21st Century Queen Anne

21st Century Queen Anne

3845 21st Street, San Francisco , CA 94114

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With a well-crafted intelligence of the old world and sophisticated design thinking of today, the strength of this residence lies in its ability to anchor itself to authentic, enduring materials, elemental beauty imbedded with the grace and inventiveness of the best technology.

Set back in a formal garden, the gracious articulations of this quintessential Queen Anne home draw us into a luxurious world: a robust design for living and entertaining, respite from the treasured, bustling urban hive of Eureka Valley in a serene, natural and lush designed landscape.

Preserved in all its glory, a prime example of Queen Anne Cottage style, built in 1896 the home’s façade retains the spindle work, decorative gables and shingle all crowned by sunburst atop the flashed glass attic windows. Featured in an authoritative book on San Francisco Victorian architecture, “A Gift to the Street” by Olwell and Waldhorn, this home has been studied and admired by historians and home-owners alike.

The proportions of the original home have been respected in restorations and exquisite, architect designed revisions, expanding the home into a 21st Century residence of comfort and style.

The storied façade gives way to generous public rooms beginning with in an impressive foyer, replete with gleaming oak hardwood flooring in diagonal basket pattern and rich Victorian paneling having been duplicated by experts to match the original detail.

A lofty double parlor with expansive window bays, and soaring ceilings, create a magnificent salon environment for entertaining, study or retreat. Warmed by a gas fireplace set in a handsome fossil stone hearth, with restored ceiling medallions, tall pillars and spectacular original plasterwork, the oak diamond pattern parquet flooring anchors the elegant public rooms. These rooms, originally intended as an additional bedroom and parlor, offer flexible use for the new owner. Sensitively evolved into a modern smart home by wiring for cable (coax), phone, TV (HDMI) and Cat-5 Ethernet network through home. Enjoy stereo audio throughout the main living area with wiring in the dining and kitchen, as well as, surround sound in the living room. Modern upgrades also include custom dual glazed windows crafted to maintain the original aesthetic of the home.

The formal wood paneled dining room features a custom, lighted side-board organized around a marble mantle and fireplace providing a poised focal point to the elegant room.

The sleek lacquer custom chef’s kitchen is a fresh open splash of modernity giving the open plan great room a tremendous energy, with adjacent media lounge fully equipped with drop down 96” screen and hidden 1080p high definition projector. Kitchen features Bosch stainless steel appliances, including French door refrigerator, dishwasher, 5-burner cooktop, and innovative pull-out hood. Elegant glass backsplash and quartz countertops complete the space. The grand entertaining space opens to the deck and tailored flourishing garden.

The lower level suites are boldly luxurious spaces energized by the leafy outlooks from all rooms, animated by spectacular bespoke detailing and bold design elements. The master bedroom opens to a private patio with verdant outlooks to the garden. A custom designed, stone head board, with Artemide Tolomeo lighting frames the room. The spa-like Master bath features floor to ceiling glass enclosed, stone-clad walk in shower, dual sinks, and radiant heat. Generous master closets and fully outfitted laundry room complete this space.

A second suite features marble topped sink, extra deep tub & shower. Both bedrooms feature walk in closets.

Additional storage including wine room, mechanical and entry hall with private street entrance.

The grounds are beautifully attended and cared for with brick patio formed from original chimney repurposed as patio pavers, there are mature plantings of fruit, herbs, palm and flowering shrubs. Ipe decking, gas grill and garden watering system create a fully functional outdoor living.

Designs for additional rooms and bath in the attic are available for review and poise this home to become larger, within the current envelope.


  • Original Victorian details:
    • Restored plasterwork ceiling medallions and decorative pillar details
    • Finely crafted oak wainscot paneling
    • Linear pattern parquet floor
    • Oak diagonal basket pattern parquet floor
    • High coved ceilings
  • Modern Chef’s Kitchen:
    • Bosch stainless steel appliances
    • French door refrigerator
    • 5-burner cooktop with innovative pull-out hood
    • Wall oven
    • White lacquer easy-close cabinets
    • White quartz countertop
    • Deep stainless-steel sink with hands-free faucet
    • Backsplash manufactured from a single sheet of glass is both beautiful and easy to clean.
    • Black granite Island with wine fridge
  • Master Suite:
    • Stone veneer headboard
    • Artemide bedside lights
    • Large walk-in closet
  • Second Suite:
    • Marble topped sink 
    • Extra-deep bath/shower with controls outside of the shower area
    • 2 large closets 
  • Garden:
    • Ipe decking
    • 3-zone irrigation system
    • Wiring for hot tub and BBQ
    • Mature plantings


  • High-Speed Wiring: Cat-5, Coax, HDMI, Ethernet
  • Nest learning thermostats
  • High-efficiency, custom made wood double pane windows
  • Modern fireplaces with original Oak surround and exquisite fossil stone and marble
  • Independent laundry area with Samsung washer & dryer
  • Drop down 96” screen with hidden 1080p hi-definition projector
  • Semi-finished attic space with development potential - architects drawings available
Wendy Storch | Sotheby’s International Realty | 117 Greenwich Street. San Francisco, CA. 94111
Cal BRE# 01355516 | Cell: 415-519-6091 | Direct: 415-901-1745

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