CATEGORY ARCHIVE: Exceptional Garage Doors

April 11, 2008

Holy Hotness, History, And Home: Engine Company No. 44 Returns

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Built by the McSheehy Brothers in 1909, 3816 22nd Street served as home to San Francisco’s Engine Company No. 44 and their horses for fifty years.

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In 1959 the firehouse was sold to Mark and Beth Adams who maintained the firehouse in relatively original condition but employed the space as a private residence and artists’ studio for the next forty.

3816 22nd Street: Pre-renovation

Purchased in February of 2006 for $2,100,000 (while listed for $2,695,000), the firehouse will soon return to the market after a multi-year renovation and expansion (think new second floor) of what was roughly 3,700 square feet of living space (original floor plans).

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We have yet to see the new interior, but it promises to be a “clever mix of modern and original details" including a glass and reclaimed lumber staircase; original spiral staircase, copper and zinc doors; gourmet “loft” kitchen; and observatory tower with 360 degree views. Pricing? It's currently “upon request," but according to a plugged-in tipster:

I spoke to the developer…probably 10 months ago and he said it could possibly set a record price for a SFH in Noe Valley (who knows what has transpired [since] then, but for what it's worth).

And yes, we're fired up (ba-dump-bump) with fingers crossed to see what they've done with the space.

UPDATE: The Holy Hotness Of Firehouse 44 (3816 22nd Street) Hits The Market listed for $6,375,000.

∙ Engine House 44 [New Website] [Last Listing] [Original Detail] [Original Floor Plan]

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February 3, 2006

One Very Green House (And Two Green Links)

282 Pixley (www.SocketSite.com)

282 Pixley: A truly green house hidden down an alleyway in Cow Hollow. Think it’s time to add a category for Exceptional Garage Doors™ (although this picture doesn’t really do them justice).

The Dirt on Green Housecleaners: How Well Do They Tidy Up? [WSJ]
San Francisco gets greener than ever [Examiner]

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May 23, 2005

Curb Appeal: 104 Collins

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104 Collins: Natural wood, earth tones, and succulents; equally at home in Sao Palo or Rio de Janeiro. (view full facade)

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