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Built as a one story Arts & Crafts bungalow with two bedrooms in 1916, and purchased for $362,000 in 1993, in 1999 the owners of 4031 21st Street hired an architect and artist to renovate and expand the home to three-stories with four bedrooms.

4031 21st Street Living

Recycled goods and hardware starred in the expansion:

4031 21st Street Second Floor

A number of contemporary touches and conveniences have made an appearance as well.

4031 21st Street Kitchen

The Eureka Heights home is now back on the market and listed for $2,855,000, one of fourteen (14) San Francisco properties to be listed for over $2,500,000 this week for a total of seventy seven (77) in listed inventory.

A total of two-hundred and thirty-six (236) properties in San Francisco have sold for over $2,500,000 in the past year, representing less than four (4) percent of all sales.

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Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by bgelldawg

    It would be interesting to see any before photos, especially a curb shot of what the front of this house looked like from the street before the renovation.
    The agent at the open house could only tell me that the original house had been a cottage. She also could not answer the very basic question of how many square feet the house is.
    This house is now taller than anything on either side of the block. Anyone know if there were any bumps in the permit process?
    The new windows on the west side of the house have chicken wire in the glass, which may indicate that they are on the property line.
    They did a great (and very clever) job of bringing the view from the front of the house into the bedroom that is at the back of the top floor.

  2. Posted by Alai

    Explain the chicken wire?

  3. Posted by Jackson

    Re: chicken wire in glass.
    When a property is within 5 feet of the property line, the windows must be fire rated, hence the wire in the glass window. The wire helps to keep the window from blowing out during a fire.

  4. Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

    It has been a long time since we’ve seen the power lines photoshopped out of the facade photo. I wonder what else has been concealed in this listing.
    I like that arched brick hearth. Glad to see that the renovation left that feature untouched.

  5. Posted by Jim

    The SF Property Information Data Base, online for anyone who cares to read it, lists the square footage as 2748.

  6. Posted by soccermom

    Nitpicking, but the stager was overpaid for throwing in a knockoff white leather Mies chairs into the living room of this beautiful wood home.
    Putting the same furniture in a SOMA loft for yuppie kids as in this A&C suggests a lack of imagination or inventory.
    When your only tool is a hammer….

  7. Posted by Victor C

    @The Milkshake of Despair
    Took a look at the street view on g.maps. Looks like they photoshopped out a telephone pole (right next to the walkway) as well.

  8. Posted by sparky*b

    “When a property is within 5 feet of the property line, the windows must be fire rated, hence the wire in the glass window. The wire helps to keep the window from blowing out during a fire”
    3 feet for this house, not 5.

  9. Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

    Victor – Or the photographer might have been standing on the house-side of the pole when shooting the facade. You’d need a super-wide lens and then correct for the distortion afterwards.
    Speaking of super-wide lens distortion, check out that oval shaped clock in the kitchen

  10. Posted by SocketSite

    The list price for 4031 21st Street has been reduced $260,000 (9%), now asking $2,595,000.

  11. Posted by SocketSite

    The sale of 4031 21st Street has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $2,595,000, officially “at asking” having been reduced by 9 percent last month.

  12. Posted by lol

    If the 2748sf is accurate, this sets the square foot at $944/sf.
    Congrats to the seller. They overshot a bit on the original asking but in this environment who could seriously blame them…

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