December 15, 2006

English Country In The City (San Francisco)

2940 Jackson: Living Room (Image Source:

We like unique (and not only modern). Built in 1894 and designed by renowned architect Ernest Coxhead, 2940 Jackson boasts “beautiful carved wood details, lovely leaded windows, high peaked roof and dormers [that] boldly separates itself from the ubiquitous Victoriana of the city.” (Not that there’s anything wrong with “Victoriana.”)

And if the history, description, and pictures aren’t enough to catch your attention, perhaps the $200,000 (6.9%) price reduction will.

∙ Listing: 2940 Jackson Street (4/2.5) - $2,695,000 [Sotheby’s]
Ernest Albert Coxhead [Encyclopedia of San Francisco]

First Published: December 15, 2006 12:10 AM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

That is an IMPECCABLY staged home.

Posted by: Anonymous at December 15, 2006 12:49 AM

I like the house generally, love the garden, but absolutely hate the kitchen (can you say 80's style?). However, 2.5 baths for a price tag of $2.7MM? I don't care how great that neighborhood is (and believe me, it is great), 2.5 baths just ain't cuttin' it for that price.

Posted by: Anonymous at December 15, 2006 9:39 AM

In San Francisco you can pay alot more than 2.7m for 2.5 baths. That's called city-living and there's many who'd pay that much (just think how many units at the St. Regis and Four Seasons that command those prices with just TWO full baths total).

Posted by: deshard at December 15, 2006 4:28 PM

Though rather small, the location, presentation and noted architect make me wonder why this has not sold? I would rather spend this kind of money on a home in Pacific/Presidio Heights and add a bathroom than in a high rise. There are only about 25 Coxhead designed residences that still exist in the city I believe.

Posted by: Anonymous at December 15, 2006 5:06 PM

This is a stunning house and beautifully staged. The furnishings are an excellent match to the architecture. The floor plan, however, has a fatal flaw. To get from the Master Bedroom to the Master Bath and the Master Closet one has to go out into the common hallway - right by the stairs. The bath off the hall is one thing, but the closet? No way.

If I were to buy this house (and I'm sorely tempted) I'd use the front bedroom as something other than the Master ( a joint study-office for me and my husband, perhaps - it would be nice with that fireplace and the bookshelves) and use the bedroom that actually has a door into the Master Bath as the Master Bedroom. A bit small, perhaps, but way more functional.

Perhaps if I wait a bit longer the price will go down even more.

Posted by: Susapix at December 15, 2006 5:58 PM

Why hasn't this house sold? Because $900 psf is becoming the new $1200 psf: unattainable.

And before anyone says yes, but the kitchen isn't very nice and if it were it would show better: the developers aren't touching it becaue they know that $900 psf could give way to $800 by the time this house is fixed up and turned around.

Posted by: anon at December 16, 2006 7:41 PM

According to the agent's website, this house is sold for $2,647,500. (

Posted by: Anonymous at January 23, 2007 4:17 PM

It had an open house yesterday, Sunday, May 16, 2010, $3,395,000, and the broker said the owners "brought it into the 21st century." They painted the walls whiter than white, and stained the hardwood floors the darkest black they could find. If they wanted a modern house, why didn't they buy one?

Posted by: Conifer at May 17, 2010 1:27 PM

This sold again after being withdrawn back in 2010... 3.4 million.

Posted by: Denis at April 7, 2012 4:37 PM

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