Writing about real estate, you get used to tame color schemes. So, when a property like 720 Castro Street comes on the market, it feels like a breath of fresh, spring air.
The color starts on the exterior of the circa 1901 house, which is a kind of rose hue with an eggplant trim and a bright pink door. Inside, the living room is a marigold color, a sitting room is a mauve, and a bedroom is a deep mossy shade. There are tamer colors as well, but in a sea of white, this one stands out.
If you like your details original, this is your property. Carved mantels and newel posts, coved ceilings, stained glass windows, ceiling medallions, and vintage light fixtures are all here.
At 2,020 square feet, the house is sizable and it's balanced by generous urban garden. The yard is a big asset, and the mature plants give it a jungle-like vibe.
That said, the listing alludes to its RH-2 zoning (you can have two-unit dwelling here) and hints at expansion potential.
- 720 Castro Street [Redfin]