Ogling outrageously unaffordable real estate is a Bay Area pastime, and 2022 did not disappoint.
Your favorite listings of the year included homes on the National Register of Historic Places, award-winning architecture, and San Francisco's original Painted Lady.
Below are our seven most-read Property Porn picks of the year. Which one would you choose?
7. Award-winning Gallery House in South Park
South Park's "Gallery House" by San Francisco's multi-award-winning architecture firm Ogrydziak Prillinger was a real showstopper, designed to house an expansive art collection.
6. Renovated Albert Farr home in Presidio Heights
Built in the 1930s, this updated French-Normandy manor embodies Old San Francisco design with grand scale rooms and luxe details by by Handel Architects, followed by Matarozzi Pelsinger.
5. Presidio Heights' lavish 'Petit Trianon' (and 2019 Decorator Showcase)
Modeled after the 1760s Chateau Versailles' Le Petit Trianon, this 18,000-square-foot Koshland House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
4. Traditionalist (and ornate) Queen Anne Victorian on Page Street
Built in 1890 and owned by the same family for the last 37 years, this traditionalist residence screams, "plush." Nearly the entire home is swathed in floor to ceiling pattern and color, stained glass, and antique hardware.
3. William Raymond (W.R.) Yelland designed East Bay storybook cottage
Known for his work in the East Bay, William Raymond (W.R.) Yelland channels old European rural architectural style inspired by his time in France as reflected in the Thornburg/Normandy Village and Tupper and Reed. This Kensington storybook feels like it came right out of the French countryside.
2. Classical Three-story Presidio Heights Manse
This pretty yellow abode was built in 1924. Set against the verdant backdrop of the Presidio, along with lush flora and fauna of its own and grand design, it offers some of the best offerings of city living.
1. San Francisco's Original Painted Lady
It doesn't get more San Francisco than living in one of Alamo Square's Painted Ladies, unless it's the OG. The oldest one, built in 1892, was also home to the Ladies' original builder, Matthew Kavanaugh.