Well-situated on a quiet residential block in Monterrey Heights this bright, beautifully appointed, and meticulously remodeled Mediterranean-style villa blends the very best of modern luxury living with the stately beauty of the past, offering close to 3000 square feet of “transitional style” living space.  With renovations completed in 2020, the home features sweeping south, west & east facing views of the city and bay, a state-of-the-art open Chef’s kitchen, grand-style living room, a sumptuous master-suite fully accessorized with all the latest bells and whistles, and separate guest quarters at the ground level which lend perfectly as an au-pair unit.  

Enter the Spanish-style residence by ascending red brick stairs to a front veranda framed by a traditional red Clay-tile roof, stucco walls and large picture windows with charcoal trim.  A formal entry foyer boasts chocolate wide-planked hardwood flooring, wrought-iron bannister stairway leading up, and modern light fixture overhead. 

To the left of the foyer find an elegant grand-sunken-living room with dramatic floor-to-ceiling picture windows, offering expansive city views. The room is framed overhead by gorgeous newly restored open-beamed ceilings, as well as an imposing wood-burning fireplace with ornate mantel and detail original to the 1926 home. 

The living room opens to a large entertaining room, combining kitchen and formal dining in one open space. A brand-new Chef’s kitchen centers around a sleek center island topped with high-end porcelain counters and pendant lights overhead. New shaker-style custom cabinetry with stylish brass hardware and porcelain tile backsplash frame top-of-the-line appliances which include 6-burner Viking range/oven, Bosch dishwasher, Bosch pull-out microwave, and stainless-steel refrigerator with ice and water makers.

A stylish half-octagon-shaped dining-room opens to the kitchen which features a bold and modern brass chandelier-fixture overhead, with ample space for hosting large gatherings. A new sliding glass door from the kitchen provides seamless access to enjoy indoor-outdoor living on a brand-new deck leading to a magical rear garden oasis with stone-paver patio and fire pit, wood trellis, supported by a new structural retaining wall. 

Complete the full circle of the main floor by entering the foyer to find a remodeled study on the right, with original built-in cabinetry and distinctive cove up-lighting installed in new crown molding overhead.  Beyond the study enter a brand new well-appointed ensuite guestroom with enchanting southeast facing city views through oversized picture windows and adjacent full bathroom, offering vessel sink over Kuhlmann-Rugen vanity, and custom pebble-pattern tile in modern stall shower. 

Head upstairs to find three private bedroom retreats. Bedroom one is ensuite and includes an oversized outfitted closet, adjacent newly remodeled bathroom with new subway tile, shower over tub, and hexagon floor tile. Bedroom two is a brand-new room offering sweet east facing views, as well as another fully outfitted closet. 

At the end of hall is a luxurious fully remodeled master suite. Here a bright spacious room with original coal-burning fireplace and decorative mantel is bookended at one end by a gorgeous sitting room with floor-to-ceiling windows providing spectacular east-facing views of the Sunset and bay, and on the other end, a sumptuous master bath. 

An all new elegant bathroom includes Vanity Art freestanding soaking tub, ProCraft vanity with dual sinks and sleek bronze fixtures over Carrara marble countertop, gorgeous custom-built walk-in marble shower with rainwater fixtures, and built-in bench, custom sconces and stylish open shelving, over marble flooring. 

The master suite provides three separate closets, including one 75-square foot fully decked out walk-in closet off the bath, a second walk-in accessed through the main bedroom, and a third cedar-lined closet in the sitting room. 

Adjacent the kitchen descends an interior stairway leading to the basement with 2-car garage, open laundry room offering brand new LG washer and dryer, and au-pair unit featuring living room, separate bedroom, and recently remodeled bath with ample storage, all new carpeting, drywall and paint. 

Ideally located in Monterrey Heights, adjacent to St. Francis Wood; just a short 12-minute stroll to charming downtown West Portal or the underground muni stop, for a car-free commute to the rest of the city and myriad points beyond. 

Additional Features and Renovations include:


  • New custom wide-planked chocolate hardwood flooring 
  • New recessed lighting and modern custom light fixtures 
  • New custom double-pane wood windows
  • New atrium window in kitchen 
  • New custom paint 
  • New crown molding, including drop-down molding installed with up lighting
  • All bedrooms include spacious and fully outfitted closets
  • All bedrooms are flooded with light and have gorgeous views
  • Access to additional storage through ceiling in master closet 
  • New carpeting on stairs to basement level


  • New heating system, including NEST thermostats
  • All new electrical system wired for camera/security
  • New copper plumbing throughout
  • New structural retaining wall in backyard
  • New improvements to foundation 


  • New exterior landscaping and light fixtures 
  • New exterior custom paint 
  • Driveway entrance on Maywood with off-street parking for 4 cars 
  • New glass door with side access to garage and au-pair unit 
  • New entrance to au-pair unit
  • Multiple large storage rooms in garage
Type: SingleFamily
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4
Floor size: 2850 sqft
Lot: 6747 sqft
Year Built: 1926
Heating: Central Heating
Cooling: None
Roof type: Clay Tile
Exterior material: Stucco
Parking: 4





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Monterey Heights is situated on the western slope of Mount Davidson. Stately homes with larger yards, front and back, characterize Monterey Heights, giving it a slightly affluent suburban feel.  Many of the homes are quite majestic, although there is a large spectrum of styles and sizes. Immediately southwest of Twin Peaks, this segment is nestled near St. Francis Wood, Sherwood Forest and Westwood Highlands. There is an active neighborhood association that even includes a "welcome committee" for new residents as well as social and edifying activities. This primarily quiet residential neighborhood has few retail or commercial outlets, which only lends to its quaint and charming character.


Marla Moresi-Valdes

Broker Associate/Top ProducerSotheby's International RealtyDRE# 01320998415.971.2535

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