2170 Jackson Street

As we first reported earlier this year, the fourth floor of 2170 Jackson Street was taken down to the studs; every external wall, sub-floor and ceiling surface was painted with a thick semi-conducting paint; the floors were connected with wire tape to the walls; the walls were connected with wire strips to the ceiling; and every window was covered with a film of EMF blocking polymer.

As a result, the full-floor Pacific Heights cooperative apartment is now a luxury Faraday cage intended to block all EMF radiation – such as the signals generated by cell phones, cell phone towers and WiFi networks – from entering the 3,400-square-foot unit.

Listed for $8.6 million in May, the asking price for 2170 Jackson Street #4 has just been reduced by a million. The unit was purchased for $2.7 million in 2007, prior to the aforementioned renovation.

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Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by Some Guy

    Somebody was either a real spy, or cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs. Anyone want to hazard a guess?

    • Posted by Elitist Pig

      I would think that a spy would be a little bit more secretive about the construction. I would like to hope that the CIA / NSA doesn’t do this kind of work in a way that people will find out about it, and then try to sell the place.

      So basically, I’m pretty sure the person was just rich and crazy.

  2. Posted by Marcia Tampoon

    Oh, wow! I’m totally surprised by this. When something is this unique surely there is a buyer (KGB?) who will appreciate it.

  3. Posted by Richard

    “intended to block all EMF radiation… from entering the 3,400-square-foot unit.”

    Except for light apparently. And don’t get me started on the neutrinos.

    • Posted by Alai

      Well neutrinos aren’t EMF…

      • Posted by Brian M

        What about the quarks? If you listen to kooks like Deepak, it’s all about the quarks and quantum woo.

        Of course, The Woo has been very good to Deepak. He could actually afford to buy this place I venture!

  4. Posted by JJ

    I’m wondering how well my wi-fi network would work in here… Brilliant idea to get rid of interference.

  5. Posted by bleeper

    Just your average San Franciscan. Does it come with a lifetime supply of tin foil hats as well?

  6. Posted by TheNewGuy

    Could not resist – Dem Bones

    The leg bone’s connected to the knee bone,
    The knee bone’s connected to the thigh bone,
    The thigh bone’s connected to the hip bone,

  7. Posted by Unknown

    Edward Porter is the owner.

  8. Posted by Futurist

    Will it keep Republicans out?

  9. Posted by Snark17

    The cage is beige.

  10. Posted by Paul D

    Calling Chuck McGill…your mansion is ready

  11. Posted by soccermom

    I am calling shenanigans on that other real estate site using the term “Faraday Cage” in their headline. Sometimes imitation is flattery and sometimes it’s just sloth.

  12. Posted by P

    I’m loving the building.

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