Renovated Mission Dolores Victorian Flat Comes with a Nordic Twist

by Brock Keeling | Curbed SF


Dark blue facade hides a surprise


Photos by Christopher Stark, courtesy of Payton + Binnings

Take note, Victorian remodels: This top-floor Victorian pad, snapped up in 2011 for a mere $910,000, has undergone an expansive minimalist transformation—care of Mork Ulnes Architects, who has offices in San Francisco and Norway—which puts listless, antiseptic redos to shame.


Occupying the top two floors of the 1907 property, 1985 15th Street starts off with a dark blue facade that conceals airy, unabashedly contemporary interiors. Once inside, you’ll find a theme of vertical wood slats as you ascend the staircase, leading to a two-story atrium. (The attic space has been opened up and transformed into a living space.)

The Douglas fir flooring, which can be found throughout the entire home, makes a strong case for bringing blonde wood back permanently.


Other details include a fireplace, built-in bookshelves, a chef’s kitchen with Douglas fir cabinetry, and a private deck with built-in bench. And most thrilling of all? The slatted woodwork staircase that acts as the abode’s main focal point.


In all, the unit comes with four bedrooms, two bathroom, and 2,975 square feet,

The Mission Dolores home has been featured in publications like Dwell and San Francisco Magazine. It was also a stop on the American Institute of Architects SF homes tour. It’s on the market for $2,995,000 through Payton + Binnings of Compass.










1699 Van Ness Ave San Francisco, CA 94109

Office: 415-345-3100 • Cell: 415-608-2233

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