San Francisco’s skyline may be constantly evolving with an eclectic and ever-changing collection of architectural styles. Yet none have been more defining for the city than Victorian architecture. As one of the first major U.S. cities to emulate Victorian architecture, San Francisco is home to a seemingly endless array of these historic properties, including the Painted Ladies, a row of colorful Victorian houses across the street from Alamo Square.

Not far from that famous stretch of Victorians lies this quintessential 1890-built Victorian: a 21-room mansion in Inner Mission complete with a garden, which has become a city living must-have since the pandemic began. The 6,745-square-foot residence is not wanting for space. With 15 bedrooms and four and three-quarter baths, the possibilities are endless for turning the spaces into your own vision of luxury — whether you want a gym, dual home offices, art studio or playroom.

The foyer entrance opens in classic form as a curving staircase sets the stage for Queen Anne-style grandeur. (There are four stairways total).

Opening through French doors is the formal living room, graced by an elegant chandelier. Entering the formal dining rooms, an oversize window overlooks the garden. A greenroom provides a vital connection to nature as you can unwind while looking out over the landscaped garden facing the fruit trees.

A commercial kitchen leads to the private rear deck along with a family room. On the second level, a living and dining room, the original bedrooms, guest rooms and baths awaits. Another family room and office resides on the third level and offers front-facing city views.

“Ideal for a residential business or as a personal residence,” according to listing agent Cathy Candelaria of Coldwell Banker Realty in San Francisco Lakeside, the property presents a rare opportunity to enjoy historically original bedrooms and baths, a sitting room, a multi-purpose bonus room and more. There is also opportunity for a 3-car parking space.

Listed for $4,880,000.