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1051 Francisco

Designed by John Maniscalco Architecture and prominently featured on the AIA Home Tour in 2013, the modern ‘Butterfly House‘ hit the market in early October priced at $9.48 million, the pre-listing sneak peak for which we provided.

1051 Francisco Dining

A complete rebuild of a two-unit, Mid-Century Modern building, the nearly 5,000-square-foot Russian Hill home 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 this past Tuesday, the sale of 1051-1053 Francisco Street quietly closed escrow for $9,708,000, or roughly $1,950 per square foot.

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by R

    Beautiful house in a great location. Why is it called the butterfly house though?

    • Posted by RobBob

      A butterfly flaps its wings in China and you get a cold, foggy 25 mph wind through those gigantic windows.

  2. Posted by Futurist

    One of the best modern architects practicing today in San Francisco.

    • Posted by Edwardian Living

      he’s got a few duds though. This one is great obviously. Some that seem like duds to me (as long as the owners are happy that is all that matters of course):

      • Posted by Rob

        I look forward to that Dolores Heights project. What an amazing lot and location in SF.

      • Posted by BobN

        Five steps up to the dining area? That’s nuts.

  3. Posted by Some Guy

    With all that glass I wonder if this place is ready for a big earthquake.

  4. Posted by sfdragonboy

    Worth every dime.

    – SF Tax Collector

  5. Posted by Albert Wu

    The games played, deceit and trickery by all involved in the sale of this home will go down in history….can’t wait to see the movie one day!

    • Posted by Fishchum

      Albert, care to explan or are you simply content throwing around innuendos on the internet?

  6. Posted by Observer

    That’s the tragedy of it, it’s a great lot and has so much potential. The shell is built and between it and the rendering, it looks like a Palo Alto law office will be gracing the lot soon enough…

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