Less than a block south of the Panhandle, 459 Ashbury St. offers 5 bedrooms & 5.5 baths plus bonus rooms in a resplendent 1893 Victorian. The faade dazzles with its turret and a third-floor balcony with an arched niche, all complemented by an award-winning paint concept. The interior boasts countless period details alongside tasteful contemporary additions including extensive built-in shelving and cabinetry. A major renovation in 2008 maximized the usable space of the 4,270+ sq.-ft. floor plan and wired it for 21st-century technology. 5 decks, terraces, patios, and balconiesas well as a landscaped backyardprovide an outdoor escape on every level. The gourmet kitchen boasts Viking appliances and an 11' marble island. A cedar-lined sauna provides for total relaxation. A quick walk brings you to parks (Golden Gate, Buena Vista), shopping (Cole St., Whole Foods), and the N-Judah MUNI. Accessible from the ground floor, the garage parks 3 cars.