Franklin Street’s Grand Victorian Hits the SF Market

In many ways we are a Victorian city, for all the Victorian style houses adorning many of our streets. However, Victorian is not a style of design. It’s a period of design, referring to the Victorian look in vogue from the 1830’s to the 1901 era. Now, we have the best collection of “painted ladies” on display in the world, and on January 22nd one of the most prized of these grand ladies went on the SF real estate market.

You’ve probably seen her. Throned at 1701 Franklin Street, the 1895 Queen Anne in Pacific Heights epitomizes the gingerbread look of Victorians—and there are a lot of different looks of Victorians, by the way. The asking price is just $6.995 million. So, if you’ve got access to that kind of money, this 1895 beauty is all yours.

In the house there are no lack of bedrooms. Eleven of them. Take your pick among the 9,000 square feet of rococo opulence that includes the original inlay floors, stout beamed ceilings, pocket doors, redwood moldings and, of course, beveled stained glass windows.

The house has been kept as near to perfection as you can get by its current owners, so whomever picks up this Victorian is getting the real deal through and through.

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