Can't argue with old money — it buys you some serious oriental rugs, and an even more serious music room, say, in a 7-bed, 6.5-bath manse in Presidio Heights. The place has all the accoutrements of an old and very large (5,673 square feet) house fit for entertaining uncomfortable foreign dignitaries, even if it has a weirdly spare kitchen. But then you get to the best room of all: the one with a bright orange wall and a purple ceiling covered in jungle foliage. Who needs the Tonga Room! Asking price: $4,495,000.
· 3368 Jackson St [Redfin]