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1701 Franklin Street

San Francisco, CA 94109


  • Single-Family Homes
  • Sold
  • 11 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 7,125 SqFt
  • MLS# 461638

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Eleven bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, entryway, formal entry, large foyer/sitting room with beautiful staircase, formal living room, parlor, formal dining room, plans for large kitchen with butler’s pantry, office, family room/media room, lower floor office area, remodeled guest/staff eat-in kitchen, craft/mechanical room, two laundry rooms with washers/dryers, third laundry facility on top floor, secondary staircase, seven fireplaces with exceptional mantles, five car parking on long wide driveway, excellent storage, large attic, modern security system, air conditioning, four furnaces, three water heaters, mini wet bar, window treatments, beautiful hand painted murals in some rooms, sound proofing on many windows. Partial Downtown City views.

Landscaped front gardens with mature magnolia tree, mature tree, irrigation system, hydrangeas, ferns, lush greenery, box hedges and blooming plants.

Park-like backyard/garden with irrigation, palm trees, mature trees, lush lawn, green foliage, roses, hydrangeas and blooming plants. A gardener’s dream! The perfect place to add a playground structure and perfect for family gatherings and entertaining.

There are plans to add a garage with interior access as well as a deck. Approved plans to add an elevator are available for the new owner. The property lot has also been sub-divided into two legal lots.

In world renowned Pacific Heights, 1701 Franklin Street is one of the most recognizable estate-like homes in San Francisco and is a historic registered landmark. This incredible detached Queen Anne estate sits on nearly a 1/4 acre of land subdivided into 2 legal lots and offers approximately 7,125 square feet of dramatic living space. The lower floor square footage is 1,740 square feet of additional living space. The home was designed by W.H. Lille for Edward Coleman in 1895, who owned the Idaho Gold Mine in Grass Valley, California.

Offered for the 1st time in 18 years, the home has been lovingly maintained by its current owners. The home is believed to have only changed ownership by a handful and it is suspected that the current owners are the second family to have lived in this one of a kind property.

The amazing architectural detail throughout includes incredible large timeless stained glass windows with breathtaking detail, smaller stained glass windows, high ceilings (eleven and a half foot ceilings on the main floor, close to eleven foot ceilings on the second floor and close to ten foot ceilings on the third floor), coffered wood ceilings, beamed wood ceilings, circular wood beamed ceiling, rotunda style ceiling, coved ceilings, plaster and dentil moldings, pocket doors, exquisite crystal and antique chandeliers, superb wall sconces, softwood and hardwood floors with inlay, rounded bay windows, bay windows, arched window, archways, lush wood doors, beveled glass mirrors, skylight, paneled wood walls and wainscoting.

Steps from Whole Foods Market, close to Tech shuttle stops, transportation, restaurants, Cable Car, close proximity to Financial District, walk to Fillmore Street, Polk Street, Lafayette Park and easy access to the Golden Gate Bridge. Just minutes from Louise M. Davis Symphony Hall, War Memorial Opera House, SF JAZZ Center and currently under construction CPMC/Sutter Health Cathedral Hill Hospital. Walk Score of 98!

Main Floor: As one goes up the marble front entry stairs, one notices the Corinthian columns, gorgeous arched entry and beautiful balustrades. The ENTRYWAY features paneled wood walls and ceiling, wood columned entry, high ceilings and a beautiful solid wood entry door with window flanked by two windows.

The inviting FORMAL ENTRY boasts high ceilings, beamed wood ceilings, arched entry, lush wood columns, paneled wood walls, dentil wood moldings, softwood and hardwood floors with lovely inlay and a beautiful chandelier.

To the right of the formal entry, the OFFICE has bay windows, high ceilings, dentil moldings and a beautiful light fixture. Off the office, the POWDER ROOM has a sink with marble counter, medicine cabinet with mirror, toilet, high ceilings, wall sconce, fan, marble floor, wainscoting and a lovely light fixture.

The GRAND FOYER/SITTING ROOM is enhanced with beamed ceilings, circular wood beamed ceiling, wall sconce, paneled wood walls, softwood and hardwood floors with beautiful intricate inlay, gorgeous chandelier, stunning lush wood staircase with lovely lighting on banister, fireplace with exquisite mantle, marble surround, marble base and mirror and a closet with window (perfect for a coat closet).

The grand FORMAL LIVING ROOM is highlighted with softwood floors, pocket door, high ceilings, plaster moldings, dentil moldings, two wall sconces, rounded bay windows, stunning chandelier and a handsome fireplace with columned mantle, marble surround, marble base, intricate detail and oval mirror.

The fabulous PARLOR features bay windows, high ceilings, plaster moldings, dentil moldings, beautiful light fixture, wall sconce, softwood floors, pocket doors and a fireplace with marble surround, marble base and a columned wood mantle with beveled glass mirror.

The banquet size FORMAL DINING ROOM is enhanced with coffered wood ceilings, high ceilings, beautiful light fixture, pocket door, softwood floors, bay windows, front garden outlook, wood paneled walls, fireplace with marble base, marble surround, columned wood mantle and mirror, built-in credenza flanking the fireplace with drawers, glass cabinets with shelves and beveled glass mirrors and a built-in cabinet with a beveled glass door and glass shelves.

The formal dining room opens into the KITCHEN. There are plans to add a new large kitchen with a butler’s pantry. The kitchen has been brought to the studs and is a shell. It is ready for a new owner to put their personal signature on it and design the kitchen of their dreams. It is a large space that will open to the garden.

