Owned by only two families in its nearly 90-year history, 3383 Pacific Avenue is a throwback to a different, more luxurious era. One where people lived in homes with manicured gardens, a solarium, a huge butler’s pantry and a library, not to mention seven bedrooms, six full baths and two half baths.
The brick Tudor has been held within the same family since 1960 and, as we often find, there are pros and cons to such long-term ownership. The best and most obvious pro is that the amazing historic details of the home have been gloriously maintained—from the mahogany-paneled public rooms to the numerous doors and windows with their original leaded glass.
Of course, “original” in a grand home’s great rooms is usually considered a positive. In the kitchen and bathrooms, not so much. Plus, buyers will have to add those renovation costs on top of the $14-million asking price.
But for those looking for a true old-school view mansion right on the Pacific Avenue wall of the Presidio, the price may be right. “Whether maintaining its cherished legacy or renovating for a new century lifestyle, the opportunity to own at this remarkable location is rare,” read the listing notes. “While the unobstructed verdant views of the Presidio are a commanding presence and contribute to privacy, it is the magnificent views of the Golden Gate Bridge from the main and upper levels that are awe-inspiring.”
Will anyone be awed enough to make an offer?