$200K Trimmed From Sequoia House, Giant Mystery SolvedMay 11, 2015
Listed for $2.595 million last month, the asking price for the ironically dubbed “Sequoia House” at 3066 Market Street has been trimmed by $200K.
And with respect to how the landmark Giant Sequoia, whose native range is well above sea level in the Sierra Nevada, came to be in the home’s backyard, a plugged-in reader reports: “My uncle worked for the forestry dept and brought it to his sister to plant in her back yard (3066 Market St) in the 1940’s. It came from Yosemite.”
Comments from Plugged-In Readers
Beautiful tree and yard.
Indeed. Facade of the house is a looker, too.
Assume that’s a joke. I mean it’s fine, I guess, but looks pretty much identical to countless former working-class homes in SF — except it’s painted gray (like countless former working-class homes being resold for over $2M in SF).
That was serious. Beats what was built starting from the 60s.
While SF is not a midcentury modern trove like southern CA, there are certainly homes from that era that are far more interesting and attractive than this. And “beats [stuff I hate]” =/= “is a looker.”
It’s not good looking because it is better than the mid-century shoe boxes, it’s just a good looking home.
Put it this way: 50 years from now no one will be crying over the loss of what was built in the 60s and on. They will, however, regret the loss of 19th century homes.
“Put it this way: 50 years from now no one will be crying over the loss of what was built in the 60s and on. They will, however, regret the loss of 19th century homes.”
Haha Serge. I’m sure most people said that (“no one will miss these awful things built only 50 years ago”) about the 19th century homes when they demolished most of them in the 20th century. And someone like you but born 50 years later will be fighting to save the houses from the 60s. And someone born a few decades later will think 1980-2000 was the real golden era of California buildings.
It’s just fashion. It’s subjective. Don’t pretend it’s an absolute.
Love the backstory from Veronica on her family’s efforts to get a Giant Sequoia to SF. If she’s reading, maybe she can say if her uncle Daryl Adams is related to Ansel’s family? I know they have quite a presence in the Sierra and would no doubt enjoy how this has played out.
Great story. Is there a link to the listing?
[Editor’s Note: Follow the first link above.]
UPDATE: House With Landmark Giant Sequoia Sells For $2.325M
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