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for sale: Coxhead home in Pacific Heights, $3.4m

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from the listing and article:

Built in 1894, this home was designed by renowned Arts and Crafts-style architect Ernest Coxhead. The property has been remodeled but still maintains many of its original details, starting with an entrance that features a carved front gate. The foyer opens up to a bright living area. It has a fireplace, as does the formal dining area. One more fireplace can be found in the home, which also has dark hardwood flooring. All four bedrooms are on the second level, including the master bedroom with two dormer windows that look out through the front of the home. A third-floor play room could function as an office. The property is two blocks from Alta Plaza park.

As our friend The Jaundiced Eye notes, "Doubtlessly, the place has been "modernized" and every square inch of original woodwork has been painted. From the photos posted, this house is a beautiful arts and crafts shell waiting for a new owner to further destroy Coxheads original vision."

Yeah, you know something is wrong when the big selling points for an historic home by a famous architect are "the kitchen ... features a Sub-Zero refrigerator (and) a Thermador range."

photos by Samantha Lawson