Property Crush

Look Inside: This Chic $5.8M San Francisco Home Is a Vintage Bathroom Wonderland

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But with that heavy price tag, you’ll get six bedrooms, vintage bathrooms, a basement, and views, views, views.


  • 45 26th Avenue  
  • Located in San Francisco, California    
  • $5,775,000
  • 6 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms

Things we love about this property crush: 

Let’s just get this out of the way: This San Francisco home is crazy expensive—even for San Francisco standards. It’s also crazy gorgeous. The palatial property is located in a sought-after enclave of Sea Cliff, between Scenic Way and Sea Cliff Avenue. Built in 1938 by a developer as a personal residence, the fully-detached Tudor-style home boasts big features: six bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, and three full levels connected by a curved wooden staircase. 

Step into the paneled entry way and you’ll see that stunning staircase; just around the corner is a large sunken living room. The current owners have it painted black, which provides a chic backdrop to the beveled plank flooring, leaded glass windows, and bright-white fireplace. On the other side, you’ll find French doors that open into a formal dining room. Even more, there’s still space (flanked by a pretty bay window) for a large dining table in the kitchen. This particular room might just be the most fun in the whole house. A distinct vintage feel with modern architectural updates combines features like blue cabinetry with a copper hood, and a funky stove. We especially love the checkered backsplash. 

Upstairs, you’ll find loads of bedrooms that can easily accommodate a large family. The master suite boasts tons of space and even what they call a “pent lounge” with views of the Marin Headlands and ocean. The bathrooms embody that vintage flair again with Pepto pink tiling (it works!) curved ceilings, and old-school sinks. 

The most stunning part might be the views. This price tag affords vistas that look upon the Golden Gate Bridge and the Pacific Ocean, with decks and a good-sized yard to enjoy it. Additionally, the house has a two-car garage and even a full basement with expansion potential. 

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