This house in the gated Fremont Place neighborhood goes way over the top in shooting for that stuffy old English look, with the wood paneling, the stained glass, and the elaborate curtainry. And then it just throws that all away for a party grotto out back. According to the listing, the 1923 house has been in the same family for more than four decades and was both "built to the highest quality and old-world craftsmanship" and "Renovated to today's modern luxury standards." The main house has four bedrooms, the two-story guest house has two bedrooms; altogether there are six and a half bathrooms. Originally listed in February 2010 at $5.75 million, it's been chopped and chopped down to $3.995 million.
· 131 FREMONT Pl [Redfin]