Open House Obsession: What Makes a $6.5M House? Details.

Where: 3577 Pacific Avenue, Presidio Heights
When: Sunday, April 28 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
What: Originally a classic Post & Beam built in 1951 and overlooking the Presidio wall and Julius Kahn playground, this 5-bed, 4-bath house was completely rebuilt in 2008, just in time for the financial crisis. It eventually sold for $4.9M– or $2.1M less than the original asking price if your glass is half-empty. With a better economic outlook and the over-heated local real estate market, the house is back on the market asking $6.5M.

The stingy listing images– left over from 2008– don't give much away, but the interior finishes are immaculate, and like the turn of the stair rail, above, still fresh. The tub in the master bath really does fill from the ceiling:

The living room looks out over The Presidio and is open to the dining and kitchen areas. There's a lot lot of hidden structure in a big skylit span like this:

Below, before and after. We like them both– they're completely different houses.


One more detail– the stainless steel fountain in the small outdoor area. There's also a substantial roof deck with wide open views of The Presidio.

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