Two story Italianate rowhouse with protected facade.
Living room, dining room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms,
study, 2 baths, and small side yard.
Size: 2071 sf (per floor plan).
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 bracketed portico is characteristic of REA houses. The facade is unusually well preserved because it has an east exposure. 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 houses. This entire row is listed and described in "Here Today" and the first occupant of this particular house was William Hollis, the head of REA.
The red brick front stairs lead to a detailed entry with original front door. Inside is a hallway and staircase with the original newel post and bannister system, in walnut. The large living room, once a double parlor, has a fireplace with a handsome white marble surround. The dining room has a similar marble fireplace and good south light. The kitchen is dated but functional, and leads to a large full bath, which in turn opens to a south facing side yard. Upstairs are three bedrooms, a study, and a second 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 transom window above the front door. These homes were built without parking but a garage could easily be added, as seen from the two nearly identical houses to the south.
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 single screen theaters still operating, The Clay. It is only two blocks from Alta Plaza Park, 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 company buses to Silicon Valley stop nearby. This location could hardly be better.
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