It’s not everyday a home like this hits the market. It’s gorgeous, comparatively affordable, and has a rich history to boot. Located at 231 Ney, this isn’t the first address the circa-1880 Stick Eastlake Victorian has called home.
Originally built in Pacific Heights, one of its former owners purchased the property for a mere $1,000 in the 1920s and paid an additional $1,500 to have it moved from California Street to the Excelsior.
According to a letter penned by the former owner’s grandson, “As a firebreak precaution, California Street was widened in 1922 an all homes condemned under the law of eminent domain.” So the house had to go, one way or another.
Featuring three beds, two baths, and approximately 1,096 square feet, 231 Ney comes with classic period details to this day. Pocket doors, original light fixtures, wainscoting, plate moldings, and cabinetry can all be found inside this gorgeous home.
It would be a shame if someone let it fall victim to the contractor’s pen. After all, does the city need yet another Victorian with a drastic, open-floor, antiseptic renovation? Probably not. A careful, gentle renovation would do wonders for this historic home.
Asking is $899,000.