449 Parker Avenue


Mediterranean Villa on Lone Mountain 449 Parker Avenue Becky Cusack Presents: The Palace of the Soul $4,400,000

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California Spanish Mission Style Estate

Lone Mountain, San Francisco

Built in 1937


Welcome to the place formerly known as, The Palace of the Soul - an estate renowned as a healing and spiritual sanctuary and  the former home of Visionary Artist and energy healer, Elizabeth Gibbons and her family.

This estate is a one of a kind masterpiece that beautifully blends modern finishes, a rich history, and a magical alchemy of energy that is unforgettable.

Some of the highlights of the interior include the arched doorways, Art Deco bathrooms, Spanish tile floors, gorgeous crown moldings, unique light features, a laundry chute,  a spiral staircase with a breathtaking stained glass window leading to the upper level, and extraordinary detailing throughout!

The Palace boasts 5 bedrooms – one being a gorgeous owner’s suite with a marble fireplace, an Ipe wood balcony with views all the way to the ocean,  a large walk in closet, and an en-suite bathroom with a steam shower, radiant floor heat, and elegant stained glass window. The upper level also holds 3 additional beautifully interlaced bedrooms, 2 with a shared full bathroom between them and another with an en-suite full bathroom. There’s also an additional space connecting 2 of the bedrooms – could be an office, a play room or a large closet.

The lowest floor of the house is full of surprises. You’ll find a large laundry area, Infra Red Cedar Sauna, another half bathroom and a phenomenal light-filled Art Studio infused with creativity, as well as a complete studio apartment.

The apartment has it’s own unique rhythm and and it has a separate exterior entrance and outdoor space. Inside you will find a kitchen, living area, one bedroom and a full-bathroom with a stackable washer and dryer. Perfect as a space for guests!

The back of the house showcases a tiered oasis expanding across the double lot that transcends time and space.  The gorgeous Magnolia Tree is a sensational feature. Shining hand-crafted mosaic tiling lines the main patio which overlooks the separate outdoor areas below as well as a grassy lowest level with a water feature and a strong retaining wall. It’s beauty and function and heart and stability all seamlessly intertwined.

There is off street parking within the 4 car garage (equipt with three 220 volt plugs) as well as a driveway meant for 2 additional vehicles.

We share with you the legend of The Palace of the Soul and invite the new owners to create their own new story within this beautiful estate.


  • Built in 1937
  • 5100+ Square Feet
  • 6600 Square Foot Lot
  • Main House : 
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Full Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Bathrooms / Powder Rooms


  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Full Bathroom
  • Plus: Kitchen, Living Room, Washer And Dryer and Patio
  • Internal and External Access

Bonus Space:

  • Art Studio
  • Large Laundry Area with Sauna
  • Welcoming Foyer
  • Possible Desk Room / Play Room / Closet

Unique Features:

  • Tiered Backyard Oasis
  • Several Patios
  • Tiki Bar
  • Large Magnolia Tree
  • Arched Doorways
  • Art Deco Bathrooms
  • Ocean Views to the West
  • Crown Molding
  • Unique Light Fixtures
  • Spanish Tiling
  • Gorgeous Hardwood Flooring
  • Cooks Stove
  • Working Indoor Grill
  • Fabulous Bar Area
  • Stained Glass Windows


Lone Mountain is a historic hill in west-central San Francisco, California with a population of 10,362 and is the site of the private University of San Francisco (USF) – Lone Mountain Campus, which in turn was previously the San Francisco Lone Mountain College for Women.

The University of San Francisco (USF) is a Jesuit university in San Francisco, California. The school's main campus is located on a 55-acre (22 ha) setting between the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park. The main campus is nicknamed "The Hilltop", and part of the main campus is located on Lone Mountain, one of San Francisco's major geographical features. Its close historical ties with the City and County of San Francisco are reflected in the University's traditional motto, Pro Urbe et Universitate (For the City and University).

Lone Mountain is one of California's historic hills. The hill is near to the former location of the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Masonic Cemetery, and Greek Orthodox Cemetery. The graves in these cemeteries, along with most graves in San Francisco, were moved to Colma by the 1940s. Lone Mountain is also home to the Angelo J. Rossi Playground and Rossi Pool at Arguello Boulevard and Anza Street.

Several cities claim to have been built on seven hills. "The Seven Hills of San Francisco" are Telegraph Hill, Nob Hill, Russian Hill, Rincon Hill, Twin Peaks, Mount Davidson and Lone Mountain or Mount Sutro.

Lone Mountain is also known as "University Terrace" because of the terraces that connect the two USF campuses.

The Spanish name for Lone Mountain was El Divisadero, from the Spanish divisadero, which means a point from which one can look far.

The estates on Lone Mountain are also in close proximity to fantastic shopping and dining in nearby districts as well as highly rated public schools. Living in Lone Mountain offers residents an urban feel with expansive living opportunities.


Open Houses:

Saturday 6/15 from 1:30 - 4:30

Sunday 6/16 from 1:30 - 4:30




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Becky Cusack

Realtor®SAVVY | PROFESSIONAL | SINCEREGolden Gate Sotheby's International RealtycalDRE# 01457434(510) 220-5468 mobile[email protected]thecusackgroup.com

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