The San Francisco real-estate market is infamous for sky-high prices and impossibly low square footage. But that doesn't mean it's without its gems. This Pacific Heights mansion not only has glam interiors, but a drop-dead gorgeous view of the bay. Let's climb the hill and take a peek inside.
The beamed ceiling, exposed hearth-shaped brick and cosy rug add French-country warmth to the eat-in kitchen. It's not quite as out-and-out glamorous as the other rooms, but with the breakfast nook, it's a spacious, family-friendly spot.
Look familiar? This Grant K. Gibson-designed dining room was featured in the January 2012 issue of H&H. Those kelly green chairs, plush cashmere curtains and eye-catching branch chandelier are probably moving out with the current owners, but hopefully the glossy, hand-painted floor is there to stay.
The entry opens to the formal living with generous arched windows. Built in 1927 (they just don't make carved doors like that anymore), the four-storey Italianate home was renovated in 2011.
There's so much to love here! The orange cornices, the orange pillows, the striped wallpaper, the fur throw, the vintage typewriter (is there any other kind these days?), the spindle chandelier. If it's not exactly to your taste, well, just focus on the room's nice proportions and ample natural light. (Or click here for photos of the home without furniture.)
How would you like to take in this view every day? Suddenly, this property seems completely worth its $23 million asking price. Plus, with eight bedrooms, five bathrooms, three half-baths, and some unfinished lower-level space, you could always take in a tenant or two.
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1-5. Christie's International Real Estate