If you're a lover of period details and mourn the whitewashing of San Francisco's old housing stock, now is your chance to "save" a Pacific Heights Victorian—if you have $6.5 million to spare. Last year, a big home on Buchanan Street near Broadway sold for $4.095 million. The house needed work but boasted lovely period details like a tiled fireplace, stained glass, and intricate molding. Its new owners set about getting designs from Huang Iboshi Architecture for a big renovation that would pull out everything old and leave it with glass-lined stairways, flat fireplaces, and a sleek marble kitchen. But before construction began the home hit the market again with a price nearly $2.5 million more than it sold for last year. According to the listing, the home is about to be fully entitled for its renovations and construction could start immediately. If its new buyers do go ahead with the renovations, they would end up with one of those Victorian-on-the-outside, modern-on-the-inside homes with five bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, and a four car garage.
· 2620 Buchanan Street [Redfin]