April 09, 2017

2937-41 Pine St, Lower Pacific Heights

2937-41 Pine St

False front mansard
3,300 square foot triplex Italianate Victorian built in 1889. Last sold for $880K in 1999. Current estimates value the property at about $2.4 million.

That's a false front or semi-mansard.

Italianate Victorians built in the late 1800s most often had flat roofs, ornamental brackets, and overhanging eaves. False fronts were another popular feature of Italianates, extending the facade beyond the actual roofline, giving a taller and more elaborate appearance.