Dating San Francisco homes before 1906 can be a bit tricky (the earthquake and fire consumed almost all relevant city records—isn’t that always the way?), but the new listing for 313 Scott pegs it at 1886.
That’s certainly not the oldest Victorian in the city. Then again, when Curbed SF went looking for older homes back in 2013, the search turned up only 14. There are others out there, but this three-bed, one-house is a choice example of historical pedigree.
Realtor Rich Bennett says the last time this place went up for sale was in 1953, handed down to the same family ever since. And it’s a lovely space, one that’s been well-maintained over the years.
The old moldings and wainscoting on the inside are still hanging tough after all of these years. Even the vintage wallpaper in the dining room looks perfect here.
Note the Corinthian columns on the front porch—technically a showy detail, but the classical vibe keeps it in good taste, so a nice touch all things told.
The listing claims this house as the work of none other than Charles Hinkel, produced one year after the iconic Charles Hinkel House that still bears his name. While Noe Hill refers to that stunner as “transitional Second French Empire residential architecture” (ooh la la), the Scott Street home is much more straightforward and traditional of a San Francisco Victorian in the Hinkel style.
The asking price for this slice of history: $1.77 million.