A two-story, 2002 house that our blog neighbor SocketSite first noticed almost three years ago is back on the market today. Designed by architect Jim Jennings, who's responsible for other notable space- and materials-obsessed properties all over SoMa, this particular Corten-steel-plated house has 3 beds, 4 baths, 4,280 square feet, and last sold in 2007 for $3.2 million, according to SocketSite. The house has "moveable pocket walls" that can be used to create a "4th bedroom or playroom," plus a guest cottage. The holes drilled into the rusted front facade allow outside light patterns onto interior walls — "inverting the rough into the elegant, the public into the private," wrote Arch Record in 2002 (PDF). Art-Sites San Francisco called it "a radical expression of industrial minimalism and an object of wonder." The other radical expression? Its asking price of $3,600,000.
· 464 Tehama [Website]
· 464 Tehama [Jim Jennings Architecture]