen there is a LAUNDRY AREA with laundry hookups, French paned window, garden outlook, pantry closet and new hardwood floors.

Off the hallway a BEDROOM is complete with high ceilings, closet, new hardwood floors, French paned window and garden outlook.

A FULL BATHROOM off the hallway with tile floor, high ceilings, sink with storage, new Gerber toilet, shower over tub and French paned window completes this floor.

Second Floor: As one goes upstairs to this floor one notices the large exquisite curved leaded glass window that filters in natural light. FOUR BEDROOMS, SUNROOM, A SITTING AREA (in hallway) AND TWO FULL BATHROOMS complete this floor.

The FIRST BEDROOM offers high ceilings, French paned windows, crystal chandelier, hardwood floors, closet, moldings and garden outlook.

A FULL BATHROOM off this bedroom is complete with tile floor, toilet, French paned window, garden outlook, shower over tub with tile surround, high ceilings, linen closet with shelves, pedestal sink, tiled walls, medicine cabinet with glass shelves and mirror.

The SECOND BEDROOM also has direct access to the bathroom. This bedroom features high ceilings, hardwood floors, moldings, excellent closet space, French paned windows and French paned doors that open onto a sunny SUNROOM with French paned windows, new ceiling covering and garden outlook.

The THIRD BEDROOM has high ceilings, French paned windows, moldings, lovely light fixture, hardwood floors, two closets (one with shelf and mini window and the other with shelves and drawers).

The fabulous large MASTER EN-SUITE is enhanced with softwood floors, gorgeous crystal chandelier, wood burning fireplace with marble base, marble surround and exquisite mantel, French paned windows (one arched window), moldings, walk-in closet and DRESSING ROOM with vanity area, arched French paned window, crystal chandelier, softwood floors, built-in cabinets, closet with mirrored door and drawer.

The MASTER BATHROOM boasts tile floor, toilet, tub, French paned window, high ceilings, pedestal sink, two wall sconces, medicine cabinet with mirror and glass shelves, stall tiled shower, mirrored door and linen closet with shelves.

Two linen closets off the hallway complete this floor.

Lower Floor: A FAMILY ROOM, WET BAR, FULL BATHROOM, WINE ROOM, MUD ROOM, OFFICE AREA, ACCESS TO BACK YARD AND INTERIOR ACCESS TO THE TWO CAR SIDE BY SIDE GARAGE completes this floor. New baseboards have been painted and installed on this floor.

The spacious FAMILY ROOM features French paned windows, new carpet, two wall sconces and a fireplace.

Off the family room, there is a wonderful WET BAR with bar counter, stainless steel sink, shelves, cabinets and drawers.

Next to the wet bar, a fabulous cedar-lined WINE ROOM is complete with shelves and a window.

The MUD ROOM offers a French paned window and a door where one can access the back yard and patio.

A BATHROOM with toilet, French paned window, sink and stall shower is located next to the mud room.

There is interior access to the 2 CAR SIDE BY SIDE GARAGE. The garage has French paned windows, double sinks, storage closet and a mechanical area that houses the furnace and water heater.

An OFFICE AREA with a large closet completes this floor.


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War broke out in 1914 just as the first residential lots in St. Francis Wood were offered for sale, and it wasn’t until five years later, in 1919, that new home construction would begin to take off.

For its early residents, however, it was well worth the wait.

Here, tight restrictions on what builders could and could not do were strictly enforced. Off limits were apartment buildings, stables, saloons, and mortuaries, as were any structure that blocked a neighbor’s view or sunlight (including overhanging extensions and balconies).

What resulted were homes that, much like Pacific Heights and Presidio Heights to the north, were built to the highest standard, with no luxury spared.

Today, St. Francis Wood remains as elegant as it was first imagined, drawing discriminating yet friendly buyers who are proud to make this enclave in the City their home.

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Living Here

While everything you need can be found just minutes away, the streets of St. Francis Wood themselves are purely residential.

Here, you’ll see fountains and ornate gateways, Eucalyptus shade trees and towering pines, buried utility lines (evidence that planners intended to create a distinctive home environment), and beautifully landscaped curving lanes that lead to distinguished, grand-scale homes.


John Galen Howard, the noted Beaux Arts-era architect, designed the gates at the St. Francis Boulevard/Portola Drive entry, as well as the fountain in the circular plaza on St. Francis Boulevard.

Why St. Francis Wood?

From its earliest days, St. Francis Wood was developed with the intention of designing homes that lived in harmony with the area’s natural settings. Here, large homes rest on spacious parkland (the sons of Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr., the visionary behind Central Park and the public spaces at Yosemite National Park, were charged with ensuring this balance) and are loving cared for by friendly neighbors who know just how rare a gem their City neighborhood is.

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