On Saturday I did one of my favorite things, I took a stroll through a neighborhood lined with beautiful old homes just to stare at the architecture and be inspired by the design. This particular stroll was through Pacific Heights in San Francisco, the most prestigious location to own real estate in the City by the Bay.
These are the residences that make you dream of what it might be like to live here if only you had an extra, oh, 2 to 20 million. As you walk, the facades vary from classic Victorians to European revival to newer Contemporary exteriors and many have views of the San Francisco Bay.
I’m a looky loo so I loved walking up and down the hills of the neighborhood and admiring the details of these homes: the grand doors, the moldings, the touches of gold leaf, the entry gates, the clipped boxwood and espalier, the exquisiteness of them all. Come on along on the walking tour!
I’ve mentioned before that Matt is a real estate appraiser and broker so as we walked he was filling my ears with the history of these homes and the costs of their renovation. (up to 5 million? Ouch!) The interiors piqued my interest so I went online in search of what some of them look like on the inside and naturally one turns to high end real estate listings and design firms. Here are six eye candy favorites…
Tour this stunning modern Mediterranean listed on Sotheby’s, what a view! I love the contemporary wood cabinets and the modern planting beds in the outdoor area; the sunny and bright living room with its arched windows is perfection.
Take a peek into this wonderful Pacific Heights home renovation completed by Green Couch Interiors.
Here’s a gorgeous apartment listed on Sotheby’s, I love that moody blue bedroom!
This Victorian is ornate on the outside but has several pretty modern spaces on the inside.
This Italian Renaissance mansion has a panoramic view of the Golden Gate Bridge!
Who among you has walked around the Pacific Heights homes of San Francisco? Stunning right? .