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    Default Do you like this San Francisco ex-brothel rowhouse?




    This Italianate townhouse, featured in This Old House was for years a brothel in San Francisco's Pacific Heights neighborhood, then sliced into seven poorly-constructed apartments, and has now been returned to its original form as a single-family dwelling, built in 1878. The current owners, the Wynnes, recently hired "architectural designer Amy Hall McNamara and general contractor Eric Maykranz, a specialist in old-home restoration" to remake the building to meet their family's needs.
    Along the way they uncovered and restored many wonderful, original treasures like an intricate floor medallion, a once gas-lit light fixture, an ornate mahogany staircase, walnut-inlayed maple floors, several stained glass windows, and a trio of magnificently cased, tally bay windows. Mixed with quietly traditional decor, and a few updates like a marble-top double bathroom vanity, a built-in glass-front cabinet bar, a circular kitchen floor plan, and handsome, wide openings between the living and dining rooms, the house pays tribute to its 19th century heritage without being hindered by it.












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    hell yes.
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    i love everything about it ... with the exception of the light blue-ish paint. I could do without that.

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    I'm not liking any of the paint choices and the furniture is too small scale for the space, but this house is downright magnificent. LOVE the inlaid floors.

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    Oh,YES! I like the paint choices-I love it all! I wish we could see the bedrooms.
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    Ack! It's the house Full House was shot in
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    Yeah, my first thought was it's the Full House house, but it is a gorgeous place. The paint colors and furnishings are too light and airy for my taste, but that staircase is something else.
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    Very nice.
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    Very light and airy and I like the way they've kept some of the original features, although the staircase looks too "heavy" to suit the rest of the decor. Love the red dining room and inlaid floors. That kitchen stone benchtop looks exactly like mine. I bet the walls could tell some stories!
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    i think its beautiful
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    Makes me miss living in San Francisco. Nice place.

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    i love the house! it's gorgeous.
    i like a lot of the decor but if it were my place, i would mix it up with more modern pieces. the dining room i find especially stuffy, and i would get rid of the antique chairs in the living room and add some funky mid-century pieces.
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    Yes.
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    I love it. $old!

    The kitchen....
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    I love it. Esp. the satircase. I wonder how much all that cost?

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    Those owners must be ridiculously rich, is all I can think. Beautiful house, makes me miss San Francisco terribly.

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