Going For Baroque In The Castro, $3.8M


Where: 143 Collingwood Street, The Castro
Asking: $3,795,000
What: On a slender slice of San Francisco real estate, designer Christopher Miniello packed a lot into this renovation of a 3-evel structure, now a 4-bed, 4-bath home with 2 parking spaces and a facade that looks like a throwback to Hollywood Regency. Albeit writ small, narrow and black, but still elegant.

The main level is just as extravagant as you’d expect from a former Ken Fulk employee/disciple– a kind of magpie elegance done with great skill and a sense of scale.

The master bedroom is equally as sexy and dark as the master bath is sexy and light-filled.

Originally a 2-unit building, and because of San Francisco’s strict zoning laws forbid combining units (in the name of housing preservation) it still can function as 2 units. The lower unit has been converted into a media room and kitchen that’s great for entertaining in the garden. There are also two bedrooom suites, one with access to the garden.

What We Love: The lavish attention and square footage devoted the bathrooms, plus the austere, geometric profile the house presents from the garden.

More: Go to the listing for additional images and details, including floor plans and a video. Represented by Payton + Binnings at Pacific Union International.