Long before patchouli-scented hippies arrived en masse and well-to-do neighbors quarreled over housing growth during a crisis. this Queen Anne Victorian stood through it all, even surviving the earthquake and fire of 1906.
Measuring 3,655 square feet, 1232 Masonic comes with five bedrooms, four and one half bathrooms spread out across four stories. But before even stepping inside the home, the facade, basting pastel hues, comes with a six-sided turret (a common feature with Queen Annes), a triangular pediment on top of ornamented entablatures, a rounded Juliette balcony, and an arched entry porch with Corinthian columns.
The interiors have been renovated as of late, but fear not: This charming abode hasn’t fallen victim to a white-wash job with an overwrought open floor plan. On the contrary, the original rooms still have their place. There are three wood-burning fireplaces (ideal for the Haight’s characteristically foggy days and nights). And details, like wood carvings, ceiling medallions, and crown moldings, are still here.
This Victorian also comes with outdoor room to spare, including two decks.
Hugh Keenan and Robert Cranston. name checked in An Architectural Guide to San Francisco and the Bay Area for “always put a little more verve into their Queen Annes,” are the duo responsible for this splendid home.
Asking is $3,250,000; the listing is through Monica Pauli of Compass.