The three-bedroom home at 141 San Pablo Avenue in St. Francis Wood takes its English Tudor influences very seriously. The great room is designed to look like a medieval castle, right down to the crossed swords and shield hanging above the fireplace. The exposed brick walls, wood beam ceilings, and wrought-iron lighting throughout the house carry on the castle theme. Last year, the home came on the market and was under contract for in less than two weeks, ultimately selling for $1.9 million. It's now back and asking $2.475 million. The current owners must be counting on a love for medieval frippery, because the $575K jump is significant, especially since no noticeable improvements have been made.
Even the home's garage doors, made of heavy wood and carved into a distinctively peaked shape, take on a Tudor look. The interiors of the house are dark and heavy by design, but there are huge windows with views out to the Pacific Ocean. Curiously, one of the bedrooms is entirely filled by a platform bed that must be mounted from the foot only (unless there's a secret door hidden somewhere in the wall, which would be still creepier.) There are also what appear to be two levels of outdoor space, one with iron fencing surrounding it and the other with a fish pond. HOA dues of $152 per month cover the neighborhood's tennis courts and clubhouse, amenities that seem oddly modern for the likes of this property.
· St. Francis Wood English Tudor Period-Piece Asks $1.895M [Curbed SF]
· 141 San Pablo Avenue [Redfin]