When the intensely wallpapered Victorian at 630 Page Street went on the market in June, we noted that, while no one truly famous had ever owned it, lots of people who had done interesting things had (think the designer of the 49-Mile Scenic Drive sign and the surveyor who laid out Mill Valley and Sausalito). Turns out someone really well-known ended up buying the the house, but he didn't hold onto it for long. Mark Stoermer, the bass player for rock band The Killers, bought the place with the intention of doing some mild renovations (no gutting). However, his busy music schedule has kept him from being able to work on the place, and he's getting ready to record another album and head out on tour. That means that he's putting it back on the market for $3.45 million, the exact price he paid over the summer. (Rumor has it this is the second time that Stoermer has sold a Victorian home for the exact same reason. He was reputed owner of this home at 151 Broderick, a sale we wrote about in 2014.)
When Stoermer bought the home, he beat out four other offers, according to his agent John Woodruff, and paid $575,000 over asking. Stoermer lives in Las Vegas but loves San Francisco and Victorian houses. Woodruff explains that they're now offering the home off market, at least until it can be staged in the beginning of November. Pictures included on the home's website are from its original offering last summer. The house is absolutely filled with period details, from hanging chandeliers to stained glass windows and carved fireplaces. It has a wild backyard complete with crazy patterns on the exterior and a huge fountain.
Here's hoping that the house wins the owner lottery again and finds someone to love it with all of its original glory.
· Intensely Wallpapered Hayes Valley Victorian Wants $2.85M [Curbed SF]
· 630 Page Street [Official Site]
· Goth-Inspired, Musician-Owned Haight Home Sells for $2.35M [Curbed SF]