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Historic Firehouse-Turned-Modern Mansion Wants $5.25M

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Location: San Francisco, Calif.
Price: $5,250,000
The Skinny: Renovated from 2006 to 2008 into a breathtaking modern home, Historic Firehouse 44 in San Francisco's Noe Valley is an undeniably impressive residence, but the 5,814-square-foot house has still had quite a bit of trouble landing buyers in the past. It was listed for $6.375M in May 2008, and, after numerous price reductions, finally sold in 2011 for $4.05M. Now, the new owner has already returned it to market, with a brand new asking price—$5.25M. The house, which was, pre-renovation, home to artists Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen, now features a four-story atrium with glass-and-wood stairs, an elevator, "numerous bars," and original firehouse details, including a pole and rear metal staircase. The whole place is also wired with sound, lighting, and media systems. You can see a lot more of the house, and listen to some dramatic piano music, in this video tour.

· 3816 22nd Street [Trulia]
· Historic Firehouse 44 [Peletz]
· 3816 22nd Street, San Francisco - Presented by: Steve Peletz [Vimeo]