48 Mars Street SF
On Hold (COVID-19): $TBD
Magical Mars | Majestic Maison

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Square Feet: 1,656

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Perched high above the floating fog and pulsing orb of high-tech San Francisco is the tranquility of Corona Heights, one of the most sought after view neighborhoods in the City. And nestled within, Mars Street is one of those few enchanting city streets that meanders like a country stream between single family homes, eclectic architecture and verdant urban landscaping. Such an idyllic setting is nothing short of a bucolic version of urban living.

And standing back above it all is one of the most unique properties in San Francisco, 48 Mars Street. A magnificent two-story view home with outstanding period architecture, offering both character and style in each of it's lavish, spacious and light-filled rooms. This is an exceptional opportunity to create your own version of city living, a secluded urban sanctuary flying high above the City.

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48 MARS:

  • 3 Levels
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1.5 Bathrooms
  • Walk-in Closets
  • Living Room with Decorative Fireplace
  • Dining Room
  • Kitchen with eat-in Counter
  • Office
  • Storage
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Garden Patio



48 Mars offers numerous updates and upgrades, while also preserving opportunities for future ideas, expansions and remodels. Some of the recent upgrades include:

New Roof 2019

Freshly painted interiors

New light fixtures



Both 46 and 48 Mars are unique and separate properties with their own assesor parcel numbers (APN's) and are legally defined as condominiums. Together, they comprise the "46-48 Mars Street Homeowner Association". The properties are currenlty owned under a family structure of parents owning one property (48 Mars) and their son owning the other (46 Mars). Under the current ownership of separate legal owners, the properties are governed under the terms of the association, with 46 Mars paying $196.65pm HOA dues per month and 48 Mars paying $284.27 HOA dues per month



48 Mars: 1,656 sqft 

(Living Space: 1,656 sqft;  Storage: 235 sqft.)

Sources: Tax Records and OHP graphic design.



Corona Heights is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California, just north of Market Street and Eureka Valley. Corona Heights is often considered part of the Castro and Upper Market areas, perched high above en route to Twin Peaks. The Corona Heights neighborhood stretches between Buena Vista Park and Eureka Valley and is also adjacent to the Cole Valley neighborhood. The streets within Corona Heights were literally cut out of the large hill that once encompassed all of Buena Vista Park and extended all the way down to Market Street.

In the late 1800s, Corona Heights was quarried for brickmaking materials. The infamous Gray brothers had a brick kiln on States Street, where remnants of the brickyard buildings can still be seen. The kiln burned during the 1906 earthquake, causing some people to think a volcano had erupted on Corona Heights. After repairs, quarrying continued. The Gray brothers were seen as "constant law breakers," and were accused of injuring neighbors and damaging property with debris from illegal rock blasting here and in other quarries in San Francisco. In 1914, George Gray was murdered by a former employee who was owed back wages. An unsympathetic jury acquitted the defendant.

All the steep, exposed rock faces and the 'crown' we see today at Corona Heights are the result of quarrying, as are some early names used for this hill: Rocky Mountain, Red Rock, and Rocky Hill. Today, tennis courts, playing fields, and the Randall Museum all occupy large quarried areas. A natural history museum for children, the Randall Museum was the inspiration of Josephine D. Randall, San Francisco's first superintendent of recreation. 'Rocky Hill' was purchased by the city in 1940 and renamed Corona Heights. In 1947, Ms. Randall shepherded a $12 million bond issue for recreation capital projects, including a new junior museum building, which opened in 1951 on Corona Heights.

Because of the quarry, streets had been cut out of the rock for transport vehicle access and from the general quarrying done to the area. This made the location prime real estate for people who began to build their homes on the streets cut into the hill.

Many of the neighborhood homes have views (due to the elevation on the hill), close proximity to underground transportation (MUNI) and are situated just a few blocks from The Castro, local restaurants, and neighborhood hangouts. At the top of the hill, where the quarry used to stand, there is now the Corona Heights Park: a large, open space with panoramic views of the city and the bay. Corona Heights Park also features a fenced-in, maintained dog park.


The Castro District, commonly referenced as The Castro, is a neighborhood in Eureka Valley in San Francisco. The Castro was one of the first gay neighborhoods in the United States. Having transformed from a working-class neighborhood through the 1960s and 1970s, the Castro remains one of the most prominent symbols of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) activism and events in the world. The neighborhood offers numerous cafes, restaurants, bars, retail and grovery strore options to it's surround residents. 


Cole Valley borders Golden Gate Park to the north, Haight-Ashbury to the northeast, The Castro to the east and Twin Peaks to the south. Near Kezar Stadium, Cole Valley is the smallest neighborhood in San Francisco. The neighborhood is bordered on the west by Stanyan Street and the Sutro Forest, on the south by Tank Hill, and on the east by Clayton Street. The main commercial strip is condensed into three blocks along Cole Street and part of Carl Street. This strip includes more than a dozen restaurants and cafés. 


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List Agent:
Kevin M. Wakelin
Luxury Property Specialist
DRE# 01935159

1699 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109

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Sellers reserve the right to accept or reject any offer.


Escrow Opened with:
Kathy Nerud 
Senior Escrow Officer
T: (415) 421-9770 | F: (415) 788-4237 | Shoretel: 43261 
Old Republic Title   
601 California Street, Suite 900 | San Francisco, CA 94108


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