Just driving down San Francisco's famous crooked street gives lots of people a thrill, so imagine the joy of living there — for more than half a century.
That honor belonged to the late art collector Elton Puffer, whose three-story pink mansion on Lombard Street is available for the first time in 55 years. It's listed for $3.995 million.
The 4,102-square-foot duplex boasts five bedrooms and five bathrooms with decks on all levels, some with views of San Francisco Bay and Coit Tower.
The owner's favorite room was the large master suite with a gold-leaf spiral staircase that used to be on a ship, according to listing agent Nina Style of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.
There's also a double-parlor living room, two wood-burning fireplaces and three full garages plus off-street parking for pulling cars off that windy road.
Befitting a home in the heart of earthquake country, the 1948 home has had seismic upgrades. Props to Curbed San Francisco for spotting the listing.