Cherished Castro Victorian

Front exterior of 32 Hartford Street, featuring a quaint Victorian home
Rear exterior of 32 Hartford Street, featuring outdoor living space
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32 Hartford Street, San Francisco


With the city at your feet from the coveted first block of Hartford Street, 32 Hartford exemplifies a moment in San Francisco history with its beautifully preserved detail and quintessential charm. 

Centered on a picture-perfect San Francisco block, 32 Hartford is an example of untouched Victorian architectural detail. Owned by the same family for over 100 years, this is a rare opportunity to customize a special property preserved through time and anchor yourself in the equally historic Castro district. 

Upon entering, you are greeted by a quaint original light on the stylized main stairway banister. Expansive ceilings provide the space for crisp ceiling mandolins to anchor every room, and for pristine molding to reveal character high and low. The original wood floors shine throughout, having recently been refinished for the first time. You will cherish the Victorian details that have been preserved and bring a subtle spirit to the home.

The main level boasts gracious social rooms with a double parlor. A bright front living room is paired with a great room for a den or office. Continue into the formal dining room, overlooking the rear garden retreat and conveniently adjacent to the kitchen and pantry. The kitchen is at the heart of the home, a blank canvas ready for your vision to reach its full potential. A rustically wooded sunroom is prepared to meet all your laundry needs and is a great place to bask in the light from the garden. Journey upstairs to two large bedrooms and a full bathroom. The bedrooms are bright and spacious, with large closets and skylights.

The backyard is a wonderful private retreat, the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city living. Imagine intimate outdoor gatherings complete with your own movie night on the back wall of the historic Castro Theater or entertaining guests over a meal in the outdoor dining area.


Front exterior of 32 Hartford Street, featuring a quaint Victorian home
Rear exterior of 32 Hartford Street, featuring outdoor living space
Front entry of 32 Hartford Street, showing an open blue door and wooden staircase
Close-up view of the wood staircase, highlighting the craftsmanship
View of the living room at 32 Hartford Street, highlighting three large windows and wood floors
View of the living room from the left, showing white walls, windows, and wood floors
View of the living room to the right, showing the entry to a second seating area
View of the living room showing both the entry into the second seating area and the hall
View of the living room, showing the primary seating area
View of the second seating area, including space for a desk
Second seating area, with a view into the dining room
Dining area, featuring a beautiful chandelier, large windows, and white built-in cabinet
View of the dining room, highlighting the length of the room
A table with fresh tulips is featured along with white built-in cabinetry
Kitchen at 32 Hartford Street, showing the eat-in space and appliances
View of the kitchen, providing a peek into the adjoining dining room
Vintage white cabinets and sink
Kitchen at 32 Hartford Street, featuring an interior window
A room with large windows and a beautiful wood ceiling, walls, and floor
View of the laundry area
Large windows and a door provide a peek at the back yard of 32 Hartford Street
View of white stair rail with a vintage light
A desk positioned beneath a skylight in a white room
Bedroom at 32 Hartford Street, featuring plenty of space and white walls
Bedroom with a view of two doors leading into different hallways
A plant happily positioned beneath a skylight
View of a bathroom with high ceilings an a skylight over the bath
A small room with slanted ceiling and a desk
Bedroom with two twin beds positioned in front of three windows
Bedroom with a view looking over two twin beds into a room with desk
A small room with a slated ceiling and a cozy sitting area
View of the bedroom with twin beds looking out towards the hallway, reflecting the depth of the room
View of a luxurious bedroom, showing a peek into the en suite with skylight
View of a lux primary bedroom with sitting area
A chair positioned near a large window and live plant
View of the back yard at 32 Hartford Street
Side yard at 32 Hartford Street, featuring a long table and chairs for out-door dining
Side view of the out door living space, featuring a lemon tree
Patio with out door living furniture and lush plants
Aerial view of 32 Hartford Street, showing the roof and back yard
Aerial shot, showing the line of neighboring homes on Hartford Street
Exterior, aerial view of several homes on Hartford Street
Wide-shot aerial view from Hatford street, with a view of down town San Francisco
The views from 32 Hartford Street
Street view of 32 Hartford Street from the front, showing a light grey/blue house
Side yard at 32 Hartford Street, featuring a long table and chairs at night


Photo of San Francisco real estate agent, Shannon Hughes

Favorite Features

  • Handsome Victorian architecture
  • Fantastic Castro location
  • Built-in 1901 per tax records
  • Purchased by current owners’ family in 1920 
  • Light-filled double parlor & elegant formal dining room
  • Laundry porch with stairs down to the backyard retreat
  • Two large bedrooms, each with two large closet areas
  • Oversized garage with two-car tandem parking + storage room


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