3 Meacham Place

Hidden away behind an imposing looking gate off Post and constructed around the turn of the century, the 3,500 square foot property at 3 Meacham Place has served as a residence, as offices, and most recently as a combination of the two.

3 Meacham Place Living

A glass partition now separates the living room from the entryway, with a staircase leading up to the bedroom with a side office and big skylights [floor plans].

3 Meacham Place Bedroom

While the kitchen is located in the basement.

3 Meacham Place Kitchen

And apparently, so is the safe.

3 Meacham Place Safe

Listed as a “one-of-a- kind residence” which has been “a source of inspiration through the years to numerous creative entrepreneurs,” 3 Meacham Place is now on the market for $1,695,000.

And with respect to that imposing looking gate at the entrance to the street, it was approved by the city and installed in 2003, having been requested and paid for by residents on the street.

3 Meacham Place Gate

And while the sidewalk entries on either side require a key to be opened, the gate cannot legally be locked.

17 thoughts on “Hidden Behind An Imposing Looking Gate In The Tenderloin”
  1. Not sure about the glass divider or the location of the kitchen (ceilings are a bit low, no?), but this is quite interesting. Surprised to have never known about these gated cul-de-sacs around that area.

    I wonder if the woodwork is recent or dates to when the house was built?

    Historic tidbit: Around 1900 the PG&E station adjacent used to be a house and horse stables. The property itself was flats which were likely destroyed in ’06.

  2. Another thought. Those tiles in the living room are way too large and throw off the proportions making the room look smaller. A nice wood floor would fix that right up.

  3. Cool place. Needs a lift and a garage. And some surgical gutting. Not sure I’d touch it but would be tempted as its the sort of project that if done right, and well could be really special in the end.

  4. The only problem there is right outside that gate is Post / Hyde and that’s never going to change. It photographs nicely but without secure parking, it will never be a high-end residence and who pays $1.7M to live 30 feet from trannys and junkies? Didn’t that building on the outside corner burn down?

  5. I walked from Van Ness to Leavenworth on Post Street on Sunday and was struck by the stench of urine throughout. As much of a loin advocate as I am, if it’s an outdoor toilet, no building really matters. It was a disgusting walk. We live in lookaway, anything-goes San Francisco.

  6. Some friends lived in the red brick building next door before the gates were installed. Meacham was busy after dark.

    The building at the corner of Post and Hyde had a gas explosion 20 years ago (namelink). It blew out the windows of the next building all the way through to Meacham.

  7. I think you may have aged yourself by referring to this property as “turn of the century”… as there has already been another “turn of the century” since the turn of the century you are actually referring to… Just Sayin’…

    Unless of course, they made houses with so much woodwork in 2001.

  8. This is an insane price for that location and no parking, no matter how cool the place is.

    Any information on when this last sold, and for what price?

    1. Tax records list this for re-sale activity:

      March 1999 – $516,000
      June 2003 – $699,000
      November 2004 – $815,000

  9. the listing from 2004 (namelink) mentions this unusual feature which is also visible in some of the current photos: “Master bedroom contains automatic double queen platform bed that descends into the floor, creating open space for entertaining complete with a dance floor!!”

  10. This would be the perfect place for a couple in a mixed marriage. The upper floor has clearly been white-boxed, while the first floor was modified but with great deference to the original.

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