October 09, 2016

1136 South Van Ness, Inner Mission


3,100 square foot Queen Anne Victorian duplex built in 1894. Current estimates value the property at $1.9 million.

Built in 1894, 1136 South Van Ness Avenue is a 2 and one-half story over raised basement, wood frame, residential flats building designed in the Queen Anne style. The rectangular-plan building, clad in channel-drop and flush wood siding, is capped by a gable roof. The foundation is not visible. The primary fa├žade faces east and includes 2 structural bays, with a projecting angled bay running full height beneath a gabled attic with window. The entrances include recessed, partially-glazed wood doors reached by steps over a garage addition. Typical fenestration consists of double-hung wood-sash windows. Architectural details include applied cast plaster ornament, foliated brackets, dentils, fish scale shingles, gable finial, and a decorative arched portico beneath a second story corbelled balconette. The building is one of two identical buildings (including 1140 South Van Ness Avenue) in a row, not including the altered one to the south. (SF City Record)