Two story Italianate rowhouse with protected facade. Double parlor, dining room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, and small rear and side yards.
Size: 1554 sf (per tax records).
Lot Size: 22 x 87.5, RH-2.
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This charming Italianate style rowhouse, ca 1878, was built by the Real Estate Associates, who built many similar homes in Pacific Heights in the 1870's This is a classic Italianate facade, with a slant sided two story bay, all topped by a bold bracketed cornice. The portico is more elaborate than on other REA houses, with a pair of Corinthian columns supporting a large roof that extends to the bay. The facade is unusually well preserved because it has an east exposure behind trees and shrubs. The house is mostly detached on the south side. The block itself is lovely, with the four Italianates in a handsome row, screened by a number of large trees. This property is located within the Webster Street Historic District, which includes a number of other REA Italianates. This entire row is listed and described in "Here Today".
The red brick front stairs lead to an uncharacteristically large porch for a REA house, with porch railings of robust balusters. Inside is a hallway and staircase with the original newel post and bannister system, in walnut. The double parlors are separated by a pair of massive brackets, and the second parlor has a fireplace. The dining room has the original paneled wainscoting, additional cabinets, and good south light. The kitchen is small but functional, and a door leads to the side deck. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a full bath. Nearly all of the interior detailing is intact, including complex moldings and ceiling medallions. There is oak flooring on both levels and a lovely leaded glass transom window with the street number. A one story addition between this house and its southern neighbor has good storage and houses the furnace.
Pacific Heights is a well known and highly desirable residential neighborhood in the north side of the city, with fine homes and lovely parks. This house is located one block east of the Upper Fillmore shopping area, with its many restaurants, shops, and one of the few one screen theaters still operating, The Clay. It is only two blocks from Alta Plaza Park, which is one of SF's treasures, with a wonderful newly renovated children's playground and tennis courts. There is good public transportation nearby to the financial district and IT buses to Silicon Valley stop nearby. This location could hardly be better.
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