722 Steiner (www.SocketSite.com)

Matthew Kavanaugh developed the 700 block of Steiner Street between 1892 and 1896, now known as San Francisco’s Postcard Row. Originally the developer’s own home, 722 Steiner at Grove was slated for demolition in the 1970’s but survived and was restored.

And while it’s not yet officially listed on the public facing MLS nor is the property’s marketing site yet live, 722 Steiner (aka or rather dba “The Shannon-Kavanaugh House“) is now on the market and asking “just under $4 million.”

The home features working gaslights, exquisite architectural details and several original stained-glass windows. The kitchen includes upscale Dacor and Bosch appliances. The house earns its keep through movies, TV shows, advertising, tours, guest accommodations and by hosting unique private parties, catered events, weddings, receptions and other special events.

Expect an open house this weekend followed by an invitation-only “champagne soiree” next week. Oh, and ignore any reports or releases that tie this home (or block) to the “Full House” home facade. As plugged-in people know, that was actually 1709 Broderick.

UPDATE: While still not live on the San Francisco Association of Realtor’s public facing MLS, 722 Steiner has been listed at $3,999,999 with 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and 42 photos.

722 Steiner Bedroom

19 thoughts on “Postcard Row’s Postman’s Home Hits The Market (722 Steiner)”
  1. I have a lot of Kavanaughs in my relation from old San Francsico although I think we were more the skid row rooming house types
    Must be a different branch

  2. The movie and TV thing is a little overblown — the list of commercials, movie, and TV says that most of the things filmed only used the exterior (http://www.shannon-kavanaugh.com/rental_history.html). The history goes back to Dial Soap in 1975. Do they get paid for exterior-only shots, and is it a significant amount?
    And anyone have any thoughts on whether this place is actually worth $4M? Certainly the kitchen appliances don’t make it so, but the architectural details might.

  3. Truly and architectural gem restored with love and care, deserving owners who appreciate the classicismand bones of the period, not to mention to park and the beauty of the well kept surrounding homes.

  4. Square foot price better suited to Presidio Heights than to the Western Addition. Even in SF, Manhattan, and Paris, cities with huge neighborhoods recently gentrified, location still matters.

  5. Hey there: I got fooled into following the report by NBCBayArea.com and just ran with it. We didn’t get a press release. Is there a press release reporting that?
    The Steiner street house is not the Full House house. I updated our blog. Apologies! http://www.zillow.com/blog/full-house-house-is-for-sale-4-million/2010/02/02/
    [Editor’s Note: To quote Zillow’s original post:

    NBCBayArea.com reports that 722 Steiner was never used for production of the TV series since it was filmed on a Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, CA. Also, there’s a dispute with another blog site that claims the real Full House used in the opening credits is located at 1709 Broderick St, San Francisco, CA 94115.

    To quote the update:

    After doing some investigating, it’s not the house used for the opening credits.

    No kidding. And still no mention of that “other blog” that actually got the story right the first time.
    Oh, and we actually tried to correct Zillow’s original post earlier this morning with a comment noting that the NBCBayArea.com piece was based on a press release and incorrect (see above), but Zillow blocked our comment. Cheers.]

  6. Why waste so many pictures on the surrounding neighborhood? Seems like people do this mostly when they’re hiding something about the house or the house truly sucks, but for this place, it seems a bit odd.

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