Open House Obsession: Three Grand Victorians in San Francisco

Now cherished as urban heirlooms, these three classic VIctorians have survived the 1906 Earthquake plus a few decades of being completely out of fashion.

2094 Bush Street, Lower Pacific Heights, $1.995M

Built in 1878, this handsome 4-bed, 3.5-bath Italianate classic has had a lot of work done but retains much of its original details. A large house that fills its corner lot, you have a choice here between having a parking space or a back garden, although you might be able to tuck a garage in under the front parlor someday in the future. There's the usual series of high-ceilinged rooms, eventually opening to a big renovated kitchen, plus great-looking bathrooms, and the exterior's been given a coat of fresh paint. Open Sunday, August 12 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Built in 1878, this handsome 4-bed, 3.5-bath Italianate classic (above) has had a lot of work done but retains much of its original detail. A large house that fills its corner lot, you have a choice here between having a parking space or a back garden, although you might be able to tuck a garage in under the front parlor someday in the future. There's the usual series of high-ceilinged rooms, eventually opening to a big renovated kitchen, plus great-looking bathrooms, and the exterior's been given a coat of fresh paint. Open Sunday, August 12 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM.

1805 Broadway, Pacific Heights, $3.995M

This c.1892 mansion in Pacific Heights is the kind of house many people dream of when they move here. Extensively renovated in 2008, the 7-bath, 5-bath, 2-half bath, 3-car garage house is unabashedly grand. While we might quibble with some of the owner choices, especially the lighting, we could see a family being very happy here. Plus we love the deck and paved terrace out back. Open Sunday, August 12 from 1:30PM to 4:00PM.

 

1021 Hayes Street, Hayes Valley, $2.799M

Facing Alamo Square and sited high above the street, this c.1891 mansion has the "painted lady" exterior and requisite turret that people immediately identify as San Franciscan, along with a view of the square, the Painted Ladies themselves and downtown beyond. Beautifully detailed with wood, stained glass and inlaid floors, the fully detached house also comes with a legal in-law apartment in addition to 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, plus plans for a garage that is estimated to cost north of $200K. Open Sunday, August 12 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM.

 

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