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Landmark Hayes Valley home cuts $1.3M off asking

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Great Quake survivor is one of the city’s finest

Blue facade and exterior of four-story Hayes Valley Vicotrian. Photos via David Bellings Real Estate

Known as the Charles Dietle House, this stellar Stick-Eastlake Victorian in Hayes Valley was originally designed by San Francisco architect Henry Geilfuss in 1878. It landed on the market in October for $6.4 million.

It now features a new asking price, boasting a hefty $1.3 million cut.

While this home is nothing short of glorious—featuring four-plus bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and 6,950 square feet, it boasts a formal ballroom, dumbwaiter, winding staircase, an attic lounge, and period details—it is a registered landmark.

And buyers these days are a touch too renovation-happy, so gutting overhauls pose would prove problematic. (Thank God.)

Still, it’s a gorgeous home for someone who wants to keep its beauty intact. It’s now asking $5,195,000.

Kudos to the party responsible for the home’s re-staging, too. Stunning.

A bit of history on the home: After the Great Quake, the home escaped too much damage. It was then purchased by John DeMartini, a noted fruit/veggie commission merchant and one of the original directors of the Bank of Italy (known today as Bank of America).