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.