If the fully gutted contemporary interiors of so many San Francisco Victorian homes make your traditionalist blood boil, then the fanciful plaster, colorful Bradbury wallpaper, stained glass windows, and antique hardware here will surely make your heartbeat flutter.
Built in 1890 and owned by the same family for the last 37 years, this Page Street Queen Anne is in immaculate condition and is as opulent as ever.
Nearly all 2,200 square feet are swathed in floor to ceiling pattern and color, beginning at the front door with its custom paint, stained glass window, and gilded accents. Old fashioned wallpaper in shades of mint and mauve covers the walls and ceiling of the double parlor, which has decorative molding and an ornately trimmed, mirror-topped wood-burning fireplace with an original ceramic tile border.
Wait though, you might want to sit down for this part: The south-facing galley kitchen has been updated with inexplicably contemporary blue Italian cabinetry by Scavolini, a metal ceiling, and a stainless steel countertop. Appliances, from the Fulgor Milano gas range to the double door LG refrigerator and Miele dishwasher, are necessarily modern.
An adjacent dining area opens onto an enclosed rear porch with tall windows peering over the landscaped garden. Completing this floor is a bathroom with a tub.
Arrive at the carved wood and carpeted staircase and you'll find yourself once again in the Victorian era: Just look up and bask in the glory of even more frou-frou wallpaper and a stained glass skylight framed in gilded leaves.
All three bedrooms are here on the second floor (never you mind that downstairs tub). The primary suite has its own wood-burning fireplace and stained glass window. Close your eyes: This floor also has one hyper-modern oddity: a fully remodeled and very contemporary bathroom.
A two-car garage with an EV charger, a laundry room, and two rear bonus rooms with a bathroom and stall shower stall on the lower level level complete the home.
Size: 2,215 square feet
Asking price: $1,949,000
// 969 Page St. (Lower Haight), for more information visit 969page.com.