San Francisco, CA 94118
Lot size: Approx. 38.75’ x 127.688’
Lot area: Approx. 4,944 sq.ft. per Assessor
Year Built: 1908
Summary: Rare offering – second time on market in 75 years. This chic and sophisticated 7BD/3.5BA family home was designed by the world-renowned architect Julia Morgan and is situated on an extraordinary lot within a private, park-like, garden setting. Julia Morgan was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and was a pivotal figure in American architecture. Perhaps best remembered for her work on Hearst Castle and the Fairmont Hotel’s post-1906 earthquake reconstruction, she was a leading architect of the First Bay Area Tradition, a design style that embraces many of the concepts fundamental to today's green movement in architecture. The style incorporates the concepts of sustainability, use of local and natural materials, and integration within the surrounding landscape, all of which are exemplified in this home, one of Morgan’s earliest works. Here, she designed the main level to flow seamlessly outdoors to the south garden dramatically illustrating the First Bay Tradition of “bringing the outdoors indoors.”
Neighborhood: This architecturally significant home (The Alfred Holman Residence) is located on a flat, tree-lined block in Presidio Heights, one of San Francisco’s premier neighborhoods. Popular Presidio Heights Playground, an urban park featuring play equipment, a sandbox, plus a full-length basketball court and clubhouse, is one block away. Presidio Heights is known for its ‘village’ appeal as residents enjoy easy access to the Presidio as well as to nearby shops – virtually everything needed on a daily basis is close by. The Presidio is a national historic landmark and part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area – one of the largest urban parks in the world. The area is bordered to the north by a mature forest of pine, cypress, and eucalyptus trees which the army began planting in the Presidio in the 1880’s. Virtually every recreational alternative is possible in the park which includes nearby Julius Kahn Playground, perhaps the best-loved playground by children and their parents. The Presidio Golf Course, The Clubhouse, and Presidio Café are also nearby. One block to the south are the celebrated Sacramento Street boutiques, antique stores, and restaurants including the highly acclaimed restaurant, Spruce. Laurel Village is a block farther with its convenient mix of everyday grocery stores, shops, and cafés. This home boasts a 94 Walk Score® and is considered a “Walker’s Paradise – Daily errands do not require a car.”
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