What could be more delightfully San Franciscan than a canary-yellow classic Victorian home on a tree-lined block of Cole Street?
Well, one with modern amenities for starters.
While this four-story house checks its whimsical color palette at the door, the circa-1900 structure does retain some of its lovely period details in a carved wood staircase and fireplaces, coved ceilings, and elegant moldings. Otherwise, the interiors exhibit fresh, contemporary style.
Painted in a bright, clean palette the home is filled with natural light thanks to a multitude of skylights, walk-out spaces, and bay windows in the living room where an ornate gas fireplace is the focal point.
Intricate ceiling detail transitions the living space into the formal dining room where pretty built-in shelving provides an opportunity to display collections of art or dishes. The kitchen is chic and bright in all white with high-end brass fixtures and gleaming Viking appliances. A trio of pendant bulbs hangs above the large island. The kitchen will always be the center of the action thanks to an adjacent sitting room and a workspace off to one side. Three skylights lead the way to a deck with backyard access.
On the next level up there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms including the primary suite with its own deck, spacious walk-in closet, and a chute to the laundry room. The en-suite bathroom has a soaking tub and separate shower.
High coved ceilings let in ample natural light on the top floor which has original trim and wainscoting, recessed lighting, and hardwood floors. It's an ideal space for a family room, home office, or fitness area. Closet space here offers extra storage.
The garden level has a laundry room, family room, and a fourth bedroom has its own full bathroom. A flex room here has French doors that open to the backyard.
Asking price: $4,500,000
// 737 Cole St. (Cole Valley); for more information visit colevalleyqueenanne.com.