767 Oak (www.SocketSite.com)
In May 2007 the “Historic Sullivan Home” at 767 Oak Street hit the market listed for $1,241,000 and sold for $1,245,000. From the listing at the time:

Period detail: crown molding, medallions, Bradbury & Bradbury wpaper, brackets, bay win, pkt drs, pd lghtn, stained gl, wainscoting, inlaid hdwd flrs, fretwork. 2 levels w/ attached, separate entrance studio apt. LR has red, Italian marble wdbrng fp, formal DR w/ built-ins. Lg open kit includes ss appls, breakfast area & south-facing windows. You will feel like you are stepping back in time.

Back on the market today with a new master bathroom and deck off the back (and 673 additional listed square feet), the listing touts “modern upgrades.”
A trio of before and now shots for the home:
767 Oak Living: Before and After

767 Oak Dining: Before and After
767 Oak Kitchen: Before and After
∙ Listing: 767 Oak Street (3/3.5) 2,588 sqft – $1,389,000 [MLS]

15 thoughts on “No Apples (And Fewer Period Details) Here: 767 Oak Before And Now”
  1. It seems at first like a lot was changed, but if you look carefully, the trim was already painted white in the old house. The antique furniture likely didn’t come with the house. Looks like mostly just painting over wallpaper (plus noted additions), although there aren’t a lot of “before” pix.
    But the color scheme…feels very bland, cold, and hotel lobbyish. Almost makes me miss the crazy, candystore, grandma previous decor.

  2. My dream is to someday buy a classic Wurster, add lots of molding and then fill it with Victorian furniture. Sounds crazy when you put it like that, doesn’t it?

  3. The pictures must be “now and before.” They cannot have taken out the period details and replaced them with this antiseptic. No one in his right mind would take out the overmantle mirror.

  4. Looks like they actually added some molding to the kitchen window on the deck side, though they still look like they are some kind of aluminum window. guess that victoriana wallpaper is looking kitschy these days . . .

  5. Looks to me like they painted over the lincrusta in the dining room. This is perhaps a worse sin than painting over woodwork.

  6. This may be the most egregious example of interior desecration of SF property ever posted on socketsite. I hope the seller is punished severely by the market and has to take a much lower price.
    This is the sort of extreme behavior that the left wing uses to impose controls on property: rent control, height limits.
    Fortunately, this is a building of minimal historical importance. If they did this at, say, the Bourn Mansion, it would be a major crime.

  7. “like they painted over the lincrusta in the dining room. This is perhaps a worse sin than painting over woodwork. ”
    pure rubbish ‘bob n’. lincrusta is merely embossed paper and was designed to be painted from the get-go. very easy to source lincrusta in original patterns and for not much $.

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