956 Ellis St. is an extraordinarily rare example of Italianate Victorian architecture still remaining in the world class cultural center of the city. This stunning 2 level 2,488sqft home is adorned with period charm elegantly infused with contemporary convenience. Sublime period details include expertly restored dentil trim, 13' ceilings, wainscoting, original fireplace and pristine oak flooring. The grand living room is set off the reception room also perfect for an office nook with a view and adjoined by the formal dining room via double parlor design all awash with natural light flow from the 13 foot period French door window systems. Down the hall is the updated stainless kitchen with rear covered walkout deck access, custom tiled guest bathroom, 2 guest rooms with covered deck access and a separate laundry room to complete the main level. Upstairs are two spacious light filled bedrooms +walk-in closets and luxurious tiled bath with shower over soaking tub. Independent parking space in the secured garage. Storage area. Convenient to the Opera House, Herbst Theatre, Cathedral Hill, Davies Symphony Hall, Orpheum Theatre, Brooks Hall the Civic Auditorium, the new Asian Art Museum, federal/state/city government offices & Civic Center BART Station.