Look at this beautiful painted lady!
She is located on Steiner Street in one of San Francisco’s most iconic settings: ‘Postcard Row” on Alamo Square Park.
Also known as a ‘Queen-Anne Tower House’ (due to the 3-level turret), this regal home is currently for sale for a cool $5,125,000.
From the steps up to the entry porch, this house has been immaculately maintained.
Built in 1899, this Victorian home features 4 en-suite bedrooms with 4 full bathrooms, and 2 half baths on 3 levels.
Come on in….
The foyer is absolutely bathed in sunlight.
But much of the woodwork has been painted white and the modern paint colors are ultralight.
Gone is the dark stained wood, ornate wallpaper, and heavy Victorian-era furniture.
Instead, the home has largely been de-Victorianized, to coin a word.
It’s not for everyone, especially the purists among us, but it is clean and elegant.
One could even argue that the stripped-down version of the house actually helps to showcase some of the original features, such as the stained glass, which normally would be competing with – and nearly drowned out by – busy wallpaper and patterned fabrics.
And notice: not a window covering in the ENTIRE house!
Definitely not the Victorian way, but it does showcase the gorgeous windows and park views.
We won’t linger much in the fully renovated and modernized kitchen. Not a scrap of Victorian character remains. However, those double French doors are gorgeous!
Let’s have a look at the bedroom suites on the upper floor.
The upper level consists of 2 en-suite bedrooms and the exquisite master bedroom with a stained glass oval window.
The turret windows make for an amazing focal point to the room.
Look at the view from the balcony:
The other bedroom suites are smaller and less ornate but still stylish.
Downstairs on the lowest level is a less formal living space that could even be used as a separate apartment.
This stunning home is topped off with expansive deck space off the back of the house.
The decking takes up most of the backyard.
But at least there is a backyard! The tall spruce trees also lend some privacy to the space.
All in all, this Victorian may have been sanitized and stripped-down inside, but she’s still a beauty!
wrap it up, I’ll take it