Joining classic charm with contemporary luxury, life at 161 Clifford Terrace is worth savoring. Located in the enchanting neighborhood of Ashbury Heights, this fully modernized condominium offers approximately 2,400 square feet of living space with four bedrooms and three baths spread over two stories. Iconic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Marin Headlands, and the ocean beyond are enjoyed from both living levels and from the backyard. Coupled with yard access from the den, the open-concept design provides a true indoor-outdoor living experience, perfect for entertaining or relaxing as a family.
Constructed in 1926, the handsome Marina-style building presents a subtly curved stucco façade above a richly textured red-brick ground story. Period details—some harking back to the Edwardian era—include divided-light windows, reserved egg-and-dart ornaments framing the windows, and an austere cornice that crowns the structure to tastefully dramatic effect. Eye-catching terrazzo stairs lead from the sidewalk to the original set of mahogany doors.
A down-to-the-studs renovation in 2018 replaced the electrical, plumbing and communications systems while adding hydronic radiant heating to the floors. The fully remodeled kitchen boasts a Thermador professional stove, oven, and hood (all in stainless steel), a built-in refrigerator and freezer by Liebherr, and two wine fridges installed beneath the counter. Topped with a dramatic slab of fossil stone, the kitchen island provides a fascinating focal point. The living room and dining area enjoy unimpeded views of the ocean and the Golden Gate Bridge, as well as a wood-burning fireplace and white oak floors illuminated, in part, by a skylight above the open stairwell.
The primary bedroom suite offers a roomy walk-in closet and its own wood-burning fireplace and a cozy sitting area. But the highlight here, once again, is the view of the Bridge and the Marin Headlands—and you can enjoy them each morning from bed with help of the remote-controlled blinds. The en-suite bathroom features a stand-alone stone whirlpool tub, a combination steam room and shower, and a marble-top vanity with premium fixtures. On this same floor, two further bedrooms, both quite spacious, have captivating views in the evening of the lit-up hillside. Off the hallway is a full bathroom with a soaking tub.
A hillside staircase leads you to the building’s apex, where you will discover a secluded seating area and just a bit further, the four-person hot tub with 180-degree panorama of San Francisco. Outdoors, all levels of the terraced and beautifully landscaped backyard—the entirety of which is deeded to this unit—are outfitted with lighting, electrical outlets and water spigots for effortless gardening and entertaining. Let your cares wash away as you soak in the views in the utmost comfort.
A quick stroll brings you to the popular neighborhoods of Cole Valley, Castro and Haight-Ashbury, as well as many MUNI option to the Financial District, the Embarcadero, as well as both Oracle Park and the new Chase Center, where the San Francisco Giants and the Golden State Warriors play their home games. Cyclists will appreciate the bike storage racks in the garage, and the locking storage cabinets provide a great place for stowing outdoor gear and much more. For electric vehicles, the garage also has a 240-volt charging outlet. The 101 and 280 freeways are both only minutes away. With easy access to parks, recreation, and nightlife—and yes, those views!—161 Clifford Terrace provides a wonderful vantage into San Francisco.
Top two floors of a 2-unit, 1920s building
Condominium with four bedrooms and three bathrooms
To-the-studs renovation completed in 2018
Stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands and beyond
Open floor plan on upper level with direct access to a deck and the backyard
Primary bedroom with en-suite bath and walk-in closet