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Seller Representation|5 Bedrooms + 3.5 Baths

173 Downey Street

San Francisco




Neighborhood Ashbury Heights
Square Footage ~3,150 sq ft
Description 5 Bedrooms + 3.5 Baths


  • Circa 1902 Colonial Revival Cottage...reborn Green in 2009
  • Virtually all building materials are sustainable, reclaimed or reused
  • Formal living and dining rooms with fireplaces and original pocket doors
  • Gourmet kitchen with adjacent family room
  • Walk-out deck off dining and family rooms
  • Pre-wired for home theater and whole-house audio system
  • Mature garden with automatic drip irrigation
  • Two car garage
  • Cat-5 to kitchen, family room, bedrooms, office & family room


This extraordinarily-appointed Cole Valley home recently underwent a massive renovation with a conscience! Great effort was taken to reclaim, reuse and build with sustainable materials, while creating a warm, inviting home that pays homage to its original turn of the century detailing, resulting in perhaps the most Green historic home in San Francisco.


A traditional and welcoming foyer with an antique chandelier and wainscot greets guests into the home.

The formal living room displays traditional detail with the original fireplace mantel and coved ceilings but also enjoys modern comfort with its oversized cozy window seat and built-in speakers connected to the centralized music system.

Pocket doors separate the living room from the formal dining room with wood burning fireplace, built-in speakers, wainscoting and French doors which lead out to one of the home’s three decks.

The gourmet kitchen is beautifully appointed with custom cabinetry, a Bertazzoni convection range, Jenn-Air warming drawer, Jenn-Air refrigerator, Electrolux dishwasher and a built-in banquette for casual eating. The adjacent family room is pre-wired for a wall-mounted HDTV with a built-in home theater speaker system and features custom built-in cabinets and French doors leading out to the deck.


Upstairs off the center foyer are three bedrooms, including a large master suite plus a large full bathroom (with the restored original standalone claw foot tub from 1902) and a laundry closet.

The private master suite offers expansive views of Tank Hill, the Pacific Ocean, Golden Gate Park and the Marin Headlands. Off the master hallway are the large walk-in closet and the beautifully appointedbathroomwithsoakingtub,doublevanity,anoversized walk-in shower and water closet with skylight. The bedroom is pre-wired for a wall-mounted HDTV, has built-in speakers, and features remote-controlled directional lighting for art display. Off the master is the walk-out deck with views of the Sunset, Golden Gate Park and north towards and past St. Ignatius.


Downstairs is an additional garden bedroom opening to a walk-out deck plus a 5th bedroom/office and a full bathroom with large walk-in shower. This level also includes a large finished and lockable storage room, a 500-bottle wine cellar (expandable to 1000+ bottles) and internal access to the 2 car tandem garage which also includes substantial storage space and is pre-wired for a future electric car charger.


The mature landscaped and fully drip-irrigated garden is accessed from both the ground-level deck and by stairs from the first-level dining and family room deck.

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