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1232 Masonic Avenue

Haight Ashbury



  • Built circa 1895-96, Victorian Alliance of San Francisco
  • 5 bedrooms, 4.5 remodeled baths
  • Spacious lower level 1 BR/1BA garden apartment
  • Beautifully proportioned public rooms
  • Remodeled kitchen with sunny breakfast area
  • Step-out large deck overlooking the east patio/garden plus two upper level decks
  • 1-car garage with 1 driveway parking, laundry room & ample storage
  • Lot size: 2,969 sq ft (27' x 125') per tax records


This centrally located Queen Anne Victorian home provides an elegant yet welcoming and spacious ambience for entertaining and comfortable City living. It is close to the vibrant and historical Haight Street with its unique shops, bistros and restaurants.

Its façade features tasteful pastel hues highlighting the elaborate period detailing–a six-sided turret, triangular pediment atop delicately ornamented entablatures, rounded Juliette balcony, arched entry porch with two pairs of Corinthian columns–which together presents a home with distinctive character.

Hugh Keenan and Robert Cranston–the latter (1849-1916) grandfather the late Sen. Alan Cranston–were among the first commercial home builders in the City at the end of the 1800s. The house and its neighbors at 1226-1238 and 1250-1256 are cited in An Architectural Guide to San Francisco and the Bay Area, No. 17: “Cranston and Keenan always put a little more verve into  their Queen Annes. This row illustrates their ornamental palette.”

Main Level

The ENTRY HALL introduces architectural details found in many of the rooms, including tall coved ceilings and wide doorways, chandeliers and sconce lighting and polished hardwood floors, some with inlay.

  • The well-proportioned light-filled LIVING ROOM features a fireplace assembly with mirror over tiled hearth, casement bay windows, coved ceiling and chandelier.
  • A pair of Corinthian columns accent the wide doorway to the formal DINING ROOM.
  • Pocket doors separate the Dining Room space from the spacious FAMILY ROOM with fireplace.
  • The spacious fully-equipped KITCHEN features granite counters with two separate sinks and prep areas, custom cabinets, period art glass and pass-through to the family room and sunny BREAKFAST AREA.
  • The walk-out DECK overlooking the EAST GARDEN is ideal for dining and socializing.
  • A POWDER ROOM with heated floor completes this level.

Second Level

A mansard skylight from the floor above brightens the handsome staircase with period art glass on two levels.

  • The MASTER BEDROOM enjoys a sitting area and east DECK. The remodeled MASTER BATH with heated flooring features marble surrounds, double vanity, shower and adjoining large walk-in custom closet.
  • Overlooking the tree-lined street is the spacious SITTING ROOM (or BR 2) with fireplace. Pocket doors separate BEDROOM 3 with charming Juliette balcony.
  • A remodeled FULL BATH with heated flooring, marble tile surrounds with jetted whirlpool tub and shower and ample linen storage space completes this level.

Third Level

  • A private, glassed-in luxurious SPA BATH is the place to relax on this level.
  • Two large BEDROOMS (Nos. 4 & 5) with coved ceilings enjoy a sunny east outlook with deck or west vistas.

Street Level

  • A trades entrance leads to the charming GARDEN APARTMENT with living/dining area, bedroom and remodeled BATH.
  • Exterior stairs from the sunny EAST PATIO/GARDEN accesses the main level family room.
  • The large 1-car GARAGE with inside-access, additional 1-car driveway parking, LAUNDRY ROOM with washer/dryer, extra storage and mechanical room, with utility sink complete the floor plan.


  • Prospective Buyers are advised, prior to any offer, to read and approve the Property Disclosure Package.
  • Taxes will be reassessed upon the sale to approximately 1.1630% of the purchase price.



Architectural Guidebook to San Francisco and the Bay Area,
Text by Susan Dinkelspiel Cerny 2007, photographs and maps as noted. Published by Gibbs, Smith, Layton Utah 2007.

Victorian Alliance of San Francisco. Haight Ashbury 2014 House Tour

Floor Plans

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Listing Agents

  • Monica Pauli 415.902.9502

1232 Masonic Avenue