To the lovers of San Francisco's Victorian architecture who get all sideways when we publish fully gutted and modernized old homes—this one is for you.
Built in 1885, the stick-style Victorian on a wide lot at the corner of Pine and Scott streets has been fully restored and remains period appropriate starting with the original front doors. And luckily for prospective homebuyers and nosy neighbors, it's hosting open house times this Thursday and Sunday.
Inside the foyer, you'll instantly note the rich oak floors with an inlaid border design and the foot of the elegant open staircase, which is also original and retains its heavily carved wood baluster. A tall pocket door here (don't miss the intricate Victorian hardware) enters first into the living and dining rooms, each with 12-foot ceilings, crystal chandeliers, sunny bay windows, and sleek wood-burning fireplaces. In classic SF style, there is also built-in shelving in the living room.
Retaining its cozy turn-of-the-century vibes, the kitchen has been designed for families who treat cooking and eating as a group sport, with its own dedicated indoor living space with yet another fireplace and a breakfast area that opens onto the back deck. Cooks will appreciate the compact yet functional layout with a central wood-topped island and loads of cabinets plus a Thermador range, Subzero refrigerator, and wine storage. Period details aside, this house is also turnkey for modern living.
Up the stairs, the primary suite has its own fireplace, a trio of closets, and a marble-clad bathroom with a soaking tub, spa shower, and dual sink vanity. This level also has two additional large bedrooms that share a sizable bathroom with double sinks and a shower/tub combo, plus a laundry room with a sink and storage. The fourth bedroom has its own bathroom and can be found on the home's bottom level along with a family room and access to the two-car garage.
Size: 2,596 sf
Asking price: $4,850,000
// 2590 Pine Street (Pacific Heights); for more information, visit bartlettre.com.