CATEGORY ARCHIVE: Exceptional Garage Doors

April 11, 2008

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


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.


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).


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)

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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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