This exceptional Russian Hill view home is
the very embodiment of sophistication and
simplicity, the perfect balance for unique
city living. Originally built in 1938 by noted Bay
Area mid-century modern architect Gardner Dailey, this
completely detached four bedroom, four and a half bath
property was thoroughly remodeled in 2004 but still
conveys the Dailey ethos of bringing in light at every turn
through tall windows and French doors, multiple terraces,
open space and views from every level.
The home’s inviting floor plan begins with an office with built-ins off the main foyer, a family/media room with terrace, a wine cellar complete with tasting area and ample bottle storage, an elegant living room with a woodburning fireplace and terrace, a formal dining room that opens to a lovely garden, a chef ’s eat-in kitchen big enough to accommodate the largest of dinner parties (leading to the third terrace), three bedrooms with en suite baths on one floor, a fourth bedroom (with fourth terrace) and bath, and a spectacular roof deck with commanding views of iconic San Francisco: the Bay, Coit Tower, the Bay Bridge and the San Francisco skyline.
Step into the garden, and you are surrounded by nature -- trees, flowers, scents and color. Inside, however, you are immersed in modernity and luxury, a house with every imaginable convenience and comfort, and yet with such simplicity you never feel overtaken by the house. It is more than enough but never too much. In absolute move-in condition, 65 Montclair Terrace enjoys some of the finest materials, finishes and fixtures seen today.
Montclair Terrace is a coveted street that is distinguished
by its uniquely tranquil location in the heart of one of the
City’s most vibrant neighborhoods. This block-long culde-
sac provides a sense of peace and privacy not typical
in a bustling city. 65 Montclair Terrace captures the very
best this location has to offer: sights and sounds of the
City in a quiet and serene location that also promises the
best restaurants, beautiful open spaces and parks, colorful
neighborhoods and ample transit all just steps away.
With two entrances (on Montclair Terrace and Chestnut Street), two garages (that accommodate three cars), two elevators and a house wired for the best in lighting, sound and security, you have a home that achieves a level of comfort and livability married with seamless elegance for what can only be described as the ultimate in city living.
Two separate entrances: one on Montclair (with garage parking for two cars) with elevator access and one on Chestnut (with garage for one car) and its own elevator.
Four and a half baths
Custom cabinetry and built-ins
Venetian Plaster Walls
Two fireplaces: gas fireplace in master suite and wood burning fireplace in the living room
18th Century French mantel in living room
Radiant heat throughout
Custom bronze banisters
Hand-blown light fixture suspended three floors in stairway
Steam shower and infinity jet bath tub
Chef's kitchen complete with double sinks, marble counters, Wolf Range (6 burners), Sub Zero refrigerator, Gaggenau Steam Oven and warming drawer
Wet bar and built-in Miele espresso maker
Built-in gas grill on the terrace just outside the kitchen
Distributed 8 zone audio system
Lutron Home Works and Crestron Systems for ideal lighting and music coordinating, via a wireless touch panel
The finest of materials including travertine, Calcutta marble, leather, bronze and walnut
There's hardly a neighborhood that compares with Russian Hill, with its mesmerizing views, heart-stopping hairpin turns, and sheer historical grandeur. Locals enjoy the hillside garden climbs, the exquisite tiny parks, and the classic ice cream parlor found at the corner of Union and Hyde. There is a delicate European flair to many of the boutiques and restaurants found along the lushly green streets of Jackson, Union, and Hyde. Green and Polk Streets offer exceptional international cuisine from French to Italian to Vietnamese, you can't go wrong in this vibrant stretch of city. If shopping is on your list, don't miss the many delightful boutiques dotting Polk Street between Union and Broadway.
There is a tremendous spread of possibilities when it comes to housing in Russian Hill. From turn-of-the-century backyard cottages, to lush million-dollar homes, to hilltop town houses and condos with mind-blowing Bay views - there is something for all sensibilities. The architectural influences in Russian Hill reach back to classic form - from Spanish Colonial, to Mission Revival, to Italianate, and Arts and Crafts, and beyond.
Russian Hill remains a very walkable urban landscape despite its hilly tendency. The Financial District and Civic Center are easily within reach. And if you're smart you'll occasionally ride the cable car home, on a monthly pass from SFMUNI.