Three story, 6-bedroom 2-bath 1905 Craftsman with original interior. Formal dining room, family room, study, fireplaces, side yard, and attached garage with 2-car tandem parking. House: 3,220 sq.ft., lot Size: 54' x 56' RH-2(per tax records).
Cole Valley Craftsman, 5 Parnassus
This large, handsome 1905 Craftsman home, located on a prominent Cole Valley corner, has a classic fašade with an overhanging peaked roof with rafter tails, bracketed gable end barge boards and large peaked dormers. The house is sided with shiplap on the first story and shingled on the second and third. The distinctive windows have diamond lights in the upper sashes and there is a robust columned portico on the Parnassus side with a lovely marble mosaic landing.
Inside is a center entry hall with a large living room immediately to the left and the formal dining room to the right. The dining room leads to a study on one side and to the kitchen on the other side. There is also a breakfast room and porch next to the kitchen, back stairs to the second floor, and stairs to the basement. The second floor has four bedrooms, split bath and a large sun porch with views southwest to Mt. Sutro. The third floor has two bedrooms, large hall and a bathroom. The basement has a large family room, a maid's room, toilet, substantial storage areas and opens to the two car tandem garage. There is an attractive south side yard.
This extraordinary house has an original interior with wonderful detailing, such as coved decorated plaster and beamed ceilings, elaborate fireplaces, hardwood floors (first floor only), banister system, and many other handsome period details. It has an excellent floor plan and is bright because the house is completely detached with many windows. The electrical service has been upgraded with circuit breakers (100 amp main) and there is copper supply plumbing. The kitchen and baths are largely original. This house has been in the same family since it was constructed in 1905 and is being offered for the first time. Homes of this size with intact architecture are very rare in Cole Valley. This is an opportunity to buy a truly great San Francisco house that has not been ruined by misguided remodeling.
Cole Valley is a small but lovely residential area in the Upper Haight Ashbury with several good restaurants and real neighborhood shops. This area is known for its good weather and interesting architecture, near Golden Gate Park, and with good public transportation and convenient access to the Peninsula.