Purchased by a tech entrepreneur for $5.55 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, the converted Noe Valley Firehouse at 3816 22nd Street returned to the market at the end of 2015 listed for $6.898 million, touting a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” (for the third time in five years).

Withdrawn from the market at the end of 2015 with the owner having moved to Cow Hollow, the firehouse was being offered for rent on Airbnb last year.

And as of yesterday, the modern Noe Valley Firehouse No. 44 is officially back on the market and listed inventory, with an offering price of $5.75 million, a 16.6 percent price cut from its 2015 listing and 3.6 percent above its sale in 2013.

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by frozentoast

    Was this the place that didn’t sell on ‘million dollar listing san francisco”? On that show there were alot of complaints about lack of elevator. Whether it’s the same place or not it looks like this conversion doesn’t have one either.

    • Posted by wcsf

      No, that was a condo in a 2 unit converted firehouse on the top of Clayton and 17th area.

  2. Posted by Just My Opinion

    Very quirky house. The facade is great. Inside, the stairwell and elevator dominates and cuts the house in half. It shows a lot of deferred maintenance. For this amount and less, you could buy any one of the new 4,000 sf monsters being built in the Castro/Noe etc. It’s unique and maybe someone will pay for its singularity.

    • Posted by hundo_p

      This. Redfin lists the house as 6,045 sq ft, but I’m guessing you only get about half that (or less) when you subtract all the space devoted to vertical movement.

  3. Posted by solis69

    It DOES have an elevator … and a staircase … and a brass fire pole … and a steel spiral staircase. So many option to get to and from the 4th floor 360-degree Viewing Tower.

    • Posted by Skeeter

      I don’t see a pole in any of the photos. Didn’t earlier stories about this property note that the pole had been removed?

  4. Posted by Metroliner

    Any listing with “rare” or “once in a lifetime opportunity” usually are just the opposite. Especially in this town.

    • Posted by Ohlone Californio

      Aw come on. Converted firehouses are actually pretty rare. Couldn’t you have picked another spot to use that bit of snark?

  5. Posted by sfdragonboy

    And everyone just thinks us Asians are just crazy with our number superstitions (hint – that 44 is not at all auspicious).

  6. Posted by Mark F.

    I do think this is a great place, but it’s not for everybody. But if you want something unusual…

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