From the curb, the first thing that comes to mind is that little ditty from Weeds: "Little boxes on the hillside..."
But this squat, square box of a Victorian on Pine Street, just around the corner from The Grove on Fillmore, sneakily spans more than 3,000 square feet over three levels. It even has two spaces dedicated to wine. As the old saying goes, you can't judge a shoebox from the street.
Inside, every inch of interior has been opened up from its original rabbit-warren-Victorian state to maximize space and style. Where there was likely once a wall separating the entry hall from the front living room is now a hybrid foyer/lounge area for welcoming in guests.
White oak flooring marks the path back into the rest of the home, where you may be surprised to find a number of covetable surprises. A great room houses a second living area that flows both into the dining room and onto a large terrace through 18-foot sliding doors. On the other side of the dining room is an open, gleaming kitchen equipped with Thermador appliances, an oversized island with 42-bottle wine storage, custom cabinetry, and quartz countertops and backsplash. Should you need more room to house your vintages, there's a second wine nook for 150 bottles beneath the glass-enclosed staircase. A powder room with a Carrara marble counter, as well as a single bedroom with its own en suite bath, complete the entry level.
Upstairs, the whole family can get cozy with three bedrooms and two skylit bathrooms. The master suite here has its own private terrace with a fire pit, sunshine galore, and a master bath with double sinks, radiant heat, and a spacious walk-in closet.
The lower level checks the boxes for entertaining (there's a media room!), storage (two-car garage), and in-law quarters with an extra bedroom that has its own private walkout patio.
Location: 2268 Pine St. (Pacific Heights)
Size: 3,280 sq. ft.
Asking price: $4,400,000
// For more information, visit 2268pine.com.