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Potrero Hill's Kronos House With Storied Past on Sale for $2.5M

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The much-discussed Kronos House in Potrero Hill was built back in 1989 for Joan Jeanrenaud, who played cello for the avant-garde Kronos Quartet, and her husband, movie sound track producer Pat Gleeson. At the time, the Daniel Solomon-designed home was so controversial in the neighborhood that it was featured in the New York Times and was referred to as a "blight on the landscape" by neighbors. Since then, the house featured as a metaphor for marital doom as the home of the starring couple in the movie The Joy Luck Club. The 3-bed, 1.5-bath home has sold several times since then, most recently back in 2007 for $2.551 million. It was also on and off the market for $2.5 million in 2010 and 2011, although it never sold. It's now back for sale for $2.5 million, which, given that it is less than the 2007 sales price, is perhaps an ask intended to incite a bidding war. The home features a domed oculus in the center, 24-foot ceilings, walls of gray-blue Italian plaster and perforated metal, and a cylindrical staircase. The house was initially designed to have no space for children because Jeanrenaud and Gleeson didn't intend to have any, but two rooms that were originally studios are now bedrooms. · Architectural Audacity in A Major [NY Times]
· Kronos House or Broken Joy Luck Club House Selling for $2.5M [Curbed SF]
· 610 Rhode Island [Official Site]