Our dark hearts are lusting after this moody, modernized Victorian on Polk Street, asking $7.8 million

Our dark hearts are lusting after this moody, modernized Victorian on Polk Street, asking $7.8 million


Let's be honest—the Victorians were a little dark! Inside this fully reimagined 100-ish-year-old home, black walls, stormy ceiling wallpaper, and dramatic gray accents throughout feel like just the right marriage of classic and modern San Francisco.

Standing proud on Polk Street near the corner of Chestnut, the residence is legally a two-unit building. What does this mean for you? Space—think three levels, five bedrooms, six-and-a-half bathrooms, a glamorous chef's kitchen and cocktail-ready entertaining areas, and a sauna.

Taken down to the studs, the Russian Hill house was given a full makeover with trendy contemporary farmhouse appeal—a bit like Diane Keaton's "The House That Pinterest Built," only minus the rusty touches. It has a versatile floor plan that allows for multiple configurations, whether you're looking for a spacious single family residence—the whole property clocks in at 6,000 square feet—or an adjacent rental dwelling.

The main level is the heart of the home. A large great room has a fireplace, built-in seating nooks, and windows that let in a panorama of the Golden Gate Bridge. In the semi-open plan here, it's the dramatic chef's kitchen—with its structural marble island-cum-bar seating, stylish backsplash, and organic woven pendant lights—and adjacent dining room, done in noir paint with bay windows and a moody wallpapered ceiling, that really get our black-emoji-hearts beating. A cocktail bar with wine and stemware storage completes the sultry happy hour vibe. For cozier encounters, a small nook beneath the stairs is perfect for hiding out with a book.

Upstairs is a large flex space that could be a family room or glamorous master suite with a private deck. Four additional bedrooms offer endless space for an entire family, guest bedrooms, or office space. Each room has its own marble-swathed en suite bathroom; soaking tubs abound.

On the lower level, you'll find respite in yet another great room—this one spills out onto a patio with bench seating. Pop into the sauna for a quick detox, then take the elevator to the top floor for a bath. Afterward, pop into the wine room to pull out a bottle and chill by the fire pit.

Location: 2811 Polk Street (Russian Hill)

Size: 6,002 sq. ft.

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 6.5

Asking price: $7,800,000

// For more information, visit 2811Polk.com.

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