We had a look at this splendid survivor when it first came on the market in March, 2011. Languishing unsold, even after a price reduction, the 5-bed, 3.75-bath, 1-indoor pool and 1-speakeasy house north of Lake Avenue is back on the market today asking $3,995,000, about a quarter-million less than last year. On a quiet, dead-end street with just a few immediate neighbors– one of which happens to be The Presidio– the pale pink and white, vaguely Venetian Revival house was built in 1913 to designs by architect Edward T. Foulkes and remains largely unchanged. The kitchen's been renovated recently, but overall, the decor's a little tired, one of the hazards of not moving out and having your house staged.
We'd love to know more about the 1920s speakeasy, which remains fully equipped along with a modern home theater. Who went there? Did the neighbors complain? They were too busy splashing about in the indoor pool. Officers or enlisted men? There's a sweet little video with owner, who sadly doesn't even hint her predecessor's indiscretions:
· 2 Eighteenth Avenue [Monica's List]
· Edward T. Foulkes [Environmental Design Archives, UC Berkeley]
· North of Lake, Violate The Volstead Act [Curbed SF]
· 2 Eighteenth Street [Redfin]