08/17/2012 06:30 pm ET Updated Aug 19, 2012

San Francisco Open Houses: Revisit The 1950s In St. Francis Wood (PHOTOS)

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By Philip Ferrato

Just listed Thursday, this 5-bed, 3.5-bath house is in one of San Francisco's early planned subdivisions, laid out with strict covenants (some racial, ie. "No Chinese") and early on, a design review committee. The neighborhood is full of classic Spanish and Tudor houses, mostly built in the '20s, and a few traditional Mid-Century like this one. From the listing photos, it looks like it had a really good paint job a few decades ago and not much else except impeccable maintenance.

These were not Modernists. The big, simple house has a few Monterey Colonial details, much watered down, with the expected grand living and dining rooms, but the original baths are still immaculate.

There's a classic knotty pine den on the main floor plus a library. We love the proportions, the paneled ceiling, and the vintage blue glass bar.

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