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St. Francis Wood

This quiet, residential neighborhood of remarkably large homes on liberally sized lots is built on “the city’s beautiful plan” promoted by popular architect of the time, Daniel Burnham. St. Francis Wood keeps a very low profile. Utility lines are buried underground and businesses are forbidden. Established in the 1920s for the affluent families of San Francisco, with homes designed by the prominent architects of the day, including Julia Morgan, the showplace homes of St Francis Wood range in style from Normandy farmhouse to Spanish Mission, Georgian, and Tudor. The landscape architects Olmstead Brothers laid out the curving streets along 175 acres below Mt Davidson, and designed sunken gardens, loggias, fountains and pools to be reminiscent of the Italian Renaissance. West Portal’s business district provides convenient access to shopping and dining. Centrally located, St Francis Wood is close to 19th Avenue that connects San Francisco to the airport and Silicon Valley to the south, and Golden Gate Park, the Presidio, and Marin to the north. Stern Grove, with its amazing redwoods and summer concert series is nearby.