The mansion, a staple of Presidio Heights. And this 1915 classic revival, created by San Francisco architect George Applegarth (who, get a load of this, also created the curvilinear Downtown Center Garage at Mason at O'Farrell in Union Square), is pretty much what one thinks of when their childhood dreams turn toward that of the ultra-posh mansion.
And just look at it. It's right out of a storybook.
The detailed Beaux-Arts facade is indicative of what's inside — specifically, no open floor plans with bright white interior walls, no gutting to make way for a monochromatic vibe, no contemporary foreplay. 201 Locust is ideal for anti-renovation zealots. It's pristine, almost magical. The front staircase alone begs for a dramatic entrance in a Givenchy gown a la Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face.
Clearly this is a house that's been well-maintained over the years. It comes with four bedrooms, three and a half baths, and 7,045 square feet, landing on the market for $11,500,000.
- 201 Locust [Neal Ward Properties]