1051 Francisco

The Butterfly House at 1051 Francisco Street was designed by John Maniscalco Architecture and prominently featured on the AIA Home Tour in 2013, so perhaps you’ve been inside.

1051 Francisco Dining

A complete rebuild of a two-unit, Mid-Century Modern building, the nearly 5,000-square-foot Russian Hill pad is now outfitted with five bedrooms, open living areas, walls of retractable glass and panoramic views of San Francisco and the Bay.

1051 Francisco Living

And while not yet listed for sale nor previously publicized, the Butterfly House is about to hit the market for $9.48 million.

Unfortunately there aren’t any open houses scheduled for this weekend around the time the Blue Angels will be in the sky, and in fact, tours will be by appointment/invitation only with Jimmy McFadden at Sotheby’s handling the sale, but there’s always next year.  Don’t forget our invitations.

15 thoughts on “Modern Butterfly House About To Hit The Market For $9.48 Million”
  1. There is a 20-year old house on my street designed by John Maniscalco and it just keeps getting better with time. This guy designed its details for shadows and silhouettes for solar cycles and streetlights. I love it when an architect inhabits the site before designing the structure.

  2. How do you get a floor finish that pale? I’ve already tried (the yellowing) polyurethane and spar varnish. I’ve heard old-school Europeans just use wax: no finish.Wonder what kind of wood that is.

    1. Z. F., Looks like wide plank douglas fir. The finish looks like a whitewash that was wiped after it was applied. That process removes most of the color and just leaves it tinted.

        1. Given the sheen to the left of the dining table, I would think it is sealed with something. There is no way to know with what from the photo.

  3. This building had major land slippage in the 1980’s. They put over three feet of concrete in the lobby and had to repostion the entrance to the back part of the building. Properties at the bottom of the hill are responsible for keeping the buildings up the hill from sliding down. If there is more land slippage, the new owners will be liable for the repair work on their uphill neighbors properties. Buyer beware.

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