10 San Benito Way

St. Francis Wood | San Francisco, CA

Offered for $3,698,000

Distinguished Italian Renaissance Revival Home

This impressive Italian Renaissance Revival home welcomes with its overwhelming quality, large scale rooms, exceptional architectural character, traditional floor plan, charming gardens, and prime neighborhood location. Built in 1924, in a golden age of skilled craftsmanship, the distinctive home stands out with its symmetrical front façade, centered by a recessed porch with dramatic arched opening, balconette with metal railing above the entry, and wood paneled front door flanked by vertical side windows. Characteristic of the style, the building features two sets of tripartite windows at the first story, and vertical casement windows with inset arch and ornamental floral molding above. In balance, the second story has grouped casement windows above the first story openings. The roof line is adorned by subtle dentil detail at the cornice.

Best described as timeless, the interior layout centers upon a grand formal entry hall and staircase from which the first-floor public rooms flow and upper-level bedrooms divide from a wide hall to the four corners of the house. Ceiling heights are approximately 11’, trayed with deep coving and ornamented with a flourish of decorative crown molding. Recently refinished, floors are hardwood, there is a gas log fireplace with classical surround, custom designer lighting and updated kitchen and baths. You’ll enjoy a large backyard with deck, mature plantings, an enviable butler’s pantry, first-floor laundry room, two-car side-by-side garage and full basement with tall ceilings, storage, and an abundance of potential.

The home is situated on a quiet tree-lined street, near to Terrace Green Park and West Portal Village local shops, restaurants, and great local schools. The home is also convenient to Stonestown Galleria (Whole Foods, Target, and Trader Joe’s) and highways 101 and 280.


  • Four Bedrooms (All on Upper Level)
  • Two Full & One-Half Bathrooms
  • Primary Suite with Two Walk-In Closets
  • Impressive Formal Entry Hall with Center Staircase
  • Grand Formal Living Room with Gas Log Fireplace
  • Banquet Size Formal Dining Room
  • Large First-Floor Family Room
  • Well-Outfitted Chef’s Kitchen with Center Island
  • Traditional Butler’s Pantry & Breakfast Area
  • Wide Deck Off the Kitchen Overlooks Large Back Yard
  • Convenient Laundry Room on First Floor
  • Full Basement with High Ceilings & Substantial Storage
  • Two-Car Detached Garage & Guest Parking on Driveway


  • Built 1924 – Designed by Architect E. Holman
  • 5,500 Sq.Ft. Lot (per Tax) & 3,120 Interior Sq.Ft. (per Draftsman)
  • Superb Architectural Quality & Timeless Period Detail
  • Serene Green Outlooks & Prime Neighborhood Location
  • Tall Trayed Ceilings with Decorative Cove Moldings
  • Fine Quality Millwork & White Oak Hardwood Floors
  • Beautiful Windows & Warm Natural Light
  • Thermador, Viking, GE & Samsung Appliances
  • Professionally Landscaped Lawn & Gardens
  • Sewer Lateral Replacement in 2022
  • Water Heater Replaced 2023
  • Front & Rear Auto-Irrigation
  • In-Home Security System



The developers of the St. Francis Wood, Mason and McDuffie, began planning the neighborhood more than 100 years ago, advertising St. Francis Wood as the city’s first residential park. The sales brochure touted lots that were twice the size of the average city lot, lush parks and boulevards to be designed by the Olmsted Brothers and streets lined with trees and plants. It was to be a planned community, a place that would appeal to families and to those seeking a grand lifestyle in a unique city setting. The majority of the neighborhood’s 540 homes were completed between the years of 1920 and 1940. While home styles range from Colonial Revival, Spanish Mediterranean to Tudor there is a common thread as all were built under the architectural guidance of the homeowners association. It is for this reason that the neighborhood was able to achieve homogeneity of scale, color and style and it remains that way today.


 Saturday, June 10 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Sunday, June 11 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Other Showings by Appointment – Please Call Jane to Schedule – 415.378.8635

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.