A reader almost reaches the end of his rope while pursuing the listing for 39 Chattanooga (“a historic Victorian fixer”) and writes, “Whatever is Victorian about this…BOX…escapes me !!” We feel your pain.
As it turns out, however, the house was built in 1900 (according to Zillow) and anything built during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901) is considered Victorian. Ah, the subtle
loopholes nuances of classifying architectural styles.
And did we mention that Zillow also estimates that 39 Chattanooga is worth $998,117? Either this is one heck of a bargain, or Zillow is off by about $250K (33%). We’ll let you decide.
MAJOR UPDATE: Thanks to the great comment from “bats” we now know that 39 Chattanooga just might date back to the 1860’s, could possibly be the oldest house in Noe Valley, and at the very least is “a very old building.” (Damn you Zillow, you’re 0-2 on this one!) Oh, and thanks to Henry for reminding us about that post-earthquake firestorm and pretty much ensuring that we don’t sleep soundly for the next couple of weeks…
∙ Listing: 39 Chattanooga (2/1) – $749,000 [Zephyr]
∙ Profile: 39 Chattanooga [Zillow]
∙ Not Such Trivial Knowledge [SocketSite]
∙ Save 39 Chattanooga Street! [save39chattanooga.org]