Real Estate Report: Streamline Moderne in San Francisco, $3.4M



San Francisco doesn’t have much in the way of Streamline Moderne, one of the “international” styles of architecture that evolved from Art Deco in the 1930’s. Here’s one of the best, with an impeccable renovation.

The Basics: A 4-bed, 3.5-bath, 1-garage stucco house from 1938 in San Francisco’s Eureka Valley/Dolores Heights neighborhood, asking $3.4M.

Not So Basic: It’s an immaculate renovation of a 1938 stucco and glass-block house in a neighborhood of mostly wood Victorian and Edwardian houses. Plus it’s a house where glass  block really is an integrated and original part of the design, a way to add curves and let in light while retaining privacy. And if this house sounds expensive, it is. But since it’s now listed as “pending”, apparently not too expensive.

Above, the entry hall and stairs with its beautifully restored steel railings. There’s a small family room ahead and the master bedroom. Upstairs, it gets better:

The kitchen’s been opened up and leads to a small balcony. We’re loving the lack of overhead cabinets and the curving banquette beyond. No charge for the cat.

Below, a very nice master bathroom:

The realtor’s put together an outstanding and detailed dedicated site for the house. While the house isn’t large, the rooms flow together seamlessly, there’s lots of organized storage, and everyone gets a bathroom, plus the house is on a ridge with huge views north and east.

Listing: 849 Sanchez. San Francisco [Redfin]