3816 – 22nd Street
Historic Engine Company No. 44 Firehouse
Featuring a 4-story stair atrium of glass and reclaimed lumber, state of the art sound, media and lighting systems, and key elements from the original design, this architectural marvel delivers comfort, convenience and drama – all wrapped in a historically consistent façade. The developers, who also developed 25 Lusk, converted the Firehouse space into a state of the art residence which showcases its history as a Firehouse and as the home and studio space for two of San Francisco’s most illustrious artists. This one of a kind residence delivers clean modern lines, smart technology, comfort and convenience.
The Firehouse has a quintessentially San Francisco history to go along with the dramatic modern interior architecture. In the early 20th century, the Firehouse on 22nd Street became home to San Francisco’s Engine Company No. 44. In 1959 the Firehouse became the residence and studio space for two of San Francisco’s most well regarded artists – Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen. The structure was masterfully renovated from 2006 to 2008 integrating a sleek and thoughtful modern design, abundant glass and light, and extensive state of the art technology. The architecture and design teams wove thoughtful modern design into one of San Francisco’s historic treasures.
Great space for entertaining, showcasing a world class art collection, or simply enjoying everyday life, this newly renovated home reportedly inspired artist residents Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen with its expansive light, size and history. Both world acclaimed artists, Beth Van Hoesen is an acknowledged master of drawing and printmaking, while Mark Adams was renowned for his tapestries, paintings, and stained glass windows which adorn many well known structures and institutions around the world.
Conveniently located on one of Noe Valley’s finest streets, the owners of this historic home can walk to a vast array of shops, restaurants and outdoor spaces including on 24th Street, Valencia Street, the Castro and Dolores Park areas.
1. Fabulous location on one of Noe Valley’s nicest streets
2. Historic legacy as a Firehouse for Engine Co. #44 and as home to Mark Adams, Beth Van Hoesen
3. 4-story glass and reclaimed wood stair atrium
4. Lookout tower with views in all directions over Noe Valley and the bay
5. Elevator to 4 floors
6. 4 BR, 3 full baths, 2 half baths
7. 5814 sq feet per the tax records*
8. Kitchen with three ovens and two dishwashers (Wolf, Sub-Zero, Miele +++)
9. Numerous bars, wine refrigerators and gallery spaces for entertaining and showcasing art collections
10. Unparalleled sound, media and lighting (Sonos and Leviton) systems wired throughout the residence
11. Operable skylights and air conditioning on the top floor
12. Fireman’s pole, original rear metal stair, fireman’s lockers and call switching gear from the early 20th century
13. Yoga Room
15. Game/media room one level below street level
16. Three decks and a rear patio with outdoor heated space
17. Rear structure perfect for entertaining, storage, potting or painting
*Sq Footage not warranted.
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