25 Raycliff Terrace is a part of the ensemble of Second Bay Region houses that make Raycliff Terrace significant as a San Francisco modern neighborhood. Raycliff Terrace is a narrow dead-end urban cul-de-sac in Pacific Heights with private residences designed by three of the most important architectural firms of the Second Bay Region school ( WBE, Gardner Dailey, and Joseph Esherick.) William Wurster, principal in the design firm Wurster, Bernardi, & Emmons, was the leading proponent of this regional modern style in San Francisco.
It is a modest brown shingle house with a flat roof. On the Broderick Street side, two stories are visible. This basically flat elevation is marked by two rows of large double hung- wood windows punctuated by a two-story projecting bay window at the north-west corner with floor-to-ceiling glazing. The house is U-shaped surrounding a courtyard. A half-round canopy with a metal roof marks the door into the courtyard. A tall wall on Raycliff Terrace screens both the house and courtyard. The landscaping and the wall obscure many of the windows and doors.
Its use of wood shingles, large double-hung windows, a bay window, and a courtyard surrounded by a screening wall; all hallmarks of the Second Bay Region Style.