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Extreme Castro Victorian makeover returns with extremely reduced price

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New asking snips $3.35 million off original price tag

Photos by Paul Dyer, courtesy of Frank Nolan at Vanguard Properties

Christened “Dolores Park West” due to its close proximity to the titular park popular with the tech set, this eye-snatching Castro District renovation, located on 18th Street, hit the market nearly one year ago, asking a whopping $11.85 million.

But after no takers—followed by a quiet removal from the market—it returns with a slimmer price tag: $8.5 million.

A bit of background: After being purchased in 2014, the ivory behemoth underwent a major overhaul, from the studs to the roof. Now it exists as something different entirely. Unabashedly contemporary interiors, spanning across five floors, fill this onetime humble Victorian abode.

Featuring four beds and four and a half baths, 3847 18th Street comes with newfangled features that, refreshingly, we haven’t seen in many major San Francisco renovations: molded walnut wood sculptural paneling next to a steel sculpted stairway, a central atrium, steel ceiling coffers, a glass enclosed bridge, and more.

The top-floor attic space provides the home’s most impressive space—a remarkable use of an irregular, angular space.

The house also now boasts a separate au pair unit, a fully restored Victorian facade, and seismic updates. And on a cultural note, the home is located a few steps away from all of the fabulous trappings of the Castro District, as well as the J-Church line and, yes, tech-bro hangout Dolores Park.

The listing is through Frank Nolan of Vanguard Properties.