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As we outlined back in 2015, when half of the landmark home was listed on Craigslist as a rental for $10,000 a month, the Feusier Octagon House at 1067 Green Street is one of the oldest houses on Russian Hill.

Built in the mid-1800s, the home was ordered to be dynamited in 1906 to create a firebreak following the Great Quake. But the Feusier family, which had purchased the home from a book salesman for whom the house was originally built, protested and the home was spared. The home’s wooden stable, however, was blown up.

The octagonal floor plan of the home was a fad in the mid-19th century, influenced by Orson Squire Fowler, a New York phrenologist, who tied one’s well-being to the shape and construction of one’s home and prescribed the plan “so that every room could receive sunlight at some time of the day.” And 1067 Green is one of two surviving octagon houses in San Francisco.

Purchased for $2.8 million in 1998, the Feusier House was on the market in 2012 listed for over $4 million but never sold.

And having returned to the market priced at $8.6 million this past May, the list price for the four-bedroom, 5,267-square-foot Octagon Home, which is currently configured as two units and sits on a lush 9,075-square-foot lot, with a detached two-car carriage house/garage accessed by way of Leavenworth Street, has just been reduced by $800K to $7.8 million.

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by Notcom

    “Hard to get a square deal on this one !!” (yuk, yuk, yuk)

    If nothing else, we might take note of those words: Reduced $800K (i.e. reduced by more than would be the whole price in practically any other city).

  2. Posted by maurice

    It looks well maintained. I do believe that they did a very nice job painting the exterior of this place in the last year or so.

  3. Posted by steve

    hard to know how to think about this historic home. let’s say you buy it for $7.5m and you make some modest updates for a budget price of $2.5m. you are $10m in but don’t own anywhere near the nicest house in russian hill. still a lovely property, though, albeit one with a non-traditional layout. props to the stager and photographer for dealing with many odd angles

  4. Posted by asdf

    No parking, which at this price range is going to be a problem.

    • Posted by emanon

      “…with a detached two-car carriage house/garage accessed by way of Leavenworth Street…”

      [Editor’s Note: And as pictured, on the rear of the property’s parcel, in the aerial above.]

  5. Posted by CalCulver

    As a small fry in the 60s, I’d stand out front for hours and wonder what the inside looked like, who lived there, who HAD lived there, had there been horses in the backyard, was the house magic. One of the few vivid memories of early childhood when life was all so exciting and new. My mum would always ask where I had disappeared to for so long. I’d just smile!

    • Posted by Decanted to Marin

      Thanks for sharing. Lived near this house for a decade or so and paused in front of it regularly, wondering some of the same things.

  6. Posted by Decanted to Marin

    This one could just about bring us back to the city, if the funds were available.

    In recent years I’ve appreciated how they reimagined the public sidewalk with an OCTAGONAL paver pattern.

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