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  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
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Just now

"1976 on Sea Cliff Ave."

We imbibed epic 74' Cabernets from Napa Valley, looking out the window at the Golden Gate.

Our close friend, successful Oregonian, Ciff Abbey owned this home, directly on Seacliff Avenue.
He and his three, Univ. of Oregon graduate, inside friends, frequented the unique, awe inspiring S.F. eclectic, period mansion.
Cliff had an immense stained glass window, custom built to suit the huge stairwell/foyer.
The fresh air that comes of the Pacific is invigorating.
Kerouac you say ?
This tight band of brothers, knew the Kerouac material, inside and out.
And they had each adopted their alias" from On The Road.
Cliff was Babbs.
In fact, they knew some of the Merry Pranksters from Eugene, OR, their home, and the home of Ken Kesey.
Stretch, black the S.F. Opera.
"... a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac." [ Don Henley, The Eagles.]
Yes, they had one.
And myself.
My grand parents built their house in the Sunset District in 1907.
Eight houses in from the Golden Gate Park.
1271 - 29th Avenue.
And as a 20 year old College Student, I was proud to pack boxes full of jeans, for Sticky Finger jeans of San Francisco.
And be graced and included in the Brotherhood of Seacliff, Oregonian comraderie, and a shared respect and immersion in 1970's San Francisco.
Cliff went on to own a vineyard in St. Helena. And to marry a great and profound woman and spirit, from the Luce Family.
  • You had to be there.
  • Amazing Views
  • Immaculate Streets
  • Neighborhood feeling
  • Spacious Homes
  • easy parking
  • none
  • A Touch Snobby
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Hipsters

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