Hot Property: Massive, artsy fixer-upper a true find 

What fate awaits 3150 Jackson St., a massive, six-bedroom Pacific Heights home that has been in the same family for several decades? Listed at $2.99 million, the home is in original condition — which is another way of saying that it will be necessary to roll up some sleeves to turn the home back into the showplace it once was.

There was a time when all San Francisco neighborhoods were dotted with homes like this. They’d been in the same family for generations, and it showed. Over the years, renovations became do-it-yourself band-aids, the home’s original grandeur replaced by the scuffing of hundreds of children’s shoes.

Unfortunately for the investors who make their livings restoring San Francisco’s old homes, most of the first wave of fixers has already completed the cycle, returning to the market a few years later with gleaming stainless steel kitchen appliances and state-of-the-art modern interiors.

This makes the home at 3150 Jackson St. a true find — one of the last blank canvases left in San Francisco. And as canvases go, it’s mural-sized.

Last sold back when a large San Francisco house was not out of reach for the middle-class, 3150 Jackson St. spent the past several decades as home to a politically and artistically active family. Their imprint is everywhere on the house. Some rooms have murals painted on their walls. Upstairs, one corner of a large bonus area (with Golden Gate Bridge views) holds a raised stage. Apparently, they were a musical family as well.

Realtor Patty Lawton agrees that the home’s next owner is likely to be someone with deep pockets and a great deal of vision. Before you balk at $2.995 million for a fixer-upper, though, consider this: at almost 5,500 square feet, that works out to $544 per square foot — about $100 lower than San Francisco’s citywide average. 3150 Jackson St. will be a relative bargain for someone unafraid of getting his hands dirty.

lrosen@sfexaminer.com

HOT PROPERTY

 

3150 Jackson St.
Where: San Francisco
Asking Price: $2,995,000
Property Tax: $35,940
The Property: Massive grand Pacific Heights home with six bedrooms and 5,496 square feet.
Notable: On the market for the first time in several decades.
Agent: Patricia Lawton, TRI Coldwell Banker, (415) 474-1750

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