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Renovated Mission Dolores Victorian flat comes with a Nordic twist

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Dark blue facade hides a surprise

Facade of Victorian home with dark blue paintjob with white trim. Photos by Christopher Stark, courtesy of Payton + Binnings

Take note, Victorian remodels: This top-floor Victorian pad, snapped up in 2011 for a mere $910,000, has undergone an expansive minimalist transformation—care of Mork Ulnes Architects, who has offices in San Francisco and Norway—which puts listless, antiseptic redos to shame.

Occupying the top two floors of the 1907 property, 1985 15th Street starts off with a dark blue facade that conceals airy, unabashedly contemporary interiors. Once inside, you’ll find a theme of vertical wood slats as you ascend the staircase, leading to a two-story atrium. (The attic space has been opened up and transformed into a living space.)

The Douglas fir flooring, which can be found throughout the entire home, makes a strong case for bringing blonde wood back permanently.

Other details include a fireplace, built-in bookshelves, a chef’s kitchen with Douglas fir cabinetry, and a private deck with built-in bench. And most thrilling of all? The slatted woodwork staircase that acts as the abode’s main focal point.

In all, the unit comes with four bedrooms, two bathroom, and 2,975 square feet,

The Mission Dolores home has been featured in publications like Dwell and San Francisco Magazine. It was also a stop on the American Institute of Architects SF homes tour. It’s on the market for $2,995,000 through Payton + Binnings of Compass.

Slats of blonde wood cover the white entrance staircase.
A two-story atrium with white interiors, Douglas fir flooring and staircase, and triangular wooden framed windows.
A fireplace sits in the middle of a wall with built-in bookcases on each side.
Dining room area with blonde wood table, wooden framed bay window, and an abstract, bird-like wooden piece of art on the wall.
Top floor staircase landing with a ceiling that peaks and a wall with wooden framed triangular windows.
Master bedroom in the attic space with sun-and-sea abstract wooden piece of art above the bed.
A playroom in the attic space with windows that make up most of the triangular wall.
Outdoor terrace with wood paneling and a decorative circular cutout.