925 Fulton st

Alamo Square | Single Family Home
5 beds | 4 baths | 4,055 sqft* | 2 cars
SOLD | $4,300,000 | Represented Seller

Known as the John J. Dowling house, this stunning four-level single family home strikes the perfect balance of Victorian architecture and contemporary living. Built in 1895 by prominent architect Charles Havens, this exquisite Queen Anne home has been lovingly maintained and renovated throughout. Resting atop an oversized lot with a width of 37' and a depth of 138', the home is detached on three sides, allowing for natural light to flood the home. 

As you approach the hand-carved oak front doors, one will appreciate the stunning views towards downtown San Francisco. Upon entering the home, you are greeted with beautiful original period details including a Newel post light at the base of the staircase, lincrusta wainscoting, grand ceiling medallions, and stained-glass windows adorning the front door and the transom window above. Signaling the home's early heritage are high ceilings, douglass fir floors, brass hardware, fully-functional pocket doors and the grand foyer. The elegant living room is adorned with a hand-carved wooden mantle surrounding the gas fireplace and a series of round bay windows. A pair of ornate columns divides the living room from the gracious dining room, ideal for entertaining. Through a series of pocket doors rests the family room, which benefits from a gas-burning fireplace, a built-in china hutch original to the home, incredible natural light through a series of windows, and direct access to the kitchen. The kitchen has been renovated with Calcutta gold marble countertops, Waterworks tile backsplash, and high-end stainless steel appliances including a wine-fridge. Adjacent to the kitchen is a convenient powder room and direct access out to the south-facing garden. 

A grand staircase leads to the second level of the home, complimented by a large skylight overhead that allows light to pour throughout. This level of the home offers three bedrooms and two full baths, including the master suite. The sunny master bedroom rests in the south-east corner of the home and has beautiful outlooks to the garden below. The en-suite bathroom includes dual vanities, a walk-in shower with dual shower heads, a deep soaking tub overlooking the garden below, and a walk-in closet. Down the hall are two additional bedrooms, both with incredible scale and impressive ceiling heights. The full bath has been thoughtfully renovated with white Carrera marble, a walk-in shower, dual vanities, and the original claw-foot tub. 

The top floor of the home is a continuation of the bedroom level, hosting two bedrooms, a spacious family room, and one and one-half baths. The generous bedrooms have partial views of the downtown San Francisco skyline and share the spa-like full bathroom. At the north end of this level is the spacious family room and powder room. 

At the rear of the home, accessed directly off the kitchen, is the spectacular south-facing garden. Divided into three spaces, the outdoor dining space is within steps of the kitchen, allowing for convenient outdoor entertaining. Just above is the vegetable/fruit garden that is full of abundant varieties including apples, figs, peas, kale, pluots, and cherries, just to name a few. A lounging space welcomes you on the top level of the garden, offering incredible privacy and an elevated view of the lush garden below.  

The home has been lovingly restored over the past many years, including new systems throughout and double-paned windows. The lowest level of the home includes an over-sized utility room, including side-by-side laundry, as well as direct access to the garage. The garage can accommodate two-car tandem parking. 

925 Fulton St is located in Alamo Square, one of San Francisco's most vibrant neighborhoods - home to the Painted Ladies. Ideally located just a few houses down from Alamo Square Park and a short walk to the the Divisadero corridor and Hayes Valley. 

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