January 18, 2013
The Russian Hill Villa Hidden Behind The Hedges On Green Street
Hidden behind the Russian Hill hedges at 1055 Green Street and built as a Victorian, a Julia Morgan redesigned Italianate Villa now stands. Purchased for $3,250,000 in 1998, the property has since been restored and seismically upgraded.
1055 Green has just returned to the market listed for $7,950,000 with three bedrooms and three and one-half baths in the main house, a guest house over two-car garage behind.
∙ Listing: 1055 Green Street (3/3.5) - $7,950,000 [1055green.com]
First Published: January 18, 2013 11:45 AM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
WHY do people make these sites with the default as music ON. Some of us open these sites at work. I couldn't even find the navigation to turn off the sound.
Posted by: Lori at January 18, 2013 1:02 PM
Gorgeous house & parklike grounds.
But it would be tough to live in a $8m SF home with no view.
Posted by: me at January 18, 2013 1:12 PM
Lori - because most normal people will just hit "mute" on their computer instead of searching the site to turn the music off?
Posted by: Fishchum at January 18, 2013 3:04 PM
Fishchum, sorry, I'm on a new computer at work and working with 2 monitors. There is no quick way to mute. But thanks for the insult and insinuating I'm not normal. I hope that makes you feel superior. The website should have a mute button so I don't have to search for one on my monitors.
Posted by: Lori at January 18, 2013 3:28 PM
Amazing piece of property. I love the grounds and the guest house/garage. Wish it had a view for that price though.
Posted by: MarinaBoy at January 18, 2013 3:30 PM
Sorry, it hasn't been a good day and that wasn't appropriate. Time to shut things down and go for a walk.
Posted by: Fishchum at January 18, 2013 3:59 PM
So Julia Morgan redesigned Victorian into an Italianate home? How did this slip past the Historic Preservation Committee? :-)
Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at January 18, 2013 5:30 PM
Castles, estates, hotels and mansions, yet Julia Morgan's own home at 2225/2229 Divisadero was very underwhelming and spoke to her selfless character (she rented out the other rooms to women starting out in other professions). She never lectured or wrote articles or accepted awards, but instead worked and worked and built despite poor health and severe discrimation as she was a woman in what was a man's profession and started the first architecture firm owned by a woman in North America.
This may not be one of her best projects but it is nice to see her stature increasing over the decades. She believed that buildings could convey through their design a certain "feeling" and would ask her designers "what is the feeling you are trying to convey with this space?" This question should be asked of every new project in the city imho.
Posted by: AnonArch at January 19, 2013 10:01 AM
Lori, you need an SK-8135. See if I can post an URL:
Meh, I'm unimpressed for $8m.
Posted by: steve at January 20, 2013 6:01 PM
I like the studio over the garage more than the rest of the house.
Posted by: CSK at January 22, 2013 11:20 AM
Thank you, fishchum. Hope your day got better.
Steve -- I'm sure my IT department will get right on that.
OK I finally saw the house pics. So for $8 million I still have to gut the poorly laid out kitchen AND finish off the lower level? Are you serious? And can't the sellers hire proper stagers? No way, no how, not $8 million. We'll be seeing this property hang out for a while.
Posted by: Lori at January 23, 2013 5:59 PM
8MM for a nice place with no view
Posted by: EH at January 24, 2013 12:06 AM
The list price for 1055 Green Street has just been reduced $750,000 (9 percent), now asking $7,200,000.
Posted by: SocketSite at July 24, 2013 12:08 PM
The sale of 1055 Green Street closed escrow today with a reported contract price of $6,800,000, a little over a million under its original list price of $7,950,000.
Posted by: SocketSite at August 30, 2013 4:32 PM