January 18, 2017

3343-45 21st St, Liberty Hill

3,847 square foot historically significant (South Mission Historic Resource Survey) heavily embellished Stick-Eastlake Victorian duplex built in 1890.

No. 3345 is a 2,050 square foot 3 bedroom 2 bath top floor flat. Currently listed for $1.79 million. Last sold for $1.009 million in 2012.

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BROKER BABBLE: Grand and historic are just a few of the words often spoken of the tree-lined street on Liberty-Hill in San Francisco's Mission-Dolores neighborhood. The top floor residence built in 1885 at 3345 21st Street captures all this and more, from its soaring ceilings throughout the home to the bright and spacious renovated kitchen and baths to its period detail and tall windows, flooded with light from all sides of the home. Consisting of three bedrooms and two bathrooms, the traditional floor plan is generous and elegant. Coupled with its architecturally significant neighbors up and down this sought-after block, this is an opportunity to own an iconic home on an iconic street.

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✳︎✳︎✳︎LISTING PHOTOS✳︎✳︎✳︎

San Francisco’s S/M community expanded during the sexually liberated 1970s. Legendary among private S/M sex clubs was the Catacombs (3343 21st Street, extant), which opened in 1975 in the basement of an Edwardian residence.

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Property-owner Steve McEachern transformed the rooms into a space for sexual pleasure and boundary pushing that historian Gayle Rubin has called “A Temple of the Butthole.” 1,361 Catacombs parties continued until the original space closed upon McEachern’s death in 1981; the club subsequently operated out of spaces on Larkin Street, then on Shotwell Street. (Historic Context Statement for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer History in San Francisco)

✳︎More about the Catacombs HERE (NSFM)