No other neighborhood is as iconic as San Francisco's "Postcard Row" featuring the globally-notorious Painted Ladies, and now you can be a part of it as well. 714 Steiner Street, or more widely known as the legendary Pink Painted Lady of the Alamo Square neighborhood's "Seven Sisters" is on the market and ready for anyone who desires to live out their best "Full House" moments.
Listed at $3,550,000 from Nina Hatvany of Team Hatvany at Compass, having the ability to own this 1890's Victorian masterpiece is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as the property not only resides near an absolutely gorgeous neighborhood park with a view, but also comes with a fascinating and deep history.
Originally designed and built by Irish-born Matthew Kavanagh, 714 Steiner Street is an integral part of the seven San Francisco-unique homes, distinguishable by its Queen Anne-style architecture.
After immigrating to the United States in 1869, Kavanagh went on to become a powerful trailblazer in San Francisco, becoming an independent real estate developer and builder, an active member in the Irish Catholic community, and the Vice President of the Alamo Square Improvement Club in 1892.
After Kavanagh passed away in 1911, 714 Steiner Street hosted several occupants throughout the years, boasting over 100 years of caring tenants, with the most recent purchasing of the marvelous house in 2020 with many modern renovations.
While the most recent owner could not have finalized all updates due to changing plans, she hopes that whomever will be the next owner will take just as much care and appreciation of the house and see its restoration to its glorious end.
Plans and approved permits for its restoration included establishing a large upper unit with 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, totalling 2,996 square feet. Below that will be an 845 square foot lower level fitted with two bedrooms and one spacious bathroom with a laundry and separate entrance, perfect as a guest suite.
Grand oversized bay windows adorn all three levels, providing sweeping views of lush Alamo Square Park from the front, City Hall at the back kitchen, and the cutting-edge downtown skyline on the upper levels.
The exterior of this sweet Pink Lady is also immaculate, featuring a strikingly beautiful façade with Victorian wooden balustrades. Beginning at the bottom with its modernized garage, even just the front stairs are exquisitely impressive with its textured stucco side walls and terrazzo treads and risers.
The front entry immediately welcomes you with its wood and glazed double front door, and adjacent double-hung window. The roof entices you with its gable roof and regal attic window.
714 Steiner Street is found on Steiner Street's eastern side directly across from the can't-miss equally historic and bucolic Alamo Square Park. With a lot of 23 x 75 feet and a cut curb to accomodate the garage, this cute Pink Lady is just as aesthetically pleasant as it is unique and awe-inspiring.
With work to be done inside, taking the time and uttmost care to fully update this home to its true potential and former glory will be a project that will be unforgettable and worth all the effort.
More information can be found on the listing site.
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