Historic Balboa Terrace | Delightful Two-Story Corner Home

650 Upland Drive, San Francisco, CA

Offered at $2,375,000

Rarely available two-story corner home on a great level block in beautiful Balboa Terrace. Traditional floor plan with formal entry, center staircase, grand living and dining rooms, four bedrooms (three on upper level), three full and one half baths, classic Poggenpohl kitchen with charming breakfast room and separate laundry room, partial basement with workbench, huge attic and two-car side-by-side garage. The home receives exceptional natural light from its many windows, lush green outlooks and broad views to the Pacific Ocean. Among its many features, the house offers exceptional detail & quality, a centerpiece stained glass window on staircase, mature landscape and two wood-burning fireplaces. Extremely special: this home has only been owned by two families & it is in very well-cared for condition. 

Treasure the beauty that surrounds you along with excellent local schools, nearby West Portal Village shops and restaurants, convenient Muni K, L, M & T trains and quick access to 101 and 280 freeways.

Main Features
  • Built 1927 – 2544 Sq. Ft., Per Tax Record
  • Superb Location & Level Lot
  • Lush Green Outlooks & Ocean Views
  • Gracious Entry Hall with Center Staircase
  • Formal Living Room & Dining Rooms
  • Four Bedrooms (Three on Upper Level)
  • Grand Master with Sunroom & Walk-in Closet

  • Three Full Bathrooms & One Half Bathroom
  • Poggenpohl Kitchen with Charming Breakfast Room
  • Guest Suite/Family Room on First Floor
  • Large Partial Basement with Workbench
  • Huge Accessible Attic Storage Space
  • Mature Landscape with Auto-Irrigation
  • Two-Car Side-by-Side Garage & Driveway Parking



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.”


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