In San Francisco, sometimes those pretty Victorians hide a minimalist heart.


The Basics: A 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath, 1-car parking duplex flat in San Francisco's Lower Haight neighborhood, asking $1.15M with HOAs of $225.55 a month.

Not So Basic: This flat has one of those perfectly-detailed minimalist renovations, done by an architect for himself and his family. They outgrew the flat and sold it in 2005 and the current owners don't seem to have done much except paint— it was originally a soft flat while everywhere. Above in the main hallway, the kind of details found throughout. All the closet doors have hidden hardware.

It's on a beautiful block of handsome Victorians and Edwardians in one an interesting but funky neighborhood where everyone rides a bike and/or has a dog. The food ranges from Slow Food recommendations (Rosamunde Sausage Grill) to great cafés (Duboce Park Cafe) and it's all close to good public transit, plus bike lanes and dog-friendly park Duboce Park. Read more...