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230 Santa Clara Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94127


  • Single-Family Homes
  • Sold
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,992 SqFt
  • MLS# 434214

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Five bedrooms, home office, three and a half bathrooms, grand formal entry with gorgeous staircase, formal living room with wood burning fireplace, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen with pantry, breakfast room, family room with wet bar, sitting room/play room, walk-out deck, laundry room with washer and dryer, excellent storage, wine cellar, mechanical closet, attic, detached two car side by side garage, three car parking on the driveway, landscaped garden with lush foliage, blooming plants, roses, side and fronts lawns, mature trees and irrigation system, partial Ocean views. Newly painted interior.

One of the most desirable streets in prime St. Francis Wood, this richly designed, elegant home is set back and screened from the street with beautiful verdant landscaping that creates a park-like feeling.

It is flooded with light, offers a flowing floor plan, large rooms and broad hallways and staircase.

In the same family for 50 years this spectacular French Colonial Home sits on a large lot of approximately 7,174 square feet. Beautifully maintained by its current owners, this exceptional home boasts close to 4,000 square feet of amazing light-filled living space. Designed by S.A. Born in 1923, this gorgeous home offers breathtaking architectural detail including a stunning columned entry, arched French paned doors, wall moldings, newly refinished hardwood and softwood floors, high ceilings, skylight, French double thermo paned windows and French paned doors.

The bedrooms are spacious and the formal rooms are grand and elegant. There are four bedrooms and three bathrooms on the second floor. A fabulous floor plan perfect for today’s family!

Just steps from Terrace Park playground and tennis courts and walking distance to Butterfly Park, Triangle Park, West Portal Village, transportation and close proximity to fine schools and highways 280 and 101. Easy access to the Financial District and Downtown.

Main Floor: The inviting FORMAL ENTRY features a beautiful staircase, hardwood floors, arched alcove, moldings, lovely light fixture, French paned windows, high ceilings and a coat closet off the hallway.

To the left of the formal entry, the large and grand FORMAL LIVING ROOM is enhanced with high ceilings, moldings, two sets of arched French paned doors, French double thermo paned windows, hardwood floors, built-in bookshelves and cabinets and a gorgeous wood burning fireplace with marble base, marble surround and beautiful mantle.

Off the living room, the sunny FAMILY ROOM features French paned glass doors, high ceilings and a sliding glass door that opens out to a large walk-out deck with garden access. A storage closet is located off the deck. In the family room, there is a WET BAR with a stainless steel sink, tile counter, pocket doors, cabinets and drawers.

To the right of the formal entry, the elegant FORMAL DINING ROOM is highlighted with four sets of arched French paned doors, beautiful crystal chandelier, hardwood floors, moldings and picture moldings.

The EAT-IN KITCHEN offers softwood floors, an abundance of counters and cabinetry, Kitchen Aid dishwasher, Modern Maid four-burner gas range with oven, Sharp microwave over range with fan and light, GE refrigerator/freezer, sink with InSinkErator garbage disposal, pantry, high ceilings, recessed lighting, wall sconce, molding and a French double thermo paned door that opens out to the garden.

Off the kitchen, the spacious BREAKFAST ROOM offers softwood floors, high ceilings, glass cabinetry, drawers, cabinets and counter, beautiful chandelier and French paned window.

The BEDROOM has high ceilings, moldings, closet, garden outlook and French paned window.

A POWDER ROOM with tile floor, sink with tile counter and cabinets, high ceilings, moldings, Kohler toilet and French paned window completes this floor.


As one reaches this floor one notices the beautiful skylight that filters in natural light.

The MASTER EN-SUITE offers high ceilings, hardwood floors, moldings, French paned windows, French double thermo paned window and two walk-in closets (both with built-ins and one with French paned window and built-in drawers).

The MASTER BATHROOM boasts tile floor, recessed lighting, ceiling fan, high ceilings, double sinks with tile counter and backsplash, storage cabinets and drawers, tub with tile surround, French paned windows, toilet and stall tiled shower with glass door and glass enclosure.

The SECOND BEDROOM has a walk-in closet, hardwood floors, French paned windows and built-in bookshelves, cabinets and shelves.

The THIRD BEDROOM is an en-suite bedroom with its own full bathroom. This bedroom features partial Ocean views, garden outlook, hardwood floors, picture wall moldings, French paned windows and walk-in closet with built-in drawers.

A FULL BATHROOM off this bedroom offers a shower over tub with tile surround and sliding glass doors, Nutone fan, tile floor, Kohler toilet, pedestal sink, molding, medicine cabinet with mirror and glass shelves and two windows.

The FOURTH BEDROOM has moldings, high ceilings, hardwood floors, walk-in closet, French paned windows and built-in bookshelves.

Off this bedroom, the light-filled SITTING ROOM/PLAY ROOM offers an abundance of French double thermo paned windows, hardwood floors and garden outlook.

The HOME OFFICE has French paned windows, garden outlook, high ceilings, hardwood floors, built-in bookshelves and a closet.

A FULL BATHROOM off the hallway features a pedestal sink, Nutone fan, medicine cabinet with mirror and glass shelves, window, Kohler toilet, moldings and shower over tub with tile surround and sliding glass doors.

A coat closet and linen closet off the hallway completes this floor.

Basement Level: The LAUNDRY ROOM offers a stainless steel sink, Frigidaire washer, Whirlpool dryer and French paned windows. The water heater is located off the laundry room.

A mechanical closet houses the furnace and there is excellent storage in the basement. A large storage room on this level would make the perfect workshop area or wine cellar.

A door on this level opens out to the side of the house where one can access the two car side by side garage.


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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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