Russian Hill's historic Feusier Octagon House has popped up as a Craigslist rental asking $10,000 per month with a one-year lease. The home is one of only two octagon houses that still stand in San Francisco. It was built way back in 1856, when octagon houses were the hottest fad in architecture. This one went up for sale in 2012 initially asking $5.2 million, but underwent several price chops and ultimately never sold. The home has now reappeared as a rental, spotted today by SocketSite. Interestingly, the Craigslist listing does not mention the home's distinctive shape at all.
The property is listed as San Francisco Landmark No. 36 and boasts 12 rooms, including 4 bedrooms, over its 3,000 square feet. There is a Willy Wonka-style see-through elevator and more than one ornate glass chandelier. It also has a huge lot, numerous fireplaces, several outdoor decks, and garage parking. Unfortunately for potential renters, pets are not allowed.
· Classic 3,000 Square Foot Home at the Top of Russian Hill [Craigslist]
· Then & Now: The Octagon House [Curbed SF]
· The (Other) Landmark Octagon House Hits the Market [Curbed SF]
· That Other Landmark Octagon House Hacks Its Price [Curbed SF]
· Rent an Octagonal San Francisco Landmark for $10K A Month [SocketSite]