188 haight st
Hayes Valley | Single Family Home
4 beds | 3 baths | 1 car
SOLD | $2,975,000 | Represented Seller
This stunning three-story single-family home features a perfect balance of 1880s Victorian character and contemporary luxury, in the heart of some of the very best cultural institutions, shopping, and restaurants the city has to offer. The façade’s ornamental moldings and gilded accents create a gracious first impression. Signaling the home’s early heritage are eleven-foot ceilings, finely crafted hardwood floors, refined millwork, distinguished period fireplaces, and many original fixtures. The large and elegant living room has a fireplace with vintage mantelpiece, a window-lined seating alcove, and ceiling medallion with pendant light. Down the hall you will pass a guest powder room on the way to the formal dining room and kitchen. The true chef’s kitchen has been thoughtfully remodeled with a signature La Cornue range with 5 burners and 2 ovens, top-of-the-line appliances, and glass-front cabinetry topped in soapstone with a subway tile backsplash. The dining room features wainscoting, a period chandelier, and picture windows that look out onto the lush backyard.
A monumental floating mahogany and Douglas fir staircase leads up to the top level of the home, which offers 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The master bedroom suite has sweeping downtown views and a luxuriously remodeled bath with Carrera marble, a claw-foot tub, frameless glass rainspout shower, and dual-sink vanity. There are two additional bedrooms on this level, one featuring a built-in window bench outfitted with storage and a marble fireplace flanked by glass-front cabinetry. Also present on this level of the home is a remodeled hall bath with claw-foot tub and overhead shower.
On the lower level of the home is a large bedroom with a wall of beautiful built-in bookcases, a marble fireplace, dual closets, and direct access out to the tradesman entrance. As you progress towards the yard, there is a half-bath, laundry room, and additional room ideal for a home office or gym. Completing this level is a large family room with a fireplace and French doors leading directly out to the rear garden, ideal for enjoying the warm Hayes Valley microclimate. The welcoming and spacious garden offers the perfect space for entertaining. The house is built on a rare through-block lot, bordering on Rose Alley. At the rear of the yard, in a separate structure, is a private garage with 1 car parking and a storage shed.
Adding the finishing touch to this impressive 4-bedroom home is the property’s ideal location in Hayes Valley. Famous for its trendy and classic restaurants, shops, and proximity to cultural centers, such as the ballet, symphony, opera, and SF Jazz, as well as walkability to popular parks, top schools, and easy freeway access for commuting.