1875 Victorian, fully restored, the height of elegance. This is our home, and we almost never rent it.
The house includes two home offices (one as part of the front bedroom, the other a separate room). The bedrooms, on the second floor, sleep two couples, and each has its own bathroom. The master bath is especially luxurious. There is also a half-bath downstairs. The first floor includes a large professionally equipped kitchen, a large separate dining room, and a double parlor with a Steinway grand piano.
This is a quite luxurious house, with 14-foot ceilings, bay windows, and many-colored gingerbread in the classic "painted lady" style. There are hundreds of good books, an extensive collection of recorded music, and high-end audio equipment. The furniture and the art collection are of very high quality. The kitchen is outfitted to professional standards, including a Garland six-burner range and restaurant cookware.
The house is in a quiet, refined neighborhood of Lower Pacific Heights, but is only a mile from Union Square, the heart of San Francisco. The restaurants, shops, and other amenities on and around Fillmore Street, two blocks away, are extraordinary. Within a short ride are the symphony, the opera, Golden Gate Park (with its splendid De Young art museum and the California Academy of Sciences), the newly expanded San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Ferry Building farmers' market, Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, downtown shopping, the boutiques of Union Street and Chestnut Street, and a wide variety of entertainment venues. Major churches and synagogues are within walking distance.
The location is unbeatable for food lovers.: the farmers' market at the Ferry Building is probably the best in the United States. Groceries available nearby, at Mollie Stone's and Bryan's markets, are also of remarkable quality. The kitchen is equipped with the best professional equipment. The restaurants within a short distance are among the city's best. In this neighborhood alone are SPQR, State Bird Provisions, The Progress, Pizzeria Delfina, Dosa, Woodhouse Fish Company, Octavia, B. Patisserie, La Boulangerie, Elite Cafe, Florio, Roam Artisan Burgers, and the myriad restaurants of Japantown. Among San Francisco's fine dining restaurants within easy reach are Campton Place, Zuni Cafe, Quince, Atelier Crenn, Rich Table, Saison, La Folie, and Acquerello. The Richmond District and Chinatown offer bargain dining at a very high level in various East Asian cuisines.+ More