Open House Obsession: Splendid Shingled Arts & Crafts House With Killer Views, $4.95M

Where: 100 Edgewood Avenue, Parnassus Heights
When: Sunday, June 29th from 2:00PM to 4:00PM
What: Edgewood Avenue is one of those special, "secret" San Francisco streets– you have to know it's there. The double dead-ended street is unusually wide and lined with Arts & Crafts houses set up against the Mt. Sutro Forest preserve and the UCSF Parnassus Campus. Worth a visit just to see the living room below, which the listing describes as a former dance studio but we could see it having a past life as an artist's studio as well. The house has three units and an office, all with great views and independent entrances.

The corner dining room:

A library/sitting room opposite the living room:

The bedrooms and the office suite look fairly generic– except of course for the high ceilings, multi-paned windows and great views. Outside, hidden from the street, it's completely charming and evocative of San Francisco a hundred years ago:

Downside: The layout is vertical and may be somewhat chopped up. The units and office may not be fully permitted, and the bathrooms will probably need some work (they don't appear in the listing photos, always a bad sign.) As for the price, the house is unique and romantic enough to spark a bidding war.
More: Check out the listing link for more images.

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