Set on a treasured block of the Castro in a row of Victorian homes, this exquisitely maintained home was built in 1885 and radiates with warmth, polish, and pride of ownership. Period details are found throughout the home, which is steps from Dolores Park and a short walk to shops, eateries, and the historic Castro Theater.
Ascend the front steps to be greeted by an elegant formal entry. The gracious double parlor living and dining rooms are the heart of this home. The living room is bathed in natural light from leaded glass windows. Double doors with original metalwork accent the spaces perfectly. The formal dining room is spacious and accommodates generous seating for large gatherings. The elegant and understated parlor or third bedroom is handsomely appointed with a marble-faced, wood-burning fireplace and a classic wood mantel. The ceiling has been inspired with a neo-classic design from the Renaissance Revival of the 1860s. Crown molding and hardwood flooring with walnut inlays unite the rooms and reflect the home’s Victorian-era charm.
The professionally appointed, eat-in kitchen is designed with the highest attention to detail, offering marble countertops and backsplashes and culinary equipment by Viking, Liebherr, and Bosch. An expansive skylight keeps the kitchen bathed in natural light throughout the day. An eat-in dining area creates the perfect arrangement for your next dinner party or a quiet evening at home.
Two en-suite bedrooms with two full bathrooms embrace the homes luxurious living. The bedrooms are generously proportioned. The west facing master bedroom with floor to ceiling windows accented by the home’s original stained-glass lead to the lush garden. The classically styled bath is clad in stone, tile and marble accents highlighting a large shower over a generous bathtub and spa-style dual vanity sinks. The master suite enjoys direct access to the private walk-out landscaped garden. You will delight in the natural beauty and serene setting of the intimate garden, creating the perfect outdoor living space with a fountain and BBQ area. This showpiece outdoor space is a true extension of the home. The private second bedroom and newly remodeled spa bath look out over a landscaped deck.
The entire lower level of the home is currently utilized as a guest suite, complete with an open floorplan with bedroom, living room, kitchen, and dining areas. A full bath on this level makes this the perfect sanctuary for your overnight guests. The lower level is well-appointed and boasts expansive space and a separate entrance.
This lovely home in the center of San Francisco is on the border of Mission Dolores, Dolores Heights, the Mission and Valencia Street corridors and has easy access to all that makes the city vibrant. Enjoy the peace and quiet of this urban sanctuary while just outside awaits an exciting city ready to be explored.
San Francisco’s landmark Castro District is one of the most highly sought after neighborhoods.