Where: 935-937 North Point Street, San Francisco
What: A handsome, 2-unit house now on the market after undergoing a full renovation– a renovation that looks back to Paris in the 1920s. Created with the close involvement of the owner, the open, loft-like environment has a uniquely 1920s Parisian vibe, looking directly at the iconic c.1916 French Renaissance Revival factory/warehouse complex we know today as Ghirardelli Square.
Yes, you read that correctly. You can live across the street from one of the city’s most popular tourist destinations in a permanent cloud of mocha for the low, low price of thirteen million dollars.
Now, let’s be fair; this is a stunning piece of new construction just down the block from the workshop. Clearly, the builder spared no expense to create a luxury home in a decidedly not-luxury neighborhood, and the photos bear out the quality of the work, though I can’t imagine what the decorator was thinking with that Mary Poppins-inspired awning over the back patio.
This thing is destined to be a luxury AirBnB destination for some real estate investor — though you’re right across the street from the Fairmount time-shares in Ghirardelli, and those come with concierge services — and I’d be shocked if this thing sold for anywhere close to its asking price, but what do we know?