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828 Ashbury St

San Francisco, CA 94117


  • SFH - Unfurnished
  • Leased
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 4,100 SqFt

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Rent: $12,600

Bed/Bath: 5bd / 3.5ba

Type:  SFH – Unfurnished (Option for Partially Furnished - Minimum 9 Months, speak to agent regarding pricing)

Sq Footage:  Approx 4100 sf

Parking: 2-car side-by-side (3rd car tandem) 1200sf garage prkg

Terms:  1-Year Lease Terms

Pets:  Pets Allowed

Available:  Now


Grand Ashbury Heights Single Family Home

One of the grand homes of the highly sought-after neighborhood of Ashbury Heights. This Edwardian gem features light filled spaces that flow, with wood detailing majestic and restored original details, and is generously suited for family and entertaining. This incredible home is walking distance to the best schools, playgrounds, restaurants, shopping and transportation. Close to the Golden Gate Park and all the wonderful hiking, walking, biking and jogging trails that the park has to offer.

Hand restored and substantially renovated, systems include green features.  20 dedicated roof mounted solar panels offers the potential to almost eliminate the cost of electric utility.  The home has zoned heating, & hot water re-circulation.  This solidly constructed home combines modern standards for concrete foundations with the sturdiness of old growth redwood framing. Ethernet is wired throughout to supplement even the most current wireless technologies.

First Floor:

  • Gracious entry hall, with hardwood floors and wood coffered ceilings offers a view all the way back to the garden beyond, and a top-lit grand staircase that leads to the upper floors.
  • Living Room, sunny and light, and private above the street level with an adjoining office or TV room.
  • Dining Room features restored original old growth redwood paneling and built in hutch, accentuated by the dramatic Venetian plaster coved ceilings and a marble wood-burning gas fireplace.
  • A gracious garden kitchen features Carrara marble counters, Dornbracht chef’s fixture over the porcelain farm sink. Gourmet cooks will enjoy the 6-burner double-oven professional range, subzero refrigerator, a paneled Bosch dishwasher, and ample storage. The 7’ square marble island counter will the focal point for food, family and friends.
  • The beautifully landscaped walkout garden features a quaint and quiet limestone patio set amidst lush California natives and fruiting vegetation. 
  • Half bath 
  • Newly refinished hardwood throughout main living levels

Second Floor:

  • The grand staircase, top lit from the skylight above, ascends along the warm-toned Venetian plaster finish, to a broad hall that links the family’s bedrooms and is wide enough for a library at the heart of this home.
  • One enters the Master Bedroom Suite with its own hall to a spacious light filled bedroom with a 5-bay sitting alcove. The master bathroom has hand-finished clawfoot tub, polished nickel finishes, marble tiled floors and shower room, double sink and separate toilet room.  A set of walk-in closets are complemented with additional closet storage. 
  • Two bedrooms are light filled, wood floor and coved plaster ceilings, and features a “jack and jill” door that connects the two. A full bathroom with a separate toilet room serves these bedrooms, and is smartly situated behind the ascending Venetian plaster stair wall to serve as a guest bath when entertaining.

Third Floor:

  • Top floor bedrooms offer flexibility of space - can be used as family room or in-law / guest suite, and  feature refreshing views, in one direction view of the ocean, Sutro Tower, St. Ignatius and the tops of the Golden Gate Bridge.  In the other direction, the serene views to Buena Vista Park.  Ample storage.  Full bath, with clawfoot tub and Toto Wash let toilet.

Garage/Laundry Level:

  • 1200 sf garage with storage
  • Laundry room with Washer/Dryer, utility sink, storage, and garden access

San Francisco’s Prime Location:

  • Close walk to Cole Valley cafes, culinary hubs, shops, Panhandle and Golden Gate Park. Transit options directly to downtown (or beach) with the 6 and 33 Muni lines, are just steps way.
  • The best that Haight Street has to offer are closest to this neighborhood, from the original Gus’s Community Market, and the live music of Club Deluxe, to the famed Haight Ashbury landmarks.
  • Best schools – public, and private, and international.


Cross Street:

Frederick St


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About Buena Vista / Ashbury Heights

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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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