The first thing that grabs your attention is the turret with crenelations—a rarity for a home in San Francisco much less anywhere outside of the Elizabethan era. It hits the market this week for $2.195 million.
Featuring three bedrooms, one bathroom, and 1,735 square feet, 253 States includes stunning wood detailing (the fireplace features an intricate carving of what appears to be gentlemen reading a scroll), a steel spiral staircase, and stained-glass windows galore. There’s even a window bearing the likes of Elizabeth I.
Fit for a queen (the dramatic is a stone’s throw from the Castro District), the home also comes with hardwood flooring, an arched wooden door, stone fountains gracing the exterior, and rooftop access to the aforementioned turret.
According to the listing, the previous owner lived in the home for over 45 years.
Built in 1902, the home could benefit from a renovation, one that would, ideally, keep its bold looks firmly intact. But “bring your contractor and dream,” notes the listing. This property, with two distinct street entrances, could also be transformed into two private residences. (Be sure to check out two rendering prototypes below.)