265 Santa Ana Avenue

Balboa Terrace | San Francisco, CA

Offered at $1,698,000

Mediterranean Garden Home


This ultra-charming Mediterranean home impresses with its superb condition, distinctive architectural character, picture perfect gardens, countless upgrades and prime location. Situated on a beautiful tree-lined street, the house stands out with its artfully designed gardens and stunning Palladium style windows. Move-in ready, the home has been thoughtfully renovated to not only create inviting living spaces but to modernize the home’s structure and systems.


Among the many improvements, kitchen and baths were remodeled, dual pane windows and doors were installed, the main roof was replaced, electrical and plumbing were upgraded, and outdoor living spaces transformed. The home offers three bedrooms (including the master suite), two baths, light-filled living and dining rooms and a well-outfitted chef’s kitchen with custom finishes and high-end appliances. The developed lower level offers versatile use with a large laundry area and abundant workspace. Above it all is an accessible attic perfect for extended storage or possible development.


Outside you’ll enjoy a professionally designed walk-out garden with lush lawn, mature plantings, two decks, and auto-irrigation. The detached garage accommodates one car, or it can double as a studio, office or play area. The home is convenient to excellent local schools, West Portal Village shops & restaurants and Highways 101 & 280.


  • Three Bedrooms / Two Full Bathrooms (all on one floor)
  • Wonderful Master Suite with Garden Outlooks
  • Charming Enclosed Front Porch Entry with Custom Bench
  • Living Room with Floor to Ceiling Palladium Windows
  • Beautifully Remodeled Modern Chef’s Kitchen
  • Comfortable & Stylish Formal Dining Room
  • Idyllic Backyard with Lawn, Decks & Mature Plantings
  • Spectacular Front Garden with Drought-Resistant Plants
  • Versatile Lower Level with Laundry, Storage & Workspace
  • Useful Attic for Added Storage & Possible Development
  • One-Car Garage – Doubles as Studio, Work or Play Space


  • Built 1921, 1,885 SQ FT (per graphic designer)
  • Charming Architectural Detail & Custom Features
  • Waterworks Faucet, Fisher/Paykel, Bosch & Wolf Appliances
  • Bay Windows, French Doors & Oak Hardwood Floors
  • Extensive Home Insulation & Home Security
  • New Triple Layer Roof & Copper Gutters 
  • Dual Pane Windows & Exterior Doors by Pella
  • Upgraded Electrical & Plumbing Systems
  • Tankless Water System & Air Conditioning
  • Rebuilt Wood-Burning Fireplace in Living Room
  • Gardens by Flora Grubb (Patrick Lannan Designs)



One of the earliest subdivisions on Mount Davidson, Balboa Terrace, was filed by Baldwin & Howell in 1912. However, most of the homes were built by Hueter Homes and designed by Harold G. Stoner in the 1920s, with Lang Realty Company in charge of promotion and sales. “A pleasant place to go home to, this neighborhood has the respectability of St. Francis Wood at a lesser scale and, one might hope, price. Its homes are set back from the street. Wiring is undergrounded. Streets are landscaped and include some grassy pedestrian ways.”


The subdivision map for Balboa Terrace was created in 1912. Adjacent to St. Francis Wood, with large entrance gates and a central landscaped pedestrian parkway, it was built by Lang Realty with Harold G. Stoner as supervising architect. Architect Patrick McGrew writes of these new neighborhoods being created west of Twin Peaks, “Between the years 1900-1915, without any government intervention or direct support, thousands of San Francisco’s most beautiful homes were built, creating dozens of the city’s most attractive neighborhoods…These homes will never be found in the tourist brochures that describe the sites of San Francisco, for none are located in the tourist zone… These are the homes where San Franciscans live – a “Home City – a good place in which to live,” in the words of the 1915 Chamber of Commerce Publication.” (source:

265 Santa Ana Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94127


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Jane R. Poppelreiter

Details Matter

Exceptional client service is Jane Poppelreiter`s first priority. Her service oriented philosophy and focused attention to every detail of the buying and selling process has provided her clients with solid real estate investments and has earned her wide respect throughout the San Francisco real estate community.

Jane`s negotiation skills, confidence and expert ability to formulate deals that work are the result of her years of experience and ultimately is the value that she offers her clients. With an impressive list of clients Jane has proven herself as a polished professional, pairing innovative marketing and selling strategies with excellent communication skills. She credits her past and present success to personal discipline, high standards, creativity, and the persistence to ensure that every transaction be as seamless as possible.