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3616 21st Street Montage
Designed by Albert Lanier, another local architect who passed away in 2008, the Mid-Century Modern home at 3616 21st Street has hit the market asking $1,795,000.
Built in 1968 and forty-two years later it still looks fresh.
∙ Listing: 3616 21st Street (2/2) 1,933 sqft – $1,795,000 [MLS]
176 Palo Alto Avenue: A Meditative Charles Warren Callister Design [SocketSite]

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by diemos

    Poor lonely little thread.
    $930/sq is still a little high even for liberty hill. (This does qualify as liberty hill, doesn’t it?)

  2. Posted by Tom

    I’ll make the thread less lonely… I think of Liberty Hill as above Church, so yes, I think this does qualify. The house looks lovely, the view seems great, but the giant dingbat apartment next door has to detract. Anyone toured to say how much it does? It certainly will take something off the asking price, I think. Like it a lot, but not at this price.

  3. Posted by SFSal

    Great design is timeless but takes skill and time to execute. Night and day compared to most build, sell, repeat for a profit projects over the past decade in SF which already look dated and some already look like they’re falling apart.

  4. Posted by Jim

    Saw this today. Timeless, serene beauty. The horrible apartment house does not detract at all from inside – as an architect designed house, there are no windows facing the apartment house to the east. Everything focuses north to the view and south to an enclosed terrace

  5. Posted by sfrenegade

    Are those cell phone camera photos? These pictures are terrible quality for a $1.8M listing. Good thing the house’s natural beauty shows through anyway, although I’m usually not a big fan of mid-century places.
    It’s only a 2/2, but the Wurster 2/2.5 at 4015 21st did go for $1.875M in March ($300K over the asking of $1.575M). Nonetheless, it’s hard to see why this place should go for more than the $1.66M from the May 2009 sale. This is an apple, unless there was unpermitted work done. Anyone know why they’re selling so quickly?

  6. Posted by 94114

    Was this house really on the market last year or was that a private sale?

  7. Posted by [anon.ed]

    I don’t see evidence that it was on the open market last year. The pictures aren’t that bad, either.

  8. Posted by JIm

    owner died last spring = for sale now

  9. Posted by sfrenegade

    I looked this up and recognized the name. The former owner was actually famous in the food world and died of melanoma this summer. He bought the place about 7 months after the previous owner died. His long-time partner owns their old house across the street. Sounds like it was a transaction between neighbors.

  10. Posted by SocketSite

    The sale of 3616 21st Street closed escrow on 10/29 with a reported contract price of $1,795,000. As we wrote above: “Built in 1968 and forty-two years later it still looks fresh.”

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