- 1 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 5
Description from the owner
The one bedroom and one bath house was originally built on the East Coast. In 1906, the house was dismantled, and shipped to San Francisco via freighter around Cape Horn, where it was reassembled on its current site.
The entire house was just completely renovated with a new bathroom, kitchen, and appliances.The first floor living room has an original wide-plank redwood floor, exposed beam ceiling, modern furniture, and 42” flat-screen TV. A sofa converts into a full-size bed and comfortably sleeps 2 additional guests. The cabinetry throughout was custom built for the space by a local cabinet maker.
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CHARMING, UNIQUE 1BR HOUSE WITH AMAZING VIEWS
San Francisco, California
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
The Liberty-Hill Historic District is an intact representation of nineteenth century middle class housing and developmental practices. It is one of the earliest residential "suburbs" to be developed in San Francisco, with major development starting in the 1860s and continuing until the turn of the century. Because the fire following the 1906 earthquake was stopped at the Twentieth Street boundary of the district, it contains examples of all architectural styles prevalent during the developmental period.
The houses range in size from the small workingman's cottages on Lexington and San Carlos Streets, with their uniform facades and setbacks, to the individually built houses found on Liberty and Fair Oaks Streets, with varying architectural facades and setbacks. While there are only a few grand houses in the district, a number were designed by architects well known in the Bay Area, including Albert Pissis, the Newsom brothers, Charles Shaner, William H. Toepke, Charles Havens, and Charles J. Rousseau.
The suburban quality of the Liberty-Hill area is retained to this day. It is enhanced by extensive street tree plantings and the very low incidence of commercial establishments in the residential areas. The great majority of district businesses are on Valencia Street, an historic and unifying commercial corridor, as compared to the typical San Francisco pattern of a grocery store or saloon on nearly every corner.
The district is significant in its representation of San Francisco development modes of the period. The San Francisco Homestead Union, the earliest such organization in the City, owned and subdivided one block in the District in the 1860s. The Real Estate Associates (TREA), the largest builder of speculative housing in San Francisco in the 1870's, developed Lexington and San Carlos Streets as well as a number of other sites in the District. Other blocks were purchased by real estate developers and sold lot by lot.
The initial residents in the Liberty-Hill Historic District comprised a mix of professionals, laborers and small scale entrepreneurs. There have been a number of famous residents and visitors to the District, including James Rolph, Jr., John Daly, Susan B. Anthony and Lotta Crabtree. In addition, the district is associated with both the last alcalde of San Francisco under Spanish sovereignty, Jose de Jesus Noe, and the first mayor under American rule, Washington Bartlett.
Seventy percent of the buildings in the District are Victorian, with forty-two percent being Italianate, twenty percent Stick and eight percent Queen Anne. Approximately one third are architect designed. 163, or over half of all buildings, are classified as contributing to the Victorian character of the District, while 74 are potentially contributing in that reversal of inappropriate alterations could restore the original character of the buildings.
Last updated on July 10, 2014
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- Damage deposit | $400
- Cleaning fee | $45 per stay
- Fees for additional guests may apply.
- Central heating
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Housekeeping Optional
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Paper Towels Provided
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - no