Nextdoor Co-Founder Lists Dazzling George Applegarth-Designed San Fran Home

Acclaimed architect George Applegarth’s contributions to the San Francisco area are vast and varied. The Legion of Honor museum bares his distinct touch and The Clift Hotel near Union Square would not be what it is today without his vision. One of his lesser-known, but nonetheless stunning, creations has just arrived on the market. An expansive Italian Renaissance-style home built by the architect for his family in 1916, the property has only ever had two owners. Nextdoor founder and former CEO Nirav Tolia bought it from the Applegarth Family Trust in 2011, and now the historic home is looking for its third owner with a $25 million price tag.

Guarded by a private wall, which matches the crisp white of the home’s façade, the Pacific Heights property exudes elegance with its columned entry and arched windows. Tolia led a gut remodel of the interiors in 2015 with the help of Ken Fulk and John Maniscalco, and now the spaces meld a clean and modern aesthetic with original details. A meticulously preserved, almost 110-year-old heirloom coffered ceiling still watches over the living room, anchoring the home in warmth.

Upstairs, the master suite spans the top floor in its entirety, with the bedroom’s floor-to-ceiling windows supplying sweeping views of the Golden Gate. Can a home get more ‘San Francisco’ than this?

Malin Giddings and Neal Ward of Compass have the six-bedroom listing.