Louis Christian Mullgardt Meets Eden and Eden At 226 EdgewoodNovember 16, 2010
We weren’t too sure what to make of the juxtaposition between old and new when 226 Edgewood first hit the market three weeks ago asking $3,500,000, so we’ll turn to the report of a plugged-in reader who’s since taken the tour.
Original portion by Louis Christian Mullgardt, 1911 (according to AIA guide by Sally Woodbridge) and addition by Eden and Eden, 1970s, according to listing agent.
Original portion a fine Arts and Crafts house, and addition strongly influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin East – long cantilevers, corner windows sans mullions, pierced roof openings over balcony, piano hinges on doors, very fine redwood woodwork.
In beautiful shape on a large well landscaped lot, and views to die for.
And with parking for four cars, perhaps you could lease a space to the the Henrik Bull remodeled home at 227 Edgewood across the avenue.
Comments from Plugged-In Readers
You Sir are no Frank Lloyd Wright…
in all my years living right there I never once went up that street.
I really don’t feel this is very Frank Loyd Wright, however the pictures of the place are quite visually stimulating.
this is a very unique and interesting house. I’d love to walk through it so that I could actually feel it in person. this is one of those places that I feel is hard to capture in pictures.
There seem to be a lot of fun and interesting angles to this place.
Children should be raised in a house like this.
Mr. Bensten: Thank you!
I wonder if the Eden & Eden is the same Eden who designed and built that crazy Amalfi/Palermo-Rococco villa in Cow Hollow. The one with the roof garden.
Knocked down 10%.
Hard to get $3mm outside of Pac Heights or Presidio Heights.
Sold @ $2.9M
this place is on a sweet 10,000 sq.ft. lot. many rooms have nice outlooks to the beautiful garden (i saw it on a rainy day with the gingko in front fading perfectly..). nice ENE views, a bit dug into the hillside and a bit cantilevered over it, quirky and a bit dated. $2.9M is a pretty solid outcome here.
interesting to see that this location gets less $$ than that twin peaks area often featured here (palo alto, mt spring etc.).
UPDATE: Hidden Twitter Money Behind The Friends of Parnassus Heights Ire as the buyers propose to demolish the house.
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