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DRE #444020


Alamo Square Italianate

823 Grove Street
(between Fillmore & Webster)

Alamo Square Italianate: 823 Grove Street     


Classic detached 2-story 2-bedroom Eastlake home with an inlaw apartment downstairs. Double parlor, formal dining room, library, master suite, and deck. City views. House: 1867 sf (per appraisal). Lot size: 44.5 x 37.5 + 90 x 9.6 irreg; RH-3.

Price: $1,250,000


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This restrained classic detached Eastlake home (ca 1890), is located in the middle of a lovely tree-lined block, with many handsome Victorian homes as neighbors. A long beautifully landscaped walkway leads to this unexpected gem. Its symmetric facade is well preserved and beautifully detailed with a bracketed portico supporting a square central bay. There is a bold paneled cornice across the front, and the windows have their own cornices. Beyond the original front doors is an entryway which leads to a large double parlor on the left and a formal dining room on the right. The large kitchen is bright and well designed, with white tile countertops, white cabinets, and a restaurant style range. The parlors and kitchen open to a large private deck with lovely views of the neighbors' yards. Upstairs are two bedrooms, a library, and full bath, with one bedroom configured as a master suite with dressing room. Rooms are spacious (11'6" ceilings) with much original detailing, including three fireplaces, Lincrusta wainscoting, plaster cornices, ceiling medallions, elaborate door and window moldings, and a handsome banister. Unusual for this era, the house is completely detached, with windows on all sides, and is very bright and sunny throughout. There are nice city views east and north from the second floor. This is an excellent floor plan, perfect for entertaining.

Downstairs is an in-law apartment, currently rented for $1200/month, also ideal for an office, and storage with a washer/dryer. Systems have been updated with newer electric service, copper supply plumbing, new water heaters, and two forced air furnaces. The foundation is the original brick, and will need replacement. This immensely charming house is in move-in condition and a rare example of intact Victorian architecture, carefully restored.


The Alamo Square neighborhood, in the heart of the Western Addition, is well known for its good weather and many handsome Victorian buildings. This house is a block east of a major city park, Alamo Square, with its own iconic downtown views. This area is well served by Muni, and with easy access to 101 South. It is close to the Hayes Valley shopping district, which now has a host of good restaurants and stores.


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