Try to avert your eyes when you gaze upon 2574 Clay's exterior, but open them wide when you get inside. The "great room," a combination "dream gourmet kitchen," dining area, and family room, looks like a cutting edge experiment in restaurant aesthetics, or a very sparse furniture showroom. Either way, it is pretty great, at least in one sense of the word. The 4-bed, 3.5-bath house in Pac Heights was built in 1919, and just finished an expansion and renovation this year. Also included: a skylit staircase, a living room/library, and a patio with a similarly "great" barbecue grill. Asking price is $3,850,000.
· 2574 Clay St [Redfin]