Missy Wyant Smit

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Presidio Heights 1920 Historic Residence

3485 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94118

4 BEDS | 3.5 BATHS | 1 PARKING | $6,000,000

Located on a flat block in the illustrious Presidio Heights neighborhood, 3485 Jackson Street stands as a testament to architectural grandeur and refined living. This magnificent residence, with its commanding presence and stately facade, encapsulates the elegant essence of the city.

Built in 1920 by renowned architect Edward Young, the home’s rich history is rooted in its years of ownership by San Francisco’s own John and Elinor McGuire of the McGuire furniture company. Remodeled by the McGuires in 1955, the home retains many sophisticated elements and design features such as the metal detailing in the main staircase balustrades and the intricately carved door knobs. The garden, designed by renowned landscape architect Thomas Church, was installed in 1960 and reflects the pinnacle of Church’s “California style” aesthetic. Purchased by its current stewards in 1973, beautiful design elements throughout have been preserved and the home itself maintained in immaculate condition.

The classic black-and-white tiled entrance is indicative of the home’s elegance. A grand-scale foyer opens to graciously proportioned living spaces interconnected to create a natural flow with soaring ceilings, ornate moldings, and warm hardwood floors. Expansive windows on three sides of the home frame serene greenery, infusing every room with natural light and a sense of tranquility. 

The stately formal living room is complemented by a white marble fireplace and intricate crown molding reflecting the grace and sophistication of the home. The formal dining room will no doubt be a setting for numerous memorable occasions with garden outlooks and ample room for large-scale entertaining. An adjacent cozy sitting room lined with Japanese screens provides a relaxed space for casual gatherings just off the kitchen. Highlighting the home's versatile layout is walk-out access through sliding glass doors to the flat, intricately designed south-facing Thomas Church deck and garden. The heart of the home is the classic kitchen, outfitted with original stainless steel counters and hardware as well as custom teak cabinetry built to last a lifetime with each cabinet offering a specific function, from glassware to linens. The kitchen offers a matching access point to the garden, creating a home built for the indoor-outdoor California lifestyle.

Up the dramatic, sky-lit main staircase, the private quarters present a verdant and serene escape. The primary suite features rich leather floors, a spacious layout anchored by a beautiful marble fireplace, multiple windows, walk-through closets with skylight and an en-suite bathroom with an exquisite marble vanity. Three additional bedrooms and a hall bathroom afford ample space for family and guests, each room echoing the home's theme of elegance and quality. The bedrooms at the rear of the home each have access to a sundrenched, south-facing balcony, beckoning for a morning coffee or an afternoon book.

Additional living space on the lower level offers options for a home gym with its own access to the garden. The adjacent cozy office features built-in bookshelves and accompanies a full bathroom. A laundry room and spacious garage with abundant storage are the finishing touches to the interior.

The outdoor living spaces highlight the beauty of the home’s surroundings. Multiple serene sitting areas on an intricate herringbone deck offer a private retreat along with lush vegetation, an established cherry tree and beautiful wisteria vine. Meanwhile, the home's premier location in Presidio Heights grants unparalleled access to the neighborhood's boutique shopping, gourmet dining, and the picturesque Presidio and Presidio Wall playground, making this property not just a home, but a gateway to the best of San Francisco living.



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Overview for Presidio Heights, CA

4,451 people live in Presidio Heights, where the median age is 44 and the average individual income is $147,378. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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44 years

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