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Weekend Open House Report: Old School Edition

This week, a glimpse into the past with three houses from the '30s— in various degrees of vintage fabulous— open on Sunday.


Location: 3845 Washington Street
Size: 5-bed, 4.5-bath, 3,044-square-feet
Price: $3,400,000
Pitch: "Beautiful Presidio Hts. home with wonderful patio and walk out level garden. Elegant foyer with curved staircase leads to both the formal living and dining rooms. Remodeled kitchen with great nook. Both kitchen and dining room have French doors overlooking garden. Fifth bedroom (currently a den)with full bath and powder complete the main floor. Upstairs are a large master suite with dressing area, two additional bedrooms, and fourth bedroom currently used as a library with built-in bookshelves. Downstairs are two storage rooms, an office, and laundry room providing great potential! Two car side by side car has internal access. Lovely level garden! Sunny, wonderful home!"
Our Take: 1938 dress code calls for twin sets, pencil skirts and pearls. Next door to Capri pants and Louboutins at the evergreen 3855 Washington Street. Plus we'd kill for the breakfast nook.
Open House: Sunday, April 29 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Location: 45 Yerba Buena Avenue
Size: 3-bed, 3-bath, 2,976-square-feet
Price: $1,449,000
Pitch: "Stately two story three bedroom, three bath home. Elegant scale and style, tax records show 2967 square feet. Excellent floor plan, details, gorgeous hardwood floors, huge fireplace. Lovely garden. Needs some updating. Huge lot, 9374 square feet. Excellent opportunity, detached garage. Very impressive! Walk to West Portal. Trust Sale, no court confirmation. Property purchased As Is."
Our Take: Vast. Empty. Echoing. And is that a buildable lot we see?
Open House: Sunday, April 29 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM

Location: 691 Marina Boulevard
Size: 4-bed, 4-bath, 4022-square-feet
Price: $3,625,000
Pitch: "Experience the finest San Francisco has to offer. Built in 1937, just as the Golden Gate Bridge was being completed, this magnificent home is the perfect blend of classic style and modern convenience. The superb Spanish design blends perfectly with the picturesque bay setting. A tasteful 2005 renovation has brought this property into the new century. Enjoy unparallel views of two world renowned landmarks right from the front windows and patio. This once in a lifetime opportunity is a rare chance to call Marina Boulevard home."
Our Take: Ever wonder what those fabulous old 1930s houses along Marina Boulevard look like inside? Surprisingly depressing— and recently reduced $200K.
Open House: Sunday, April 29 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM