Retro-stylish 1938 Dolores Heights home asks $5.2 million

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The retro glass block windows, rounded frame, and lush exterior landscape are just hints at the charm of this 1938 home in Dolores Heights, which represents a major departure from the plethora of updated contemporary homes currently on the market.

On a corner lot with a sweeping city view, the three-bedroom home has gotten a subdued modern update.


Inside, wraparound windows infuse the space with abundant light, and yet the rooms still maintain a sense of intimacy with an earthy palette of plush materials and finishes.

Designed to emphasize open living, the shared areas of the home, including the living room and lower level family room, take advantage of the expansive corner windows and views. Design anchors include a marble fireplace and wood-paneled wall against moody tones.

Darker hues permeate areas like the minimalist kitchen and the adjacent breakfast room. A moody wood bar here has ample wine storage. Overhead, Tom Dixon–style pendant lights tie the room together. With a complementary palette and built-in cabinets, the study is a seamless transition.

The home's three bedrooms each have unique details such as built-in shelving and more glass block windows. All three-and-a-half bathrooms, have a little added flair with rounded and floating vanities and a marble soaking tub.

The charming interiors also have access to lovely outdoor spaces. Both the kitchen and dining room open onto a terrace. There's also a garden with a fire pit and wall fountain for all the zen vibes. A one-car garage and additional storage finish out the home.

Location: 849 Sanchez St. (Dolores Heights)

Size: 2,925 Sq. Ft

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 3.5

Asking price: $5,195,000

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