Not all homes are created equal.
In the case of 1701 Franklin, it’s difficult to find any Pacific Heights house with more intricate, antique beauty or any greater atmosphere of refinement, even among the ranks of similarly storied Queen Annes.
Dubbed the Edward Coleman house, Noe Hill reports that architect W.H. Lille conceived of this home in 1895 for Coleman, a Grass Valley gold-mining magnate.
By way of contrast, Coleman built his longtime home in Grass Valley in 1866, living there for more than 25 years. It’s a charming piece of work in its own right, sure. But by comparison, his San Francisco home makes it look like a shack.
The sumptuous 11-bed, five-and-a-half-bath, roughly 7,125-square-foot, Victorian listed this week for more than $6.99 million, which, strange as it sounds, feels like a conservative figure.
“The home has been lovingly maintained by its current owners” for 18 years realtor, says Robert Callan. (Callan tells Curbed SF the last sale was in 2000 for roughly $3 million.) “It is suspected that the current owners are the second family to have lived in this one of a kind property,” he adds.
Highlights include a stained glass window so beautiful people would sell their condos in order to see each morning, gorgeous archways, and loads of wood detailing.
The ad also mentions “plans to add a garage with interior access as well as a deck,” and “approved plans to add an elevator are available for the new owner,” in case anybody wants to add complement to perfection.
Although whoever eventually buys this place could hardly be blamed if they chose to leave more than well enough alone.