San Francisco Luxury Property
Family style
residio Heights
4 Presidio Terrace
Offered at $4,200,000
Built in 1911
9 rooms total
Formal living & dining rooms
Designer kitchen & library, 3 fireplaces
4 bedrooms, incl 2 masters & 3.5 baths
Lower level au pair room & bath, recreation/exercise room
Garden & terraced patio
Driveway for 3+ cars
Floor plans:


The glorious, sun-filled home was designed by architects Kenneth MacDonald, Jr. and George Applegarth in 1911 in the ‘Prairie School’ style created by Frank Lloyd Wright who emphasized horizontal planes and openness in his designs.

Natural light filters through the dramatic, soaring atrium which provides a sense of space beyond. The four floors of living space are accessed by split-level landings for effortless ascent and descent. The floor plan is extremely flexible to suit a family’s changing needs, and is ideal for gracious entertaining, indoors and out.

The rich details of the original architecture include white oak beams & crown molding, beautiful hardwood floors, gracious arches and wide doorways. The expansive picture windows and multitude of French paned windows in many rooms marry interior spaces to the out of doors.

Main Level
Beautifully planted spring blooms and perennials line the brick and stone walkway which leads to the expansive porch and carved front door. The landscaped driveway, with security gate, parks three or more cars.

The inviting ENTRANCE HALL introduces a sense of light and harmony to be found throughout the house. Three archways provide a progressive visual effect. The POWDER ROOM features an antique marble sink and hand painted walls.

Step down to the generously proportioned LIVING ROOM with outlook to the verdant greenery of Presidio Terrace though expansive picture windows. The focal points of the room are the ornate fireplace and the beamed ceiling with crown molding made of massive white oak.

The east DINING ROOM is ideal for formal or informal entertaining. The paned bay window and trellising provides a garden ambience. French doors open to a sunny TERRACE with built-in bench seating, making for an ideal place for alfresco dining.

The light-filled Mediterranean style FAMILY KITCHEN is at once elegant and yet casual. It is perfectly laid out and equipped with state-of-the-art appliances for gourmet cooking and catering. The breakfast area is ideal for informal dining with family and guests.

The designer kitchen’s old world patina is reflected in the brushed pale green antiqued cabinetry, some with sandblasted glass fronts, and 24 karat gold leaf application. The countertops and large work island are made of acid-washed concrete with rich yellow-gold veins. Concrete has been poured into wood slats on the diagonal, acid-washed and cracked; three large mosaic sunflowers in the style of Van Gogh accent the beautiful floor.

Top of the line fixtures & appliances include:

6-burner gas Wolf cook top with grill
Commercial hood
Double Gaggenau ovens
Built-in microwave
Full size Subzero refrigerator
Full size Subzero freezer
Miele dishwasher
GE Trash compactor

Second Level
A picture gallery leads to the very private and spacious MASTER BEDROOM which is situated at the front of the house with views to the Presidio circle greenery.

The luxurious MASTER BATH features limestone floor and surround, deep tub and beautiful vanity with black granite in the style of Biedemeier.

Third Level
The handsome LIBRARY with Presidio circle outlook features a. tiled fireplace, custom bookcases, glazed walls in a warm copper color and hardwood floor. It is the perfect place for quietude or private meetings.

The second BEDROOM features a built-in desk and storage, and large closet with beautiful outlook.

The third BEDROOM has an adjoining tiled BATH with original refinished porcelain terra cotta tub, porcelain sink, and beautifully re-nickeled hardware.

Fourth Level
The light and airy FAMILY/MEDIA ROOM (or MASTER SUITE alternative) features a beamed ceiling, craftsman style fireplace, built-in bench seating and paned windows on three sides. One wall houses the entertainment system, bar refrigerator and microwave.

The adjoining expansive VIEW DECK has views of Temple Emanuel, Lone Mountain, Twin Peaks and the Golden Gate Park; it is ideal for sunning and relaxation.

The wonderful tiled MASTER BATH features a mirrored double vanity and Jacuzzi tub.

LOWEr Level
Temperature controlled WINE CELLAR

RECREATION/EXERCISE ROOM (formerly the garage)

Au pair BEDROOM & BATH with shower

LAUNDRY ROOM and extra storage

HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION DUES: $1,150.00 per quarter for common area landscaping, repairs and security.

listing agents
  Malin Giddings
Joan Gordon