We were thrilled when we saw the photos for unit #4 at 2151 Sacramento in Pacific Heights. On the exterior of the house is a plaque that reads "This house, built in 1881, was once occupied by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE." For those of you who have mentally checked out since it's a glorious Friday afternoon, Arthur Conan Doyle was a Scottish physician and writer, best known for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes. That said, upon a little Googling we learned that the author never actually called the house home, and merely visited one of its occupants during a stop on a U.S. lecture tour. Moving on? the 3-bed, 4-bath, 2,528 square foot condo is directly across the street from Lafayette Park. It's incredibly opulent, and we're going to have to agree with the listing agent who says that it's "unique, even by San Francisco standards." Asking price? A cool $2,495,000. The town house was built in the 1920's, and has retained the classic columns, balustrades, ionic pilasters and other magnificent architectural detailing that was popular amongst rich folk back then. Monthly HOA dues aren't listed (but we're sure they're insane) and there's 1-car parking in the garage.
· 2151 Sacramento, #4 [Redfin]
· Sir Arthur Conan Doyle house [SF Weekly]