Code red: This unabashed beauty is officially on our renovation-watch list. Because if there’s one thing San Francisco homebuyers like more than renovating the hell out of a Victorian, it’s renovating the hell out of a Victorian in Noe Valley. And this neighborhood gem is simply too beautiful to fall victim to the contractor’s pen.
This circa-1900 complex at 656-658a Elizabeth consists three units. Two of the units are not only mirrors of each other but also share the same front porch and staircase, ergo the moniker Eastlake Victorian "sisters.”
In 1971, an architect purchased the property and restored it to its original glory. (He also added onto it; a third downstairs unit was legalized just this year.)
In addition to resurrecting the property to jaw-dropping splendor (hello, print wallpaper and stained glass!), he also opened the attic to house a large master bedroom and created a conservatory in the rear
Another touch of whimsy on this abode are the cow features. The owner’s love of cows can be seen in the trim around the facade of the home. Realtor Richard Gullo says, “His projects and love of everything Victorian are reflected in the main unit from the wall papers, hardware, stained glass and all the trimmings.”
In a word, stunning. Asking is $2,900,000.