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One of the most popular icon images of San Francisco, after the Golden Gate Bridge of course, is the row of Victorian homes in the Alamo Square neighborhood. The Victorian houses along Steiner Street have been photographed so widely that they are known as "Postcard Row" -- and the centerpiece of that postcard just came on the market at $3,999,999.
The four-story view home at 722 Steiner St. has been called the second-most photographed home in the country after the White House and been featured in more than 70 movies and TV shows.
The home was built in 1892 as his personal residence by carpenter-builder Matthew Kavanaugh, who constructed all of Postcard Row. The stained glass window in the living room is a pastoral scene from Kavanaugh's birthplace in Ireland; his daughters were wed in the house. The house has been completely restored and features working gas light features, wood-burning fireplaces; the kitchen, while modernized with Dacor, LG and Bosch appliances, has retained the Victorian-era look with redwood and glass-fronted cabinets and Bradbury and Bradbury period wall paper. There are ruby red granite counter tops.
The second-story living area includes a double parlor with fireplace and turret window, a formal dining room with a large Irish castle replica stone fireplace and framed views of the city. The three bedrooms, two with working fireplaces, are located on the third floor. The master suite has a large walk-in closet and a master bathroom with a jet tub and two-headed steam room-shower. The fourth level attic is finished and may be used as a second master suite or family entertainment room. The home has period moldings and hardwood floors throughout.
Bonnie Spindler has the listing.
[via On The Block]
Gallery: Postcard Row, San Francisco