Nifty Fifties House in Forest Hills
Forest Hills, a strange and lovely little neighborhood tucked in between West Portal and the Sunset, has always intrigued us. With its well-tended lawns, grand old cypresses and an unlikely mix of Tudor, Mediterranean, and ranch-style houses, the neighborhood has a distinctly suburban feel, and yet it’s well within the city limits. We’ve always suspected there were some real gems hidden down the curves of its winding streets. Sure enough, one such gem just went on the market: A single-level 1950s home built in a style reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright…
Featured on SFGate this weekend, the Forest Hills home has been renovated in recent years, but still retains a great deal of its original charm. As SFGate points out, the architect must have been a devotee of Wright’s, as many of these original features are characteristic of his work: clerestory windows, polished concrete floors, radiant heat, and smooth wood paneling.
The home’s hefty price tag might make you groan, but the photos are worth checking out; the renovation is a great example of how a home’s beautiful original details can be preserved even as other features are brought up-to-date.
(Images: Reflex Imaging/SFGate)