Sold: 248 Upper Terrace

Offered at $1,495,000
Sold for $1,485,000

This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home embraces a 21st century lifestyle with spaces for entertaining, leisure and privacy. The home is a masterful modernist design by renowned architect James Shay. Situated on the crest of Ashbury Heights, various rooms in the home enjoy sweeping views of the downtown skyline, San Francisco Bay, Mount Diablo, Eureka Valley and Twin Peaks.

The home is designed for acoustical privacy with the master bedroom suite on the top floor, the middle level for living, dining and entertaining and the lower level for guest and office space. The living room has a gas fireplace with stone surround. High, east-facing windows invite natural light, and scenic outlooks of the streetscape and beyond. The remodeled kitchen has granite counters and stainless appliances. The formal dining room opens to a deck and a terraced garden with drip irrigation system. A powder room completes the main level.

A subtly angled staircase leads to the spacious top floor master suite, double-sink granite bathroom and walk-in closet. This room also enjoys a gas fireplace and panoramic view terrace.

The first level has two bedrooms and one bath. Both rooms have cork floors; one enjoys morning sun, has built-in book shelves and is currently being used as an office. The second bedroom faces a serenely private garden space.

The spacious garage has ample built in cabinets and shelving and washer/dryer. Two small cars can park side-by-side and a third car can go in the driveway. The ADT alarm system works with the iPad/iPhone products that accommodate video images. Heating and lighting can be managed from the same system.


  • Well maintained Single Family Home
  • Secluded Ashbury Heights location
  • Designed by James Shay, built in 1988
  • 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
  • 2,388 square feet, per tax records
  • Enjoys views of the San Francisco skyline and Twin Peaks
  • Landscaped, terraced garden
  • Spacious living room and dining room with handsome hardwood floors
  • Parking for two cars; garage with interior access
  • Abundant storage space
  • Near shopping and amenities on Cole Street

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