Sleek San Francisco Home with Restored Victorian Façade Wants $7.5M


Few cities are as culturally beloved for their private residences as San Francisco. Victorians and Italianates galore, lining the hilly streets and immortalized in the opening credits of Full House. As times change, this architectural patchwork endures in no small part due to the restoration efforts of their owners. But when the homes themselves are due for an upgrade, there are ways to ensure that nothing changes from street view. One Victorian on 18th Street is anything but ordinary once past the front door, a thoughtfully restored façade veiling a sleek modern interior. Asking $7.5 million, the home is a thoroughly unique approach to urban living.

Accessed at the street level either via a gated entry or a chic garage, the home soars upwards centered by an open-air atrium with 30-foot tall bamboo. Built around this sublime feature, the living areas bring the outdoors in with collapsible floor to ceiling windows. For an exclusively exterior space, a garden in back includes a fire pit, outdoor kitchen, and spa.

Featuring four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms within its footprint, the home also includes a spacious au-pair suite with a private entrance on a lower level. Surprising you at every turn, the home is all custom wall paneling and bold design choices while being balanced by its traditional exterior. A triumph of a renovation by design firm Dawson & Clinton.

Frank Nolan of Vanguard Properties has the listing.