This stolid bit of Presidio Heights came on the market yesterday- a $15,000,000, 8-bed, 6.5-bath brick house built in 1910 in either the French Second Empire Style or the Iowa Public Library Style. We can't decide. It's also a bit of breweriana, having been paid for by Adolph Coors as a gift to one of his daughters, according to the realtor. Unlike other recent high-priced (though smaller) offerings in the neighborhood, this one was last renovated in the mid'80s and the realtor's upfront about it needing work. There are the predictably grand interiors, from the scant photos online, and we're loving the huge glassed-in deck off the kitchen with banquettes, barbecue, and a fence that's falling over.
Curiously for such a grand house, what might have been limestone trim on the exterior has been done in cheaper beige brick. 3636 Washington was designed by J. Patterson Ross, one of Curbed SF's favorite architects, who was responsible for much of Hyde Street's post-1906 earthquake redevelopment, plus a Shriner's temple on Geary Street on which he had inscribed in Arabic:
Great is Allah and Great is Ross the ArchitectHis career was later cut short by head injuries from a falling load of construction materials. So tell us- politely, please, in the the comments- is this lovely old thing overpriced?
· Presidio Heights: Marketing gets Vertiginous [Curbed SF}
· Russian Hill: Handsome, Old-School & Renovated [Curbed SF]
· 3636 Washington Street [Redfin]