03/08/2013 01:59 pm ET Updated Mar 11, 2013

Marina Open House: Shabby But Luxurious Housing (PHOTOS)

This article comes to us courtesy of California Home + Design.

By Philip Ferrato

A 4-bed, 4-bath mansion overlooking the Marina and North Bay, asking $5.195M. Dating to 1937 and owned by the family that built it, it's one of the few shabby standouts on a street of immaculate mansions– and wasn't the prettiest girl on the block when it was built, either. The location however, is unmatched, with views of the North Bay from the Golden gate to Alcatraz and a short walk/run to Crissy Field.

Ringing in at almost 5200 square feet with room to expand on a deep, extra-wide lot, and without any kind of architectural pedigree, it's a ripe opportunity for re-invention. Check out the enthusiastic realtors giving a tour. Worth visiting just for the time-warp aspects of the decor– acres of fake brick, vinyl wall coverings and what looks like a glaze of cigar smoke on just about every surface.

663 Marina Boulevard, Marina District, $5.195M. Open Sunday March 10 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Take a look at a slideshow of photos below:

Marina Open House

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