Open House Obsession: Three Grand Victorians in San Francisco
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.
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.