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Joseph Esherick's Goldman House Goes Into Contract

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The Goldman House at 3700 Washington [Photo: Bing Maps]

Built in 1951 for the late philanthropists Richard N. and Rhoda Haas Goldman, 3700 Washington has gone into contract for the first sale since its construction. The 2-story, 4,080 sq. ft. house has seven bedrooms, 4½ bathrooms and views of the San Francisco Bay, and features L–plan to create a garden court and a processional entranceway sheltered from the street. It was designed by Mid-century Modern master architect Joseph Esherick (of Sea Ranch and Monterey Bay Aquarium fame) in the Second Bay Region style, with double-height expanses of glass and barn siding. The Goldmans were part of San Francisco's elite - he was the founder of Goldman Insurance Services, she was the great-grandniece of Levi Strauss. No word on how much the house sold for (according to the realtor, there was never even an asking price), but the property had an estimated value around $4 million.
· Late Philanthropists' Home Goes Into Contract [WSJ]
· Goldman House [Docomomo]