From time to time, we see homes called works of art in their marketing materials. Almost universally, it’s a cliche and empty phrase signifying nothing in particular. However, this historic San Francisco home now on the market for $10.95 million was the subject of a popular painting.
Built in 1914, the four-story Tudor Revival is forever memorialized in Evgeny Lushpin‘s painting titled “An Evening Journey.”
The painting by the Russian artist depicts the home situated on the cable car line in a romantic twilight with views of the San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz Island. The moody scene shows wet pavement from a recent rain shower, a cloudy sky, cable cars passing by, and the standout home glowing from inside.
The image has been reproduced in puzzles, calendars, and photographs.
“It’s a highly visible home,” says listing agent Mark Levinson with Compass.
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Though the location is great, it is still right on the Hyde Street cable car line, which runs from early morning until midnight.
“I personally think it’s charming,” Levinson says. For those not as charmed, double-paned windows could always be installed to block out the “clang, clang, clang” of the trolley.
Another challenge for the next owner: The home will require updates, according to Levinson.
The graceful mansion with six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms was last sold in 1996 for $2 million. It originally came on the market in 2017 for $12 million.
There’s an adjacent vacant lot for $3 million, but it’s available only to the buyer of this property. Levinson notes the owners had initially planned on adding a guesthouse with a garage and wine cellar in that extra space. However, their plans changed and the property remains vacant.
The 6,305-square-foot home maintains much of the original architecture. A Gothic-style stone archway graces the foyer and grand staircase. The main floor includes a library with a wood-burning fireplace, a formal dining room with leaded-glass windows and original wood detail, and an elegant living room with windows overlooking the bay.
The second level features the master suite with two dressing rooms and large bath. There’s an additional en suite bedroom and a mirrored wet bar on this level.
The third floor contains two more en suite bedrooms with vaulted ceilings. The lower level has a family room, gym or bonus room, wine cellar, and one more bed and bath.
The property also comes with a two-car garage.
The home is across the street from the new Francisco Park, which is set to be completed at the end of the year. It’s also close to private schools, upscale restaurants, and iconic views.
For someone who loves a project and can handle the asking price, “it’s a huge upside, and it’s incredible piece of land,” Levinson says. “The views are drop-dead [gorgeous]; you feel like you can touch the water.”
You may even be inspired to pick up a paintbrush.
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