Lovingly restored to offer modern amenities while retaining the distinctive details of Victorian style—spindlework, gables, wraparound porches, and gingerbread trim—these five Bay Area homes tell unique tales of authenticity and inventiveness.
This classic Victorian home near San Francisco’s Mission Dolores Park has been restored and augmented for 21st-century living, preserving timeless details and adding contemporary elements. Highlights include chic living and dining areas, a kitchen with an island and superior appliances, a skylit family room, three bedroom suites, walls of glass, and a sunny atrium. The serene garden includes an outdoor kitchen, a fire table, and a spa. The home also offers a four-car garage accessible via elevator and a guest level with a private entrance.
Offered at: $9,400,000
Location: 3847-3849 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Grand Scale, Enduring Style
Spanning approximately 3,625-square-feet, this timeless Victorian home is exceptional in style and scale, featuring a flowing floor plan ideal for modern living. Highlights include a great room with 13-foot ceilings and two fireplaces, spacious family and entertaining rooms, a chef’s kitchen, five light-filled bedrooms, a studio or office, a versatile lower level that includes a laundry area and generous storage space, and flourishing gardens. The desirable Hayes Valley location is near parks as well as popular coffee shops, bars, and restaurants.
Offered at: $2,995,000
Location: 273 Page St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Traditional Meets Modern
Tucked away on a charming one-way lane, this enchanting 1890s Victorian residence has been tastefully remodeled for sophisticated living and entertaining. A stylish gourmet kitchen with superior appliances opens to a spacious living and dining area with soaring ceilings. Glass doors access a chic deck equipped for a gas grill. The home also features an office, four bedrooms—one of which currently serves as a family room—a one-car garage, and Zen-like gardens.
Offered at: $2,995,000
Location: 61 Prosper St, San Francisco, CA 94114
21st-Century Queen Anne
Built in 1896, this delightful home combines Old World craftsmanship—retaining many hallmarks of Queen Anne style—with sophisticated modern design and technology. It offers a lofty parlor with a spacious bay window, a fireplace, and diamond-patterned oak parquet flooring; a formal dining room; a chef’s kitchen; a media lounge with a drop-down screen and discreet high-definition projector; three luxurious lower-level bedroom suites; versatile attic space; and an ipe deck with a gas grill. An irrigation system maintains mature trees, herbs, and flowering shrubs.
Offered at: $2,985,000
Location: 3845 21st St, San Francisco, CA 94114
A Victorian Gem in Bernal Heights
Surrounded by a white picket fence, this circa-1900 gem is full of classic details, including a delightful front porch, an arched trellis, a turret, a gabled roof, and balustrades. A sense of warmth and welcome pervades the living room, formal dining room, remodeled kitchen, and den. The second level includes two guest bedrooms and a master suite with dual closets, a soaking tub, and a cozy reading nook. A deck overlooks the landscaped yard, which includes mature trees and a playhouse.
Offered at: $2,699,000
Location: 364 Crescent Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110