The Victorian at 1513 Golden Gate Avenue hasn't changed hands in nearly 25 years, and whoever has owned it during that time is clearly a lover of all things Victorian. The four-bedroom, two-bath home is filled with period details, from wainscoting to etched windows, that are currently combined with dark wood furniture and quite a lot of heavily patterned wallpaper (quite!). The home may not be as historically pure as the intensely Victorian Queen Anne in Eureka Valley that went up for sale a few weeks ago, but it is clearly dominating in the dusty rose-to-mauve spectrum. The home just landed on the market asking $1.695 million.
The new owners of this turn-of-the-last-century home will likely need to make some upgrades, most notably the addition of parking. The brokerbabble mentions that the large basement could easily have a garage added, and there is a quote already available from SF Garage. Hopefully the renovations won't go too far, because elements like the detailing on the main staircase are impeccably preserved, and all that carved dark wood in the dining nook could be shined up quite nicely. Here's to hoping the home will fall into the hands of another Victorian lover who will carry on its heritage (if not every scrap of wallpaper) for a few more decades.
· Intensely Victorian Eureka Valley Queen Anne Wants $2.749M [Curbed SF]
· 1513 Golden Gate Avenue [Redfin]