January 25, 2017

1836 Pine St, Lower Pacific heights

c. 2016
c. 2009

4,500 square foot 5 bedroom 4.5 bath gut renovated interior with restored exterior Italianate Victorian built about 1865. Last sold for $3.355 million in 2012. Currently valued at about $7 million.

In 2009 this house was in very poor condition. A permit search revealed that major renovations occurred 2011-2012.

Honestly, there are other ways to design a garage entry without it looking like the main design feature of an otherwise classic Victorian.

c. 2012
BROKER BABBLE: Down to the studs renovation. No detail overlooked. Dramatic scale. Incredible natural light. Open floor plan. Perfect for today's modern lifestyle.

Completely detached on an oversized lot, this Italianate Victorian is a turn-key opportunity like no other on the market. Features include 5 bed rooms (4 on one level), 4.5 baths, formal dining room, living room, 2 laundry rooms, 2 car garaged parking with interior access, huge great room/kitchen with 2 sets of oversized french doors leading to deck, garden and terraced rear yard.

The volume in this home is unparalleled with 13 ft ceilings on the main level and 11 ft on the upper level. Every window in the home is double paned. High end finishes and hardware throughout.



1836 Pine Street has...a mighty impressive music history. Built for composer Frederick Zech back in 1865, the house was often used for small concerts. The tradition raged on when light show artist Bill Ham managed the building as apartments in the 1960s. Known as the "Pine Street Commune," artists and musicians rented out every room, including members of The Charlatans and Janis Joplin when she returned to town to join Big Brother. Ham practiced his now-famous light show in the basement, where Bay Area bands would hold impromptu shows before playing venues like the Avalon Ballroom and Fillmore West. In 1967, it was home to the amazingly-named Mystic Research Foundation/Northern California Psychedelic Cattleman's Association, who had early ties with concert-promotion company the Family Dog. (SF CURBED, Oct 2012)
San Francisco: The Musical History Tour: A Guide to Over 200 of the Bay Area's Most Memorable Music Sites 
by Joel Selvin (1996)

Hippies A Guide to an American Subculture
by Micah L. Issitt