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Today is Tuesday Tour, and I’ll be out looking at houses from the north end of town to almost the south end (sorry, no district 10 for me today). I’ll admit that while there are plenty of parts of being a Realtor that I enjoy, without a doubt one of the best parts of being a San Francisco realtor is getting a look into so many awesome, unique, and interesting city homes.
Given our natural space constraints, I often see really smart and clever ideas for making smaller spaces feel warm, welcoming and just plain bigger. From the 10-foot wide house in Cole Valley to smart uses of what would otherwise be wasted space, San Francisco architects and designers really are accomplished at making a design constraint into a design accomplishment!
But today’s homage isn’t to the small, but to the enormous. In specific, to the very large single family house listed by Mimi Bruce of Alain Pinel in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset neighborhood (and more specifically, the Windsor Terrace section).
1651 8th Ave. is an incredibly large (over 5,500 square feet per county tax records) home that was built in 1914 (tax records) by SF Architect Albert Farr (source: listing agent). The grand and elegant proportions of the rooms were the very first thing that struck me about the home. Absolutely stunning, with plenty of preserved details and rich woodwork.
You might not be a fan of the finishes in any of the three and a half baths, and the kitchen finishes aren’t exactly what I’d call understated, but if those details aren’t in agreement with your personal design esthetic, you’ll probably be able to remedy it if you can afford the list price of $2,495,000. Upstairs you’ll find a plethora of bedrooms, with the master bedroom having plenty of light and beautiful views towards the Golden Gate bridge.
Real estate agents are guilty of using cheesy phrases like “Once in a lifetime opportunity” way too often, but for this incredible home I’d have to say that the phrase really isn’t much of an overstatement.