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Summary: Seldom available home on a quiet and coveted cul-de-sac situated on the prime east slope of Russian Hill – known to be wind-protected and sunny. This jewel box home is a garden sanctuary with city views. Remarkably, every room has a view, whether of downtown, the bay, Coit Tower, or the exquisite garden. The back of the home steps out to the delightful, lovingly nurtured garden complete with a rose-arbor covered patio, mature espaliered trees, some succulent pots and a calming fountain. Lightly terraced stone steps lead to a whimsical folie – a decorative garden door that opens to a small tool shed. With south and western exposures, the garden offers a sunny or shady seat by day, and garden lights for drama by night. The easy flow indoors-outdoors is ideal for entertaining on a large or intimate scale. This magical home consists of: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, Living Room, Formal Dining Room, and Galley Kitchen. 1 car garage on lower level and a huge storage room with development potential. Potential to add a panoramic view roof deck and expansion potential. Views include the east bay, Bay Bridge, San Francisco skyline, and the tranquil garden. Every room with a view!

Description: Enter to the foyer which separates the living room from the formal dining room. The airy living room features a travertine-faced fireplace flanked with built-in storage and bookcases. One end of the room has a tranquil garden view and opens directly to the enchanted garden. The opposite end of the room features Coit Tower and downtown views. Across the foyer is the spacious dining room which also showcases Coit Tower and city views.  The adjacent kitchen is accessible through a door from the dining room or from the hall.  The classic kitchen has a large window with verdant garden views, and ample cupboard and counter space to keep your snacks and fairy light jars

Upstairs, the master bedroom highlights Coit, bay, and city views and is equipped with a bank of closets. The ensuite, tiled bath features a separate stall shower and a large tub.  The second bedroom also has Coit, bay and city views and has direct access to the bath which is also accessible from the hall.  The third bedroom is shown as a sitting room/office framing leafy garden views.

The lower level has one car parking with interior access, a workbench, and a large storage room.

The garden is the crown jewel of this delightful home. A lovely fountain is the focal point accented by a stunning rose-arbor covered patio. The garden perimeter is accented with charming folies including stone steps that lead to a garden door and a set of decorative wrought-iron gates. Mature, espaliered trees shield neighboring buildings and give structure to this private garden sanctuary. Some may say this rare offering is not merely a home with a garden, but rather a garden with a home.   


Russian Hill is a premier neighborhood within a world-class city, and within Russian Hill, 25 Bret Harte Terrace is rated a 95 by Walk Score® - a “Walker’s Paradise - Daily errands do not require a car.” Close by are the attractions of the North Waterfront, North Beach, and Washington Square, as well as Alice Marble Park on the famous Hyde Street Cable Car Line and the Crooked Street. The Art Institute is just a few doors away. Convenient access to downtown. 

About Janet

Janet Schindler's extraordinary success in real estate sales derives from her fundamental belief: the client is #1. For the past 30 years, Janet has taken this approach in her full-time career and it shows.  According to the MLS, Janet is ranked as the #1 individual Realtor for homes sold in District 7 – Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights, Marina, and Cow Hollow - since 2005.  In 2015, she ranked the #1 Realtor in San Francisco for all homes sold. She is consistently one of the top 25 Sotheby's International Realty Realtors and is regularly named on the prestigious Wall Street Journal's list of the Top Realtors in the USA. When Haute Living published a list of the Bay Area's Top 8 Real Estate Power Brokers, Janet was one of them, dubbed "The Professional," a title that truly characterizes her approach to her career and her relationship to her clients. 

Janet looks out for her clients' best interests. She specializes in preparing and presenting properties for sale to assure her sellers maximize their returns. When representing buyers, she is quick to point out the hidden upside in a property as well as drawbacks. Her clients enjoy her positive attitude and sense of humor during a process that is often beset with stress.  Whether her client seeks a world-wide marketing strategy or a discreet private sale, Janet has the wisdom, resources and experience to successfully negotiate the transaction.

Media frequently seek out Janet's opinion of the San Francisco real estate market. She is often quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Robb Report, Mansion Global, and local newspapers.  She researches and writes the annual Schindler Report, which appears in San Francisco's Nob Hill Gazette, analyzing luxury real estate sales in San Francisco's north side neighborhoods. In addition to her real estate writing, Janet has published articles on other areas of interest including architecture and gardening. 

Janet graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in philosophy, emphasizing Asian philosophy, from Brandeis University and was a Regents Scholar at UCLA Law School. Her education and expertise add value to every real estate transaction. 90% of Janet's business comes from repeat clients and their referrals because they know that she always puts clients' interests first.  Janet Schindler is the trusted name in San Francisco real estate.


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The Trusted Name in SF Real EstateConsistently Ranked by the Wall Street Journal in the Top Realtors Nationwide.Sotheby's International RealtyCalDRE# 00859528415.296.2211 office415.265.5994