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Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3++
Floor size: 1914 sqft
Lot: 8670 sqft

Golden Gate Bridge Views
and a Storied Presence

Last on the market over 55 years ago, this beautiful home with gorgeous direct views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay from the living room, primary bedroom suite and 3rd floor ensuite bedroom, as well as Bay and Presidio views from the foyer, dining room, ensuite office and both 2nd and 3rd floor hallways is located on a flat block in Presidio Heights set above the Presidio, with windows everywhere to frame these breathtaking vistas of the bridge, the Bay and city lights.

The vast living room is defined by an ultra-wide floor-to-ceiling bay window. Upstairs, the 4 bedroom suites are highlighted by a primary retreat with yet another vast bay window that frames the view. Other highly desirable amenities include a gym, dedicated delivery entrance, a separate caretaker's apartment, a walk-in safe, elevator to all levels and a four-car garage with ultra-high overhead clearance.

The Story

The timeless spell of a fairytale château envelops this idyllic mansion, set on a showcase corner in Presidio Heights. In front of the home lie stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay and Presidio. 3498 Jackson’s exceptional presence easily holds its own with the residence next door—one of the most beautiful Maybeck houses ever designed.

Designed in the French Eclectic style by noted Bay Area architect F. Frederic Amandes, 3498 Jackson’s mansard roofs are accented by dormer windows. A lavish wrought iron and glass entry door opens to a captivating world of light-swept parquet floors, delicately muraled walls, tendrilled wrought iron and a remarkable oval staircase that rises through all four levels. Windows everywhere wash the spaces in soft light and frame breathtaking vistas of the bridge, the Bay and city lights. The vast living room is defined by an ultra-wide floor-to-ceiling bay window. The kitchen features a four-burner cooktop island and a sunny breakfast nook.

Upstairs, the bedroom suites are highlighted by a primary retreat with yet another vast bay window that frames the view. Its bath, wrapped in dramatic patterned marble, centers on a luxurious soaking tub with a view. Above, in the lofty middle dormer room, an enchanting nursery worthy of Peter and Wendy awaits.

Once the home of Hills Bros. scion Herbert Gray Hills and his socialite wife, Winifred, the 6,385 square foot residence on a flat block at Jackson and Locust is filled with sought-after classic-age features that are hard to find today. Among them: a superb floor plan with elevator ... breathtaking views from all levels ... two third-level balconies and a rooftop deck ... an ultra-private ground-level garden screened by hedges and shaded by feathery trees. Other highly desirable amenities include a dedicated delivery entrance, a separate caretaker's apartment, a walk-in safe and a four-car garage with ultra-high overhead clearance.

 Sequestered between one of the world's most famous outdoor expanses and one of its most iconic cities, this quintessentially private world is San Francisco at its most elegant and welcoming.


  • Elegant and graceful French Eclectic style 4 - story home built in 1937
  • Located on a flat block on the North side in Presidio Heights
  • Featuring panoramic Golden Gate Bridge and Bay views on 3 levels 
  • Gracious sized rooms with interior architectural detail preserved
  • 6385 sq.ft. living space and 2488 sq.ft. non-living space - totaling 8833 sq.ft.
  • 4057 sq.ft. lot with 35 ft. frontage and 115.9 ft. depth 
  • Formal Entry hall, Living room, Dining room, Eat-in kitchen 
  • 7+ Bedrooms and 7.5 Baths
  • 2 Sitting rooms / Libraries
  • 3rd Floor Kitchenette / 3rd Floor Roof deck
  • Elevator to all levels 
  • 2 Staircases / Walk-in safe 
  • Gym 
  • Butler’s quarters 
  • Separate Service entrance  
  • Seismic upgrades
  • 3-4 Car Garage
  • Garden 

Rooms By Level

Main Level:

Entry hall. Living room spanning the back of the home with fireplace. Library. Powder room. Coat closet. Formal dining room with handpainted wallpaper. Kitchen with eating area, island. Additional room with full bath.

2nd Level:

Master bedroom suite spans the back of the home with dressing room, 2 bathrooms, sitting room/office. 2 Additional ensuite bedrooms. 3 Linen closets. 

3rd Level:

Library/entertaining room with fireplace and full bath. Additional bedroom. Kitchenette. Partially covered rooftop terrace.

Lower Level:

Utility rooms. Gym. Walk-in safe. Store rooms. Laundry. Butler’s quarters. 3-4 car garage. Access to garden. Garden.


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Showings by Appointment:
Contact Karen Mendelsohn Gould
(415) 871-1597
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Karen Mendelsohn Gould


DRE# 01189713

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Neighborhood Gallery

3498 Jackson Street

Nestled between glam Pacific Heights and the Richmond district, Presidio Heights is a rare neighborhood where luxury doesn't take a backseat to family friendliness. Affluent by any measure, homes here are beautiful and well-maintained. You will find an interesting mix of architectural styles in the large single family homes and there are some multi-unit buildings and condos to choose from as well. In addition to its outstanding collection of homes, many residents are drawn here for the neighborhood's proximity to the Presidio of San Francisco, offering nearly three square miles of gorgeous greenery for recreational exploration. Being buffered by this outdoor expanse to the north imbues Presidio Heights with a quiet, peaceful atmosphere. Julius Kahn Playground sits just north of the neighborhood; established in 1923 to serve military families living at the Presidio, today it has new playground equipment, basketball court, clubhouse and playing fields, making it a popular meeting spot for Presidio Heights neighbors of all ages. When it comes time to run errands or venture out for a cup of coffee, Laurel Village on California Street is a charming and very convenient shopping center. Expect to dodge some strollers when you visit its array of shops, cafes, and grocery stores serving the area. Venture a bit farther West to take advantage of all of the Inner Richmond's amenities, including delightfully diverse shopping and dining.