Live Like A Spreckels, London, Nash Or Glover: 737 Buena Vista WestOctober 6, 2009
Designed by Edward Vogel and built for one of the Spreckels, the 8,400 square foot Spreckels Mansion at 737 Buena Vista West was subsequently home to Jack London, Ambrose Bierce and Graham Nash.
The last we heard it was Danny Glover’s house and it’s been available for rent since January, asking $14,000 per month. And yes, that gorgeous gate is right next door.
Photo above by “sigsegv” (but edited slightly by us).
Comments from Plugged-In Readers
Is Danny Glover becoming a full time Oregonian now like the rest of San Francisco?
I thought we were all moving to Oakland (myself included–maybe)
What a crumby Web site! You have to click on each picture to view. I didn’t even make it past Pic #2. Ugh. Pffft. Lazy property manager/listing agent. Yeah, and so am I. So what? 🙂
If I had time to click thru all the pix, might consider renting it. 😛
Gasp. Lady Ga-Gasp! I love that house. No wonder whomever owns it would rather miss 10 months of rent than sell it. Dear owner: That house needs a happy ghost to haunt it. So if I can, I will!
calm down. 😉 it took me 2s to figure out how to view them all:
what a bitchin place
I have always liked Danny Glover, especially in the flicks he has done w/Mel Gibson
Nice house. Anyone know the inside scoop…is possibly going to be for sale? I might be interested.
I lived at 737 while it was being sold by Robert Dean Turner he was selling it for $135,000. I came home one day after a “Lamplighters” rehearsal and Terry Demari was there buying antiques and he asked me to audition for “Hello Dolly” with Carol Channing, that is how I ended up in the New York theatre world!
I love that house!
What year did the Robert Dean Turner try to sell the house?
MLS has this listed as sold for $10M with 0 DOM. For Comp Purposes only. 🙂
UPDATE: Spreckels Mansion Quietly Sells For $10M.
There are many attributions online placing Graham Nash as one of the owners of 737, but nearly as many list him as owning 731, the house next door with the “gorgeous gate”. In his autobiography Wild Tales, he describes gutting the interior entirely, and building a studio and a billiards parlor in the basement. As this was the first home he purchased, it is perhaps likely that he did purchase 731, the (slightly) more modest home at the time.
In fact, I am now seeing a post by (perhaps) none other than Mr. Nash himself in the comments here.
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