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October 22, 2015

Engine No. 44 Hits Hot Luxury Market—Again


The former firehouse at 3816 22nd Street that was transformed in 2007 into a modern home on a prime Noe Valley block is back on the market.

Engine No. 44 was originally built in 1909, and was sold by the San Francisco Fire Department in 1959 to well-known local artists, Mark Adams and Beth Von Housen. The building was sold in 2006 for $2.1M ($600,000 under the list price) and completely renovated in 2007.

The property then went on the market in early 2010 with tenants in place. It sat for more than a year until buyers purchased the home for $4,050,000—a pretty high price, given what the market was like in 2011. Those owner rejiggered the floor plan, including demoing a mezzanine and adding a new floor.

2013 brought another sale for the house, this time for $5,550,000.

And now, in 2015? 3816 22nd Street is being offered for $6,898,000. Along with the heated flooring, bedroom air conditioning, and reclaimed Fir floors are the original fire pole, zinc doors, fire nozzle fountain, and hose-drying tower. The property will be officially coming on the market soon, but give me a shout at 415-823.4656 if you’d like to see it sooner.

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