There are certain U.S. cities that are known meccas for historic homes. San Francisco, with its colorful Victorian row houses, famous mansions and landmark homes designed by iconic architects, is one of them. In fact, you cannot go far without encountering remnants of the past among the city’s steep hillsides and narrow streets. This grand Tudor-style residence in San Francisco’s St. Francis Wood is one such example.

Designed by prominent architect Alfred Henry Jacobs (who was perhaps best known for designing the Curran Theater on Geary Street),  the 3,536-square-foot, five-bedroom home was built in 1936.  Original details such as leaded and stained glass windows, cathedral doors and intricate moldings seamlessly blend with modern conveniences inside the home, offering a wonderful picture of vintage charm and contemporary beauty. For example, the home features a gracious living room with a baronial fireplace, formal dining room with sitting area and remodeled spacious kitchen, complete with a garden view dining area. A bedroom and full bath on first level also offers a convenient arrangement for overnight guests or visiting in-laws. A beautifully crafted staircase leads to a second level with four bedrooms and two baths, with the master suite serving as the focal point. One of the bedrooms might even be used as a comfortable library/entertainment room with a baronial fireplace and wood beamed ceilings.

Set on a prestigious tree-lined street fronting an expansive green-belt area, this residence boasts an excellent location near Freeways 280 and 101, public transportation, West Portal Village and Stonestown.

Represented by Betty Taisch for $2,980,000.

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