Off the hallway there are two storage cabinets for linens and a back door where one can access the driveway and access to the park-like backyard/garden.

Second Floor: As one goes upstairs one notices three incredible large stained-glass windows with spectacular detail that filter in natural lighting and a beautiful chandelier.


The incredible MASTER EN-SUITE is enhanced with partial Downtown City views, high ceilings, moldings, wood burning fireplace with tile base and surround and lovely columned mantle with beveled glass mirror, crystal chandelier, two crystal wall sconces, stained glass window and rounded bay windows.

The sumptuous REMODELED MASTER BATHROOM boasts a stall marble steam shower with additional handheld showerhead, glass door and glass enclosure, deep soaking tub with jets and marble surround, Kohler pedestal sink, marble walls, water closet with Toto toilet and frosted glass door, two crystal wall sconces, mounted flat screen television, coved ceiling, moldings, Panasonic fan and crystal chandelier.

Off the bathroom one can access a HUGE MASTER WALK-IN CLOSET with bay windows, built-in seating area by the bay windows, high ceilings, crystal chandelier, moldings, built-in furniture quality closets with drawers, storage and beveled glass mirrors, marble island with cabinetry, vanity with marble counter, beveled glass mirror, storage cabinet and drawer, stained glass window and a skink with marble counter, marble backsplash and mirror.

The SECOND BEDROOM features partial Downtown City views, softwood floors, moldings, high ceilings, beautiful chandelier, wall sconce, closet, two stained glass windows, sink with marble counter, medicine cabinet with mirror, wall sconce and a fireplace with tile surround, tile base and a columned mantle with beveled glass mirror.

The THIRD BEDROOM has high ceilings, moldings, a walk-in closet with built-ins, chandelier, bay windows and a fireplace with tile surround, tile base and columned mantle with beveled glass mirror.

A full BATHROOM can be accessed from the third bedroom and the hallway. This bathroom features high ceilings, a fan, recessed lighting, pedestal sink, medicine cabinet with mirror, tiled walls, claw foot tub, toilet, window, beautiful chandelier and tile floor.

The LAUNDRY ROOM has a Kenmore Elite washer/dryer side by side, wainscoting, window, high ceilings, fan, shelves and recessed lighting.

Off the hallway, a MINI WET BAR CLOSET is complete with a stainless steel sink and cabinets.

The FOURTH BEDROOM offers high ceilings, coved ceiling, softwood floors, garden outlook, beautiful chandelier, stained glass windows, closet and moldings. A full BATHROOM off the hallway boasts tile floor, wainscoting, Toto toilet, pedestal sink, high ceilings, fan and a shower over tub with tile surround. A SITTING AREA on the second-floor hall landing and storage cabinets for linens and coat closet off the hallway completes this floor.


The FIRST BEDROOM offers softwood floors, two closets (one with shelves), high ceilings, sink with marble counter and backsplash and garden outlook.

The SECOND BEDROOM has partial Downtown City views, high ceilings, an arched window and three closets.

The sunny THIRD BEDROOM boasts partial Downtown views, high ceilings, recessed lighting, two closets, rotunda style ceiling, beautiful chandelier, rounded bay windows and beautifully painted murals depicting the deck of cards.

The FOURTH BEDROOM has high ceilings, lovely light fixture, three closets, sink with marble counter and backsplash, wall sconce and gorgeous painted murals.

The FIFTH BEDROOM features a sink with marble counter and backsplash, three closets, ladder to redwood loft, recessed lighting, bay windows and exceptional painted murals.

The SIXTH BEDROOM offers two closets, chandelier, molding and softwood floors. One of the closets houses a stackable Bosch washer/dryer and Whirlpool refrigerator.

A FULL BATHROOM off the hallway is complete with tile floor, sink with granite counter and backsplash, wainscoting, window, high ceilings, wall sconce, shower over tub with tile surround, Toto toilet and fan.

A closet off the hallway with ladder and access to the large ATTIC (perfect for storage), skylight and a linen cabinet completes this floor.


The LAUNDRY ROOM features a Maytag washer and dryer, shelves, fan, storage area with window and a pocket door.

The REMODELED GUEST/STAFF EAT-IN KITCHEN offers granite counters and backsplash, granite bar counter to add stools for dining, built-in seating area, an abundance of cabinetry, under cabinet lighting, Bosch stainless steel dishwasher, Blanco stainless steel deep sink, InSinkErator garbage disposal, Frigidaire Electrolux four-burner stainless steel gas range with oven, Kitchen Aid stainless steel microwave with fan and light over range, Kitchen Aid stainless steel refrigerator/freezer with water and ice dispenser, hardwood floors with inlay, dentil moldings, wainscoting, flat screen television, recessed lighting and pantry.

The CRAFT/MECHANICAL ROOM features two GE refrigerators, granite countertops and backsplash, cabinetry, shelves, drawers and double stainless steel sinks.

The spacious FAMILY ROOM/MEDIA ROOM boasts recessed lighting, ceiling speakers, rounded bay windows and erase board. The OFFICE AREA has built-in cabinetry, drawers and built-in desks with granite counters.

The BEDROOM EN-SUITE features two closets and bay windows. The BATHROOM has a Kohler pedestal sink, tile floor, Panasonic fan, recessed lighting, Aquatic deep Jacuzzi tub with jets and tile surround, flat screen television, Toto toilet, window, stall tiled steam shower with additional handheld showerhead and glass door. One can also access this bathroom off the hallway.

A storage cabinet and linen closet off the hallway completes this floor.


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