Abutting the Mt. Sutro Open Space Reserve, the only way to reach the Clarendon Heights home at 1335 Stanyan is by way of Clarendon and then down the Stanyan Street Steps.
But once you reach the secluded home in the city which was designed by Lun Chan, you’ll find a light-filled open interior with an enclosed lap pool and views across Cole Valley.
Not to mention a couple of rather nice little decks on which to relax after your trek:

Listed for $3,498,000 this past July, reduced three times, and then withdrawn from the MLS in November, the 3,877 square foot home has been listed anew for $2,595,000, the same price at which it was last listed.
∙ Listing: 1335 Stanyan Street (5/3) 3,877 sqft – $2,595,000 []

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by puffington

    On street parking half a block away up the hill…

  2. Posted by redseca2

    After carrying things up and down the hillside stairs it must feel great to just jump into that pool.

  3. Posted by Mickey

    I’ve lived in Cole Valley for 20 years and not aware of any steps on Stanyan above Belgrave. Is this house accessible only from Clarendon? I know that there is a sign at the top of Clarendon that refers to addresses on Stanyan that can only be accessed from Clarendon – wonder if this is one of them. I don’t think any stairs go all the way from Clarendon to Stanyan/Belgrave.
    [Editor’s Note: Wonder no longer, it is.]

  4. Posted by redseca2

    Stanyan peters out halfway down to Belgravia on all current maps.
    I recall exploring that route at least 10 years ago and being forced to backtrack. I wonder what the history is here because the City hates to surrender a right of way (You can even see the lines of trees in the Panhandle stop at each cross street).
    The nearest work around is to continue west on Clarendon to Johnson Drive and go right, where a trail to the right connects with Belgravia.

  5. Posted by Mark F.

    Gorgeous home, but I can see that it hasn’t sold due to lack of parking and access issues. But I love it. The right buyer can probably get this for a great price.

  6. Posted by formidable doer of the nasty

    If you can afford this house you can afford to pay for grocery delivery. I love it.

  7. Posted by around1905

    I wonder if the indoor pool adds value, or subtracts it….

  8. Posted by sf

    Tahoe and City in one. Love it!

  9. Posted by jlasf

    It’s like living on the Filbert Steps on Telegraph Hill. I know people who live there and don’t seem to mind the walk. For me, it would be a pain to trudge up and down in the rain. Clearly, this house has the same trade-off. It’s a great house, but….

  10. Posted by SF Citizen

    How does your contractor get building materials to this site? What happens when you need a new refrigerator? Does it have to come up the stairs/walkway on a dolly? It is a very nice house, but the accessibility issues are too much for me.

  11. Posted by diemos


  12. Posted by Jimmy (not a Real San Franciscan (TM))

    Ever been to Venice? Accessibility issues can be solved — in the case of Venice, everything moves around by hand. The old way. It’s possible, and from the owner’s perspective, quite easy. You just hire a ton of strong guys to move your stuff around. It costs more… but in many ways, it’s better. The other 99.9% of the time you are surrounded by peace and quiet and car-free. Liberating.
    I absolutely love this place; I may even talk my wife into visiting the open house when one happens. I can’t afford it, but …

  13. Posted by lol

    If you look closely at construction sites, almost all materials are essentially moved by hand in the last few feet. I think that pouring concrete for a proper foundation would be the main challenge in all of this. How do you bring fresh concrete in a good enough flow? I’d be curious to know how you can pull it off.

  14. Posted by sf

    What if there is a fire? Do firemen hand deliver buckets of water 500 feet away from the street?

  15. Posted by Jimmy (not a Real San Franciscan (TM))

    How do they get water? The pump it in hoses. The usual way.

  16. Posted by formidable doer of the nasty

    Cripes, some of you people really sound like you’d be happier in Nebraska where your Rascal can take you everywhere. It’s just stairs! I have 45 steps (30 down, 15 up) from the street to my front door and I’ve had numerous appliances and large pieces of furniture delivered with no problems. I also manage to drag cases of Pellegrino home from Costco without dying. Last place I lived was on an 18% grade and I was on the 4th floor of an old building with no elevator. My neighbor was 80 and he made it down and up just fine every day. If this place has “accessibility issues” for you then you need to examine your lifestyle.

  17. Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

    “I think that pouring concrete for a proper foundation would be the main challenge in all of this.”
    Concrete can be delivered through tubes via Schwing boom pumps. Hopefully there’s a Schwing unit in the area with a boom long enough to deliver to this site. Once the concrete is poured, you bring in a Wacker vibrator to remove the voids.
    Got that? Schwing first, then Wacker.

  18. Posted by lol

    it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that Schwing

  19. Posted by GetOffTheIvy

    Its not the stairs, that’s part of San Fransisco, its the lack of parking that is driving the price.

  20. Posted by latitude

    Lack of parking is also part of San Francisco. At this price point though…

  21. Posted by formidable doer of the nasty

    Depends on how difficult street parking is (on Clarendon near the stairway). I’m sure it’s much easier than in Russian Hill or Telegraph Hill where you also frequently see units in this price range with no parking.

  22. Posted by SocketSite

    The list price for 1335 Stanyan Street has been reduced $145,000 (6%), now asking $2,450,000.

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