Built in 1909, former Engine 40, a fire station at the southern border of Cole Valley, was converted into townhomes sometime around 2000. While most of its firefighting history is just that, a few details still remain, like the patina spiral staircase, the firehouse doors, and the fire pole.
Featuring four beds, four and a half baths, and 3,173 square feet, 10 Carmel reaches four levels and comes with soaring ceilings, Carrara marble steps (not just for kitchen islands anymore), a fireplace, cove lighting, arched windows, skylights, paneled ceiling, and two outdoor decks.
Also of note, the roofline tower still bears the same hooks, now aged to rustic perfection, used to hang the fire hoses out to dry.
Asking is $2,495,000, listed through Chris Lim of Climb Real Estate.
This onetime firehouse should not be confused with Engine 43 in the Excelsior, which had a starring role in The Princess Diaries when it was used as the setting for Anne Hathaway’s character, Mia, in her pre-makeover phase.